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Used Ford...Which should I buy?
I'm new to the forum and soon to be new to owning a diesel truck. I'm looking for opinions and advice please. I will be towing a fifth 36ft. wheel trailer (12k lbs)for recreation/vacation. Probably only putting on an avg of 10k miles/per year between a couple of long towing trips/a few weekend getaways and some other weekly driving.
I'm looking at 2 different vehicles I've found that fit my budget.
1. 2008 F-350 King Ranch dually with 133k miles. Asking price is $20,500. It has a clean carfax report, one owner vehicles. Based on maint records available had the radiator replaced at 32k and repaired at 42k. Looks like regular oil changes every 5-7k miles.
2. 2010 F-350 Lariat (non dually) with 131k miles. Asking price is $23,500. This also has a clean carfax report and was a 1 owner vehicle. However, it appears there are no maint records.
Both trucks look really good, especially the King ranch. And both have the 6.4 engine. I read all kinds of stories on all Diesel engines and just want to be sure I make the best decision possible. I'm taking the dually into the local Ford dealer and paying for a diagnostics and multipoint inspection as I'm tending to lean towards that one. Are there advantages of buying the newer one with same miles. Where there issues that ford took care of in later production years of the 6.4? The $23,500 is at the top of my budget. Thanks so much for your help. I'm excited and nervous at the same time :-)