I'm looking to buy my first diesel...I found this on autotrader
2004 Ford F350 in Cary, IL 60013: Truck Details - 264747389 - AutoTrader.com
2004 - 90K miles - $17.5K
Questions I have asked and he has answered...any red flags? any other questions I should ask?
What did you primarily use it for? Daily driver? Typical Chicago commuter traffic or out on the “open” interstate? No Chicago commuter traffic, just local, many of the miles are from highway and travelling to central Wisconsin and the Michigan UP.
Ever do any plowing with it? Never
How much towing have you done with it? Towing what? Boat, car hauler, camper…? Towing snowmobiles and waverunners, nothing heavy.
The 6.0 has a not so good reputation…Have you had any troubles with it? Nothing major.
Have you had to have anything done that was covered under warranty? Yes, EGR sensor, camshaft sensor, and refresh the computer.
How much do the tires have left? 50 - 60% left. They are Michelin LTX.
How about other things that may need to be done soon like brakes, ball joints, tranny flush, oil change, fuel filter change, etc… Brakes were done recently, has new ball joints, tranny was flushed every 20,000 miles with all synthetic Amsoil products, oil changed every 5,000 miles using synthetic Amsoil products, oil changed in the differentials and the transfer case every 30,000 miles using synthetic Amsoil products.
I don’t think they offered it in 2004 but does this truck happen to have the Ford “Tow Command” option with the integrated trailer brake? Yes, the truck has this.
What kind of mileage are you able to squeeze out of it? Hwy?14-16 City? 10-12 Towing? 10-12 approx. Also, approx. 18 highwy with economy program.
Do you have any kind of chip/tuner on it or have you ever had one on it? Yes, I have one but not using it currently. Used it when diesel went over $5 a gallon. Generally keep it in stock configuration. Has tons of power and great towing ability.
Any other option/accessories you can tell me about? Fully loaded, plus oversized fuel tank and new springs.
Firm on price? If room to move what’s your bottom dollar? My bottom dollar is $17,500 without the following which will be included in the $18,500 price - additional new set of tires, programmer, and used seat covers.