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post #1 of 13 Old 10-11-2007, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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96 f250 ?

I was looking at a 94 f350 Auto, with 190k miles, one owner ($7K) - now i am looking at a 96 f250 auto w/ 200k miles, one owner (about $8,700).

Both are in decent shape but the 96 has some sloppy steering and some fluid seepage (no dripping just some seepage), dings dents and scrapes. it also has a hypertech chip and shifts firm in second and is smooth going through the rest of the gears. I believe it will need shocks as well - maybe some front end work. Is the price too high?

the 94 is good all around with and has been well taken care of mechanically with a little more wear in the interior, but other wise strong.

is 8700 to much for the 96 ? 7k to much for the 94?
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I paid $6100 for my '96 F-250 w/ 285k miles. However, drives better than a new one. Over $5k in new parts w/in the last 6 months. Extended cab also, body in good shape w/ the exception of a spot on the pass side wheel well in the bed.
Not trying to say anything bad about the deal you are looking at just trying to give you something to compare to. As far as front end work mine had brand new leafs, upper/lower balls, tie rod ends, calipers/rotor,brake lines,ujoints,tires,alignment,axle seals,front fuel tank,IDM module,vacuum pump, alternator,dual batt.,I could go on I'm sure I forgot some stuff.
Again, hope this helps.
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i wouldnt go over 6,000 (if its a sc) for the 250 check the blue book. kbb.com, nada.com i bought a 96 250 sc xl 4x4 with the same miles and some scratches paid 4200. blue book was 6,000 in my area
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i have a stock 96er Ext Cab LB 4x4 with 4spd auto. i love having it, gets decent mpg's and has plenty of giddy up for being stock.

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I was looking at a 94 f350 Auto, with 190k miles, one owner ($7K) - now i am looking at a 96 f250 auto w/ 200k miles, one owner (about $8,700).

Both are in decent shape but the 96 has some sloppy steering and some fluid seepage (no dripping just some seepage), dings dents and scrapes. it also has a hypertech chip and shifts firm in second and is smooth going through the rest of the gears. I believe it will need shocks as well - maybe some front end work. Is the price too high?

the 94 is good all around with and has been well taken care of mechanically with a little more wear in the interior, but other wise strong.

is 8700 to much for the 96 ? 7k to much for the 94?
The 94 is a IDI engine, not a powerstroke(No 94 powerstrokes came with a auto tranny.). So I would lean to the 96 more than the 94.

1996 F-250 PSD CC SB 4x4 5spd 4:10's 6oh intercooler, 3"dp and no more cat, Tymar intake & HPX, .84 a/r housing, 203* stat, 4pos Wildman chip!
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I paid $9,000 for mine in Jan 06, had 145,000miles and bone stock
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I paid $8,600 for mine 97 F250 PSD cc sb with 200,000 on it. It is really clean.
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i paid 8200 for my 97 with 160,000+ miles

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much thanks - i will keep looking. Man - they are expensive here in texas..
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Just keep looking and be ready to jump. They are expensive in Arizona as well. I found, called and bought in about 2 hours. But I knew it was a good deal.
$7K and he called me on the way home and said that he got about 10 calls after I left.

Best advice, take your time and know whats a good deal and what is not.

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