Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Lyons, SD
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After 8 hours of driving today, I was able to check out both trucks. The 350 is out. That guy has had a very hard life. However, the 250 is a winner. Body is nearly perfect, save for one little spot of surface rust on the bottom corner of a door. Interior is perfect as far as I can see. Bed has no 5th wheel ball and is almost scratch free. Tranny fluid was nice and pink. Only alarm was the K and N sticker on the airbox, although there was no K and N filter in it. I did take off the intake hose and the turbocharger fins didn't look rounded off or anything and were tight against the housing. Almost no oil blowby in the intake. The fins were a little discolored on the edges though. Is that normal? According to the dealer its a one owner local trade.
I wasn't blown away by the acceleration power. I currently drive a Nissan Armada with the 5.4 and it has more pop. Maybe I'll notice it with the diesel when towing?
In any event, the truck has 120K, is a 2001 F250 XLT Crew with the normal power options. Based on what I describe, would you pay 14,500 for this truck?
Opinions welcome, good or bad! Thank you!