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Just wondering what your thoughts were about your trucks. Found a 2003 F-250 locally with 150000 miles on the ticker. Auto transmission, extended cab, short box. The guy wants 10k obo for it. Is this a truck i shouldn't be afraid of buying? Im going to get the VIN number and get an OASIS ran for the truck but other then that what should i be concerned of? Is this truck going to last another 100k miles? Im looking to get into a truck that will last. I know dodges that go 400k but have never heard of a 6.0l going that long...
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Itl go that long as long as it has been taken care of, and if you continue to take care of it.

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It will last that long. Ive got almost 210k on my 05 some im moving on up

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from what it looks like it looks clean and well taken care of...will hopefully talk to the guy tomorrow.
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If the headgaskets haven't been replaced I would try and find another one.
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my 03 has been great to me

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yea thats what im thinking. If the heads haven't been replace i will walk....
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i have a 03 stroker and its been great i had head studs put in at 99K. but its ran great, only reason it was done is so that i could some better tunes. But i bought mine with 70K miles on it and its a regular cab xlt 4x4 with an 4 inch exhaust and i bought it for 10.5. if its not at less a 4x4 no, and if its not at less an xlt no. i would offer between 8.5 and 9.25 but it will run a long time ive seen over 200K, but it really alk depends if its been ran to hell and back

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from the looks of the pictures the truck looks almost brand new. Paint looks clean, not much rust from what i can see. And from the impression i got from talking to the guy on the phone he knows his stuff and takes pride in taking care of his stuff. It also has a plow which if its an ultramount it will make me sway for this truck because of the landscaping and plowing business i work for.
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I think you have the head gasket thing backwards, If they havent been replaced it's probably a good motor if it is stock. if they have been replaced it might be one of the nasty ones.

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