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spcfoor
08-31-2006, 09:20 AM
I found a 2000 F250 with 256K miles on it. It is a 4 x 4, crew cab, gooseneck, long bed, desiel 7.3 powerstroke. Would you be scared to buy this? It is 14,000

MMLawn
08-31-2006, 09:56 AM
I found a 2000 F250 with 256K miles on it. It is a 4 x 4, crew cab, gooseneck, long bed, desiel 7.3 powerstroke. Would you be scared to buy this? It is 14,000


Heck yeah I would be, and esp at that absurd price!! AT 256K miles that truck is past Ford's/IH expected life of 250K miles.....not to mention the wear that that mileage has also caused to 100's of other working/moving parts.

Shoot man I bought a 2005 F350, Diesel Super Duty Super Crew Dually with only 29K miles and only paid $27K......

FearThisDeere
08-31-2006, 10:00 AM
No way on this one, especially for the price. It hs a gooseneck, so you know it has towed almost all of those miles. I would look elsewhere.

spcfoor
08-31-2006, 02:12 PM
Thanks for the advise

harryhomeowner
08-31-2006, 02:47 PM
Just out of curiousity, what is the right price for this vehicle?

Randy J
08-31-2006, 02:50 PM
Just out of curiousity, what is the right price for this vehicle?

Given the mileage, I wouldn't be interested in it at any price. Now I know some Powerstrokes do last considerably longer, but the averages aren't there. And it can be an expensive vehicle to work on. Personally I wouldn't give $6000 for it - but that's just me.

Scag48
08-31-2006, 03:09 PM
I'd buy that truck, but not for $14,000. It's worth about $8,000 at most and I'd probably give them $6,000. If you put $3K into the truck it would go for another 100K before needing work. If the price is right, buy it, put some money into it, and drive it.

greenscapes,inc.
08-31-2006, 05:22 PM
I have a 99 F-250 4x4 6spd powerstroke with 315K that still runs like a champ. Im trying to get $7500 for it.

jazak
08-31-2006, 06:23 PM
Idon't buy trucks with over 75K on them and the price he's asking is absurd.:hammerhead:

J&R Landscaping
08-31-2006, 09:14 PM
Does he have maintnence records for that truck? has anything been replaced or rebuilt.

the owner of 1 of the dealers I buy stuff from has an 00 f350 7.3 diesel. He has owned it since it was brand new. He pulls a 5th wheel camping trailer and he and his family love to travel and do the rv thing (even though its only a trailer).
He installed an s2000 oil bypass filter on it and the engine runs perfect. It has 291k on the orignial engine, trans and everything. Its literally in perfect mechanical condition. I talk to the guy every time I am at the dealer and I am always interested to here how its doing. Though, I usually only see him in the fall, and winter because he travels alot during the summer.
BTW, his oil change interval is 17,000 miles.

J&R Landscaping
08-31-2006, 09:16 PM
I found a 2000 F250 with 256K miles on it. It is a 4 x 4, crew cab, gooseneck, long bed, desiel 7.3 powerstroke. Would you be scared to buy this? It is 14,000

Personally, I would offer him 8 grand for it if the body and everything else is in good shape. I have a lot of faith in diesel engines, espically the 7.3L. JMO

dcondon
08-31-2006, 09:18 PM
Personally, I would offer him 8 grand for it if the body and everything else is in good shape. I have a lot of faith in diesel engines, espically the 7.3L. JMO
I do also and I own one. Even still that sounds like a LOT of money!!!!

ALarsh
08-31-2006, 09:27 PM
I found a 2000 F250 with 256K miles on it. It is a 4 x 4, crew cab, gooseneck, long bed, desiel 7.3 powerstroke. Would you be scared to buy this? It is 14,000
If you don't have the knowledge to know that that is a terrible deal, you shouldn't be buying a truck. :dizzy:

HenryB
08-31-2006, 09:31 PM
Amen ,Alarsh

spcfoor
08-31-2006, 11:39 PM
Goto nada.com and plug in the info I just gave you see what you come up with. Alarsh don't be an A@@. Just because I asked a question doesn't mean I don't have a thought on the issue. I was once told the only dumb question is one not asked.

