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What MPG can I expect on a 1997 Ford F250 4x4 Crew Cab

Thinking of buying a 1997 Ford F250 4x4 Crew Cab 7.3 Power Stroke with 3.55 ratio and I was trying to plan for what kind of MPG I should expect with primarily city driving 80/20.
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I have more or less the same truck (with a 5 speed, not sure what you are looking at getting) and I average about 14-15 MPG in mixed driving. That's mostly short trips (10 miles or less), but when I get it on the highway I can see upwards of 18 MPG. The best I've gotten was 18.9 but that was 100% highway driving.

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I have more or less the same truck (with a 5 speed, not sure what you are looking at getting) and I average about 14-15 MPG in mixed driving. That's mostly short trips (10 miles or less), but when I get it on the highway I can see upwards of 18 MPG. The best I've gotten was 18.9 but that was 100% highway driving.

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I have more or less the same truck (with a 5 speed, not sure what you are looking at getting) and I average about 14-15 MPG in mixed driving. That's mostly short trips (10 miles or less), but when I get it on the highway I can see upwards of 18 MPG. The best I've gotten was 18.9 but that was 100% highway driving.

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This sounds right to me. I have the same truck with a 5 speed as well and my mpg's were about the same, that is before I lifted it and through 4.10's at it with the D60 swap
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Ive been getting around 17 in mine lately on my drives to work which averages about 55-60 mph. It get down to 13 in the winter on short trips though.

mines a long bed 4x4 with 4.10s and a high cap and leveling kit and 265 75 16s
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