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post #1 of 14 Old 08-16-2009, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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Good buy or bad buy?

Hey I'm new to this forum and wanna know what your guy's opinion is on a truck. I currently own a 99 F250 superduty with the V10 but i will be needing a new truck very soon. I found a 96 7.3 turbo powerstroke F250. It has 213000 miles on it, 4x4, supercab longbed, lifted, 35's, and a few extra add ons. Looks like the guy took great care of it, no dust or dirt in the engine compartment and interrior is very clean but a few small dings on the body and some clear coat damaged due to his work sticker logo that was on the truck, and a small rust spot starting to show. This guy is asking $6500. My concerns are how much life do you think is left in this truck and is his asking price right? I'm headin to college in a week and can't be spending all my money or waste it on something thats gonna break down on me. I probably wont put on more than 5 or 6 thousand miles a year on this vehicle while at college and want it to last me through college and maybe even a couple years after that. Let me know what you think. Thanks for your opinions
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I gave $3000 for my 97 xcab 2wd and $2500 for my sisters 95 F350 crew cab 2wd with 230k on it.Now we just need to get my dad another OBS!

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I payed 4500 for my 97 f250 crew cab psd. it had 250,000 on it. the bank told me it was worth almost 10,000 and blue book was almost 10,000 to.
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i payed 7000 for mine all stock with 154000

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i would say theres alot of life left in it, if taken care of 215000 is nothing in the life of a diesel
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i payed 4000 fo rmine, it has rust spots (rusted through) but other than that itsbeen taken care of. 283k on it and burns little oil, if any...

sounds ok, but i would try and get him down to $5500 honesty. offer him 5 and go from there... as someone else said, if its been cared for the engine will last twice as long as that, and probably longer. get the tranny checked out by a trusted mechanic though. thats the weak spot in these trucks (if its an auto anyway. if its manual your fine.)

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i payed 4000 fo rmine, it has rust spots (rusted through) but other than that itsbeen taken care of. 283k on it and burns little oil, if any...

sounds ok, but i would try and get him down to $5500 honesty. offer him 5 and go from there... as someone else said, if its been cared for the engine will last twice as long as that, and probably longer. get the tranny checked out by a trusted mechanic though. thats the weak spot in these trucks (if its an auto anyway. if its manual your fine.)
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I bought mine 94 PSD bone dry stock except for a tow break for $4000 out the door. Had to put tires on it but it had 203,000. The truck runs like it is new especially since I got my Superchips programmer.
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if it is in as good of shape as you say i would say anywhere between 5000-5500 is fair

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i paid 11500 for mine last year i ding in the body and that was it everything was cherry. my insurance told me to put full coverage on it cause it is worth more that what i bought it for and it had 187xxx miles on it. if u like the truck and it is clean than go for it. sounds like its worth it

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