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Need some advice on Purchase pl

Hello Folks,
looking for some advice here. Looking to pickup a 2000 F250 / 7.3 / 6-speed / Crew-cab / 2WD / 140k Mi

I've never owned a diesel before but looking to start. I am an engineer and am drawn to the the diesel design and longevity.

We already have 2 cars (1 car and an SUV, and 2 motorcycles). There are 2 drivers in the household. I work from home and don't have a commute. Even then most of my errands are done on the motorcycle whenever possible. Typically on my car, i put about 4000 mi / year.

The primary purpose of the truck will be grocery.. and cruising around town .
Main reason i am looking into it is just a whim - i am bored and looking to add a new set of wheels.

So, my questions are:

1) should i buy it?
2) Will i kill it because i don't drive it enough, and almost never tow?
3) What kind of mpg can i expect? 15?
4) Will it be a truck that i will just spend on and not use (i think so )

Any thoughts apprecicated
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1. Your call. What is the asking price?
2. No, sounds like it would be driven. I don't tow but haul firewood from time to time.
3. Depends on use and driving style. I get 17-18 with the 96 and 16-17 with Excursion
4. Again your call. If it is in the budget and is in good condition buy it.

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Thanks Chris

1. seller is asking 14K (maybe able to get it for 12.5/13k) but its been babied and is mint.
2. yea i can picture myself hauling my motorcycle(s) from time to time
3. Wow thats pretty good-i would expect similar - thats why i am staying away from the dually and the 4x4.
4. Thanks - just needed some input to justify the purchase.
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Why you staying away from the 4x4? They look a lot better and if you ever need 4x4 you have. Plus resale is much better for a 4x4. I rather have it and not need 4x4 than to need it and not have 4x4.

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4x4

Mileage mainly... I can't picture myself towing anything... its really just going to Costco and back!
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Thanks Chris

1. seller is asking 14K (maybe able to get it for 12.5/13k) but its been babied and is mint.
2. yea i can picture myself hauling my motorcycle(s) from time to time
3. Wow thats pretty good-i would expect similar - thats why i am staying away from the dually and the 4x4.
4. Thanks - just needed some input to justify the purchase.
Price seems a little high for 2wd but it depends on you area.

Chris
1984 F-350 XLT 4x4 4spd. 6.9 (project)
1996 F-250 XLT 4x4 5spd. 7.3
2001 Excursion XLT 4x4 Auto 7.3
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