Went and looked at trucks this week, tell me what you think?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by qualitylawnmanagement, Aug 26, 2006.

  1. qualitylawnmanagement

    qualitylawnmanagement LawnSite Bronze Member
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    2000 Ford F-350 Lariat super cab long bed 4x4 7.3 auto:
    113,953 miles
    AM/FM Compact Disc Playr
    4x4 shift on the floor
    goose neck mounting plate
    rhino liner
    $20,969

    Is this a good price? Is the 7.3 a good motor? Does is accelerate as quick as the 6.0? I haul a 18ft trailer with 2 Dixie choppers and a walk-behind, and want to atleast get above 12mpg. Can it be done? I am getting 5 to 6 mile a gallon hauling my rig around. I just don't like the tan two tone on it lol. I love the truck but seems kinda long cause I plan to plow and have a couple of tight drives.

    or there is a 2003 Ford F-350 XLT regular 4x4 Diesel auto
    47,066 miles
    AM/FM Compact Disc Playr
    4x4 shift on the floor
    hole for the goose neck but no mounting plate
    rhino liner
    $25,995
     
  2. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
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    get the diesel, you wont regret it.
     
  3. qualitylawnmanagement

    qualitylawnmanagement LawnSite Bronze Member
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    picture of the 2000 ford f-350

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  4. stuffdeer

    stuffdeer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How much are you gonna be asking for your Current truck when it goes up for sale?
     
  5. qualitylawnmanagement

    qualitylawnmanagement LawnSite Bronze Member
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    and then here is the 2003 ford f-350

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  6. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
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    yeah the diesel for sure much better looking truck.
     
  7. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
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    That's a terrible price on the 2000, I'd give them $16,000 at best. My dad bought his '99, basically the same truck except it isn't Lariat with 108K miles in '03 for $21,000 with a bedliner, $200 custom seatcovers, and a couple extras. The '03 is a much better deal but even that price is a little high, probably worth about $23K or so.

    As for the 7.3, great motor, WAY better than the 6.0 I don't care what ANYBODY says. We've had 2 of them, absolutely bombproof. Like I said my old man bought his F350 in '03 with 108K, it has 160K on it right now. We did replace a tranny and torque converter at 155K miles (original), new tires, new shocks, that's it. We haven't had to put anything into that truck except for general maintenance, it's been a hell of a workhorse. I'd suggest buying one, best truck you'll ever own.
     
  8. qualitylawnmanagement

    qualitylawnmanagement LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I really don't know if I want to put it up for sale cause I would have to sit around waiting for it to sell I am thinking about just trading it in. But there is 55% chance I am going to sell it. My truck retails for about $8,700 but don't have a set price yet need to see if I can get my new truck before selling. The truck I have now might come with a $850.00 DMI hitch would comes in great if you hook and unhook trailer each day slides out 2 feet and moves a foot to the left or a right with a pull of handle. It's a great truck just, has more then enough power, pulls my 18ft trailer loaded without a problem. When I was hauling my 12ft and one Dixie chopper and a walk-behind I was getting 9 to 10mpg.
     
  9. qualitylawnmanagement

    qualitylawnmanagement LawnSite Bronze Member
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  10. rfed32

    rfed32 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Hatboro
    Posts: 680

    diesel i know someone who had the gas and he got 9mpg on avg between city and highway not towing a trailer...if you have the equipt. to tow with something that big then go for the deisel it will be worth it in the long run
     

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