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Old 05-26-2008, 05:35 PM
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Too many miles?

Well folks, new guy here, my last Ford was 85 2wd ranger, it was a good truck that I beat the crap out of in my high school days, went from that to a Nissan to a Dodge to a Nissan to the current Chevy 2500 Ext Cab 4x4 6.0L Gas, that is now been passed on to my father, looking at this to replace it:
00 Excursion Thanks for the help guys, if this pans out the hardest thing will be to get my wife to like Fords again as her 1st car was a Mercury Marquis.

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Old 05-26-2008, 06:12 PM
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Unless you are prepared to put some money into this after purchasing it, I would consider something else. I've seen some trucks with 700k on the odometer but be ready to make some repairs it may be it the ball joints, injectors, and any other parts that just wear out over time. Buying a vehicle with high mileage can be a big gamble as you don't know how well it was maintained and/or cared for. I would only buy something w/that many miles if I knew the person selling it. Then again thats just me.
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Old 05-27-2008, 12:44 PM
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Unless you are prepared to put some money into this after purchasing it, I would consider something else.
That has me worried but he states that it has all the receipts for work, I emailed the owner asking for how many miles are on this rebuilt tranny so once I get an answer on that it I can decide if its good or not.
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a 7.3 will run for ever with the proper care
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Have you seen this truck in person yet or is it substantial distance away? Just a quick look over will make 80% of your decision.
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Old 05-27-2008, 12:57 PM
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No have not seen it in person, about 1.5 hours away. I asked for additional pics, don't really want to go up there for a tire kick session and find its a lemon with a nice pretty bow on it!....Know what I mean?
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Old 05-27-2008, 01:26 PM
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Oh I know what you mean. This guy is going to sugar coat any question you ask but if you get serious about it make the trip and if he is slow about getting you the additional pics back look else where. Whats your price range and requirements for an excursion?
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Old 05-27-2008, 02:55 PM
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Price range is between 8 and 12, looking for a PSD excursion figured people would be giving them away since no one can see the benefit of Diesel even though its 4.89 here in South Central PA. I see a 44 gallon tank and 15 MPG as a godsend when it comes to being able to lug around 7 people and tow 11K. My current Cheby gets 10MPG even when I am light on it, it hurts to throw 70 bucks in it and only get 230 miles to a tank.

This vehicle will need to last for at least 5 years, be able to tow my current loads and future loads and be able to hold 2 Great Danes, 2 Kids and 3 adults.
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That is up there in miles, but drive it for yourself and go from there.

Check for leaks, and codes and let us know.
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Not trying to burst your bubble, but i think given the condition of the current truck market you should be able to find another ex. with alot less miles for about the same money. Good luck.
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