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Old 12-28-2007, 08:31 PM
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Questions about truck I'm looking at buying

Looked at a truck today and just have a few questions to see what people think.

It is a 2005 F250 supercab long bed 4x4 diesel.
Milage is about about 10,500 and has about 45 more days of the 3year bumper-to-bumper warranty left.

Price is listed at 27,000 but he said he'd take 26,000.
From what I've seen online, that seems to be a pretty good price around here (southeast PA). It is an XLT with leather, 5 speed auto, buckets in front(power driver), tow command, side steps, FX4, block heater, 17" aluminum wheels.

I'm kinda wondering about the milage being low. Basically, if there would be any problems, should they have appeared with that few miles on it? Or are there issues that generally appear with 20 or 30K miles on it?

Any idea what the $85 snowplow package added to the truck?

What changes were there between the 2004 and 2005? Seems people on hear say the 2005 or newer ones are better than a 2003/2004....why is that?

thanks!
Bruce
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Old 12-28-2007, 08:43 PM
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I'd get the VIN# and have an OASIS ran most ford dealers will run it for you, that would answer some question for you, the03/04 was the 1st of the 6.0s and had some problems, the early 05's had some injector and turbo problems but seems the got it worked out in the later ones. The only thing that I know that the snow plow package adds is stiffer springs in the front. The 03/04's was the last year for leafs in the front also, 05's and newer got springs
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thats a great price if everything checks out on it, plus you have the 100k warrenty on motor/turbo
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Sounds like a nice truck. I hope the Oasis checks out clean for you.

Man every time I see these prices now, it makes me sick. LOL I should have waited 6 months to buy mine.
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Old 12-29-2007, 08:42 AM
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OASIS report has no work done, but there are three outstanding field service actions (the last 2 I have no idea what they are?):

05E15
EXHAUST PRESSURE SENSOR REPLACEMENT, ON-BOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM AND ENGINE CONTR OL MODULES RECALIBRATION
59B01
ELIGIBLE FOR ONE-TIME CUSTOMER ASSURANCE TEST DRIVE. SEE EMISSIONS RECALL 05E15 OR 06E17 FOR DETAILS.
05B32
DE-GAS BOTTLE FILL LEVEL LABEL AND FLUID LEVEL ADJUSTMENT

Its an early 2005, the date on the door sticker is 12/04. I'd still have ~2 years on the 5yr/100k warranty, so if there would be injector or turbo problems, I'd at least have 2 years for those problems to appear and still be covered. I know the warranty will expire due to the 5 years being passed, not the 100K miles being reached.
Does the 5/100k warranty just cover the motor/turbo, or does it cover the whole powertrain, like tranny/axles/hubs?
I'm getting even more tempted to buy this truck!!
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Bruce
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Old 12-29-2007, 09:45 AM
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05b32, the Degas bottle was marked wrong from the manafactuer and they fix it by adding a sticker for the low and full reading
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That is a real good price, especially considering the mileage. Probably stickered new for $40k+ Odds are pretty good this was somebody's play toy, and not a work truck. Is there any sort of hitch in the bed, gooseneck or 5wheel?

Big diesel trucks seem to have taken a dive this fall, what with the housing meltdown and the drought hammering the farmers - two big buyers of work trucks. Normally, a diesel truck holds it's value real well. The housing market should be settled out by next summer, so prices may not be so good then.

05 is a good year to get, as it has a tighter turning circle and the coil springs on the front really improve the ride.
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Yeah thats a great price. I just checked last week and my dealer would let me get the ext. warranty on the motor for just under $1,300. Would make it 7yr. 200,000 miles. I'm tempted to get it, I have 27,500 on mine. My turbo went out at 14,000, so any thing could still happen. Not to scare you, the motor issues was the main problems. Good luck!!!!
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No hitch in the bed. The seller only towed a bumper pull camper and a small motorcycle trailer with it. It definately wasn't a work truck.

Sticker price was $43,200. Seller still has the sticker so I took a pic of it when I looked at it yesterday.

Under the hood looks almost new as does the undercarriage (frame, skid plates, etc).
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Well I picked the truck up this morning. So far I like it. It will take some getting used to though since I'm use to driving a much different vehicle ('98 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP with a good deal of handling mods).
Now I gotta sell my '95 F250 (standard cab, long bed, 4x4, 5.8/auto)
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