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yardmanlee
01-02-2006, 09:28 AM
I found a 1996 f-250 4x4 extended cab long bed
powerstroke w/ 4spd auto and 81,000 miles
for 13,500 at a local ford dealership.

would like ya'lls imput

thanks
lee

grassmanak
01-02-2006, 09:36 AM
seems high

yardmanlee
01-02-2006, 10:11 AM
for a diesel ? I was thinkin a little low, how do the transmissions hold up ?

lwcmattlifter
01-02-2006, 10:49 AM
That's a decent price.

Travis Followell
01-02-2006, 07:21 PM
Sounds pretty decent to me.

UNISCAPER
01-02-2006, 07:45 PM
for a diesel ? I was thinkin a little low, how do the transmissions hold up ?

If it hasn't had at least 2 replaced already I would be shocked. But in all reality, it's due. Make the dealer give you a 30,000 mile warrantee on the tranny or deduct $3,000.00 for a replacemnt plus some lost time right off the price.

Team_Yamaha
01-02-2006, 08:19 PM
I would buy it up. The price seems pretty good. Personally I wouldn't worry about the tranny, UNISCAPER doesn't like them, he has had some bad luck. But I had a 94 F250 extcab long box PSD/auto that I put over 70,000miles on towing and plowing snow. I sold the truck with 110,000 miles on it and still had the orginal tranny in it. It had a heavy duty cooler and I changed the fluid/filter every 25,000 miles. Let us know it you buy it. Good luck....

Jpocket
01-02-2006, 09:10 PM
Tell him $10,500 and he's got a deal. Tell him you won't buy it for a penny more. Tell them it's gonna need a transmission within the next 30,000 miles, and point out some of the other flaws of the truck.

They should sell it for that cuz they are only looking to get 11-$12,000 for if they are asking 13,500.

brunosplace
01-03-2006, 02:21 AM
after having 5 different Ford with Diesels in the family, not one lost a tranny, all had more than 150k miles before they were sold. Used all to tow 32ft 5th wheel RV, or 6 place horse trailer with living quarters, no problems.

greenscapes,inc.
01-03-2006, 02:47 AM
Tell him $10,500 and he's got a deal. Tell him you won't buy it for a penny more. Tell them it's gonna need a transmission within the next 30,000 miles, and point out some of the other flaws of the truck.

They should sell it for that cuz they are only looking to get 11-$12,000 for if they are asking 13,500.

If I was selling a truck for 13,500 and some one offered me 10,500 and told me the trans was going bad I would laugh and say good luck. A 96 PSD with that low of miles will sell easy. You take care of the transmissions and they will last a long time. I have one with 120000 miles on it and it has plow and pulled hard since day one and it still shift like new. Change they fluid every season and your good to go.

Gravel Rat
01-03-2006, 04:13 AM
I converted the cost and mileage to Canadian and yes thats a decent deal for that truck. Its hard to tell without pics on what its worth but I wouldn't be scared to buy it.

efaubert1
01-03-2006, 09:56 AM
That is a low mileage truck and the price seems fair for that mileage. As for Uniscaper, must be he had a run in with Ford tranny in the past. My 97 F350 4x4 crew cab 7.3 auto had almost 200k on it and had the original tranny in it with NO rebuild.

UNISCAPER
01-03-2006, 10:03 AM
As for Uniscaper, must be he had a run in with Ford tranny in the past. My 97 F350 4x4 crew cab 7.3 auto had almost 200k on it and had the original tranny in it with NO rebuild.
Try 73 Ford trannies over 20 years. Ford has 68 lawsuites, 12,000-14,000 consumer complaints, 4 NTSB investigations, and 77 Service bullitens released just on it's new batch of crap.

Call any honest Ford service manager and they will tell you the E-4OD and 4R100 have never been reliable, and the jury has not been let out on the new marvel they dumped into their trucks.

efaubert1
01-05-2006, 03:24 PM
Uniscaper, I am in no way calling you a liar, I would really like to know where you find this data? I've been driving Ford trucks since 1982 and the worst I have ever had happen is a cam sensor going out, a shift position sensor on the tranny, and a busted auto locking lock out hub that I replaced with Warn manual lockers. I've owned 74 g=gas, 79g, 81g, 85g,89d=diesel,94g,94d,96g,97d,97g,99d,03g. I lost the tranny at 37k on the 03 gasser, but never on a diesel yet. All trucks are F250-350's. I have found great reliability over the years, and I have also owned Chevy and Dodges. I trade vehicles like some folks buy underwear, often.

UNISCAPER
01-05-2006, 03:45 PM
It was an article written in Automotive News, December 2005 issue, page 25.

I knew based on the law of averages from many of my friends around the country who have had similar issues with Ford diesels and transmissons, that those numbers are pretty accurate.

The article will go on tto say that the problems with this engine have put the business relationship with International in jeprody. I sincerely that Ford gets these problems worked out. But considering they have not worked their transmission problems out for near 20 years, it's looking bleake. They pissed me off bad enough to where I'll never get another one, and I would not wish the problems we have had with Ford trucks on anyone. There are too many other problems and challenges business brings to have to deal with breaking equipment.

UNISCAPER
01-05-2006, 04:13 PM
I tried to get the link and copy it to the post, but if you go into the Automotive news website, then search 6 months back, there will be an article entitlted Ford Diesel drama drags on. That's it. Ford claims to have fixed many of the problems, but funny thing, I hear the same complaints addressed in this article comming from 2005 Ford truck owners. Anyhow, check it out and tell me what you think.

yardmanlee
01-05-2006, 04:34 PM
guys I thought this was my thread, all I wanted to know if it was a decent price not a debate, I thank you for all the info. went by the dealer ship yesterday and I guess it was a good price cause it not there anymore !!!

thanks anyway