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I am writing to ask for advice on the purchase of a 2002 F-350 Crewcab Lariat Shortbed Powerstroke. I live in Arizona, and the truck Im looking at purchasing is extremely clean, rustfree,and unmodified. I believe it has been well maintained. My concerns are that it has 130,000 miles, which never having owned a powerstroke naturally seems like a lot of miles to me. The price is $20,000 and I would like to know if this is a good deal for a 2002 with 130K. Any advice or feedback would be welcomed and greatly appreciated! Thanks d-backs-fan
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I am writing to ask for advice on the purchase of a 2002 F-350 Crewcab Lariat Shortbed Powerstroke. I live in Arizona, and the truck Im looking at purchasing is extremely clean, rustfree,and unmodified. I believe it has been well maintained. My concerns are that it has 130,000 miles, which never having owned a powerstroke naturally seems like a lot of miles to me. The price is $20,000 and I would like to know if this is a good deal for a 2002 with 130K. Any advice or feedback would be welcomed and greatly appreciated! Thanks d-backs-fan
i dont know as far as how much it worth...some of the other guys on here may be able to shed some light on that....but they will want to know if its two or four wheel drive......

as far as the milage.....shes just broken in. if shes been well maintained she should go at leas another 150-300k and possibly more......Marc
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Sorry i didnt mention it is a 4 wheel drive, cant have anything else here in Southern Arizona!!!!! d-backs-fan
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I am writing to ask for advice on the purchase of a 2002 F-350 Crewcab Lariat Shortbed Powerstroke. I live in Arizona, and the truck Im looking at purchasing is extremely clean, rustfree,and unmodified. I believe it has been well maintained. My concerns are that it has 130,000 miles, which never having owned a powerstroke naturally seems like a lot of miles to me. The price is $20,000 and I would like to know if this is a good deal for a 2002 with 130K. Any advice or feedback would be welcomed and greatly appreciated! Thanks d-backs-fan
if it was me pop the hood and look at the oil and see if it has water in it, if it does it has head gasket problems. 130k miles on a powerstroke is like having 50k on a gas motor if you ask me so good luck!! that is all i look at when i buy a diesel
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That's really not too bad of a price. I've been shopping around for a new truck for a while now since i'm selling mine. I've found several trucks similar to that one with prices in that range give or take a grand or two. I'd try to snag it for around 18,500 or so....I gave that for my 99 in mid 04...it had 112,000 on it

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sounds like a good price to me i paid 23,000 for my 2000 a year ago with 88,000 miles. i wouldn't worry about the odometer reading. i don't know why they even put them in these trucks, they run forever as long as you maintain them.

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you can look up the value on kbb.com or edmunds. it will be a decent idea of what it is worth. diesels here in fla. go for alittle more than book value, mostly due to demand. in other parts of the country i am sure they are a little cheaper than here, at least from what i have seen.
i doubt the motor would give you much problems (if it has been taken care of halfway decent), but other stuff will wear out on the truck. make sure you have some money left over for general repairs ( i put new batts. and alt. on mine 1 month after i got it). not a big expense, but the little things can add up. the truck will run a long time though with proper care.

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Yep, true....the truck around the engine will fall apart before anything else!

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I bought my 2002 F350 Crew cab short box 4x4 with 114k on it for 24,000. Sounds like a good deal to me.
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i payed $25,000 for my 01 f-350 lifted and in sweet shape with 114,000 miles

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