Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Kilgore, Texas
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I've had my '12 F-450 for three months now, about 3400 miles so far. I'm very impressed with this engine, power is tremendous for a factory stock truck. The DEF fluid is a non-issue, it only has to be added occasionally. Much better mileage than my '08 F-450 w/6.4 diesel. So far I'm getting about 16 mpg with the 6.7 compared to 12 with the '08, both with 4.30 axle ratios.
As much as I like diesels, if I was using the truck only for driving and no towing, I'd go for a gas engine. Much less initial cost and less hassle. Lower costs for oil changes and fuel. Fuel mileage would be decent but not much less than the current diesels.
'12 F-450 King Ranch 4x4, '11 Expedition King Ranch