Originally Posted by Bogey
Hey everyone I am new to the forum and I am looking to buy my first diesel truck. So far I have found 2 trucks that I like. The first is a 2000 f250 crew cab lariat 4x4 with a 7.3 that has 130k on it . The other is a 2006 f250 crew cab lariat 4x4 with a 6.0 that has 160k on it. The 6.0 is about $2000 more than the 7.3. I am looking for a truck that will last me a long time but not cost me an arm and a leg in repair cost all the time. MPG is not that important but I am curious that what truck will get better mpg. I dont tow anything that often ( maybe a boat or a horse every now and then).Which one is the best buy? Any help is appreciated!
Theres no question what i would go with, 7.3L all the way, especially since its cheaper than the 6.0 your looking at. All the money your gonna spend on bullet proofing the 6.0 you could put alot of mods (i.e. a chip, wicked wheel gen 1 or 2, CAI, straight pipe exhaust) on the 7.3 to give it some extra uhmp in acceleration if thats what your worried about but as for towing and stuff i believe the 7.3 could pull a house down and still come back asking for more.
As far as mpg is concerned i believe the 6.0 gets better mpg but not much. These are 6000-9000 lb trucks its amazing they get as good mpgs as they do. Theres a night and day difference between the two trucks, the 6.0 is more of a speed demon and the 7.3 is the slow heavy hitter.
As far as looks, if you like the 6.0 looks you can buy a 6.0 front end and damn near straight swap it on the 7.3