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1988 F250 6.9

Thinking about buying a 1988 F250. It has 211,000 miles and the guys wants 5500.00 for. I'm not sure what the going price is. Any ideas on what it's worth?

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i am sure there is rust. we bought a 6.9 about 3 months ago that we mounted a salt spreader on for parking lots that was a dually 4x4 with a pto, 4spd, fresh paint and a dump box for 3 grand!!! good running truck! they dont have all the power in the world but for what we do with it its great!!!

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Depending on the shape of the truck it may be a DECENT price at best.
Myself, I wouldn't pay that much for a vehicle with that many miles on it.
I bought my 94 powerstroke dually for $7200 w/ 100k miles.

It also depends on what you wanna use it for. If it's just gonna be a work truck, then it's alright. If ya want it for a toy, I'd wait and save my money for a powerstroke. There just ain't a whole lot of mods you can do to the ol' IDI's

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$ Too much IMHO

5500 for that is way too much with 200+ miles. I suggest craigslist, ebay or here on our site for some places to search & compare what is out there for what $.

I picked up a clean 90 F250 with 107K on the clock for less then 2K. I have to swapp out the rear utility box for a regular 8Ft long bed but other then that the cab is clean with no rust, new 10 ply tires & new brakes glo pugs with controller.

Good luck, I find that the searching is the most fun...take your time & enjoy

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20 years old and 200+k, I'd give him 3g's.

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ill agree my buddy had a 90 in real great shape and bought it for 3500

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Something sounds fishy with that truck. The 6.9 was long gone before 1988. The 7.3 was in use for several years at that time.
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i agree with 720deere, i have heard of early 87s with the 6.9L but 88 should have a 7.3L, that price is way to high for the truck and that many miles
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my buddy had an 88 with a 6.9 black crew cab with a lift

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Yes, that truck should have the 7.3 in it. I am currently looking at an 88, F350, and it has the 7.3. I also think the price you were quoted is way too high. KBB shows that truck at about $2700.00 or so for a private party sale and in fair condition. I can buy this 88, with only 91,000 miles for about $3500.00, and, I see lots of the late 80's Ford diesels on Craigslist for less than $3500.
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