Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Mandan, ND
Bronco Info: 1979 Bronco Custom
Just asking some opinions. I am really tired of my 1998 dodge Ram 1500 with 5.9, sucks for towing, mileage, and power. i have a few options right now on pickups i have been test driving. I refuse to buy a 6.0 powerstroke and have a good relationship with the ford dealership here.
One i test drove but couldn't quite afford was a 2006 F250 extended cab XLT with 1400 miles and the new V10 with tow command for $29,950. the improvements made on the V10 are amazing the gas mileage was a lot better than the older ones and you could feel the 362 hp and 457 ft lb torque. All together i wish i could afford it.
the next one was a 2000 F350 crew cab long box lariat with 114,000 miles and the 7.3 powerstroke, had leather and was loaded and was in mint condition, and new injectors for 21,960 they offered $5000 for my trade.
Next one was a 2002 F350 crew cab long box XLT with 133,000 miles and the 7.3 powerstroke, grille gaurd and most accesories for 19,990 and they offered $3500 for my trade so that it worked out about the same as the last offer.
The last truck i looked at was over at dodge and it was a 2005 dodge ram 2500 QUAD CAB short box 4X4 cummins for $20,995 with 91,184 miles also a very nice truck and the cummins is a very powerful reliable engine. Didn't talk to them about my trade though.
i have always been kinda partial to the cummins engine but don't really like the truck itself. I really loved the way the powerstrokes drove very comfortable and powerful not as rough as the dodge. the crew cab long box fords handled great in town and i couldn't hardly hear a sound outside the cab. truck felt very huge but handle amazingly well. what do you guys think?
400 engine, edelbrock performer intake, edelbrock 750 carb, 39.5x15x15 super swamper TSL, Ford 10.25 Sterling Rear Welded, Dana 60 Front, 5.13 gears, Sky Shacle Flip, Front Leaf, 9" of total lift