Looking at a couple of trucks, what do you think?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by RedSox4Life, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. RedSox4Life

    RedSox4Life LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 1,755

    I've been looking for a new (used) truck lately and now am conseidering these two. Which if either would you guys go for? Please keep in mind this WILL NOT be a work truck....

    A) 2002 f250 lariat, ext. cab short bed, 10cyl (6.5L ?), AT, 4x4, 40k miles, asking price $14,860
    It's a lariat so its got all the options, leather etc., relativeley low miles, what I don't like about it is it's a little older than I'd like, and the last owner customized it a little, nothing serious, aftermarket wheels, grill and rear bumper.

    B) 2006 f250 xlt, ext. cab short bed, 5.4L v8, AT, 4x4, 93k miles, asking price $12,999

    GORGEOUS truck, but I don't know if i can justify spending that much on a truck with almost 100k miles. HOWEVER, I don't put on an excessive amount of miles yearly, so I am leaning towards this one just a little.

    If you're curious, KBB values the 02 at $16,220, and the 06 at $17,605. I'll see if i can throw up some links to these trucks also.


  2. ajordan193

    ajordan193 LawnSite Senior Member
    from WNY
    Messages: 460

    just from my personal experience if your planning on towing anything go with the V10. I personally own 3 and they are a great engine. Both are nice trucks but with the 06 at 93k i'd stay away. If i were you i'd keep looking they are tons of trucks out there, even in white. This is just my .02
  3. kps2389

    kps2389 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    If it is not a work truck then why do you need something so big?
  4. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 6,463

    V10 6.8L. I wouldnt do either. That year of V10 wasnt the best. If you do want a V10 go with at least 05+. You can also find a 250 with a V8, Crew Cab, SB for that price with less miles.
  5. RedSox4Life

    RedSox4Life LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 1,755

    I wish that were true. In the past one to two months I've been looking, all the 05+ or even 04 trucks with 30-50k~ miles have basically been in the $18-20K range. For $13/14k I've been seeing 02's and 03's with 80-120k miles.

    Maybe it's just the wrong time of year to be buying a truck, but I was really hoping to find something before the season starts back up.

    Well, why do people buy hummers and corvettes? They certainly don't NEED them, rather they want them. But, realistically, i was hoping to get something that I can tow with if my work truck breaks down.
  6. Lakewlc

    Lakewlc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,159

    the o6 is nice but you can get one cheaper
  7. CALandscapes

    CALandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 946

    Check the classifieds in the New Orleans and Houston areas. Used 3/4 ton trucks are a dime a dozen...

    I've seen '06 F-250 diesels with under 100k miles for under 20 grand. Lariat, 4x4, the works...

    You'd have to take a long drive, but the price is right down south.
  8. THEoneandonlyLawnRanger

    THEoneandonlyLawnRanger LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    I would pick the 06 based on the fact of the price, plus 05+ years the 5.4 was boosted up in horsepower and torque so it would be plenty enuf of what you want........the miles are great on the 02 but the price would be more than i would pay for it, It would be worth it to see if you could talk them down though. The 02 is a nice truck (except for that rear bumper) ha
  9. dura to the max

    dura to the max LawnSite Silver Member
    from georgia
    Messages: 2,246

    both are great looking trucks. i would get the v10 regardless whether its one of those 2 or not. out '01 has over 200k on it w/ NO problems. approximately the same fuel mileage between the two, with a ton more power in the v10.

    i would get the '02...but thats just me.

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