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post #1 of 17 Old 11-27-2007, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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Hello all.

I don't currently own a truck but I am looking into getting one soon. I have a Cherokee that I wheel and the more I do to it, the less streetable it becomes. So I plan on getting a diesel and trailer to haul my jeep.

I am seriously looking at this 2000 F-350 XLT 4x4 ext. cab shortbox automatic. It has 150,000 miles and they are asking $15,000. I have not yet looked at it in person but from the pictures the only thing wrong is it is missing the radio. The previous owner had an aftermarket one in it and took it out. No big deal.

What should I look for when I look at this truck? Or, what should I look for in any truck I look at. I prefer the '99 and newer trucks to the older ones.

Thanks, and I hope to talking diesel with all of you soon.
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welcome to the org.! i have a 2000 psd and i love it! it will haul your jeep anywhere you wanna go easily. and there are just about as many mods for a psd (powerstoke diesel) as there are for a jeep. the only think about the truck your looking at that concerns me is an automatc tranny, make sure its in good shape and a warranty is always a plus. there will be other guys on here that can give a list of things to look for when purchasing a used powerstroke. good luck and again welcome!

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Here's some good tips:
What to look for when buying a USED 99-03 PSD

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Thanks for the info guys. If I can get over there to look at the truck I will see if I can have them put it on a hoist for me to look at so I can check ball joints and anything else that may be of concern.
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Welcome to the forum man!!!!
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I dont know if the link said it, but I would check the turbo wheel make sure its not chipped and it is in good shape. things like ball joins and tie rods i would use to bring down the price, not to walk away from it, but bad turbo or bad shifting tranny, I would fast pase walk away.



On vacation from a truck for a year or...
Looking at 6.4s Moving in a few months then hopefully buying my dream truck!!!

Driving an Audi till then...
but at work I drive
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