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We buy what we want and can afford. If your happy with your 7.3, 6.0, 6.4, '11-'15 6.7...fantastic!!! If your happy with your brand new/newer 6.7 Superduty....great!!! That's all that really matters.

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We can all agree though IF we were buying a new truck it wouldn't be a Nissan

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Lots going on in here. Back to the original question: "why the hell would anyone buy a new truck?" Cause they want to and can afford it (some people definitely can't afford them and still have them)

Why won't I? I'm not in a spot in life where it makes sense to do so. If I want a diesel now, it's me with my old 7.3, and I have to work on it. Simple as that. Don't want to try and afford one. Sadly, my 02 is the newest vehicle I have owned (aside from my Harley, which is an 03 lol) so it actually seems like a "nice vehicle" to me ha ha!

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They ARE nice vehicles. LOL. Guys like their new interiors. I like my extra $40k in my bank. I like the low cost liability only insurance. I like the simplicity. And yes, I like my interior! lol. I paid $6,500, and I've got about $10k total in it now with literally the only issue being the passenger door speaker doesn't work that I've been too lazy look at. I'm happy every time I go for a ride, and even if the new one somehow made me even happier, I can't imagine that difference being worth the tremendous cost.
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To each their own. Whatever makes one happy and gets the job done. I'm with you on the simplicity ChrisArnold. Relatively easy to work on compared to the newer trucks and being lifted I don't need to jack it up to work on it. LOL
I like the words to a song "May we all know nothing ain't cool till you wear the new off". I like these words even though my 2000 looks like a new truck, I just like that it's old. My neighbor asked me a few months ago if I still had a warranty on it. I was like huh? ohhh! No man it's an 18 yr old truck! Take care of these animals and they'll run and look good forever.
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My first new vehicle (and even then I'd probably pick up a lease turn in) will be when my MORTGAGE is paid off.....in slightly less than 10 years at most.
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I bought a new tractor last year, love everything about it except the DPF. I've had 4 new trucks over the years, 2 new bass boats and a new Harley, then I bought a farm. Now my bass boat is an 89, don't have either of my Harley's, one tractor is a 74, another is a 98, I sold my 63 MF65 to get the new one. My vehicles are a 91 F350, 93 F150, an 05 Explorer and my 2000 F350 and 05 F250. The 91 we bought for our son's first truck and he's working on paying it off by time he gets his license next month. The F150 is the winter beater cause my diesels are parked for salt season, AKA winter in Ohio, and the Explorer is my wife's though she prefers a truck.
We're in the middle of an oil & gas shale boom, if we get into a good paying well in the next year, I'm seriously thing about getting off the 2 diesels and getting a new or at least newer 6.7, an Alumaduty might be OK in the salt.
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I own 2 6.0s. I'm skipping right past 7.3PS and looking at a '91 IDI tomorrow (if it doesn't snow). I've read thru all this thread and there are plenty of valid reasons to have all of them. I'd hate to have to choose, so I'm not. An IDI, then a 7.3 powerstroke, then when they come down enough for my piney tastes I'll get a 6.7. Think I'll leave the 6.4 out, but all the rest I want.

I'm just captivated by this IDI non turbo engine, I haven't seen anything that simple since my 50 willys. Since I'm not buying it for comfort or it's towing (even tho it's a motor designed for a schoolbus and was the shiznit back then and will pull stumps) I think I'm gonna love it. There is no better or worse, it's just what you want it for and what you like.
OK I went and looked at this thing today. 1991 F350 2wd custom dually with a 7.3 IDI N/A international engine out of a new school bus that was scrapped before it saw the road. It's got 180k on the truck, 36k on the engine. Truck is rough, floor pans are gone, rockers and cab corners rusty but not totally cancered. I'm torn, it needs a lot of love, but the engine is solid and I'm just fascinated by it. If I didn't have the 6.0s and was looking for a truck to actually use for something I'd prolly pass, but I can't stop from picturing it all restored. Decisions decisions,,,,
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OK I went and looked at this thing today. 1991 F350 2wd custom dually with a 7.3 IDI N/A international engine out of a new school bus that was scrapped before it saw the road. It's got 180k on the truck, 36k on the engine. Truck is rough, floor pans are gone, rockers and cab corners rusty but not totally cancered. I'm torn, it needs a lot of love, but the engine is solid and I'm just fascinated by it. If I didn't have the 6.0s and was looking for a truck to actually use for something I'd prolly pass, but I can't stop from picturing it all restored. Decisions decisions,,,,
The IDI is about as bullet proof a diesel that Navistar ever made. Not much HP though. I called mine Dragonflies, you drag a load up the hill and fly down the other side. If it's an automatic you can get some experience rebuilding a C6, if it's a 5 speed you'll be better off.
Look at it this way, if we ever get hit with an EMP you'll have a truck that runs.

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The IDI is about as bullet proof a diesel that Navistar ever made. Not much HP though. I called mine Dragonflies, you drag a load up the hill and fly down the other side. If it's an automatic you can get some experience rebuilding a C6, if it's a 5 speed you'll be better off.
Look at it this way, if we ever get hit with an EMP you'll have a truck that runs.
It's an automatic. I would prefer a manual but at the right price auto is fine as well. Not like there's many of these things left out there to pick from. He's asking 3 for it, but I think I can get him down to 2k. The power is fine, if not anywhere near todays standards, or even a 7.3PS but plenty of torque and like you said practically bulletproof for reals.

I was thinking the exact same thing, if we get EMP'd the only thing it will take out is the aftermarket radio
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