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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-03-2011, 11:34 PM Thread Starter
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Want to buy F-250 (2008-10) questions

Hey guys, I need some help here as I need a newer truck, but I'm all lost in Ford endless models and options and accessories
I'm in construction business and we haul trailer for up to total weight of 4.5t, I have Ford E-350 '98 but it's getting old and it's time to upgrade.

I need some help on what to look for when buying F-250 ?
Looking for regular cab, don't need second row of seats.

-what engine options, and what engine is prefered for what ?
-do they come stock with towing setup, or do you need to look for one that had towing option installed ?
-what are the fuel consumptions ? I cannot find any info on this.
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Looking for diesel or gasser? 4.5t? Is that 4.5 thousand kg's or pounds, cuz it makes a big difference. Do you have the chance to test drive a truck while pulling trailer? Most of the 3/4 and 1 ton's come with a receiver but the trailer brake is an option (factory one is "built in"). From what I've learned is the 6.4L (diesel) is not very good on fuel as it has the problematic DPF and related issues. Always remember, the newer it is, the more warranty is left and some may even come with extended warranty. I can't remember what gas engines are in those years...I'm thinking a 5.4L V-8 and (?)6.8L V-10. Good luck with your hunt.

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Welcome to the forum....I see that you have found your way here from RFD.

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Yeah dave Thanks

I'm pulling 4.5 tones, diesel or gas I have no clue, that's why I came here. Never had a diesel before, so don't know how it performs.
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