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99 v-10 question

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Scenic Lawnscape, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. Scenic Lawnscape

    Scenic Lawnscape Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    I'm going to be in the market for a truck in the next few weeks, it will be used for plowing in the winter and daily driving any other time. I will be pulling a 26 ft travel trailer 2 or 3 times a year

    I found a 99 extended cab f-250 v-10 auto 4x4 with 140,000 miles at a used car lot and I ran the car fax and its clean

    The truck appears to be in good shape no major dents or dings and it has brand new BFG A/T on it

    I have not heard it run yet, but for there asking price of $8500 Would that be a good deal, even if I have to do some work to it if needed Like exhaust studs and such

    I would have a plow installed since there isn't one on there now (Idea's?):D
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. ducatirider944

    ducatirider944 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 469

    V-10 will be just fine. I had a 99' with V-10 before I was smart enough to get a diesel and it pulled my skidloader and 34' travel trailer very well. To be honest though I think you could find a better deal or get them down to about 7K. My buddy just bought a 99' crewcab it was spotless, and I mean spotless with 80K miles on it with a V-10 for $8900
     
  3. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,265

    My buddy just bought a 1999 F350 extended cab lariat V10 w/ 53000 miles for $8,000.

    You should be able to get a much better price! Start at 5k and go from there!
     
  4. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Walk away a few times and they will come down on price. The v10 is like poison to a sale right now. The 140K is another leverage point.
     
  5. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    I had the same truck. Ran a Sno-Way V on mine and loved it. Price is high tho.
     
  6. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    First of all, why would you want a V10 for 360 day a year driving, and for towing only 5 days? Thats nuts. Second of all, the price is way too high. Get a diesel if you are concerned with towing, but def not a V10 for 3-5 days a year.....
     
  7. PDQ Pete

    PDQ Pete Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    My brother in law picked up a 2000 crew v-10 with 36000 for six grand.

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  8. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    The V-10 gets just as good if not better MPG's then the 5.4
     
  9. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    That is a completely false statement my friend. I have owned and driven both. You cant possibly honestly think that a V8 and a V10 engine get the same gas mileage......
     
  10. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    I fully agree, I have a V10 there a good truck
     
  11. ducatirider944

    ducatirider944 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 469

    I would to beg to differ as well, I have owned both and the 5.4 got about .5-1 mpg better, hook a trailer to the back or put a 1000# in the back and the V-10 SMOKES a 5.4! 5.4's are for 1/2 tons. get a V-10, Your check book will thank you when plowing and pulling
     
  12. ducatirider944

    ducatirider944 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 469

    Holy crap! nice find, your brother in law stole that truck, he didn't by it!
     
  13. red07gsxr

    red07gsxr Senior Member
    from meriden
    Messages: 256

    i wouldnt get the 5.4L engine. they dont have the grunt that the v-10 offers. the v-10 is a better engine with less problems. and the miles difference is going to be very min, as long as you dont have a crazy heavy foot. get the v-10, gas is dropping anyways.
     
  14. TEX

    TEX Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    the V-10's are good and pull very well. I would not be happy with the 140K at that price.
     
  15. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    If you consider 1/2 a MPG "better" then go for it. :dizzy: I will GLADLY give up the "maybe" 1 gallon difference for the power gains.
     
  16. TEX

    TEX Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    you have to work that 5.4 so hard the mpg goes to crap. i have a friend who has a f250 crew 4x4 5.4 and it really has to work to move that heavy truck and a trailer (light bumper pull trailer)
     
  17. ajordan193

    ajordan193 Senior Member
    from WNY
    Messages: 224

    just picked up an 02 F350 with 64k for $8,500. you should be able to get that truck for 5-6k. I have 3 V10's and they are by far better for just everyday driving, plowing, and pulling than the 5.4
     
  18. bosslover

    bosslover Member
    Messages: 83

    i have a v-10 and i get 14 mpgs and i have talked to a couple people that have 5.4s and they hate them and get horrible millage dont waste your time with a ford mistake like the 5.4 in a 3/4 ton get a v-10 or a diesel but that is a high price. the v-10s have so much snot its not even funny they pull hard and are a hell of a truck
     
  19. Scenic Lawnscape

    Scenic Lawnscape Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    I have been looking around and these v-10 are all over $11,000 and they all have 120,000+ miles

    I would think they would be alot cheaper, but not here in se mi

    When I get ready to buy a truck, I am going to go with the v-10, but these prices are killing me, when you guys are saying that $8500 is high. Where else should i look besides craigslist and autotrader??
     
  20. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Check a dealers lot. They are giving the V-10's away. May check Ebay too.