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Old 01-31-2013, 09:48 PM
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Need some buying advice

Hey guys...

I need some help guys. I just sold my current truck and am looking to pick up an older powerstroke. I am past the go fast, lift high trucks, I just need a good reliable truck that will work pulling trailers and just be a good usable vehicle on my property. I owned a 96 F 250 powerstroke in my past and loved it. It was my first truck and I will always remember it.

Here is what I need some help with. I am not looking to spend big bucks on a truck. I am looking at either a 94-97 F 350 crew cab or a 99-2002 F 250 or F 350 with the 7.3. It must be an automatic so let me know your opinions on the auto trans for each.

In my price range I have seen both for sale, so now i need some opinions on which is better and why. I love both body styles so it's engine and reliability that I'm most looking for. With either one, I plan on a new built auto tranny later this year so that will not be a problem.

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Jake
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Hey guys...


Here is what I need some help with. I am not looking to spend big bucks on a truck. I am looking at either a 94-97 F 350 crew cab or a 99-2002 F 250 or F 350 with the 7.3. It must be an automatic so let me know your opinions on the auto trans for each.

Jake
You really can't go wrong with any 7.3. And you can go up to the first half of 03' with the 7.3.
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Thanks, I thought all 2003's had the 6.0.
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Thanks, I thought all 2003's had the 6.0.
It's all good, we are here to help eachother out.

When I was looking for a 7.3 (a while ago). I would set my search parameters for: Ford, Diesel, 99-03, 4 doors, ect... Any way I always laughed when I found 03 6.0's cause they would be asking $10-12K while the 03 7.3's would be asking (and selling for) $16-20K.
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If it was my $$$ I would buy a 1999 1/2 7.3L crew cab in black. These engines will run long after these newer ones with all the emission crap on them and you get to hear the old diesel sound. Hope this helps.
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