new truck possibly .

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by ADVANTEC LAWNS, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. ADVANTEC LAWNS

    ADVANTEC LAWNS LawnSite Member
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    looking at buying a 2003 ford f250 super duty 5.4 v8 gas xl reg cab long bed . it has around 192k on the miles. really clean , im needing some thing to pull my rig with. the guy is asking like 3500$ for it. good buy ?? or am i just buying a peice of crap?
     
  2. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    192k on gas engine is a lot take the truck to your mechanic let him look at it:weightlifter:
     
  3. Dirty Work

    Dirty Work LawnSite Member
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    I agree, I would let a mechanic check it out. Mileage is a little high, but I would not be too turned off by that. I am pulling with a 1995 F250 and it has 271K on it. It uses some oil, but still runs strong and gives me very few problems.
     
  4. Dirty Work

    Dirty Work LawnSite Member
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    forgot to mention---mine is gas also
     
  5. 01thump

    01thump LawnSite Member
    from orlando
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    worn out keep looking..my two cents..
     
  6. Barrett Landscaping

    Barrett Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    you can find an early 2000's f250 with around 100k for around 7k easy. it will last much longer and serve you better with less down time
     
  7. Deori

    Deori LawnSite Member
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    I agree with Barrett, especially on a reg cab XL trim. I wouldn't pay more than like 2.5K for that truck. I'd recommend looking for something with lower miles for a little more cash.
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  8. ADVANTEC LAWNS

    ADVANTEC LAWNS LawnSite Member
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    also found a 2003 ford f150 xlt super crew with about 142k miles for 9500
     
  9. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
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    Check that tranny...or better yet, have it checked out for you. Worth the money...you (might) never know.
     
  10. Deori

    Deori LawnSite Member
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    I don't think the 03 is a good deal either sorry haha. I saw an 04 supercab xlt with 74K miles for $9500 asking price yesterday. That's a good deal IMO. I see people still trying to get 10 grand out of these trucks with 150K miles that are almost used up or at least highly likely going to be due for an engine/tranny rebuild in the near future. Just my opinion.
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