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post #1 of 17 Old 03-11-2007, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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How Many Miles are To many Miles??

I am looking to buy a 1997 F-350 4 door 4x4 long bed. I found 1 truck but it has 308,000 miles. The owner says it runs good and he has not had any problems. (that's all I know about the truck). Is there a certain amount of miles I should avoid? Is 308k to much?
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o yeah...the motor is a 7.3
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308,000 is a lot of miles. but the 7.3 is a very strong motor, there are people with double that mileage and still going strong. Just curious as to what he is asking for it? You could take it to a certified mechanic to have it checked and have an oasis report done on it to if you are really interested in it.

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he is askig $9,800.
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On kelly blue book in good condition it says the privat party value is $9,500. That seems alittle high to me, is the price negotable at all. Like i said before I would have a mechanic look it over. Does he have all the maintance records on it?

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I'm with gregor on this one. I think its a little high as well, unless the body is perfect and the motor in top shape I wouldn't look to spend too much more than 7k for a truck with 300K+ on it. JMO

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no matter how good those 7.3's are, i would start getting hesitant about buying one with 300k on it, unless the driver REALLY REALLY REALLY has been taking care it. it's been my understanding that the life expectancy of those engines is about 400k - 500k miles. if you end up buying it, keep on eye on it.

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A friend and I saw several PSDs for sale near Dothan about two years ago that all had over 300,000 on them. They were at a bridge contractors place and were from 3500 to 5000 each. If I had known then what I do now I would have jumped on one. I bought a 96 cc lb with 163K for 7000, but it's not a 4X4.
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I got 315000 on mine, paid 5500 for it. Make sure its clean, have a mechanic look at it, check the turbo fins for dings and crap on the inside of the intake tube. 9800 seems kinda steep to me, but if its in good condition, it could be worth that.


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Howdy my 95 F350 PSD CC has 320+K miles on it. I get approx 20 - 22 mpg on the highway and around 14-16 in the city. It currently has a variety of small issues that need to be addressed, but nothing major. I wouldn't sell mine for anything. It has been a good truck, it's paid for, and I enjoy driving. Eventually the engine will have to be rebuilt as will the tranny. I am already setting aside the money to do this and looking into the different options I have concerning the engine rebuild. All of this said, if the truck you are looking at has been maintained it will more than likely be a good one.
If you do get it and some maintenace issues show up there is always this site to help you out.
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