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Old 01-29-2007, 05:55 AM
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You'll be OK as long as mechanic approves. Most important - stay out of a lot of debt. You want the money going in your pocket, not some banks.
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Old 01-29-2007, 06:02 AM
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Have it looked at by "YOUR" mechanic.....
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Old 01-29-2007, 08:25 AM
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1600 dollars? It would already be pulling one of my trailers
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Old 01-29-2007, 03:47 PM
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My friend just sold a 89 Dodge 250 powerwagon. 110k on motor and a 7' meyers plow for 1600.
Had a cap, all new brakes, rotor, plug, fuel filter, hoses, etc. Need a new trans seal.
I would check the trans fluid, radiator, brakes, exhaust, all fluids. Also check the floor, could have big rust spots for that year.
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Old 01-29-2007, 06:46 PM
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You'll be OK as long as mechanic approves. Most important - stay out of a lot of debt. You want the money going in your pocket, not some banks.
My thoughts exactly. 97 chevy 2500 with 214K miles on it now. Gave 3grand for it 2 years ago with less miles, and I expect it to go much further. No notes on it
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Old 01-29-2007, 07:55 PM
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Have it looked at by "YOUR" mechanic.....
I got a quote of $135 from a local Ford dealer to check over an F150 I was looking at. That included compression and leak down tests. That would be almost 10% of the cost of the truck. I don't know if you can get it looked at fro less, but it seems like a large sum to pay for such an inexpensive truck.
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Old 01-29-2007, 09:00 PM
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As long as the truck is mechanically sound, I think that is a good price.

I bought a used '95 GMC 2500 4x4, 5.7 V-8 auto with a boss v-plow from a large truck leasing company. It has 120K on it but runs very good.

Price? 1500 bucks. But, I'm an employee of the company
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Old 01-29-2007, 11:17 PM
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Doesn't sound to bad. I just bought a 2000 model GMC 2500 2wd a week ago. I paid 3000.00. It was a large construction companies truck. They put a lot of miles on them but they keep them serviced. (130k). I would look around at some other trucks and compare the prices from private owners as well as commercial company trucks. I would also recommend getting a 3/4 ton for better towing and hauling especially If you are getting it primarily for you business.
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Old 01-29-2007, 11:56 PM
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Sounds good, how big is your trailer? How much weight are you pulling? You don't want to overload the truck at its condition. Spend $1600 for the truck, put new brakes on it and spend a few more to letter it... your at $2000. Thats quite a money maker for ya. If I didn't have to plow in the winter I would get a used 2wd instead of the new F250 4x4 this spring.
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Old 01-30-2007, 01:50 PM
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Sounds good, how big is your trailer? How much weight are you pulling? You don't want to overload the truck at its condition. Spend $1600 for the truck, put new brakes on it and spend a few more to letter it... your at $2000. Thats quite a money maker for ya. If I didn't have to plow in the winter I would get a used 2wd instead of the new F250 4x4 this spring.
Im pulling a small 5x8 trailer with my trimmers on racks, 560lb john deere, a push mower and a toolbox on the front of the trailer. The truck doesn't need new breaks, they work very well. I already have professionaly made magnetic signs that I will be putting on the truck so I don't need lettering.
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