ALarsh
08-31-2006, 11:52 PM
Directly from MM's signature

"There are no stupid questions.....but there are stupid People that ask them" :laugh:

dvmcmrhp52
08-31-2006, 11:53 PM
[QUOTE=MMLawn

Shoot man I bought a 2005 F350, Diesel Super Duty Super Crew Dually with only 29K miles and only paid $27K......[/QUOTE]



Ya done damn good on that deal.

PGold
09-01-2006, 12:26 AM
We bought our 2000 powerstroke extended cab, short bed with 128,000 for $13,500 loaded out with everything, except leather. The body is in great shape and the vehicle has only been used for towing boats. I think you can do a lot better than that price. I don't buy diesels over 180,000 miles. Once you reach 250,000 that is borrowed time. It might make it a lot more, but you are pushing it.

spcfoor
09-01-2006, 01:44 AM
Alarsh if you have a problem with me asking a question then why did you even respond to it? I for one am not stupid and really take offense to that. I did not spend three years putting my life on the line just so you can be an idiot and make an uninformed opinion about me. I was simply ask if anyone would take a chance on this vehicle. But you are right about one thing I don't know a lot about vehicles regarding engines and what not so that is why I was asking. Correct me if I wrong but isn't this a place to do that?

Mike33
09-01-2006, 06:07 AM
The truck is close to being worn out. I just sold a 03 350 srw 4x4 xlt package many extras with 91,000 for 19,000
Mike

Mowingman
09-01-2006, 07:32 AM
Just out of curiousity, what is the right price for this vehicle?

I buy and sell trucks just like that in the off season for a little extra income. They are not 4x4 however. I sell all of mine for between $6000.00 and $8500.00, depending on overall condition and miles. My trucks all have over 125,000 miles, but come with complete maint records. I would not pay anywhere near what they are asking, nor would I buy a high mileage truck that did not have complete maint. records.

ALarsh
09-01-2006, 09:39 AM
Alarsh if you have a problem with me asking a question then why did you even respond to it? I for one am not stupid and really take offense to that. I did not spend three years putting my life on the line just so you can be an idiot and make an uninformed opinion about me. I was simply ask if anyone would take a chance on this vehicle. But you are right about one thing I don't know a lot about vehicles regarding engines and what not so that is why I was asking. Correct me if I wrong but isn't this a place to do that?
Take a look at ebay, local used car lots and autotrader to judge what is a good deal and what isn't.

spcfoor
09-01-2006, 09:43 AM
There is a local dealer that is basically the same vehicle only v10 gas 2001 with 101k on it. They are asking 16900. I am going to go look at it today and see if I can talk them down to around 13-14000. I really appreciate all the advise. Alarsh the vehicle with 256k was found on ebay.

mag360
09-01-2006, 12:57 PM
I wouldn't be afraid of the mileage, assuming its towed its whole life. Heavy highway towing doesn't seem to hurt a decent diesel engine. Its the around town stuff that'll get them. Pulling a lot of weight keeps the rings seated and keeps them running like new. Alot of cummins guys are going over 500,000 making hotshot runs.

That price should be cut in half, though.

Randy J
09-01-2006, 01:19 PM
I wouldn't be afraid of the mileage, assuming its towed its whole life. Heavy highway towing doesn't seem to hurt a decent diesel engine. Its the around town stuff that'll get them. Pulling a lot of weight keeps the rings seated and keeps them running like new. Alot of cummins guys are going over 500,000 making hotshot runs.

That price should be cut in half, though.

Not to start this beef (again), but there's a big difference between a Cummins and a Powerstroke. Not saying the Powerstroke isn't a good engine, you just can't compare it to a Cummins.

mag360
09-22-2006, 08:23 PM
Not to start this beef (again), but there's a big difference between a Cummins and a Powerstroke. Not saying the Powerstroke isn't a good engine, you just can't compare it to a Cummins.


Randy, I agree with you on the cummins being the better motor. I love my '99 (other than the lift pumps) The 7.3 is my next choice though for longevity. We also have an old 7.3 idi na with 276,000 on the clock.

Randy J
09-23-2006, 06:37 AM
Oh they can be good motors. Seem just a little more temperamental than the Cummins as they get older though.