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post #1 of 23 Old 07-02-2007, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
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New member who misses his old truck...

Hi guys!

I miss my old truck, I had a 1995 F350, 4x4 with the 460cubic gas motor, it was the first vehicle in my life that I ordered just as I wanted. It was a blast, I drove it for 7 years. Then common sense took over and I got an explorer -- It's a more "practical" vehicle everyone told me. Well, it might be more practical to some folks, but not to me. I really miss my truck.

It's high time time to replace my 2002 Explorer with something a bit bigger, so I'm here doing some research trying to figure out what I should be looking for. Obviously, price is a consideration, otherwise I'd be out ordering a 2008 right now.

So - the question I have is: what years should I be looking at for a used truck? Which engine? What years are the most reliable? 2003's and earlier? 2004's and newer? (No more gassers for me - it's time for a diesel)

thanks guys, you have a nice forum here!

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post #2 of 23 Old 07-02-2007, 11:48 AM
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to the org! I would stick with the 99-03 with the 7.3L for the most reliable transportation, but they are starting to sell the 05-07's with the 6.0L at pretty reasonable prices now... Those have strong engines and trannys and the bugs have mostly been worked out of them.

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Welcome. It would be tuff for me to decide between a 99-02 7.3 or a 05-07 6.0, but since I already have a 06 6.0 I guess I don't have to worry about that I've already had a 02 7.3 that I traded in on my 06 6.0 and I love both trucks

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go 99-03 7.3 for reliability or 05-07 6.0 for easy power and speed
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so - my first dumb question (of many) -- what's wrong with the 04's?

two posters already have already skipped over that year, just wondering what was wrong with that year.

thanks guys!
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You need to feel in your signature so we will know where you are from, but here is one that's for sale on here.
http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/tru...ewcab-4x4.html

2006 Ford F-350 Crew Cab Lariat 4X2 PSD 6.0 TorqShift Automatic Transmission. Upfitter Switchers Chrome Door Handles,
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to the site. The 03 and 04 6.0's had some problems, some people had little or no problems and others had nothing but problems.

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