I am in the market for a new to me diesel truck with a very strict budget of 10k to 10,500! I am in the midst of refinancing my house and my current truck a 2001 ford f350 with 380,000 miles has start showing me signs that is tired of being a tow rig and that it's getting to where I am a little concerned to drive it 84 miles a day to work and back.
Anyways, I have been looking at quite a few trucks and it seems that 04-06 ford trucks with an average of 180,000 to 225,000 in my price range with a small hand full of 07s and 08s thrown in.
I have found one that I really like. It's a 2008, f350, 4 door, long bed, xlt, 2wd, 165000 miles, automatic, srw, long bed for 10,500 ( got the owner down from 12500). Anyways, I spoke with the current owner on the phone and he was telling me that it has a gooseneck hitch in it, but he hasn't towed with it. He told me that he had the turbos rebuilt about a year ago. That the only issue with the truck is a squeaky belt when you first start it.
Is there anything I need to look for with the 6.4L when I go to actually test drive it?
What is your recommendation for my situation? Should I maybe try to look for a late model 6.0 and get a few more luxuries for my $$ (I am just concerned about the 6.0's reputation of bad head studs). What would one of you do if you were in my shoes?
Here is a pic of the '08
Here is my current truck: