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Old 09-11-2017, 07:52 AM
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Not really in the market to upgrade my 150 yet but I am across a 2014 f250 6.2 lariat black ops edition with 10k miles and they are asking $46,880. CleaN car fax.... is this a good deal?
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Nope, can get a 6.7 for that all day long
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That depends on what you are wanting... This particular vehicle sounds like it's priced because of the modifications. If you're wanting a pickup customized to be black all over with some city-fied off-road-bling, then this is probably the truck for you. Just the 6" lift kit alone makes it incapable of pulling a 5th wheel trailer and most goose necks. That, in my book, makes the Black Ops a pile of poo.

If you're wanting a regular pickup that's mad capable without all the bling, you can get it for a cheaper price.

Here's a video I found about the Black Ops edition:
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I would say it's an alright price (not a good price) for what the truck is. Whenever you get the special editions like the Tonka trucks, the black ops edition, etc. they fetch a higher price because there isn't a lot of them. They appeal to most people besides those that actually use their truck but if I were you I'd look at it like this. How much more money are you putting in to have that truck? What would your F-150 look like if you put that money into it? Which truck do you like better?
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So, I am considering a 15 F250 King Ranch Powerstroke 4x4, they are listing it for $42K. It has 92,292 miles on it.

I have a 2016 F150 502a, that has been troublesome from hour 1. I put 120 miles a day, 5 days a week on, so miles add up, but considering it is a diesel, miles shouldn't mean much, I think.

Anyhow, that price is steep for a gasser regardless of the miles.
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Honestly I would look at F350 over 250 if you want a diesel. The 6.7 chews up a lot of payload in the 250. The 350 is only about 500 more in cost, but adds a lot of capacity.
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Originally Posted by 5.0GN tow View Post
Honestly I would look at F350 over 250 if you want a diesel. The 6.7 chews up a lot of payload in the 250. The 350 is only about 500 more in cost, but adds a lot of capacity.

True, if one can be found with the right stuff.
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True, if one can be found with the right stuff.
Where are you located, the All American Quarter Horse Congress kicks off on the 4th of October, its possibly the best place to shop trucks ever. About 10 dealers bring huge numbers of trucks to one place, set up shop and blow out inventory like crazy. They will have about every conceivable configuration onsite. The dealers are cutthroat towards one another, so with them all in one place its easy to walk back and forth between them.

They tend to give great trade values too. They gave me 26k for my 13 f150 last year towards my 16 f350. Plus the F350 was 11k off msrp by the time we were all said and done without money from the trade.

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So, I am considering a 15 F250 King Ranch Powerstroke 4x4, they are listing it for $42K. It has 92,292 miles on it.

I have a 2016 F150 502a, that has been troublesome from hour 1. I put 120 miles a day, 5 days a week on, so miles add up, but considering it is a diesel, miles shouldn't mean much, I think.

Anyhow, that price is steep for a gasser regardless of the miles.
I thought that too, I drive ~130 miles per day 5 days a week. What really gets you is spending $100 on an oil change every other month if you do it yourself lol. Honestly, if you treat any truck right it will last you a while. If you don't, well then it won't last. I don't care if it's gas or diesel, if you don't do the maintenance it will fail. Diesel failures are a lot more expensive than gas failures to boot.

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Honestly I would look at F350 over 250 if you want a diesel. The 6.7 chews up a lot of payload in the 250. The 350 is only about 500 more in cost, but adds a lot of capacity.
In most cases a 350 costs more to register / insure too. If you are using the truck in a commercial aspect and get close to the GCVWR I would totally agree with you, however if you look at the F-250 VS F-350, the only difference is the F-350 has 1 more leaf spring in each pack, has a taller block (in SRW applications), and I believe the drive shaft is a 37 spline whereas a 250 is a 35. Correct me if I'm wrong but past that they are the same truck.
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At least here in Ohio, the registration cost difference is minimal, f150 about 60 or so depending on county, and f350 dually 14k GVWR was 95.

The oil changes are pricey, but basically double the cost of the last ones on my 5.0 which held 8 quarts. The GVWR difference is where a 350 is worth it, the diesel really cuts into payload available on the 250, and adding the spring and or block does not solve being legal or not.
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