1999 F-250? 230K miles...Should I?????

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by CJ0000, Jun 26, 2005.

  1. CJ0000

    CJ0000 LawnSite Member
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    I'm thinking about buying this truck from a used car dealership in PA. Its a nice looking F250...It starts up & drives well with a very clean engine.
    The only thing I'm worried about is the mileage...230,000 miles. It also has a hydraulic liftgate. Should I or should I not? The cost: $6400
     
  2. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Powerstroke or gasser? Powerstroke:yes just getting broken in Gasser: hell no on it's last leg
     
  3. CJ0000

    CJ0000 LawnSite Member
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    What do you mean PS or Gasser? Whats the difference? Thanks.
     
  4. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The Powerstroke would be a diesel.
     
  5. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
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    And the gasser would be a gas.
     
  6. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    Even though the powerstroke is good to about 300k, I'd still avoid that truck because 230k miles in 6 years warrants incredible use of it, and the bushings and suspension are probably completely worn out.

    Have the front end endlinks been replaced? It cost about a grand to do a complete overhaul of the front end alone.

    Save your pennys, its no good having to spend another $4k on repairs when you get the truck.
     
  7. CJ0000

    CJ0000 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the advice...I probably won't get it then. Whats the benefit of a powerstroke vs the regular gas?
     
  8. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    Much more available torque, better fuel effiecency...Cooler clacking sound :D

    I'm a huge fan of diesel. Until recently, diesal was cheaper than gas so that was a big plus too.

    Of course, you can always fill up at the untaxed offroad stations ;-)
    :angel:
     
  9. ZOO YORK

    ZOO YORK LawnSite Member
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    4x4 or 2wd? if 4x4 yes, if 2wd no
     
  10. Smalltimer1

    Smalltimer1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If they have all the service records, then I would still consider it. If not, I'd shy away from it.
     

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