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Old 06-19-2006, 04:22 PM   #1
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This for anyone with a F-250 V10

Iam looking at a F-250 V10 1999 4 door leather interior.It has 109.miles on it for $12,999 is this a good deal?What is the gas mileage with and with out load?I know it will have no problem pulling our camper.But how well do these trucks hold up?Do they have lots of problems and if so with what? We have until tomorrow to take it or not.
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Old 06-19-2006, 04:34 PM   #2
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Hi Angle, Here is a review of the truck http://www.dealtime.com/xPR-Ford_199...RD-55039790724. I can see the truck but the price doesn't seem to bad.
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We have an E-350 Econoline van with the V-10 and 4.10 rear and we get 9-10 mpg towing and 13-14 mpg not towing.

The Ford V-10 is considered to be an excellent, bulletproof engine with a very long life expectancy.

We like ours.
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a seven year old truck with 109 miles on it? Somthing is wrong. Not eough milage seal dry out if not used. engines rust on the inside if not used....
Not good. Run.
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All used cars and trucks are a gamble. Your best bet is to have a qualified mechanic look at it and tell you what he thinks. It'll cost you a few dollars, but it's more than worth it in the long run. While the SuperDuty Fords are generally well thought of, any individual truck can have problems that are directly related to use/storage/hauling issues.

The V10 is an excellent engine, although it has developed a reputation for occasionally spitting spark plugs, especially if they've been changed once. We have an '00 Excursion with the V10, auto and 3.73 rear end. The 3.73 is adequate for towing all but the heaviest loads, and gives reasonable gas mileage. The 4.10 rear end gives gobs of low-end torque, but forces the engine to rev higher at highway speed and causes gas mileage to drop.

To my knowledge the Superduty trucks have held up well overall. We sure like our Excursion!

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Old 06-20-2006, 06:48 AM   #7
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a seven year old truck with 109 miles on it? Somthing is wrong. Not eough milage seal dry out if not used. engines rust on the inside if not used....
Not good. Run.
I think I have a good, dependable tow vehicle. It is a 1996 F-350 4 door crew cab, with a 460 fuel injected engine. The truck sits most of the time other than towing the trailer, and has 33K original miles. I change oil every 1500 miles or yearly. I am not retired, so I travel less.
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I just sold a 1999 F-250 4x4 crew cab with the Lariat package, V-10 and 4:30 gears for $15,000. Mileage was 73,000. Great TV. Hope the new owner doesn't find out that low mileage equals dried out seals! Hogwash.
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as for the seals issue, all our motorhomes would be suffering from that as most have very low mileage by any standard. Mine is 25 yrs old and just cracked 100k. The fact that it is driven weekly, although not much more than too warm it up well, has more to contribute than the lack of overall miles.
The seals on the a/c are more likely to suffer from minimal use.
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Our '99 F-250 Super Duty V10 has always gotten 10 mpg whether empty or towing 31' Sovereign.
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Our '99 F-250 Super Duty V10 has always gotten 10 mpg whether empty or towing 31' Sovereign.
Is your the 4x4?How is it holding up for you?Would you recommend this truck for everyday use.The PO only used it for towing.And the 10 miles per gal scares the heck out of me....The other owners thought they got 13 to 14 but they couldnt really remember now that there older.Could they differents i gas be that this isnt the 4x4.
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Is your the 4x4?How is it holding up for you?Would you recommend this truck for everyday use.The PO only used it for towing.And the 10 miles per gal scares the heck out of me....The other owners thought they got 13 to 14 but they couldnt really remember now that there older.Could they differents i gas be that this isnt the 4x4.
No, it is 2WD. We only bought it to make one cross country trip, never imagining we would be doing rallies in the winter or in soggy fields or we may have gone with 4WD. We still only use it for towing the Airstream 7 or 8 times a year, the occasional trip to the lumber yard, ect. We didn't use it "everyday" even when gas was under $1 a gallon. It only has 70,000 miles on it.

It may get closer to 12 MPG now that it's broke in, but really haven't clocked it in a long time.

I think it's been a great truck.
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Old 06-21-2006, 12:53 AM   #13
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Hello ,
Well I must say that the ford v10 and the 5.4 both can suffer the sparkplug blowing out deal ,pretty common ,and you will likly find an auto repair shop that has the thread insert tools especially for those engines .Ford dealer fix is
to replace the cylinder heads ,about 3000 dollars or so . Its a gamble really ,I personally have worked on these engines in my line of work ,they can be fixed
if they have not had insets replaced before ,even then the replaced insert
can come out with the spark plug during a routine plug replacement,bad news
there.Now all that being said ,not all do it ,seems some do ,some don't .Those
engines are very good if well maintained like anything else .

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Wow

Who knew it would be so hard to find something to pull a camper and fit five people in it at times.Plus get atleast 12 /14 miles per- gal.Well the guy giving us to monday he understand that we're worried about gas mileage.If anyone has infor on a good truck or suv with alittle better gas mileage pls fell free to tell.
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