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Old 09-29-2012, 08:48 AM
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Looking to buy first diesel!!

Im new to this site, and this is my first post. (not sure if im posting in the right place) Im looking to buy a used f250 extended cab or reg. cab for around $12,000. Im not sure if i should get a 6.0, 6.4 or 6.7. the only things i will be towing would be a 15-20ft trailer for my motocross bikes and a 15ft boat. I was wondering how many miles would the trucks i would be looking at in my price range would have and how long will the truck last stock. Thanks.
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for 12 grand you can pretty much exclude the 6.7 and probably the 6.4. They would also likely have a ton of miles. For what your towing I would recommend a gas truck unless you really just want a diesel.
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:17 AM
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for 12 grand you can pretty much exclude the 6.7 and probably the 6.4. They would also likely have a ton of miles. For what your towing I would recommend a gas truck unless you really just want a diesel.
I just really want a diesel. haha
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hey nothing wrong with that. I dont need mine and I still have it haha. Be prepared to start spending some jack though because it's a know fact that no normal man or woman can buy a diesel truck and just be happy with it the way it is.
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I just really want a diesel. haha
Join the club lol. But from my research around the market for trucks you can pretty much exclude the 6.7 and 6.4 for 12 grand. Even a 6.0 that doesn't have a million miles or isn't in bad shape will be almost impossible to find for 12 grand. With your budget I'd go for a 7.3 unless you stretch to like 17 grand then you might be able to find some decent 6.0 trucks.
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Im new to this site, and this is my first post. (not sure if im posting in the right place) Im looking to buy a used f250 extended cab or reg. cab for around $12,000. Im not sure if i should get a 6.0, 6.4 or 6.7. the only things i will be towing would be a 15-20ft trailer for my motocross bikes and a 15ft boat. I was wondering how many miles would the trucks i would be looking at in my price range would have and how long will the truck last stock. Thanks.
Where do you live? That will have a big influence on the cost of truck. In the northeast you can get 7.3 for that price no problem but rust and general wear might be an issue.
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Where do you live? That will have a big influence on the cost of truck. In the northeast you can get 7.3 for that price no problem but rust and general wear might be an issue.
I live in CT.
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Look into a 7.3, fantastic motor, strong running. And for 12 grand, finding a mid to low miles 7.3 wouldn't be as big of an issue. I see the running around 5500-9000 around here. And I have 2 7.3's in the driveway right now. Reliable trucks, and with proper care, will run forever.

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You and I are alike in that respect. I love my old Mercedes diesel and that thing is a fantastic simple car (all mechanical). After a lot of research, I learned that the 7.3 was going to be the truck for me and I bet it would suit you well also. I am very new to it and have a lot to learn but you can find a nice one out there if you keep looking. Mine is a 2000 XLT with auto, and 2wd, only 110K miles. I paid $9500 for it and WOW ... it is a great truck.
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I live in CT.
Where in CT, if you don't mind me asking.

For 12k you should have no trouble finding a 7.3 in New England. The only issue will be the fact you are looking at a truck that is at least 10 years old and NE salt can turn these trucks into rust buckets quickly. But you should be able to get a good truck with a good amount of money left over for repairs and mods.

While the 7.3 doesn't make the power of the later engines, it is fairly straight forward engine to work on, its reliable and can make reasonably descent power with the proper mods.
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