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Old 05-18-2008, 07:32 PM
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Life Expectancy?

I'm new to these forums so I apologize if this has been covered before and I missed it.

I have my eye on a 96 F-250 powerstroke with 250k on it. It'll mostly be a home center / backup vehicle / toy. I'm worried about the miles on it however, and wonder how many more miles it might last. Are there any other gotchas about that model year or the mileage I should be aware of? Oh, and I'm guessing it has a turbo as well?
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Old 05-18-2008, 07:37 PM
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Like all vehicles, if it has been taken care of.. it will be fine. You could have another 100k left on the motor, or 5k. I would suggest having a professional diesel mechanic go over the truck.

And yes, the '96 powerstroke has a turbo
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Old 05-19-2008, 05:27 PM
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Thanks for the advice.

Here's what I have my eye on, any ballpark ideas if it's a good value or not? Assuming it's average and hasn't been beaten on too severely..

1996 Ford F250 Extended Cab 4WD - 7.3 Litre Diesel
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Seems high to me.
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