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Old 01-09-2018, 04:46 PM
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IMpossible to find my new truck thats NOT a diesel?

Hello All, I have a 2001 F350 DRW XLT with a V10 with 90k miles. I am looking to purchase a new 350 DRW but cant seem to find one with a V10. I am looking for a 2008-2010 but literally all of them are diesel. Am I dreaming about finding one as the production numbers are extremely small? I refuse to buy a diesel, but might actually have to.
 
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:00 PM
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Took me a long time also..........finally one popped up and I bought it.
 
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Old 01-09-2018, 08:22 PM
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Got me looking at 2012 6.2s now. I cant believe how thin the selection is.
 
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I actively shopped for 6 months to find a good V10 van.
A few were questionable but then I found the one I have now.

Since then (4y7months) Iíve added 220,000 miles. Iíve enjoyed it.
 
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Old 01-10-2018, 12:57 PM
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You may have to drive for it too. I had to drive almost 200 miles to find a V10 equipped the way I liked.
 
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Old 01-10-2018, 03:45 PM
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When I bought my 2008 F350 V10, 5 years ago, I took a one way flight to Edmonton Alberta, and drove it back home to Ontario just NW of Toronto. That was 3500km! They don't use salt on the roads out there, so it was definitely worth it!
 
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Finding a 6.8l is hard enough, finding a DRW F-350 6.8l is even harder. Even in the newer 6.2l trucks. Almost all the 6.2l trucks are 3.73 gear trucks which is not ideal for the 6.2l. Even if you manage to find a DRW 6.2l truck chances are it is going to have the 3.73 gears, why anyone would want 3.7s3 in a DRW is beyond me. Luckily I found one lonely F-250 6.2l 4.30 gears new back in 2015 which my dad then bought for himself.

I'd keep the 01', 90k is not a lot of miles. Keep an eye out for a newer truck. Maybe in 6 months or 3 years you will find a newer truck that will do.
 
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Old 01-12-2018, 04:16 AM
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I'd keep the 01', 90k is not a lot of miles. Keep an eye out for a newer truck. Maybe in 6 months or 3 years you will find a newer truck that will do.
Amen!! Truth truth
 
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Old 01-12-2018, 11:52 PM
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I wish I could show people side by side in person the differences between my dads 6.8l truck vs his 6.2l truck. Yeah the 6.2l is faster and gets the same mpg but it is sad in a lot of areas compared to the old truck. From build quality to interior. The 6R140 shifts far worse than even the old 4R100s especially when cold. The 5 star helped but it still leaves a lot to be desired. It is to the point we have a running joke about the truck and end up talking about what it lacks every trip. Thing is the competition isn't much or any better. Take care of what you got gentleman, we are on the other side of the peak.
 
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Old 01-13-2018, 09:53 AM
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I have heard quite a number of people in the automotive industry make similar comments recently. The vehicles of today are just not in the same league as they were 5-10 years ago.

I have another vehicle [GM] that is 13 years old, that I have maintained really well, and it is now giving me transmission problems. Its a big $ repair, and I'm pretty sure I'm going to have it done, as replacing it with a newer vehicle is quite expensive, and I know I won't get the same overall quality that I have now.
 
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These last 2 posts make me feel pretty good about keeping my 07. I have gotten the itch a couple of times but I always have the fear of spending a lot of money and getting something that is not any better than what I have.

That is the main reason I bought the Taurus for a daily driver. It has been good decision so far. I love driving the truck but for everyday use the car is awesome to tool around in.
 
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Old 01-25-2018, 09:21 AM
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Around here (Phoenix area) it seems the majority of V10 SRW trucks
are lifted. I don't want lifted

There is a 2011 6.2 on CL Phoenix, F350 DRW, 67,000 miles, 1 owner, $21K .
Dark blue, CC LB ,looks like an XL, for sale by owner ,that's all I know about it .
 
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Lifts and big ghey black wheels, seems to be all the rage these days. Black, black and more black. At least the mennonites don't have a hard time finding a vehicle in their color and don't have to repaint the wheels.
 
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