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boonehockey
07-17-2009, 05:25 PM
What can i expect from a 2003 f250 with the v8. Im looking a one that has 66,000 miles and is priced at 7,500.

ZTR_Diesel
07-17-2009, 05:59 PM
That's a good price.

MPG isnt' required by the EPA on 3/4HD and up (I think it's 8500lbs, truck and cargo). Since they are much more common then they used to be, It wouldn't suprise me if they don't start monitoring this soon.

I would hazard a 12 - 16mpg guess withthe 5.4L Triton. It's a very good engine.

Just make sure the truck wasn't wrecked, rebuilt, etc. I reccommend CarFax as a starting point.

boonehockey
07-17-2009, 06:14 PM
This truck is at a ford dealership and i have personally looked at it.

AI Inc
07-17-2009, 06:18 PM
Wow , thats a great price , something sounds weird. For milage , between 10-14

BJWLAWNCARE
07-17-2009, 06:33 PM
8 mpg that is it. I have the 5.4 triton. great work truck. Mine has 50,000 and I bought it brand new.

boonehockey
07-17-2009, 07:19 PM
I dont think anything is weird about it. If you want you can look at www.jarrettfordavonpark.com and its under pre owned specials. But we talked to the guy and he said he would sell it for 7,550.

BJWLAWNCARE
07-17-2009, 07:32 PM
pic has the extended cab and chrome step ups. 66,000 miles that is a very good price. Good Luck!

boonehockey
07-17-2009, 07:49 PM
I just kinda think me being so you only 17 that its to much for me. I dont do landscaping but on the weekend so most of my driving is for school and what not.

ZTR_Diesel
07-17-2009, 08:41 PM
I just kinda think me being so you only 17 that its to much for me. I dont do landscaping but on the weekend so most of my driving is for school and what not.

Probably a good thought. If you really don't need the F250, consider a lighter duty truck or even a smaller unit. I did plenty of lawn care in High School & college with a Toyota 2wd and never had any issues with it. Plus 24 mpg driving back & forth to school.

Now - it dosen't matter if this truck is at a Ford dealer or not, it still needs to be checked for it's background. If they refuse - walk out. They may be trying to hide something.

Steiner
07-17-2009, 09:02 PM
I just bought a 2006 F 250 4x4 with the 5.4 v8 and the general option axle (not the super low gear ratio) and i get 12 with or without trailer. Great truck but 10-12,000 pounds is all i will tow total and feel comfortable.

Seriously 12mph, everyone including dealers said 16 mpg but that was pure crap. The truck weighs in at over 6,000 pounds with the extended cab 4x4.

-chris

supercuts
07-17-2009, 09:17 PM
the people telling you about mileage live up north with me. some of us have mountains and others have very large hills and hilly terrain. last time i checked florida is flat. with that being said, ive noticed my diesel will push over 20mpg if i can keep in on flat road. once i start getting into the hills it will drop way down, to an average of 13mpg. your in florida. you should get decent mileage, at least a bit more than us. id guess 15ish. good luck

tamadrummer
07-17-2009, 09:23 PM
I have a 2004 and get 11 with or without the trailer.

boonehockey
07-17-2009, 11:31 PM
The main thing most of my driving is in urban areas so lots of starting and stopping and never really getting above 45 mph. I was just curios because this truck is such a good deal.

TXNSLighting
07-18-2009, 12:38 PM
I think its a excellent deal. For your area, fuel mileage will be pretty decent. Id jump on it.

newtostone
07-18-2009, 01:01 PM
I think its safe to say depending on load pulling and such you can range from mpg as a low to about 14 empty. Depends on a lot of factors but I think thats the normal range I have seen.

newtostone
07-18-2009, 01:39 PM
I think its safe to say depending on load pulling and such you can range from mpg as a low to about 14 empty. Depends on a lot of factors but I think thats the normal range I have seen.

as low as 8mpg to 14mpg

Sorry for my typo guys