I'm still in search of my first diesel and have another potential candidate. Yesterday I looked at a 2002 crew cab with a 166K miles for 12K. Overall the truck looks clean, a few dents, dings and scratches. The engine compartment looked clean and underneath there doesn't appear to be any major leaks. The tires probably have 1 winter left. The bed of the truck indicated the was not a 5th wheel or goose neck set up, but there is a break controller in the cab which I would assume there has been some bumper pulling.
I didn't have time to drive the truck yesterday but when I started it there were no check engine or O/D lights. In fact, after starting all lights went out as they should. At a stand still I shifted through all the gears, which I could barely tell when it shifted. The trans fluid smelled clean and looked light red.
The CARFAX identifies that the truck has had 6 owners, is this a concern?
By chance can anyone run an OASIS? VIN: 1FTNW21F12EC71349
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Do you think this is a fair price?
Do you think I should have a shop look at it? The dealer being out of town may make this a bit difficult.
Any other thoughts, comments, suggestions?