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Old 02-27-2008, 10:29 PM
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Is this a good deal?

I've been sort of slowly looking to trade my current truck (a Tacoma that I use for off-roading yet still daily driving) for something bigger as I move several times a year and could use a bigger bed and more interior room. Specifically I've been looking for an F250 or F350 7.3L diesel anywhere from 2008 to...2004 (is that the last year they did 7.3?). This guy I found via Craigslist is looking to downsize his truck. He has a 2000 F250 4x4 Crew Cab 7.3L diesel with 164,000 miles and wants to trade it for my Tacoma + $1500 (that is my 2000 Tacoma + $1500 for his F250). Is it a good deal with that many miles? What are some problems I could expect with that many miles? What kind of mileage would I be getting on average? Thanks!

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Old 02-27-2008, 10:32 PM
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get oasis report on it, but go with the PSD 7.3 are bullet proof and i believe the 7.3 was from 96 to 03 not 04 to 08
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I would probably do the trade straight up, 7.3's are getting hard to find in decent shape but i like Toyota's also (good trucks) how many miles does your Toy have and is it a v6 or 4cyl ? But as loki said, get an oasis report and ask for some type of service history,possibly even have a PSD familiar mechanic take a look at it before the deal. you can expect an average of 16-19mpg with the 7.3 diesel but that can improve with a decent chip,air filter,exhaust and smart driving. Good luck and post some pics if you trade
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by doing it straight up do you mean without any extra cash going either way? my truck has 98k miles, his has 164k miles, same year. mine is the v6, 5spd manual, TRD edition (stock rear locker). to anyone not into offroading i'd be lucky to get $9k for it. to anyone in offroading, its worth more due to the modifications i've done to it. i get anywhere from 13-16 mpg right now (+ about 5% due to tires and gearing) so i think whatever I trade for would be a steup up to some degree.
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i think the PSD is worth it, I just don't like to give any boot on a trade. You could use the money to get the diesel up to par and probably purchase alot of useful mods. But if it's a nice truck and the service history checks out by all means do it. we have a 02 Super cab diesel XLT on our used car lot with 150k miles and they're asking 17k for it but it's very clean and has been very well taken care of.
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Another thing to keep in mind if its an automatic your getting up there on miles and might need a rebuild soon. But as far as the 7.3 if it was taken care of you can get ALOT more miles then that. About 4k-10K. Just check the oasis and the take it to a diesel mechanic and he should be able to tell you how well it was taken care of. But as far as your trade, i think it a deal for you truck plus the 1500. But if you can get him to do a straigt up trade, or just your truck plus 750, id go there first. But if you went to buy a 7.3 thats nice with that amount of miles your looking at about 15ish easy.
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