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I think he is asking a bit too much.
For comparison i purchased my rig about a year ago from a dealer. I did get lucky and find it a Toyota dealer so they did not know what they had.
I have a 2000 F250 4x4 XCLB XLT 6 speed, had 140K on it. Exterior was a 10/10, 2 small scrapes on tailgate and that was it. Interior looked brand new, not a single stain, tear, rip, crack NOTHING! Truck came with a super****s tuner, trailer breaks controller, paint matched canopy, 12K LB winch in stock bumper, airbags, ATS turbo housing, Banks big head wastegate (wich is probably worthless) upgraded turbo wheel, 4" exhause, AIS intake and gauges. Also had receipts from day 1 for factory oil changes every 3K miles (overkill for these rigs, some will dissagree, i go for 5K). Had new ball joints, breaks all around, pinion seals and a few other small things done within 300 miles of origional owner trading it in. Had brand new tires on it also.
Dealer was asking $14K, i did not negotiate at all maily casue they gave me $6K for a 2003 chevy impalla! I got a great deal on my rig i believe especially having the service record it had.
I also look on CL for 6 months straight before I found the rig I wanted. Nut in the end i absolutely love my truck. It was my daily driver and tow rig for a bit but now its strictly for twing and with only 15K miles on her now i believe she will last forever as long as I lover her till the end!
Remember whatever you do, Maintenance is key on all vehicles but even more so on these 7.3's. Yes people drive them into the ground and get hundreds of thousands of miles out of them but if taken care of will last even longer. Have a few buddies pushin over 400K and the biggest expense was replacing a clutch.
Good luck on your purchase!