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What to buy? 6.4 or 6.7

Good day/evening/night I'm looking to join the diesel world but I need some advice. I can't decide if I want to save some money and buy a used 08-10 6.4 or if I should just go all out and get a new 6.7 powerstroke? I'm looking at either a fully loaded all options 2009 f250 fx4 with 57,000 miles or a brand new 2012 f250 xlt with most options. The difference in price will be about $150-200 a month. I know the 6.4 doesn't get the greatest fuel mileage and has some reliability issues but if I go that route it'll be getting a dpf and egr delete along with a spartan tuner where as the 6.7 will stay stock. The extra $150-200 a month that I'd save with a used one will help out me and my girlfriend a lot but I don't want to end up buying a problem vehicle to try and save a buck. Any advice would be great, thanks in advance. Oh and the 09 fx4 has had one owner with all maintenance records.
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A GOOD 7.3 LOL
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A GOOD 7.3 LOL
terrible idea way to slow haha jk great trucks just way to slow for me.

buy a 6.4 if your going to tune/delete thses are sweet trucks and tune for tune will spank a 6.7

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The 7.3 is an amazing engine but as stroker007 said, it's way to slow lol. I currently own a 2010 f150 fx4 and I've raced a friends older brother with a spartan tuned 6.4 and it was fast and he was just running the 150 tune cause his new exhaust wasnt in yet. Only delma is I'm no diesel mechanic so if something happens to that 6.4 I'm stuck paying a shop to fix it where as if I get a 6.7 it'll stay stock with warranty (I don't really care that it's slower, it'll still light up the tires hard lol). The biggest decision is the money for me.
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150-200/month for how long for each? I would go 6.4 if you're gonna be in a crunch to pay for the 6.7

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Can you do basic fluid changes?

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The loan would be through ford Canada (where I live) and they would both be for 6 years. I won't be living in a crunch with a 6.7 but I'm just not gonna be getting any other major loans for a few years, at least till I'm higher on the pay sacale at work lol.
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Yeah I can or know people that can show me most fluid changes
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Ok so then if you can perform basic maintenance you should be ok unless something major happens. And a shop is fine if you they are experienced with the engine and have a good reputation.

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I'd get the 6.4 hands down...
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