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Hows it going? MNBenny up here in St. Joseph, MN. Dead center of the state. I joined up here because I want to pursue getting a F-350 crewcab. I did test drive a 2005 this evening after work and all I can say is WOW! I laughed when i got out of truck because the truck is beefy! What blast though to drive.
I'm wanting to look at one because after the type of winter we had and seeing a passing F350 owner pull my brother out of the snow and I'm a believer of the 350's power.
I've thought about selling my jetta out right to get out from the loan.
Don't worry .. everyone here is great at spending YOUR money. Just say the word and they're on it.
As Dave already said, just be aware of what you are getting into with the 6.0 trucks. They can be a GREAT truck, but if you're not careful, they could just as equally be a NIGHTMARE truck. The same could be said about many vehicles, but the 6.0 can be a very expensive nightmare.
Hope to see you in the BS thread!
Originally Posted by equium
Tell him the lug nuts on your truck require more torque than his car puts out!
It really depends on what you plan on using it for. If you will tow a lot, diesel is best. If your just driving and might tow hear or there, then a V10 is ok. If you want a lot of power and some extra fun, diesel it is.
2005 F450 6.0 CC XLB DRW. Sinister Coolant Filter, Blue Spring, Straight Piped, Edge Juice Platinum w/attitude!
Here's another question I have....Does anyone in Minnesota run the 6.8L V10 by chance? How has that engine done for people? The V10 better than the disels at all?
Welcome Ben. The group of guys here are great.
I had a 2002 F350 V10. It was a great truck. Very reliable and I towed a 10,000 lbs 5er all over with it including the mountains. It did pretty good. With a V10 you are looking at 10-12 mpg empty maybe 13 if real nice and 7-10 mpg towing. It is a veyr realible and cheap to maintain engine. Stay away from the 99 model V10's though. The 2005 V10 is a 3 valve and has more power puls you get the good torque shift trans with it.
I now have a 2007 F20 with a 6.0 DSL. Truck tows awesome. MPG empty is 15-16 mpg and towing is 9-12 mpg. My 6.0 is not nearly as realiable as my v10, and is alot more expensive to maintain.
Now that I have wrote a novel, all I will say is it is up to you. A v10 is a very good engine for a heavy truck. If you tow alot of heavy weight, 5,000 lbs or more and do it often than a DSL is great. If you drive it as a car and only tow some times than a V10 is great.
Hows it going? I haven't a truck yet. Still keep thinking about the F350 yet. Even I may not need a truck that big....I'm still wanting to lean towards a V10 because I'm not going to be pulling anything. It's just going to be a toy for me.
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