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post #1 of 29 Old 10-13-2011, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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ok guys im looking to get a used truck for my construction business... i was originally looking for a CC OBS powerstroke truck but now im not being soo picky..

i currently have a 2000 F350 CCLB 7.3L and a 1996 ECLB gas engine truck with almost 300k on the clock.

the OBS truck is still very strong but i can tell its going to need replacing sooner than later...

im not looking to spend much at all.. 4k max since this is only a work truck and if i do really need to haul something heavy or haul more guys i have the powerstroke for that...

so here is the deal...

should i go with a clean OBS gas truck with less miles like this:
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a newer single cab utility bed (always wanted a utility bed) truck like this
Cars for Sale: 2002 Ford F250 2WD Regular Cab Super Duty in EL CAJON, CA 92020: Truck Details - 305041722 - AutoTrader.com

now i know this is a powerstroke site so more people will tend to auto think the OBS powerstroke.. but i dont need it because i need a diesel because i already have that... and i tech dont need another CC... even a single cab would do...

that blue OBS gas truck is soo clean i would hate to get it dirty... i know that ours gets about 9mpg and has almost 300k on the clock...

so what do you guys think?

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im starting to lean more and more for the OBS gas truck.. im thinking i can pick it up for about 3500 bucks and its super clean
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That quad cab OBS is a steal but I bet the SD with the utility box would suit your needs.

My truck is a work/DD and if I could have 2 separate trucks my work truck would either have a utility box or a flat bed with over and under tool boxes.

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That quad cab OBS is a steal but I bet the SD with the utility box would suit your needs.

My truck is a work/DD and if I could have 2 separate trucks my work truck would either have a utility box or a flat bed with over and under tool boxes.
yah this is def not my DD.. the truck will be kept at our construction yard.

the utility bed truck would be ideal.. but one its about 1k more than i want to spend and 2 it has a 5.4L which are not known to last a whole long time.... the 460 motor in the OBS gasser lasts forever.... mine has almost 300k on our OBS
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True if it had the 4.6 I would take it but those 5.4s are well just poo.

those 460s are gas hogs and the short bed cant be good for work.

But then again its all about longevity.

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well the cheapest one would be the OBS gasser... which IMO is also the best looking one
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ok some more info...

right now
regular gas is at 3.67 a gallon
diesel fuel is 4.29

so MPG cost wise the gas OBS truck will prob yield me the same amount of miles per cost as the diesel does since its costing me a lot more to fill up for a diesel

what do you think?
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I wouldn't even consider the powerstroke, it just comes down to if you want the utility bed or the normal box IMO, I see a lot of 5.4 single cab xl work trucks they seem to hold their own but that 460 will definately last Longer

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I wouldn't even consider the powerstroke, it just comes down to if you want the utility bed or the normal box IMO, I see a lot of 5.4 single cab xl work trucks they seem to hold their own but that 460 will definately last Longer
why wouldnt you even consider the diesel?
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