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My lease is coming up and was about to pull the trigger on a 2020 F150 until the admiral came out and said youíre getting the same truck? In all reality I wasnít that excited about it. They have a 6.2 with 3.73 and 6 speed F250 on the lot and I was wondering what people thought of it. I tow 7k and know I donít need a super duty but at this point itís a matter of want. Wondering what people think of this motor and transmission combination before I pull the trigger on it. The diesel is 10k more and I only tow 10 miles round trip to the marina. Any insight would be great.

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Well boys I ended up with a 7.3. I drove it and quite frankly was much more impressed. I convinced the dealer to give me the same price I was at for the 6.2 and they did.
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I have 67,000 miles on mine over which about have I towing at its max in New England. I also have the lower gearing (I believe itís 3.31). Always got the job done.

With my heavy load and the hills of NE it likes to rev on inclines. Thatís the nature of the beast.
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Thanks for the reply. Coming from a 3.5 ecoboost with a 10 speed I more want to get the take on the 6 speed trans. I don’t want to be disappointed. Ecoboost does great but it feels the boat and my thinking is with the 3/4 ton it will feel it less. I don’t tow enough to justify the diesel though.
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Thanks for the reply. Coming from a 3.5 ecoboost with a 10 speed I more want to get the take on the 6 speed trans. I donít want to be disappointed. Ecoboost does great but it feels the boat and my thinking is with the 3/4 ton it will feel it less. I donít tow enough to justify the diesel though.
My next rig will have the ten speed especially for the load I tow. I think the 6 and your load and gearing is more than adequate but I like the additional gears and reduced shift points.
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6.2 is a solid engine. That said find a 7.3 if you want a gas.
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I’m going to call another dealer this morning that has the 7.3. I’m just getting a really good deal on this 6.2L I think which is why I considered it.
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Iím going to call another dealer this morning that has the 7.3. Iím just getting a really good deal on this 6.2L I think which is why I considered it.
Relatively speaking, I would not walk away from a good deal for your situation. Doesnít hurt to get a quote on a 7.3 but you donít need it for your load. The 6.2is also available with the 10 speed as well.
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You might give The diesel f150 a look i just towed a 9k boat a total of 2,000 miles through some pretty good hills and was impressed by the lack of downshifting and plenty of power averaged 14 mpg at 72mpg on the flat ground.
I normally drive a 19 f250 diesel and this little truck impressed me
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Relatively speaking, I would not walk away from a good deal for your situation. Doesnít hurt to get a quote on a 7.3 but you donít need it for your load. The 6.2is also available with the 10 speed as well.
Iím going to get a quote and see what the delta is. If Iím talking a grand or two then Iíll get the 7.3. If not Iíll stick with the 6.2 and 6 speed.

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You might give The diesel f150 a look i just towed a 9k boat a total of 2,000 miles through some pretty good hills and was impressed by the lack of downshifting and plenty of power averaged 14 mpg at 72mpg on the flat ground.
I normally drive a 19 f250 diesel and this little truck impressed me
I had a 1500 with a diesel before. I wonít do it again. Just tired of the half ton. Iíve always wanted a 3/4 ton and Iím going to finally do it.
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With the price of trucks today, you might do better to buy your leased truck since that price was set years ago. Doesn't make sense to me to get a newer version of the same truck, and you don't need an F250 for 7000lbs.
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You’re right I don’t need an F250 for 7,000 pounds but I WANT an F250. That’s the difference.
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I just got out of a 08í F-350 Diesel and into a 19í F-250 that only had 15,000 miles and was a heck of a deal. Itís an XLT with the 6.2 6 speed. I donít regret going back to gas but next truck will be a F-350 Lariat with the 7.3 10 speed trans.
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My dad has had 2 of the 6.2L since 2011, they have both been great runners. The F-250 is heavier so itís not going to be as fast or torquey off the line as your F-150. That said the 6.2 will tow 7,000 pounds no problem.

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go for the 6.2 f250. its not a bad platform
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A 6.2 towing 7k in southern FL is a cakewalk! You obviously don't need that much truck for that kind of weight, especially in the "parking lot flat" terrain of FL.

BUT you mentioned WANT. Have you driven a 7.3? They are a $2k option but I'm not sure what kind of factory incentives and dealer discounts you'll see on them vs the base 6.2. I see PLENTY of F250/6.2s on every dealers website and some have really good deals. (Brandon Ford in Tampa is the largest and usually have a couple dozen 250s CC 4x4s in stock) But the 7.3 is much harder to find so I'd doubt dealers jumping backflips to give big discounts on them right now.
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Well boys I ended up with a 7.3. I drove it and quite frankly was much more impressed. I convinced the dealer to give me the same price I was at for the 6.2 and they did.
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Well boys I ended up with a 7.3. I drove it and quite frankly was much more impressed. I convinced the dealer to give me the same price I was at for the 6.2 and they did.
Youíll like it. Throw a tuner on it with some tunes from 5 Star and youíll really like it. Especially the 93 Performance Tune, itíll make you smile.

3.55 gears?
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3.55 gears
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congrats man.. i just pulled the trigger last thursday on the same truck.. Ive been debating wether to get a ram with the cummins or the ford with the 7.3, but with i fell in love with this truck when i saw it and drove it.

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Thanks! Your truck looks awesome in that color with the blacked out wheels and grill.

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