Originally Posted by ElCid04
This truck will really only be used for my 60 mile daily round trip to work, and the occasional mud hole... Thanks agian!
expect to spend a few bucks on repairs, in other words dont blow your whole budget on a truck and not have any room for repairs. in a worst case situation, even if you have to drop 2k into the truck a week after you buy one you will have the funds. chances are you wont have problems, but you never know.
i just picked up a 99 f350 cc auto 4x4 with 110k for less than $19k. truck is in mint shape and unmolested.
since december i have replaced the batterys, alt, front swaybar links.
i have spent around 300 in parts and did the work myself.
my previous truck was a f250 92 7.3l 4x4 manual ext cab. i had almost 300k on it. motor ran great, just had to replace bolt on items like steering gearbox, tierods, balljoints, rear end. i averaged about 1500/year in maint. but was cheaper than owning a new one.
ps. here is my 01, it will smoke a stock 03