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PLS-Tx
11-29-2010, 11:58 PM
04 GMC 16' box, 6.0 gas, 124,000 miles, $8000. It was a Budget rental truck.

delaford321
11-30-2010, 07:24 PM
Hi mileage for gas.

PLS-Tx
11-30-2010, 09:07 PM
Hi mileage for gas.

Yes, but I don't plan to put a lot of miles on it. I have a 97 Chevy 1/2 ton that I have had for about 2 1/2 years, it has about 130,000 with very few problems.

I found another truck just like the one mentioned but for 7k.

I plan to have a dovetail and ramp added and get it lettered or wrapped.

67 lookers and only one reply????????

johnnybravo8802
12-27-2010, 11:10 AM
I'm actually looking at Isuzu's at I-75 truck sales. They are 18-20' and have a side door. All are gas(6.0 or 350's)-They claim that a gas engine is inexpensive to replace and that they don't even carry diesel's. The mileage is usually over 100,000 and the price ranges from $6900-$12,000. They can put dovetails on them, racks, cages, paint them, wrap them, etc. I don't see anything wrong with high mileage if you're keeping it local-In this business, you can't afford to travel a long ways. I'm choosing this over new-I can't comprehend how people can pay $50,000 for a truck and pay for it mowing grass?!!!!!!!

PLS-Tx
12-27-2010, 12:57 PM
I'm actually looking at Isuzu's at I-75 truck sales. They are 18-20' and have a side door. All are gas(6.0 or 350's)-They claim that a gas engine is inexpensive to replace and that they don't even carry diesel's. The mileage is usually over 100,000 and the price ranges from $6900-$12,000. They can put dovetails on them, racks, cages, paint them, wrap them, etc. I don't see anything wrong with high mileage if you're keeping it local-In this business, you can't afford to travel a long ways. I'm choosing this over new-I can't comprehend how people can pay $50,000 for a truck and pay for it mowing grass?!!!!!!!

Is this place in Ga?

SNAPPER MAN
12-27-2010, 01:06 PM
If you go gas get a 350 not the 6.0. 350's last forever and are cheap to replace. 6.0 is a more complicated engine and will be more costly for repairs, etc.
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Gravel Rat
12-27-2010, 03:32 PM
The van was a rental I would avoid it, usually Budget rental vehicals are okay but it is still a rental. The mileage is okay the engine should be good for a few more miles probably good for 150,000.

93Chevy
12-27-2010, 04:07 PM
Gravel Rat's right about the rental aspect...I'd hesitate to buy a rental with going over it with my mechanic first. But that's with any vehicle...but usually rental drivers don't know what they're doing...hopefully the rental company had a good maintenance program...check out the Carfax.

But I know some 6.0's with over 200k on them and no problems.

Some motors are more prone to problems than others...yes. But proper maintenance goes a long way. Just try to have a trusted mechanic check it out.

johnnybravo8802
12-27-2010, 05:03 PM
Yea, the place I'm talking about is in Ga. south of Atlanta. They do financing-50% down and finance for a year if you can swing that.

ELS LLC
01-11-2011, 07:17 PM
Personally I think it's a bit high. Offer them 5k for it. Remember it was a RENTAL. Hit the auctions I see those going around 4-5k for rentals.