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I wouldn't be all over that truck. It's clean and all, but it's an ECLB. Those are everywhere. If it's what you want, that's great, but they don't cost much more than an RCLB. I payed two grand less for a 160,000 mile CCSB Lariat. A couple of dings in my paint, but my oil doesn't get dark until it's about due for an oil change. I have 3,500 on this oil and I still have to play the tilt game to verify level. For that truck, not checking it out myself, just assuming that pics don't lie, I'd offer $9k and not feel bad if I paid $10,500 for it. If I paid $11k, I'd feel bad. If I paid more than $11k, I'd seriously contemplate shooting myself in the foot to verify my stupidity. But, that's also for my area, and regions do play a part in value.
Now, I did get very lucky in that the PO took great mechanical care of the truck I bought. I like to pretend that's the norm, but it's not. In regards to extended cabs, I found several with less miles that were below $10K. It was really hard to not jump on one of those. There is a flip side, and that's reliability. You can pay $6k for a truck and have to drop another $10k in parts for it. But, you can pay $14k and have to drop another $10k into it. If it looks good and everything checks out, it's a good deal. Due diligence is on you though. The dealer/seller isn't going to say "yeah, it's been a good truck, but...". If he/she/they are against you getting a third party check done, then walk away. Once you sign the line, all problems that haunt the truck are your problems, not theirs... Check it yourself, bring it to another dealer for a thorough check, do what you need to do. Dealer checks cost money, so check the simple stuff yourself to save $$.
2002 F250 CCSB 4x4
PHP Phoenix, John Woods VB, NUC bypass, 6637
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