Finally I am getting my first real truck
. It is a 2000 F250 7.3L extended cab, longbed.
I go to pick it up on Tuesday. It is in great shape, and is in top mechanical shape. The five speed tranny is a big plus.
It has 121K miles on it. It hasn't pulled a trailer much, at all, and has been babied. The guy hasn't driven it very much for the last three years, because he changed jobs. I saw that as a plus, not as many miles, and a minus, because diesels are meant to be driven. I know there will be things that I need to do to get it up to speed, but this is a great truck.
The nice part is, I get it for $8500. It is 4x2, but that is fine with me because I don't use the 4WD anyways. In winter I have never used it, even with all the snow we get, so I am not worried about not having the 4WD on this truck.
My only concern with getting the 250 was simply the weight carry capability. But I have gotten over that concern, because I figure I can upgrade the springs.