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Old 01-21-2015, 02:39 PM   #15
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A 2015 F-250 for $33,000?

That's way less than I thought. I might have to go shopping soon!
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Old 01-21-2015, 03:09 PM   #16
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A 2015 F-250 for $33,000?

That's way less than I thought. I might have to go shopping soon!
The base price on the F250 is about $31,000 and the base price on the GMC 2500 is about $33,000. That's for a standard cab. Once you start adding features such as tires, bumper, etc, the price goes up! lol Actually, the base models would probably do everything you need it to do.
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Newbee here, but been in the auto-truck business for 50 years. Last figures I read said you will have to put at least 50,000 miles a year on a diesel to just break even with a gas rig (fuel cost, maint cost, initial added cost) I ordered a new 08 350 with V10, 4:30 gears and have never been disapointed. Very little extra fuel than a diesel would use and with the gearing I pass a lot of diesels on the hill climbs
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Another seldom mentioned option is an F150 with the heavy duty payload package, 8300 GVWR. We had to sell our '12 Ram 3500 mega cab, picked up a '12 F150 supercab, 5.0. Payload on the Ford is nearly the same as the Ram was 2360 to 2445. While the Ford doesn't have the extreme pulling power of the Ram, it had zero problem pulling our 30' Classic. A 2015 F150 HD payload optioned right exceeds 3000 lbs.
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Hi guys! After weighing all of the pros and cons, we decided to get the regular gas engine after all. We realize we may have a few limitations but it made the most sense for us personally. Thank you all so very much for helping us make an informed decision!
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If it will be a dedicated TV, hold out for the torque of a diesel - there are plenty around. Find a used car dealer that will scoop one up for you.
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I would be real careful of buying a used diesel, must be something wrong with it to trade it off. I went from owning diesel trucks to a gas F-250 and never happier. A lot less hassle in every regard. Like was stated above, unless you are towing heavy for a lot of miles each year, a diesel doesn't pay for itself with the extra maintenance and fuel costs.
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How would you rate the current 6.2L vs your V-10? Is it a step up or down?

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Hi guys! After weighing all of the pros and cons, we decided to get the regular gas engine after all. We realize we may have a few limitations but it made the most sense for us personally. Thank you all so very much for helping us make an informed decision!
Congrats! The 6.2L Ford engine is very reliable and has plenty of power. Hope you enjoy it!

P.S. - remember it has two spark plugs per cylinder. Spark plug changes are a bit pricey. Just be prepared.
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How would you rate the current 6.2L vs your V-10? Is it a step up or down?

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My 2008 V-10 has a 5 speed tranny and the new 6.2's have a 6 speed. I drove one a couple of years ago and it felt about the same as my V-10. Mine has the 4.11 gears and the 6.2 comes with a 3.73 or a 4.30. I would probably get the 4.30 with the new 6.2. I am not sure what rear end the one I drove had.
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The other misconception floating around is that spark plugs on gas engines will last 100,000 miles. Don't believe it. You should change plugs every 50,000 miles. The gap in the new plugs is huge and as they wear, the gap gets larger and larger. I changed mine the first time at 90,ooo miles and it's a wonder those plugs didn't put a hole in the top of my piston, the gap was so large. Ford mechanics that I talk to all recommend plug changes at 50,000 mile intervals.
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Hi guys! After weighing all of the pros and cons, we decided to get the regular gas engine after all. We realize we may have a few limitations but it made the most sense for us personally. Thank you all so very much for helping us make an informed decision!
Enjoy! Hope you get many miles and a lot of pleasure out of it.
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Hi guys! After weighing all of the pros and cons, we decided to get the regular gas engine after all. We realize we may have a few limitations but it made the most sense for us personally. Thank you all so very much for helping us make an informed decision!

Show us some pictures when you get a chance!
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The other misconception floating around is that

spark plugs on gas engines will last 100,000 miles.

Don't believe it.

You should change plugs every 50,000 miles. The gap in the new plugs is huge and as they wear, the gap gets larger and larger. I changed mine the first time at 90,ooo miles and

it's a wonder those plugs didn't put a hole in the top of my piston,

the gap was so large. Ford mechanics that I talk to all recommend plug changes at 50,000 mile intervals.


Hi, Ford Motor Company says 100,000 miles for spark plugs;

My Lincoln has 121,000 miles on the original plugs and still runs great.

Foreign material, gas pinging, and overheating puts holes in pistons.
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