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This may be contrary to popular opinion but I would ask ... what are your intended uses for the F250? Additionally you don't mention which engine is in the F250.

For a non working Tundra 5.7 vs a non-working F250 6.2 gasser I'd stick with what was paid for (unless it has become problematic). Unless its the bottom stripper version the Tundra 5.7 will be a better daily driver - provided you're not working it hard.

Now if your future plans include heavy towing (and if ... the F250 has the 6.7L diesel) then the F250 would be your better choice.

As usual, YMMV.
 
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Honestly, I've always wanted a diesel, I do tow 5-9k pounds few times a month.. but other then that I drive 130 miles a day to work ,and looking for more reliability

I stuck between this truck I posted and a crewmax tundra both about same price I haven't test drove either yet other then a few pics.
 
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crewmax tundra is basically a 2007 model. Way old tech. I have driven a few and the seats suck. Mirrors are in a bad position and it drinks gas like there is no tomorrow. That would not be my first choice for any truck,

You would be better off with the new F150 diesel.
 
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Old 11-28-2018, 10:34 AM
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Honestly, I've always wanted a diesel, I do tow 5-9k pounds few times a month.. but other then that I drive 130 miles a day to work ,and looking for more reliability

I stuck between this truck I posted and a crewmax tundra both about same price I haven't test drove either yet other then a few pics.
9K is getting up there for a Tundra, you're definitely going to know it's back there. Gas is so cheap right now, 1.99 to 2.04 here, hard to recommend anyone get a diesel that isn't towing heavy every day. Diesel on the other hand is 2.99. I drive a diesel but I'm more of a hobbyist you might say as I only tow in the warmer months. I wouldn't put reliable and 6.7 in the same sentence to describe this truck with all the stuff I'v had to replace in the last 6 months. Plus most of us run additives for lubricity trying to keep our fuel pumps from grenading and that's another cost you don't have with a gasser. I love the power of the diesel and it's fun to drive but not very practical(for me) with added cost of expensive maintenance and fuel. Last time I had oil change, software update, fuel filters replaced , and tires rotated at dealer I came in at a cool 450$. I doubt I'll stick with it more than a year or two til I get it paid off or nearly paid off. With all I've spent on repairs and maintenance I could have bought myself another O/U shotgun for the range instead of buying this truck, lol.

Have you checked into the gas Titan XD, sounds like you might be an in-betweener, kind of like me. You tow heavy occasionally but need something reliable and comfortable for those commute miles. I drove one of theTitan XDs and really liked it, very comfortable and well mannered around town. I needed a shoulder belt in the front jump seat for a kiddo on those trips with the TT or I would have bought it.
 
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Most definitely don’t run additives.
 
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I don't run an additive. I just drive the truck. Change the fuel filters every 15K drain monthly. Oil change every 5K.
 
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I don't run an additive. I just drive the truck. Change the fuel filters every 15K drain monthly. Oil change every 5K.
I think we need to include how we use our truck when making a statement like that. From what I gather you only tow heavy occasionally based on your current mileage. Those are perfect conditions for a modern diesel engine.

I use pm-22 in every tank, I tow lightly (7k) daily with more than average idle time. My used oil analysis shows low soot so in my driving conditions the additive is beneficial.
 
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my towing is heavy, est 80% of my mileage. The other would be hauling in the 4K range.
 
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Looking at picture it looks like bumper got hung up on something. I don’t see a need for a new hitch by that picture. These bumpers are modular as in you can buy just the chromed driver side and move on. I absolutely love my truck, but you are best suited to go drive them.
 
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I had several 7.3s, then went back to half tons. Just got ride of my 07 crew max tundra with 222k miles on it and bought a 2012 lariat 6.7.

the f250 is quieter, gets better mileage, is way more comfortable and rides better (in my opinion). I would tow between 5-7k lbs regularly in the summer. Now I have an excavator that I need to move that weighs about 13000 lbs. Needed a bigger truck, no regrets
 
 


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