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My 2012 has cost me a good bit of money over the past few months and has left me stranded a few times. I've lost trust in it's reliability and thinking about moving on. What are folks thoughts on buying a new 2019 6.7? At this point should I hang in there a few more months and buy a newer 2020? I hate buying vehicles and had hoped to get 300K out of my 2012.
 

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My 2012 has cost me a good bit of money over the past few months and has left me stranded a few times. I've lost trust in it's reliability and thinking about moving on. What are folks thoughts on buying a new 2019 6.7? At this point should I hang in there a few more months and buy a newer 2020? I hate buying vehicles and had hoped to get 300K out of my 2012.
Welcome to the org. So the 2011-2012's were plagued with issues. To be fair anytime a new engine/series is made, its best to wait a year or two as the kinks are being worked out. the 2014s and newer really seem to make a good name for them selves. The earlier models had issues with turbo bearings, glowplugs, fuel system and all sorts of issues that wouldn't come up until its been driven for a couple of years.

the 2014 and newer is being touted as the new 7.3l. If you google you'll still see Cummins and Duramax had some issues with all the new epa and emissions equipment too. Had a couple 2012 6.7l cummins blow headgaskets before 100k stock pulling light under 8k/lb trailers at work to bring up an example etc.
 

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The 2020 is when the new 10 speed transmission is being released. In my opinion you could be in the same boat with the trans. First year of the new trans behind a Powerstroke. It has been out a few years in the 150’s but the Powerstroke puts out a lot more power.
 

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The 2020 is when the new 10 speed transmission is being released. In my opinion you could be in the same boat with the trans. First year of the new trans behind a Powerstroke. It has been out a few years in the 150’s but the Powerstroke puts out a lot more power.
A number of folks have said the same thing about the transmission. I am leaning toward going with a 2019.
 

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A number of folks have said the same thing about the transmission. I am leaning toward going with a 2019.
I think reliability wise you would be better off with a 2019. The engine trans combo has been out for 8 years and is proving to be pretty reliable. The aluminum body is on its 3rd year on the super duty and 5th year overall if you count the 150. I think one of the main complaints is the sunroof. so if you opt out of that i think you would have a pretty reliable truck with relatively few issues that are a pattern problem.
 

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I’ll most likely end up with a new 2020. The trans is “new”, not the same as the F150. It’s been designed on collaboration with GM, built by Ford.

The 2020 has 7 million miles of testing on it. Manufacturers simply cannot afford to put out junk anymore.

However, I do believe first years are a bit of “shake out” and the trucks get tweaked as the model progresses. But this really doesn’t scare me off.

They have great deals on 2019 right now. I’d be tempted if I was in the mrkt right now. The 19’s are very nice trucks.
 

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My bad. I thought it was the same 10 speed as the 150.
 

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Pretty sure the 10spd going in the SD's is solely developed by Ford. GM uses the Allison for their Duramax so there's no need to go in on one with Ford. The 10spd for gas applications, yes, that was built by both, and is brilliant.
 

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Considering the recent pricing incentives, X-plan pricing, and any other pennies you can dig out the 2019 would be a sweet buy.....until Ford drops the 2020 HP/TQ numbers.
 

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I just picked up a 2019 on Friday. Was looking solely at Lariats and a buddy sent me a platinum a dealership had discounted big time so I wound up with it because it was only about $2,000 more then Lariat. Find you a good deal on a 2019 and snatch it up!
 

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I always buy the leftover stock of the prior year. I bought my 18 CCSB 350 Limited for $63,000 plus a 10% sales tax in September 2018. (I am Canadian but converted it to USD at the purchase dates exchange rate). I ended up saving about 18,000 CAD and got a soft tonneau cover and mudflaps included. That is the way to get the best deals. On my last 3 trucks, I saved 17-19K off of sticker on each truck. I don’t care what year I have as long as it’s mine from day 1.

I would never buy a new truck in the first year of a powertrain overhaul. The one reason I went with the Ford, former Dodge guy, is because the tranny and 6.7 has been out a while.

That’s just me though. I buy a truck every 5yrs cause I mile them out. (Work has a mileage max in place)
 

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Buy the 2019, let some one else be the guineau pig. I picked up a 2018 at the in June of 2018, King Ranch fully loaded every option for $68,500. Find a good dealer that is willing to work with you. Through the local dealer I was able to get better pricing than through Costco or a local farm co op buying program that is supposed to be great. Shop around. Good luck, I have had mine for a year as of today. 22,000 miles and I lover her still.:grin::haha:
 

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So I just couldn't do it. I couldn't leave Ford. I sold my 2012 and bought a 2019 F350 Crew Cab long bed from Tim Dahle Ford. I fly out and drove it back over 2K miles home. I saved a ton and he had the exact truck in stock that I wanted. Here are a few of the things I like / dislike / and I’m not sure of.
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I LOVE LOVE the 48 gallon fuel tank The entertainment system seems more responsive and all the cameras come on quicker. The multiple cameras are great....a big help when pulling in tight spaces. For whatever reason the air is cooler than my 2012 ever was. The long bed seems to tow smoother. Love the autolocking tailgate. Transmission seems to shift smoother. 2012 shifted rough when it was brand new.
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My deleted 2012 was more powerful and got alot better gas mileage. No a big fan of the new door handle design....just feels cheap to me.
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The aluminum bed just feels like it will not hold up. When you close the tailgate it feels extremely light.
All in all I love the truck. Hopefully this is a proven powertrain that will last a long time. Thanks to everyone for all the feedback.
 

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So I just couldn't do it. I couldn't leave Ford. I sold my 2012 and bought a 2019 F350 Crew Cab long bed from Tim Dahle Ford. I fly out and drove it back over 2K miles home. I saved a ton and he had the exact truck in stock that I wanted. Here are a few of the things I like / dislike / and I’m not sure of.
Likes
I LOVE LOVE the 48 gallon fuel tank The entertainment system seems more responsive and all the cameras come on quicker. The multiple cameras are great....a big help when pulling in tight spaces. For whatever reason the air is cooler than my 2012 ever was. The long bed seems to tow smoother. Love the autolocking tailgate. Transmission seems to shift smoother. 2012 shifted rough when it was brand new.
Dislikes
My deleted 2012 was more powerful and got alot better gas mileage. No a big fan of the new door handle design....just feels cheap to me.
Not sure
The aluminum bed just feels like it will not hold up. When you close the tailgate it feels extremely light.
All in all I love the truck. Hopefully this is a proven powertrain that will last a long time. Thanks to everyone for all the feedback.
Congrats on the new truck. I don’t pick mine up till Saturday. Gonna be a looong 3 days. Lol
 

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I am holding off to get the new 10-speed xmsn, and cast billet pistons. With those upgrades there has to be a significant upgrade in HP and Trq for 2020. I want to hold off to late 2020 model year or even wait for a 2021.

Wife is pushing hard for me to buy a 2019, it is so tempting. I acknowledge the safety in buying a trusted and tried engine and xmsn. I got burned when I bought the new 2003, I love the xmsn but so dislike the sick.0. I do not what to have to fix, band aid, or live with another untested engine.

Then we have the issue of going for a F-350 or buying the hose, the F-450. I have a 5th wheel which will be upgraded in three years, and I know that it will be bigger and heavier than what I have now. Pin weight is already 2300 lbs.

Decisions, decisions, decisions. What am I to do???
 
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