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2006 or 2008 F350 Opinions

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I went back through the archives to about October and did not find this topic. Search was not helpful and I would like some current opinions?

I have the opportunity to buy one of several used trucks. My decision is basically between comparable F350 4x4 Dually Crew Cabs. My question is this: Now that you have lived with your 2008 for some time, which would you buy a 2006 or 2008? Why?

I will be using it for towing a 15,000 lb conventional hitch equipment trailer, plus some 5th wheel horse trailer towing.

To be honest, I am leaning towards the 2008 because it "feels" like a superior truck, but I am concerned about the emissions equipment, fuel economy and cost of maintenance. All of which are tough to measure not owning either. Obviously, my old truck does not get the job done well.
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I just cannot recommend getting a 6.0, because I had some major issues with mine. Then again, mine was an early 03. I loved the truck, and it was fantastic when it was running properly. I towed a lot of weight often with it, and worked it pretty hard. So maybe that had something to do with it breaking down a lot. There are lot's of 6.0 owners that haven't had any serious problems, so maybe it's luck?? On the other hand, I love the way my 6.4 starts right up every morning, runs smooth, gets ok fuel mileage, and has all sorts of fun "toys" to accommodate the driver.
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