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Old April 28th, 2013, 03:02 PM   #1
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I am starting to look at getting a newer superduty, I do know there engines pros and cons very well ( at least there mechanicals) I am looking for some real world opinions.

Looking at getting an 09-10 v10 or a the new 6.2L. I dont want diesel as I dont want the maintance cost for the older ones to make super realiable or upfront cost for a new one. looking at spending less than $30k for a truck so that leaves me with gas if i want a lower mile truck and only a couple years old. I dont really want a to buy a truck older than an 09. I dont want the 5.4 at all. I will be towing higher weight loads but not that often or really that many long trips. I will be putting a plow on it so the 1/2 tons are out as i have out grown the 1/2 ton i have now.

The 6.2 and 6.8 have about the same power levels gas mileage is about the only numbers diffrence i can see. I have driven both of them on while I worked at ford but never towed or had the use of them over a long period of time to really get a feel for them as a personal truck.

I want to know if anyone has had both and can tell me what they think the diffrence is as a DD/ tow rig.
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Old April 28th, 2013, 04:16 PM   #2
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I had an 06' F250 crew cab with a V10 and was happy with it I put a K&N cold air kit, Gibson cat back system and a super chip on the truck. Before I did any upgrades I was getting 10mpg DDing the truck and around 8mpg towing my 18' trailer with my 85' 4runner after the up grades I was getting 14mpg DDing and 10-11mpg towing my rig or my 30' 5th wheel (bought camper after upgrades) but with 36' gooseneck and 2 rigs I was only getting 6mpg towing from Grand Rapids to Drummond. I was happy with the power but not so much on the mileage. I have since went to a 2012 with a 6.7 and I don't think I could ever go back to a gasser if I'm towing. I also had a 8' western plow on my 06' with no problems with power or mileage wile plow was on the truck. All in all it was a great truck but I wanted better mileage and a new truck
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Old April 28th, 2013, 04:39 PM   #3
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I drive a 2012 f450 with the v10. Used to drive a 2002 f350 with the v10. Both run circles around our 6.0 diesels. In reliablity and almost mpg's. My trucked scaled just over 12,000 lbs. and gets between 7.9-8.5 mpg's on average according to the info center on the dash. Im a fan.
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Old April 28th, 2013, 05:23 PM   #4
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i like my v10. 2002 f250 4x4. mpgs are not great, but it has plenty of power.
averaged 13.4 mpg up to gaylord this weekend with about a 1k lbs of junk in my bed.
was running cruise on, bout 73 mph. averaged 8.8 mpg with my travel trailer from gaylord to oscoda.
was running 60 mpg on cruise. my tt is 37ft ball to bumper. near 10k loaded, and very tall.
i think the mpg would be better if it was a 6spd.

i forgot the chains to hook up my equalizer bars for the hitch.
towed it just on the ball and thats all. best it has ever towed!
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anyone have a newer 6.2L that use to have a diesel or v10?
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My new work truck is a 2012 f250 with the 6.2. The last one was a 2004 f250 with the 6.0 diesel. I have 13,000 miles on the 2012 and I personally would never spend my hard earned money on it. Empty I average 12.5 mpg which IMO is terrible. I hauled an enclosed trailer to Colorado and the total weight of truck and trailer was 17k and I averaged 6-7 mpg driving the speed limit. I think it is underpowered and shifts way too much also. It also seems to have a lot of little electrical quarks that I think will end up being bad in another few years. I was also disappointed in the quality of paint. Within 3,000 miles the whole truck was covered in rust specs. Ford also painted over everything like the rubber bump stops under the gas cap and the inner fender wells. I am guessing this thing will be a rust Bucket in no time.
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The rust spec are from brake dust I had the same issue with my wife's BMW if you use mothers clay bar it will that them right out. The brake dust is hot a sticks to the clear coat then rusts its not the paint job on the truck.
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The rust spec are from brake dust I had the same issue with my wife's BMW if you use mothers clay bar it will that them right out. The brake dust is hot a sticks to the clear coat then rusts its not the paint job on the truck.
I know that they are from brake dust but they embedded in the paint so hard that a lot of it couldn't even be buffed out by a body guy.
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The body guy couldn't believe the poor quality of paint that was on the truck.
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My '12 f450 has a bunch of rust on the front bumber already. Just rolled over 37,000 miles. The rest of it is from steel angle iron dripping rust
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