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looking at a truck. need advice

I need some advice, i am looking at a 97 f350 with 226xxx.
the truck has a transmission oil cooler, gauges, cold air intake, and straight pipe. he wants 9500 for it. it has no rust and the inside is very nice. i am test driving it tomorrow. is that a fair price or a little to high?
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High, what cab size, 4x4 or 4x2, any other mods? How is the turbo?, check it for blow by, shaft play on turbo, and pitting, good luck

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It's a crew cab long bed 4x4 and its a five speed. but 9500 seems a little high to me for that many miles.
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Location? That plays a roll in this as well

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2000 excursion V10 2wd 230k
2000 Excursion 7.3 4x4 246k
1995 CCLB DRW 324K
2001 CCLB DRW 319K
Dp tuner infinity, exhaust, intake, chipped, tricked, and wrecked
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Well at least you caught the loose bolts before they cause any damage. Nothing worse than a sloppy hole
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Clean retail on nada is 9050. there is a lot to check that most places don't know. When I bought my truck, nobody on the lot knew anything about diesels. It took my three days to buy it until I made sure I was not buying a huge hunk of metal. Check all the things you can listed above and if all checks out make a lower offer. Just my .02

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thanks that helps a lot. i am buying by owner. didn't want to deal with the hassle of a dealership. i am going to look at it in about an hour. i have been looking for a truck right a round a year now. and i am happy i finally found one that has met my qualifications.
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Yeah I spent 3 months looking, settled with a super cab, then the one I wanted popped up and I bought it and sold the super cab I had

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2000 excursion V10 2wd 230k
2000 Excursion 7.3 4x4 246k
1995 CCLB DRW 324K
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Well at least you caught the loose bolts before they cause any damage. Nothing worse than a sloppy hole
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I went and test drive it. All checked out. Steering is a little lose but other other than that its great. I am having one of my mechanic buddy's take a look at to double check everything. This guy has recites dating back to 01.
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Got any pics of it that would help us with the value i bought mine with 227k for 3500 looking like this with receipts from service and everything


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