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questions on a 3/4 ton

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by IPLOWSNO, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. IPLOWSNO

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    im lookin at a 03 04 ford with 150000 miles on it, it has a 5.4 ill be lookin to put a plow on it . whats the downfalls and gas milege and price for a truck in decent shape? thanks guys
     
  2. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    gas mileage wont be spectacular, my uncles 03 f-350 5.4 gets 13-14.5 in town, not sure on his highway numbers. price wise with the 5.4 and that much mileage on the rig i wouldnt pay over 5 grand if the trucks in nice shape with the truck market like it is.
     
  3. Cooter24

    Cooter24 Senior Member
    from NE Iowa
    Messages: 268

    The 5.4's are good engines. Reliable and should last a long time. Not gonna win any races with it though. The 3 valves should be better on gas that the 2 valves. My 01 got 10-11mpg avg. Plowed just fine though. Never had any trouble.
     
  4. IPLOWSNO

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    he said he wanted 7 i told him xmas is coming. ill beat him up on xmas eve lol
     
  5. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    The 5.4 gets about the same MPG's as the V-10 but hasALOT less power to push snow. I would look for a V-10. With 150K on it his price is wayyyy high.
     
  6. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,202

    Unless the engine is newer or it has a brand new tranny, 7 grand is outrageous for that truck with market the way it is!
     
  7. Ford445

    Ford445 Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 243

    Better yet, buy an diesel!

    :gunsfiring: