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post #1 of 5 Old 03-23-2011, 08:50 AM Thread Starter Rookie
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Need some advice

Okay so here's the deal I'm a sophomore in college and need a vehicle. I want a vehicle with balls not a little hybrid. I just want some opinions on what is the best truck with the best mpg and power. Over the summer I haul a lot of wood and tow utility trailers pretty often. I want a diesel for the fact that they last practically for ever and have plenty of power. Since I'm in college i don't have all that much money to spend.. I have about $10K in the bank and just got a good paying internship. What should i look at (year, make) i would prefer but would think about anything. I greatly appreciate any and all help.

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You mention you want good mileage, since the diesels have been receiving more and more emissions, mileage is lower then in the past without mods. The diesel will have the most HP/TQ ratings but the gasser will have the better MPG ratings. It also doesn't sound like your towing huge loads and only in the summer.

Personally, I would look at a gasser, F150 class or F250 class with the v10.


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the 7.3 sucks gas and so does the 6.0. best bet f150 with a small v8 or even a f250 witht the triton v10
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You cant buy a 7k lb+ truck expecting good fuel mileage. But that being said my 7.3 averages 14.5 city and 20-22 hwy.

that being said if you want a diesel, get a 7.3 do some simple mods on it and you'll have a reliable, not the fastest but still fun to drive, truck...
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The issue with getting a gasser is i only wanna spend like 13k absolute max and for that im still gonna be too early to get the high mpg f150 and would still be on the lower end of emissions for the diesel.

just so yall know right now I'm driving my dads full sized bronco with the 351 Windsor in it and thats only when I'm at home. That gets all of 12 mpg on a good day on the highway so it ain't gonna take much to make me happy with mpg but the more the better. just so long as the mile per dollar ratio is higher

that being said any ideas.... if I'm just being ignorant in some aspect please let me know. I'd like to say I know what I'm talking about but for the most part I don't I've done some research but have very slim to no experience (mostly no experience) with the diesel subject matter.

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