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What would you buy, Diesel or V-10

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Eyesell, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,101

    Ok this is a continuation of my orig. thread, here are the window stickers from my two picks:

    V-10
    http://services.forddirect.fordvehi...in=1FTWW31Y99EA39717&modelid=123&pacode=09669

    Diesel
    F-SERIES SD 2009 F250 4X4 CREW/C
    6.4L V-8 DIESEL
    TORQSHIFT(TM) 5-SPD AUTO TRANS Exterior
    BLACK CLEARCOAT
    Interior
    EBONYHARLEY DAVIDSON DUAL CAPTAINS



    Standard Equipment INCLUDED AT NO EXTRA CHARGE

    EXTERIOR
    . CHROME GRILLE/BUMPERS
    . FR TOW HOOKS/FOG LAMPS
    . LOCKING REMOVABLE TAILGATE
    W/ LIFT ASSIST
    . POWER SLIDING REAR WINDOW
    . SPARE TIRE & WHEEL LOCK
    INTERIOR
    . 6-WAY PWR/HTD DVR/PASS STS
    . 60/40 FLEX FOLD REAR BENCH
    . AM/FM SINGLE CD/MP3 PLAYER
    . COLOR COORD CARPET & MATS
    . DUAL ELEC AUTO TEMP CNTRL
    . ELECTROCHROMIC MIRROR
    . SIRIUS SAT RADIO N/A AK/HI
    . SYNC VOICE ACTIVATED SYS
    . LEATHER STEERING WHEEL
    W/ AUDIO CONTROLS
    FUNCTIONAL
    . 30.5 GALLON FUEL TANK
    . 12.5K TRAILER TOW HITCH
    . MONO BEAM COIL SPRING
    SUSPENSION W/ STABIL BAR
    . POWER WINDOWS/LOCKS
    . POWERSCOPE TT MIRRORS
    . REVERSE VEHICLE AID SENSOR
    . TRAILER BRAKE CONTROLLER
    . TRAILER TOWING PACKAGE
    SAFETY/SECURITY
    . 4-WHEEL ANTILOCK BRAKE SYS
    . AUTOLAMP/RAINLAMP
    . AUTOLOCK/UNLOCK
    . DRIVER/PASSENGER AIR BAGS
    . RMT KEYLESS ENTRY W/ ALARM
    . SECURICODE KEYLESS KEYPAD
    . SECURILOCK ANTI THEFT IGN
    WARRANTY
    . 3YR/36,000 BUMPER / BUMPER
    . 5YR/60,000 POWERTRAIN
    . 5YR/60,000 ROADSIDE ASSIST

    Price Information MSRP
    STANDARD VEHICLE PRICE $40,670


    Optional Equipment
    2009 MODEL YEAR
    BLACK CLEARCOAT
    EBONY LEATHER
    PREFERRED EQUIPMENT PKG.608A
    .LARIAT TRIM
    .TRAILER TOWING PACKAGE
    .REVERSE VEHICLE AID SENSOR
    .SYNC MEDIA GATEWAY MODULE
    6.4L V-8 DIESEL 7,210
    TORQSHIFT(TM) 5-SPD AUTO TRANS 1,490
    3.73 RATIO LIMITED SLIP AXLE
    JOB #2 BUILD IDENTIFIER
    LEATHER STRG W/REDUNDANT CTRL
    FRONT LICENSE PLATE BRACKET
    HARLEY DAVIDSON ALLIANCE PKG 5,120
    .LT275/65R20E BSW ALL-TERRAIN
    .HARLEY DAVIDSON MATS
    .CAB STEPS WITH LIGHTS
    .PREMIUM SOUNDS SYSTEM
    .HARLEY DAVIDSON HEADLAMPS
    .MEMORY GROUP
    .ADJUSTABLE GAS/BRAKE PEDAL
    .HARLEY DAVIDSON WHEEL 20"
    10000# GVWR PACKAGE
    ELECTRONIC SHIFT ON THE FLY 185
    ENGINE BLOCK HEATER 35
    50 STATE EMISSIONS
    SPARE TIRE AND WHEEL
    TRACTION CONTROL 130
    JACK
    STABILIZER PACKAGE 115
    HYDRO BOOST BRAKES
    __________
    TOTAL VEHICLE & OPTIONS 54,955
    DESTINATION & DELIVERY 975.00
    __________
    TOTAL MSRP $55,930
     
  2. abbe

    abbe Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 719

    is this a question? diesel all the way. youll never look back
     
  3. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,101

    It's one or the other, like I said have diesel now but considering v-10 since I really don't haul much any more.
     
  4. abbe

    abbe Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 719

    the 08's are suppose to be a whole different ankimal then the 6.0's if it was me id get the 6.4
     
  5. mcfly89

    mcfly89 Senior Member
    Messages: 306

    Put almost 5 grand in your hand and get it home already
     
  6. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    V10 would be my choice.
     
  7. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,101

    I hear ya...lol
     
  8. timberseal

    timberseal Senior Member
    from 46385
    Messages: 247

    Diesels maintain a far better resale value than gassers IMO - the only downside to a diesel to me is when it's gets colds they can be a little tempermental. Motor for motor though diesel all the way!
     
  9. suzuki0702

    suzuki0702 Senior Member
    Messages: 649

    v10...its the last year u can get a v10 in a 250 or 350 chassis.....the 6.4 gets the same mileage as the v10 go figure...
     
  10. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,553

    V10 gets my vote!
     
  11. WilliamOak

    WilliamOak PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,986

    Chalk up one more vote for the powerstroke.
    Quick ? that I'm not sure if it was covered in your original thread but with this new truck are you still looking to lease or are you buying now? IF you are leasing I'd go V10, but if your paying to own then the diesel without a doubt.
     
  12. ford6.9

    ford6.9 Senior Member
    Messages: 452

    I have 3 Diesels now and my next truck will be a V10. The power is great but when you have to worry about engine problems its not worth it. The newer diesels cost so much up front and have such poor gas millage it doesnt make a difference. If you are towing over 7k daily then I would go diesel. But for average lawn and snow work I think V10 is a solid truck.
     
  13. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,101

    Guys thanks again for all in the input, to answer a few questions, I plan on buying this truck.

    And as ford6.9 said, the heavy duty towing days are a thing of the past now.

    I kow the diesel is a rock solid engine, my 6.0 was the last year and other than a fuel pump and the fact that the fuel line froze up one year no other problems.

    Tomorrow I'm making the deal on one, I'll let you all know what I end up doing.

    Thanks again
     
  14. tuna

    tuna Senior Member
    Messages: 488

    If you don`t haul why not a 5.4?
     
  15. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    V-10 Im a big fan of diesels but the prices of them are getting way to high. If i was going to buy a new truck 2morrow it would be a gasser. I got a diesel now but when i bought it diesel was only 5,000 more. Plus fuel was a little bit chesper then gas. I just dont see how a diesel will pay for its self. With higher fuel cost, high cost upfront, and the parts and labor to fix them are high too.
     
  16. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    I would get the diesel... the resale alone makes it worth it!
     
  17. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    Why do you think that??

    You are also spend the extra 9,300 at the time you buy it. So you will get better resale but remeber you put out that xtra 9300 frist for the diesel.
     
  18. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,101

    Ford dosen't make F250 / F350 Crew Cab in 5.4
     
  19. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    This is true... I never thought it was up to $9300.00! WOW that's alot just for the diesel.
     
  20. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    They don't? I know they did in the previous years.