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1999 f350

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by wannabeplowing, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. wannabeplowing

    wannabeplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 209

    Looking for a plow truck and came across a 1999 F350 with 155,XXX miles and they are asking 8995. Do you guys think this a good price? How are the V10's the mileage on the truck worries me but the truck looks to be in very good shape. So let me know what everyone thinks about this cause I need a 3/4 ton and am having a hard time finding something in my price range with decent miles!!
  2. SuperdutyShane

    SuperdutyShane PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,517

    I dont know if it is different out there but that price is sort of high. The v10's are complete gas guzzlers anyway. Try to find a 5.4. You could even go with a 250. Look on Craigslist I suppose? Good luck.
  3. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    The v10's will chug down gas but if your going to be doing a lot of heavy towing it probably levels out with the 5.4's. some on here may have some numbers that can tell you if i'm right or wrong about that. I wouldn't be to concerned with the miles as long as the truck has been maintained well. Take a look at the front end components if it already has a plow on it and ask for service records.
  4. metallihockey88

    metallihockey88 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,414

    every area has different pricing on trucks. that might be a good price out by you but here in the chicagoland area that would be pretty high so take a good look over of it, mostly the feel of the trans and the front end components. the truck doesnt get good mileage, maybe 7-9 city and 12-14 highway from what ive been told but the v8 is no better. everyone i know with a v8 has a hard time gettin 10 in the city or over 16 on the highway. i say work on the price a little, closer to 7500 or so if you can and you should have a great powerful truck. guy i worked with was on his second v10 350 with over 300k miles and replaced a trans on each truck and just did regular maintenance with no problems with more then half of those miles pulling campers and transporting bobcats.
  5. wannabeplowing

    wannabeplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 209

    I'm not super worried about the gas mileage, I have a 99 F150 with the 5.4 in it and the only time I get 15 out of it is on the highway with a tail wind. Granted I do have a little bigger tires on it but they are only 285's. And I wont be doing much towing with the V10 it would basically be an daily driver and a plow truck in the winter for now.
  6. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,584

    Why all the trash talk about V10 gas mileage, especially from guys with only a chevy in their signature?

    Man, must be something wrong with my V10's, they get better mileage than my 5.4 plowing. The V10 and 5.4 get identical mileage empty unloaded, and the 5.4 truck is lighter weight than the V10's...
  7. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    I have had both and the milage was the same empty and the V-10 got better when it was loaded or being worked.
  8. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180


    We have 01 F250 with V10 it almost 300,000 miles soon. It get 12-14 mpg. Which is better than my friend's former 01 F250 with V8 5.4L that get 11 mpg.

    V10 is good engine.
  9. abbe

    abbe Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 718

    DIESEL! only way to go wesport
  10. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

  11. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    Maybe your friend has a heavy foot or likes to wear boots xysport
  12. abbe

    abbe Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 718

  13. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    his axle have 4.10 gear ratio and our F250 have 3.73 gear. If our F250 have 4.10 then I am sure we won't get 14 mpg with 4.10
  14. MBB

    MBB Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    99 v10 f350 paid 9k for it 3 years ago with 87k on it, no plow. So 8995 with a plow would still be high.
    I have 4.33 rearend, about 10 city 14-15 highway empty. Plowing it gives up nothing to my old 87-6.9
    put all new ball joints at 92k and a fuel pump last summer. I think my overdrive is going south at this point,