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Old 06-27-2014, 05:58 PM
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Help! Am I crazy... Should I do it?

I'm in the process of truck shopping and came across a diamond in the ruff.. A 2001 ford f250 7.3l crew cab short bed xlt 4x4 in silver with 172,883 miles 100% all stock mint condition garage kept, no damage or dents on the truck. original one owner and the miles were documented every year during the vehicle inspection at a Houston ford dealership every year and shows it on the carfax. The truck has been in Houston Texas it's whole life.... Now the decision they were asking $21,000 and I got the dealer down to $18,900 +ttl... So am I crazy? Do I pull the trigger and spend the money? Spend big money on quality? It's the cleanest 7.3l I've ever seen (non show truck)... I'm making a decision by the morning... So do I buy it?
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Old 06-27-2014, 06:28 PM
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Sounds crazy to me. I would spend money on higher quality yes, but not that much and not from a dealer. That's just me though. I have diesel mechanic experience also that might make me a bit more willing to fix up a rougher truck and buy cheaper. Comes down to how much time you have to find the right deal.
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Old 06-27-2014, 07:21 PM
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The price is high but sometimes it is worth it for a cream puff.
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That price is crazy. My truck had 119k on it when i bought it for $12k from a private seller, and my dads truck had 52k when he bought his for $14k from a dealer out of Texas. (both of these trucks were purchased in the last year) If your willing to spend $18k, you can find one hella nice, low mileage 7.3...... Just my .02
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I guess it all depends upon what these trucks go for in your area. If it were up in the NW in Washington State where diesel truck prices demand over top dollar, it would be just about right on par.

From what I've researched though in the past, in Texas any way, diesel truck prices are/were some of the best of the country so my speculation would say that it is on the high side, at least for that state.

If it is the right truck and you don't mind spending a little more, then you've probably got yourself a great truck that'll last you forever and then some.
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It's a good looking rig for sure, but that price is a bit higher, mine looks like hell but I paid $1600 for it, and it's a lariat, but with another 16,400 to invest in it mine would look like a cream puff too
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Mines not mint but I paid 7500. You can find a much better deal than that
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miles are high for price... is it at least a loaded out xlt? body does look clean but it is silver which hides alot of stuff until you walk up to it.
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I ended up buying the powerstroke miles are little bit higher then I wish they were I was looking for more around 130k but because It was a one owner only been in Houston Texas 100% stock I had to do it, it was too good of a opportunity not to get it.... It still has the original factory windshield with the Assembly plant sticker on it!
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