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Old 06-23-2013, 06:25 PM
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Just turned 325K on my 2002 7.3 and looking to by a new truck

What do you guys think? Love my 7.3 this is the second one I have ran over 300k miles. I have been looking for another low milage 2002-2003 with the 7.3 but they are super expensive and are sold before I can get a hold of the guy selling them. I paid $31,000 for my current truck and it had 800 miles on it.( in 2003) most of the low milage (under 100k) 7.3's I have found have been between $26k and $30k, What hell! did they go up in value? I have been looking at a GMC duramax 2006-2007 and am open to suggestions I have about $ 35K to spend. (don't need to spend it all and probably could drum up a few more thousand if needed)

What would you buy? new 6.7? 6.4? I do mostly light towing and some heavy stuff and I put on a lot of miles a year. I don't need a lot of power, longevity and fuel milage is much more important than power.
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:35 PM
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I should add that I live in MT and we have no emissions and It has to be a 4 door with leather and a one ton. Looking for another 300K + mile truck
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Why not keep the one you have now? If its been reliable then why get rid of it.


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Old 06-23-2013, 07:12 PM
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I am keeping the one I have now but I need to have a plan and a backup. I work 7 days a week for about 200 days straight and use my truck everyday and can't afford to be broke down. It runs great still and I have done very little to it. Still stock tranny, rear end, axels etc. Replace some parts in the front end and wheel bearings. The only things that have went out on me was the starter twice, rear oil pump seal and an alternator. So that being said, I am looking for another truck like the one I have to replace it when I run this one into the ground. I have researched other threads simlilar to mine and it seems like the 7.3 are the best if you don't care about power and mods. Just had a hard time finding a low milage 7.3 that hasn't sold instantly for way over blue book.

Also It has to be a 4x4.
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:54 PM
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Is your truck in overall good shape? If so then is rebuilding the major components an option? It doesn't sound like you can afford any down time though.
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:03 AM
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Correct can't afford any down time. as of now another 2002-03 is first on my list but I have been looking for now for over a year and I have been having a hard time finding one that isn't sold. So I am looking at other options such as a newer one or a GMC. I have found that the newer ones with low miles on them are the same price as the low mile 7.3s Mostly wondering why?
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:17 AM
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325K? damn I hope mine gets that high.


And only thing I can think of for such a high value for the low miles 7.3 is because they are super rare. Just bought my f250 with 160K, had everything but leather and I paid 6900 for it. Had a little damage on the bed but nothing major.
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