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Looking at a 03 6.0 to buy

Well Iam strongly considering buying a 2003 auto 6.0 reg cab F350 XLT with 66,000 miles from a local dealer to replace my 94 f150. Ill end up using it to tow my mustang maybe 4 times a year to the track and drive it daily back and fourth to work. I have it for Sunday and until about 5 PM Monday and will be looking it over very closely. Still getting more info on it but I do know it has had the turbo replaced and new ball joints already. Iam very new to the diesel scene but am a quick learner. I know some of the 6.0's had tranny/turbo/headgasket problems. Now like I said the turbo was already done, and the tranny shifts perfect and goes right into gear. As far as the headgaskets go, was that just certain plants that had problems or was it all of the 6.0's in 03-04? I still have to find out what kind of warrenty its going to come with. Overall its a nice clean truck afew minor scratchs and interior is clean. They are asking $19,900 for it and Iam trying to work with them on that. So any info would be great. If I do get it I will be sure to post up some pictures asap, if it wasent this late in the year could of even got some shots with the car on the trailor . Thanks
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sounds like a good price for the milage. it must be a 2wheel drive?



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Woops, no it is 4x4 forgot to add that in.
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that sounds like an awesome price for a 4x4 with low milage. id get an oasis report on it and make sure its not a lemon. sounds like a great deal to me.



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What exactly is a "Lemon"? Ive heard the term before just not sure what it means.
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its a slang term for basicly a truck that always has something wrong with it. some times theyve had so many things wrong and fixed on them that every thing has been replace or upgraded and you dont have to worry about any thing. some times things go wrong over and over and the trucks are never right.



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definately have an oasis report run. Its a ford motor co. report of any/all maintenance work done to the truck from any ford dealership.

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imo, I'd spend some more time reading up on these trucks and the powerstroke before purchasing one if you are unsure of what a "lemon" is. again, imo. also, i've read powerstroke's have the best tranny out of the big three. good luck and welcome to the site.

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1st off it's a regular cab and unless you are going to keep it a long time that will hurt re-sale. I recommend a extended Cab or crew cab, this makes the truck so much more functional. I would consider spending a few dollars more for the bigger cab.


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1st off it's a regular cab and unless you are going to keep it a long time that will hurt re-sale. I recommend a extended Cab or crew cab, this makes the truck so much more functional. I would consider spending a few dollars more for the bigger cab.
I will have it for atleast 5 years and honestly I would like a regular cab, doesnt bother me that it may take alittle longer to resell at some point.
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