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Old 09-01-2009, 12:20 PM
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how much mileage is too much for you to consider?

After a few years of the diesel VW i have been back and forth with ditching it for a pick up. I really have my heart set on the super duty, but I feel all the diesels have their qualities.

But the problem lies with what I'm willing to pay. most the trucks in that range are all at 150,000+ miles. am i insane for even considering something that high? i kinda think i am.

how many miles did your truck have on it when you bought it? and what issues have you run into at higher mileage?
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Well my truck is till way under that (~50k) but for a good clean truck that has been properly maintained 150k isn't too much. Take care of one of these PSD's and you'll get hundreds of thousands of miles out of them.
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Mine had 108k on it when I bought it and now has 133k. I have not had any issues except replacing the IPR and CPS. And mine is for sale too!
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Well my truck is till way under that (~50k) but for a good clean truck that has been properly maintained 150k isn't too much. Take care of one of these PSD's and you'll get hundreds of thousands of miles out of them.
i know the drivetrain is good for it, but what about the rest of the ford parts?

i'm running into a lot of here and there issues with my TDI at 110k. the engine is still fine, but all the VW trinkets are getting ages.

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Mine had 108k on it when I bought it and now has 133k. I have not had any issues except replacing the IPR and CPS. And mine is for sale too!

Looks like a nice rig, but i want a virgin!
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Old 09-01-2009, 12:50 PM
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Well its not apples to apples but a friend of mine is driving an '02 ranger with 250k on it with the original 2.3L gasser.

I'd say ford knows how to build a truck
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Old 09-01-2009, 12:52 PM
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I bought mine with 160,000 in her and now have 180,000 runs great and rides like a new truck
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Got mine with 119K now has over 210K. Only things I've done were reupholstering the seat, 2 CPS, one rear hub, new brakes, a new clutch, and a new fuel pump.
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Old 09-01-2009, 01:25 PM
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If the truck has been properly maintained dont let the miles scare you. From my experience Ford seems to make the most reliable all around truck. Mine has almost 250k and still runs great. Im not sure what specific years you are looking at, but I would look for a 99-02 with the 7.3. The 6.0 is by no means a bad engine, I just think if your looking for reliability you should go with the 7.3
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7.3 is what i am looking at. i know many people love the 6.0, but i want to avoid that one.
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my 1999 7.3 has 225,000 and i drive it everywhere with trailers and everything
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