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Old 08-18-2014, 07:16 PM   #21
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I will let you know what I find.
My truck is 2008. I know it's loaded and heavy with the racks and boxes, plus the trailer. But I thought it had a 10k lbs towing capacity.

But I heard the same thing: Ford's turbo diesel is a beast. I've never driven one but I love that whistling sound of the turbo when you accelerate.

My truck is almost paid off. I hope to drive it till the wheels fall off. It's crazy how much trucks cost. Like the cost of a Vette
Yeah, I am amazed at how overvalued the truck market seems to be right now.
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Old 08-18-2014, 07:18 PM   #22
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Yeah, I am amazed at how overvalued the truck market seems to be right now.
I paid $25k for my truck, used. I bought it in 2008, with 800 miles on it.

Now, a fully loaded, nice truck would be around $50k
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So is that a diesel or gas? What engine?
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Just kidding.
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My truck is the 5.4 gas. I wish I bought the diesel just for the power
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How's that fuel mileage? I might seriously consider that truck.
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The way mine is set up with racks and boxes, plus I keep my brake on the racks all the time - I get about 8.5 mpg.
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The way mine is set up with racks and boxes, plus I keep my brake on the racks all the time - I get about 8.5 mpg.
I'm gonna test my van again. I've got it loaded to the brim and I think it gets 13-14.
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How's that fuel mileage? I might seriously consider that truck.
At one time you were thinking about coming out here. You would have a truck waiting lol.

I have never done the fuel mileage thing. It matters but it really doesn't. That truck is what I had and it had a job to do. It did and does it very well. Better than I expected. I would imagine it gets around 10 MPG. 40 gallon tank on it.

Come get it buddy.....I need a new one.
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If it had more pulling capability I would make a trip.
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My truck and trailer
2008 F250 w/ oversized tires

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As an aside, I gained 1mpg by ditching the oversized tires that my truck came with.
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I hated the little tires it came with, less than I hate the poor mpg
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I hated the little tires it came with, less than I hate the poor mpg
I want oversized on my new truck, whatever I get.

Found a F-250 V10 89,000 miles for $16k. Looks cool but way too high. Not economical. But man....good looking truck
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I hated the little tires it came with, less than I hate the poor mpg
Yeah, you gotta have some sweet tires that can handle some snow and mud.

How do you like the regular cab? You can definitely save some money going that route??? And an 8' bed tends to look a lot better with a regular cab...
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I want oversized on my new truck, whatever I get.

Found a F-250 V10 89,000 miles for $16k. Looks cool but way too high. Not economical. But man....good looking truck
I really like autotrader.com for finding vehicles if you haven't tried there. You can find some good deals and usually there are enough pics to figure out what kind of shape a vehicle is in.

A lot of times in the description a dealer will put in "local trade in". A lot of times those vehicles are priced to move fast so thats something to watch for. I got a steal on my current truck because it was a trade in a volvo dealership. They don't even set them outside most of the time. They just want to make a little money and move the thing off their lot.
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I want oversized on my new truck, whatever I get.

Found a F-250 V10 89,000 miles for $16k. Looks cool but way too high. Not economical. But man....good looking truck
What year?
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Yeah, you gotta have some sweet tires that can handle some snow and mud.

How do you like the regular cab? You can definitely save some money going that route??? And an 8' bed tends to look a lot better with a regular cab...
I like the regular cab with the 8' bed. I need the 8' bed for what I do, and with the ext cab it looks too long, IMO. But, if I had the ext cab I could put the car seat in the back and wouldn't need my car when driving my daughter around.

My truck came with 265 tires. I moved up to 285s now. Love em.
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2004. Right here.
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You won't be using mpg for discussing it's fuel economy...

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