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Old 04-03-2007, 05:16 AM
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Well sorta..I signed up back in Feb when I was looking for a 99-01 PSD, and after just missing out on 5-6 trucks, I gave up. Well this week I found another one..lol Its not exactly what I want but I still like it alot. (I want a crew cab, but this is an ex cab short bed)
Its a Silver 00' 4wd, grey cloth interior, all power options, electronic 4wd, 108,000 miles, leveling kit, some aftermarket black wheels with a 315/75 BFG All Terrains, K&N Filter & Tube, Superchips prog, 4" exhaust. $17,800
Its got a dent/scratch in the rear bed panel on the pass side, looks like he cut a corner to sharp and dragged it against something.

Now I test drove it, and ive never driven a turbo diesel before, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I only took it down some back roads, and never got it above 55. It was not as peppy as I was expecting..but again I never got into it that hard. It had no aftermarket gauges for the boost or EGT, and I just didn't want to beat on it. When I applied the brakes, it felt like it was following the road, it didn't track very straight. I later looked at the rotors and they "looked" good form what I could see. No grooves or discoloring. Would that be something else in the front end to cause it to wander when braking?? Engine compartment was pretty dirty, looked like it never had been cleaned. Overall its very clean truck, interior looks really good, and the paint is pretty nice.

Sooo what do you guys think. If the front end wasn't a big deal, I was going to start my offer around $16,500.


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Old 04-03-2007, 05:25 AM
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I think that is a little steep. If I were you, I would keep my head up, and get what ya want. The K&N is a no no on these trucks. Sounds like the previous owner may have beat on it a little too. The breaks issue is prolly ball joints, which run $600-800. I would say get ya a CC unless they just make ya a really good deal on it. The nice thing about the 2000s though is they have forged rods. Try taking the intake off that goes to the turbo and look at the wheel inside the turbo. Look to see how smooth it is. That will let ya know how bad the K&N was on it. Good luck, and if you have other questions, let us know. Just dont settle, get what you want and you will be more happy in the long run
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Old 04-03-2007, 11:53 AM
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Yea I think its a lil high myself, figured I could use the front end and dent as bargaining tools.

Thanks for your input, I have a friend thats owned 2 PSD's, think I going to see if he will go look it over again with me.
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I think you Answered yourself when you said it wasn't what you really wanted. 17K or whatever is alot of money to spend on something that isn't what your looking for. The milage is ok, but if the engine bay i dirty and looks like it has never been cleaned I can imagine how well it was maintanced. I also think 17,800 is a bit to much. This is only my 2cents you can take it anyway you like. Good luck with your hunt.

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Old 04-04-2007, 05:37 AM
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Yeh..the more I think about this, and the more I talk to people, the more I think im going to pass this one up..Unless he makes me one hell of a deal, im going to keep looking.
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Old 04-05-2007, 09:34 AM
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Man oh man..well, might be taking another road trip on Saturday..00 4WD CREW cab, red, totally stock PSD with 138,000, mid $16's. Truck looks spotless.

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Old 04-05-2007, 11:07 AM
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That one sounds a little better. That way you can start from a clean slate. Get some pics and let us know how it goes.
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