Find an F-150 that has heavier springs you wont notice the trailering issues. I am with the the thoughts of get an F-150, Registration is still gonna be about the same in Cali for an 02 Super duty. They all have the Troqueshift tranny, the 2002 still has the R4100 which is a definate crap shoot. This is why I would pick up a F-150 vs another Superduty. As for reasons for selling, there is more to it than simple operating costs. I have an 02 F-350 V-10 Crew cab 4x4 and I totally love it. While I was in Cali I think they wanted 400ish dollars to register my Expedition.
It just handles things so much easier, stops better with bigger brakes, stronger transmission if I'm not mistaken, etc. If you are gonna take that hit, Move into something that will still move your R. When I decided to proceed with the purchase, he was very accommodating in answering my questions and delivering the car to my hotel, since I traveled from another state and was not familiar with Salt Lake City. Your point about fuel economy is good, but I do understand that. If you find some broken use it to drive the price down. I just don't see this happening. I hear good things for the most part about the V10 motor but want to ask here.
I've had the exhaust studs done on the passenger side which actually wasn't that expensive to my surprise. Try and get as much detailed oil change information. I honestly don't know if I would ever be comfortable with one again. Regarding the hit, we'll see. Thanks ahh so a F150 wouldnt work then??? I don't have a lot of history on it just yet.
? Those things, in addition to some other reasons that have nothing to do with expenses. What should I expect as far as reliability, etc. I won't say with complete certainty, but it is highly unlikely. Trans the F-150 will more then likely be better then a questionable trans on a Used 2v V10 with a 4R100. I'm not trolling here, or trying to cause problems, just get some direct feedback. Good luck I am with the the thoughts of get an F-150, Registration is still gonna be about the same in Cali for an 02 Super duty.
. If you have a 2010 diesel then you know how nice the Torqueshift is to drive. I suppose that's always an option, but I really don't see myself ever buying another F150. I would bring a mirror and flashlight and inspect all nuts. I guess it's fairly common to damage the threads? While I was in Cali I think they wanted 400ish dollars to register my Expedition.
I hear you on the F150. I bought it right, and while I kow I'm going to take a hit it might be manageable. Much more than I will go into here. I'm not expecting great mileage with this. I had a 2004 F150 that did not handle the load well and I have com e to appreicate the heavier suspension of the superduty. Im guessing off hand at a Minimum 5-7 years to make up any loss from trading down if you put a sizable downpayment on the 2010.
I'm hoping you can save me some time. Trans the F-150 will more then likely be better then a questionable trans on a Used 2v V10 with a 4R100. Other than a few glitches with the financing and extended warranty process, I was able to drive my new car home safely and satisfactorily. If you are gonna take that hit, Move into something that will still move your R. With a V-10, it's even better. I am pulling loads in the low 8k range.
Fuel mileage is about what you would expect for a big gas motor, but I bet the 2 wheel drive rig would probably do alright if you keep out of the throttle. Huge difference in my opinion. If I were you and you are looking for a good V-10, then I would start at the 2005's on up. Hell, mine will roast the tires at half throttle if I'm not careful, haha. Find an F-150 that has heavier springs you wont notice the trailering issues. I am considering a 2002 F350 V10 with 105k miles. I suspect it was a lemon to some degree though with all of the problems I had.
I have heard I would need to be careful with the plug change. Looking here now for thoughts on the motor of that vintage good and bad. It's the monthly nut, the insurance, the maint. Needless to say, for me, for now at least it makes sense to downsize if I can make it all work. I had a really bad time with the one I had. I haven't driven the newer 3-valve V-10, but I don't think the 2-valve motor is doggy at all. The modular engine doesn't like missing it's schedule oil changes.