97 gas f350

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    I'm looking at buying a 1997 f350 with a gas engine... it has a big bush bumper and rebco loggers box, the guy wants 2,250 for it, it's a 5 speed standard, crew cab... biggest problem is the back brakes are toast from backing boats into the water, my other big concern is gas mileage. I've never had a gas 350. So my big question, is it worth it??
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    Kinda hard to guess without pictures, mileage, etc. If your big concern is gas mileage, then stay far away from it. If you need a truck that big, gas mileage should be the least of your concerns. If you want mileage, stay with a small single cab 2 wheel drive pickup. Or just get a Toyota, Honda, prius, etc. sedan.
     
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    We have a few 2014 F250 Super Duty XLT 6.2L (gassers) 4wd, crew cab, ranch hand bumper, bed cap, & roll out bed tray. Personally I feel the gas motor is a waste in these rigs; ours only get around 11 mpg.:eek:

    If it were me, I'd look for a Diesel, or try a F150 3.5 EcoBoost
     
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    If your concern in mileage don't get a f350 they have bigger motors in them and mileage is not that great. Depends what you plan to do with a truck like the f350, would a f150 or a f250 be enough? Or like was said get one with a diesel if plan on doing alot of heavy pulling.
     
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    Thank you guys for the feed back!!
    The only reason I have considered this truck is because I live in the mountains so lots of off road hills, it would be used for towing smaller boats and getting firewood... I don't have any pics at this point but I do know it has 150 thousand km.. anyway thanks for the reply's
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    I think a 1/2 ton would be fine with what you want to do. Lots of 1/2 tom pull boats pending on how big the boat is, and seen many hauling firewood.
     
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    Nothing that Airbags or Add-A-Leafs couldn't help with
     
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    Thanks again guys for the help!! I found a 1990 Toyota truck with loggers box that looks like it should do the job, thanks for your time and help
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