Sorry to be a nonconformist, but I have a 2000 Ford E350 7.3 with 115k and a 2000 Ford Excursion 7.3 with 148k and an Edge Juice w/attitude programmer. Both have been used for towing and both have only had scheduled transmission maintenance and both work and tow great.
My previous two 3/4 ton Suburbans had their transmissions rebuilt before 100k.
I think you'll be very happy with that truck!
Bill J., Lexington, KY
2006 Starcraft 2500RKS 25' Travel Trailer
2000 Excursion Ltd. 7.3 PSD
2000 Ford E350 7.3 PSD
I would buy another 7.3 in a heartbeat. I REALLY like mine. I have a 2002 F250 4x4 with 240k+ miles that I bought new. It has been very dependable even with modifications (lift, 35" tires, DP Tuner (60tow, 80, 140), intake, exhaust) that some consider a negative. My transmission went at 230k. I replaced it with a BTS and 6.0 cooler. This has been the best modification I have made to the truck. It has never shifted this good. Trans temps are nice and cool and it tows great.
If the trucks maintenance is in good order I say go for it. You won't regret buying a 7.3.