View Full Version : Is this a good deal on Ford 350

Lawn rookie
09-24-2004, 05:36 PM
I'm thinking of buying this truck over the weekend, but I'm not sure if it's a good deal or not. It's a 1996 Ford 350xlt with 30,000 original miles (I checked it out on carfax and it's legit). It comes with a snow plow already, which I want to do in the winter. It's going for $15,000. I haven't seen it in person, but from the picture it's mint condition. Only one owner.

09-24-2004, 05:41 PM
sounds alittle high. Guy i used to work for bought about the same truck but got it for 10,000 and that was 3 years ago.

09-24-2004, 05:45 PM
What cab set up, engine, drive train?

09-24-2004, 05:45 PM
just bought a 2004 350 with western ultra mount 9 ft plow 16,000 miles on it for 22000.00

09-24-2004, 06:18 PM
just bought a 2004 350 with western ultra mount 9 ft plow 16,000 miles on it for 22000.00

Now that is a great deal IMO...

09-24-2004, 06:24 PM
What enging does it have? Cab size? What engine?

09-24-2004, 06:31 PM
Sounds high for a truck almost a decade old regardless of miles. What are you going to get if it gets totaled, blue book from insurance co. Even with the Diesel and a Banks turbo it wouldn't be worth it.

09-24-2004, 07:15 PM
just bought a 2004 350 with western ultra mount 9 ft plow 16,000 miles on it for 22000.00

Yeah I say you got the deal of the century. Thats a 45k pkg. new and I been offered more for my 02 on a trade in w/o a plow and thats buying them on the A-Plan


09-24-2004, 07:45 PM
Hey Lawn rookie, need more info. Is it a diesel? what tranny? what options. Give more info if u want our input.

all degree
09-24-2004, 08:18 PM
Just did a search on kbb.com and with the big gasoline engine, 30k, snow plow etc valued at 9,000

Lawn Dog2001
09-24-2004, 10:44 PM
Yeah I agree thats sounds to high. My concern would be if you decide to sell it in a couple of years, for whatever reason, you wont be able to get anything near what you paid.

Gilla Gorilla
09-24-2004, 10:53 PM
From my experience the KBB web site is very high on their prices. Nada.com is a lot more in line when it comes to pricing.

09-24-2004, 11:37 PM
Don't get attached to it emotionally. I know the temptation of bright shiny things. But the best deals are made on things that you can walk away from. I would take the best 2 reasons not to buy the truck and just tell the owner that those are the reasons the truck is only worth "x" to you. Here is a good one:

I called my bank, and they will only lend me 9K on a 1996 truck, so that is all I can offer.

09-28-2004, 05:55 PM
I gave $12k for my '95 F-250 XLT SuperCab Longbed, 460, auto, 4x4, tow hitch, 66k miles 2 years ago. I have 87k miles on it now. Retail value still is about $10,500.