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Old 06-28-2014, 07:52 PM
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2002 Excursion 7.3L Automatic 2wd

I saw an excursion with 260,000 miles online. The many photos show the truck to be in "like new" condition inside and out. It is very clean. The truck is at a used car dealership. They also sell lots of classic cars as well. I googled them and found they have an A rating at the Better Business Bureau. Anyway, they are over 200 miles away. Asking price is $9999. I want to surprise my wife with this truck for her birthday. The miles are kind of high. I want to make sure the truck is safe. There is a garage that specializes in diesel trucks I can take it to have it inspected but only after I buy it and drive it home. What safety issues could a truck with this many miles have besides ball joints, brakes and tires? She used to have a Suburban and sometimes says how she misses it. She's driving the 2002 Crown Victoria Sport now but I think she would rather have an SUV. We also have three children and take at least one long road trip per year.

I wanted an F350 7.3 for myself but I found a 2001 F350 XL 5.4L gasoline with very low miles(60k) for $10,000 so I'm thinking about getting that for myself. We would still have a 7.3 in the family. lol. It's probably a government fleet vehicle. On the other hand I found another f350 7.3 manual transmission with about 237k miles for $7,000. It has a ball hitch in the bed. I guess I want to get my wife and I trucks for under $10k each. That's the limit of my vehicle buying budget. Maybe that's not realistic for two good diesels unless I have a budget for some maintenance items likely to come up with these higher mileage trucks.

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Daniel
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Old 06-28-2014, 08:05 PM
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You might try posting in the 7.3 excursion forum. Those guys will know the most about the questions and concerns you may have. Might get a few more views/ guys who know what they are talking about when it comes to the excursions than you will here in the introduction forum.

Good luck!!
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Alright. Thanks.
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