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Hey powerstroke community, I have my eyes set on a 97 crew cab 4x4 long bed with the 7.3 in vermillion red that has 171k miles. I was wondering if y'all have any advice/opinions on the following: Seller is asking $21,000. Is this a fair price considering current market demand for these trucks? And given: the transmission was replaced at 140k miles, bearings have been replaced, brakes replaced, new tires, some suspensions components replaced, air bags installed in rear suspension, spotless interior, some rust in the undercarriage but seems to be rust free on body, been fairly well maintained mechanically for the 8 years the previous owner has had it. Main issues I see immediately are cosmetic (all clear coat is fading around the vehicle and there is a good gash on the right rear panel from backing into something). Title is clean. What are some hot spots I should check for mechanical problems when I go check out the vehicle at this mileage? I want a good laundry list to check off before I decide it's not going to be needing immediate repairs. (Anticipating restorative costs but want to be able to spread this out after initial purchase).