both trucks are extremely clean, the 2nd one being dealer detailed makes it a lil cleaner tho, but the first one being a private owner would probably know a little more about the vehicle history than the dealer would know, but i would trade my current truck for that first one, looks like elmo's and my f150 as well.
welcome to the org btw
I talked to the owner of the Red truck today in great length..
Truck has been owned by him since around 2000.. Extensive service history.. along with a little bit of recent work..
But a few things bother me about that one..
1-In the over 10 years of ownership.. No tranny rebuild.. Has been towing a horse trailer with goosneck.. As mentioned has Banks Transcommand.. but owner took in every other year for FULL tranny flush & service..
at 200k should I be worried about that...? Owner is retired & Bought 2012 F350to replace the truck..
2-there really has been NO major repairs at all.. just basic upkeep.. I know these are great trucks & maybe he has been lucky.. But I would hate to buy, then have all go at once...
3-GODAWFUL RED CLOTH INTERIOR!!
(I was praying for grey.. otherwise I'd probably already own this one)
I do like having the history on the truck & it seems that it has seen very light duty by someone who took good care of it..
He also mentioned that he had no luck with NAPA parts.. So EVERY PART that has gone into the truck in the last 6+ years has been OEM Ford ONLY!!
Pretty sure the Red truck is the one for me..
I like the white one alot.. but red is much closer & I think I can get it for a little cheaper...
I will slowly convert the red interior to grey as well..
I did it for a friend years ago who wanted grey rather than blue..
Not too hard to find the parts..
Door panels are everywhere around here..
Order carpet.. Have seats reupholstered... & I will do the headliner myself..
Red dash is ok with me..
Owner & I are getting dumped on by snow right now..
We are going to talk towards the end of next week when storm should have melted off by then (we are about 3 hours apart)
Also doesn't sound like the money is what is important.. I think he just wants the truck to go to a good home..
And the next diesel I buy will be here to stay for a LONG TIME..
So hopefully I can get a bargain..