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Trying to decide on a new truck

Alright, well basically I'm new on this website. I live in the northwest chicago suburbs and I am currently driving my brothers E-350 7.3 ever since my cadillac crapped out on me, but lets face it.... I'm 19 and a white construction van is no flashy ride. I need to buy a new car/truck soon, as I cannot continue driving this van much longer.

However, it being the 7.3 diesel has kind of gotten me into the whole diesel truck world, and I have learned to love the diesels for their power and sound.

I probably will not be able to spend more than 15k all in after all is said and done, but at the prices that I see excursions with decent mileage that is not going to happen. My second choice, then, is the a 7.3 turbo diesel pickup. I was thinking of going 4 door, and I'm not too particular on the bed... and I will be modding it piece by piece in the future.

Any tips or recommendations?

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the good thing about these trucks is that u can have cadilac comfort, pullin power, safety and twice the life, but repair costs are more if u cannot do it yourself. i love mine and i will buy another one whenever it's time.
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Yeah, I'm prepared for that... and that is pretty much the reason I would like one
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From a reliability standpoint, I'd look at the 7.3s. I love mine!

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From a reliability standpoint, I'd look at the 7.3s. I love mine!
Actually, I love your truck... that is exactly the kind of truck that I would be looking for. How much do those usually run for, and I've heard that they can last up to 500k miles... is this true?

Also, as far as lifting goes, what does that run for and does it affect the reliability of things such as the drivetrain, suspension, trans etc.?
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