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Check out this truck, very hard to find 97 F350 crew cab 4x4 with 110,000 miles
he is asking 17,000$ kinda high i think but if i can get for 15k and if it runs and drive good, i think its well worth it. What do you think??
1997 Ford f350 Diesel power stroke

Update!! Just drove the truck, it looks twice as nice as the pictures, its a 1 owner, all service records, it all ready has the down pipe and straight pipe exhaust done, the old guy who owns it never sat directly on the seats, when he bought it new he put seat covers on it at the dearlership! The paint is cherry, brand new BFG all terrains, it has a Edge programmer, which has just been ran in tow mode, the tranny shifts nice and firm. I offered 15k but got shot down, they countered 16.5k and we settled at 16k with full tanks of diesel!
This is the best looking ford they ever made, with the best motor for 16k is a steal if you want my opinion. These trucks are very rare especially 1 old owner lol.
Picking it up in the morning!!

As for engine mods i was wondering whats the best thing to do? I have heard about all these custom tunes but were do you get them? Every site i go all i can find is banks, edge and superchip. I am thinking DP tuner with 80hp injectors??
 

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I would not pay that for that Truck, He is asking too much, that is me personally, I have limits when I purchase a vehicle. There are better deals out there, keep looking!
 

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I looked for one of those for 6 months. I could not find one in my price range that was clean with less than 150,000 mi. I settled for an f250 with 143,000 miles. I paid a lot for it. It was clean and had almost everything already done that I would need or would want to do. I have every record of fuel mileage, oil, changes, and all service records and modifications done to the truck since new. If that white truck has records he is asking top dollar. I still look here in Washington and I have seen a few trucks similar to that one go for around that price range. Hopefully he has records, is the first owner and you can deal with him and get him down a little. If not he will probably get his asking price eventually. If you have the coin and really want it I would do as much haggling as possible, check the service records etc. then make you're decision.
 

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It's worth whatever you're willing to pay for it. I think that's a little overpriced, considering it's a 15 year old truck. While it only has 110k miles, the mileage isn't really low enough to be asking a premium price like that. Maybe if it had 50k miles...
 

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Clean truck but no way i'd get $17,000 dude is nuts. You can get a nice 99-2006 super duty for that kind of price.
 

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Look at PHP, tony Wildman, beans etc for chips
 

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am i the only one that thinks people are getting a little stupid with these prices?? your lucky if you would get close to half that from an insurance co if you totalled it out.
 

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True but think the price of new trucks these days, 60k 70k i think that is ridiculous, and all the emissions and problems with the 6.0....
 

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True but think the price of new trucks these days, 60k 70k i think that is ridiculous, and all the emissions and problems with the 6.0....
i completely agree - but the fact that a newer truck, with all their technology and comfort, cost alot of money - DOESNT all of a sudden make old ones worth half what they cost new.

i feel like i write this alot, and im not trying to talk trash about these trucks, BUT - lets be a little realistic here. the fact that its a diesel doesnt negate the fact that theres a 17 year old truck wrapped around that motor, and as nice as it looks, that one will cost just as much to fix as mine when things break. at that price you can buy a base model 2013 honda accord and your a transmission away from breaking $20,000.



just to give you an idea- i paid $4,500 for my 95 dually with 110,000 miles on it like 5 years ago. true, i have some things that need attention, but $12,000 does NOT seperate that truck from mine.
 

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To me it's all in how much it's worth to u. I think it was pricey but if u get 500000 miles out of it not bad for the price. I paid 7500 for mine then dumped 2500 into it for problems with in a month. But I love the truck so it's all worth it. Very nice truck man! I would go with what these guys say with the 6 position chip.
 

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True, but people these days especially with the crew cab 4x4 long box, there like classics, there were not a lot of these models made and when you find one is this condition, and when the owner says they dont need to sell, it makes it hard to pass up. I got it for 16k and when you think these are the best looking Ford trucks ever made, its worth it to me. It was either this or a 08 style, which i love but did not feel like paying the higher price at the moment.

I will keep this forever, and get an 08 in a couple years when the prices drop a little more.
 

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Yeah mine was basically 10000 after all said and done with 200000 miles. And over the last yr I've done not a lot but some other things fuel pump,fuel tank,etc... To get the bugs out so add all that up and it turns into a pricey truck. But like I said I love the truck and all worth it to me
 

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like i said before - i paid $4,500 for mine, and im probably in it for at least another $5,000 since i bought it.. and thats JUST repairs, not modding it. i get compliments on my truck from alot of people that are into the OBS, cause generally its in really good shape for its age, but the fact is nobody has a crystal ball and things can break on one that was garage kept just as easy as on one with 300,000 miles..

if you bought it already, than good luck and my only other advice would be to make sure you put full coverage on the insurance, and look into insuring it for what you paid. thats probably gonna cost you more money, but it might be worth it istead of taking a chance of them mailing you a check for $5,000 god forbid something happens to it.
 
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