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Ford F-150

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Lawnworks, May 7, 2000.

  1. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Posts: 5,407

    Hopefully, next week I am going to purchase a '97 regular cab Ford F-150 for $9000. It is a 5-speed with a V-8, flowmasters, alloy wheels, and a bright red paint job. The only downer is it has 107,000. I can't wait to get it. The kelly blue book value is 12000. I think I am getting a good deal, what do you think?
  2. TylerAssociatesLLC

    TylerAssociatesLLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 43

    sounds like a good deal, the miles are up there though... where did this guy drive??? that's 30,000 miles a year<br>i paid 4 grand for my 94 f-510, 2wd, 302 v8, auto, air, 8ft bed, 102,000 miles bought it last fall and i'm putting it on the road on wednesday. time to kick some grASS
  3. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Posts: 5,407

    I am not sure on the history, but the truck is in such good shape it seems it would have to be highway miles. I am getting a compression check on it Friday and a basic safety check. Is your truck a stick? I put alot of miles on my truck (27,000-30,000) but my truck looks like it does 30,000 a year. Do you think chevys are better. Alot of people do.<p>Rick Wallace<br>LawnWorks
  4. CHC

    CHC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 65

    We use Ford & Dodge trucks; mostly 3/4T or 1T size. F150 has proven to be too small for constant heavy towing, etc. Last 302V8 went 130,000 miles before we had to replace engine. Last purchase was a '92 F350 dump w/41,000 mi. less than $12,000. It takes a lot of patience & hunting. Seems to me trucks are like mowers, we all have our favorites. Good luck<br>

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