New guy here, and I need some help. I'm looking for my first diesel truck.
I don't want truck payments, so I'm look for a early 2000's with the 7.3 diesel.
I found a 2002 F250 SC 4X4 with only 65k on it. I haven't seen it yet, but it's suppose to be very clean and in "like new condition"
The "asking" price to me is very high 18.5k!!
But my real question is, diesel motors were meant to work and work hard. What can I expect out of a 10 year old truck that has been a lazy grocery getter its whole life?
More about me... I need this truck to work, play, tow, and be a DD, its lazy life would be over. I plan on driving this truck about 40k a year, maybe more. Can a diesel motor that has had an easy 10 years, now become a workhorse like it was meant to be. Can I get 7 years and another 300k out of it?
I'm just not sure if they ruined the motor by not driving it and working it properly. Is it better for me to find a truck with 200k on it, that has been driven and used properly and is 5k cheaper to buy. Would you buy a 10 year old diesel truck with such low miles?
Back to the price, what would be a fair price for this truck? I think 18.5k is crazy high, do you? I live outside Chicago and diesel trucks are not cheap here in the midwest. So what would you suggest. Thanks for your help and suggestions. I love this forum already!!