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Old 07-30-2007, 09:20 PM
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I found a truck I like at a local dealership. I just got home from checking it it out. Heres the low down on it. 2000 F-350 ext cab long bed dually. 177k, auto, 4x4, pl, ps, a/c, p/w, power rear sliding window. cloth int. Ran great drove fine, trans shifted fine. It did make a funny noise when I took a corner, but only one time. Sounded like a chain or something rattling. One local owner, was traded in by a older lady for two new chevy cavaliers for her and her husband. It does have a few scratches and rear bumper and tail gate is banged up. It will need a tail gate for sure and maybe a rear bumper. Very new if not brand new tires on it too. After a little back and forth on got them down to 14500 out the door, from 16500 out the door. My question is, is it worth it? How long will a trans last, it doesn't look like the towed anything to heavy.. only had a 1 7/8 ball on it I think.

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Old 07-31-2007, 08:42 AM
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Help me ... Please.. need some
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Old 07-31-2007, 09:20 AM
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I found a truck I like at a local dealership. I just got home from checking it it out. Heres the low down on it. 2000 F-350 ext cab long bed dually. 177k, auto, 4x4, pl, ps, a/c, p/w, power rear sliding window. cloth int. Ran great drove fine, trans shifted fine. It did make a funny noise when I took a corner, but only one time. Sounded like a chain or something rattling. One local owner, was traded in by a older lady for two new chevy cavaliers for her and her husband. It does have a few scratches and rear bumper and tail gate is banged up. It will need a tail gate for sure and maybe a rear bumper. Very new if not brand new tires on it too. After a little back and forth on got them down to 14500 out the door, from 16500 out the door. My question is, is it worth it? How long will a trans last, it doesn't look like the towed anything to heavy.. only had a 1 7/8 ball on it I think.
Well it was owned by an older couple, maybe they had a small fishing boat or camper. 177K but that doesn't mean there was not a bigger hitch for the reciever. As for how long will the trans will last. It all depends on if it was well taken care of. Did it have a tranny fluid change every 30,000 miles like it is suppose to. The engine is just getting broken in. 177k on a 7.3L really is not nothing. I got 150,000 on my 02 engine runs like brand new. Tranny has been rebuilt at 137,000 miles. How does the fluid look on the dipstick. Probablly brand new as the dealer changed it and most likely flushed the tranny. If it shifts fine and you do not feel any slipage you should be good for a while.

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Old 07-31-2007, 09:32 AM
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yeah I wouldn't be scared of a 7.3 with those miles, sounds like ok deal to me, I've seen better, I've seen worse
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Old 07-31-2007, 09:33 AM
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yeah I wouldn't be scared of a 7.3 with those miles, sounds like ok deal to me, I've seen better, I've seen worse

The only time I would be scared is if it was seriously modded and the dealer was selling it for an extremely cheap price.
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Old 07-31-2007, 09:42 AM
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I'm pretty sure $14500 is durn cheap. Good job on getting a great deal. I payed $17200 for mine out the door with 160K on it. That WAS almost 2 years ago though. Sounds like a SWEET rig.

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Old 07-31-2007, 10:09 AM
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Heres some pics guys



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Looks good for a 7 year old truck with that mileage on her. She wears her age and mileage well.

By they way never say that comment to your wife.
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Old 07-31-2007, 10:12 AM
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Thats for all the help too. I'm pretty sure I'm going to pick her up tonight.. and maybe get the price down some more.. lol
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Looks good for a 7 year old truck with that mileage on her. She wears her age and mileage well.

By they way never say that comment to your wife.

LOL. It does have some scuff here and there. The tail gate is dented, but its only cosmetic thing which I can fix latter.
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