2000 F350 turbo diesel-295,000 miles

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Armadillolawncare, May 27, 2007.

  1. Armadillolawncare

    Armadillolawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have never owned a diesel but I need a truck for everyday work pulling a trailer. I have about 10,000 to spend and that is what is being asked for this truck. 295,000 miles really makes me nervous. Should I just get a Ford/Chevy/Dodge 1500 with miles under 100,000?
     
  2. twj721

    twj721 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 619

    Run For The Hills Way Too Many Miles And Way Too Much Money
     
  3. T.E.

    T.E. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 799

    Way too much money for the miles. That being said that isn't alot of miles for a diesel, or at least a cummins diesel. I paid 5500.00 for my cummins with 136,000 miles on it. Later, Tony
     
  4. IA_James

    IA_James LawnSite Silver Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 2,593

    Run away. Even if the motor is fine, the rest of the truck will fall apart around it. You can buy a pretty nice used 1/2 or 3/4 ton gasser for that kind of coin, you'd be far better served with that. I recently saw an 02 Cummins Dodge, 3/4 ton 4x4 6 speed ext. cab long bed for 11 or 12, and that's been a year ago. Had 95 or 98k miles on it. You can do alot better.
     
  5. pressley10r

    pressley10r LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Posts: 100

    +1 thats a terrible price
     
  6. stroker51

    stroker51 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 819

    Wayy too much money for the miles. I know a lot of people with 300K+ on their Powerstrokes, relatively trouble-free, but I'd only give, tops, 5-6K for a truck like that, if it was in PERFECT condition otherwise. If you're gonna be spending 10K-ish, the older, first generation Powerstrokes can be picked up with 130K on up for $10k or less, I bought my 96 with 150K in 2005 for $9500, XLT 4x4, extended cab, and I've put close to 50K on it since then, it has been the most trouble-free truck I have owned. I recently saw a 1997 F350 single wheel automatic, with a brand new Boss V-Blade, Powerstroke, regular cab, mint condition, sell for i think close to 11 or 12 thousand.
     

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