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Should I get a new truck

Hello everyone, I have not been on here for a while. I have a 2001 7.3L F350 and I am looking to get a new truck and have an opportunity to get one that I like by Friday. A 2015 6.7L F350, my question is should I get it or wait for the new 2016 with the aluminum frames. My concerns are the fuel mileage with the new trucks. Any information would be gratefully appreciated. Thanks, Art
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I have never heard any thing about aluminum frames. Bodies yes, but not frames.

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I have never heard any thing about aluminum frames. Bodies yes, but not frames.
Thanks, I miss understood what I was told.
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Around town empty an aluminum body may save mpgs, but with a load or at highway speeds it is the wind drag that determines mpgs. Aluminum will not be any help.

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The aluminum bodies are for the 2017 model year. The 2016s go into production next week, May 27.

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