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Old 07-08-2004, 10:47 AM
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We are looking at replacing our old Suburban tow rig and have found an F350 4X4 diesel that we like. Not believing in buying new vehicles it is a 2001 with 85,000 miles. I am looking for any feedback on the f350. Is it a good rig, reliable, good engine/transmission, etc. We have never owned a ford or a diesel so this is new to us. Someone told me the transimissions in these are not good but they had never owned on either. Your thoughts would be helpful and appreciated.
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Old 07-08-2004, 11:03 AM
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I have a 99 2 wheel drive dually and love it. Drove it to Vail this last weekend from KC and got around 20 per gallon. If did great in the mountains. I have around 110,000 miles on mine.
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any mechanical problems with it yet? What do you tow with it, how much weight?
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Old 07-08-2004, 11:08 AM
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I have a '99 F350 PSD and it works great. It's my first diesel. Sometimes it's a pain to find diesel fuel, you just gotta plan ahead when driving around. The engine is noisier than a gas engine and it gets on my nerves sometimes. Never had an issue with it from a reliability standpoint. Diesel is also cheaper than gas in my area, and it gets much better gas mileage than a gas engine. Power to spare also, it towed my 28' without a problem. I'd do it again if I had it to do over.
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How many miles do you have on your 99??
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any mechanical problems with it yet? What do you tow with it, how much weight?
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Just the normal stuff replaced ball joints at 100,000. All the injectors where replaced a few months ago. The 15 quarts of oil can take more time to change. I agree with planning ahead on fuel. Mine is over kill for what I tow. I bought it for the next boat and I plan on lower the truck.
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We have an 03 F350 diesel crew cab with 30,000 miles on it. No problems at all (knock on wood). Tows a 38 fastech with no problem. I love it.
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We have 2 F-250's both heavy duty 4x4, one gas one diesel. The diesel will out pull the gas truck any day and get almost double the mileage doing it. Yes, its noisy but I forget real fast when I pull up to the pumps. Doug
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I drove my 96 for about 175,000 miles and loved it, when i got rid of it the motor was still running flawlessly and i never had any problems with it.
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Any mechanical problems with them? How many miles does the diesel have on it? What do you tow and what does it weigh?
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