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Old 04-27-2010, 04:12 AM
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So on to the next one... opinions on purchase

Im thinking about buying this 2000 f350
XLT
4x4
mount for a plow (no plow though)
Best part is only 89k

dealer wants $12999 I'll see if he will go any lower
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Old 04-27-2010, 04:34 AM
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That does not seem like a bad deal. I for one dont like used plow trucks but with that kinda milage it sounds like a good deal.
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Old 04-27-2010, 02:55 PM
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So I drove up to CT this afternoon to check it out

Truck looked very clean inside and out ( a few minor scratches outside but nothing major) It drove fairly well, needs an alignment but it also needed air in the tires so hard to say. Had plenty of power and the tranny and 4x4 seemed to be OK.
The brakes worked good everything seemed to function pretty well. Interior was clean as well.

The underside was pretty rusty, nothing rusted through but it was rusty IMO.

Im gonna run a carfax on it now to make sure it actually had 89k on but I think this may be the one.

They bought it without the plow but its a newer western model so I should be able to find one if I want.
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Here are some pics of the rust, on the frame it looks like someone painted over it after the fact but it was mostly just flakey rust.


Also newer batteries and newer tires.
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if the miles check out I would say go for it if it is what you want. Depending on how much plowing the truck did be ready to put some money into the front end.
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looks like a clean truck to me
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if the miles check out I would say go for it if it is what you want. Depending on how much plowing the truck did be ready to put some money into the front end.
well with the miles being low I wouldn't mind putting some money into it.

carfax came back clean with only one owner.
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I also suggest to be careful about buying a used plow truck. Front end, transmission, brakes all get pounded with even minor plowing.
Just my opinion...

Scott
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Is there any way to tell how many hours there are on the engine. A lot of idling or heavy 'stop and go' driving - such as plowing - can make ten miles on a truck wear like a thousand miles.

Generally, a truck with 90,000 miles should probably have between 2500 and 4000 hours on it under "average" driving conditions. See if there is a way to check the running or 'engine' hours.

Good luck with it! (Hopefully, you will get to keep the cool light bar.)
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I would jack up the front and check your balljoints atleast. I can almost guarantee it will need them. As long as you do the work yourself the price won't be bad otherwise it gets pricey quick.
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