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Welcome to FTE joedc1. Everyone has a different year they particularly prefer. I liked the body style of my old 95 and my current truck has the most feared engine to own in a vehicle. 2000 would be an all around decent year to own. Understanding a vehicle along with good maintenance will make your experience differ, used vehicles are a gamble but armed with information will help you in your decision.
Thanks Max. Totally agree on the maintenance component. I only posed the question because I had heard that the engine designs varied a bit over the last dozen yrs or so and some were problematic. ...But I'm sure you primarily hear about the rare bad cases instead of the thousands of great engine experiences.
The engine designs are changing at a rapid rate to keep up with EPA regulations. The current design is the Ford produced 6.7L. Many like me do not care for all the computer component's in an engine but I keep informed and move on. A mouse can wreak havoc on a system with just a few bites...
I am for the ol OBS like Max.. Not worried about EPA issues, I like the durabilitiy and reliability of the ol 7.3!
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1994 F-350 CC Dually : DRW 4x4 XLT, 97 7.3 DIT conversion, tuned, open pipe and modded!. http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/94...p-started.html 2010 F-250 CC SRW 6.4PS: 6.4 Powerstroke, 3" lift, Ranch hand F+R Bumpers and guards, ARE Topper, PIAA Off road lighting, more to come!
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