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Value of this Truck?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by o-so-n-so, Oct 20, 2003.

  1. o-so-n-so

    o-so-n-so LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 1,218

    I'm in the process of maybe buying a additional truck. I came across this unit and was wondering if I could get your input on the value of it.

    1997 Chevy Cheyenne
    Turbo Diesel
    Auto OD
    3500 with single rear wheels (looks like a 3/4 ton)
    Crew Cab (four full doors)
    162K miles
    One dent in rear Q panel behind tail light ( Jack Knife dent )
    Tires 80%
    I can buy it for $7500.00

    Whatcha think?
  2. Woody82986

    Woody82986 LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 2,128

    Around here in North Texas, it blue books at $8300 give or take a few hundred. I guess if your market is comparible there in Alabama, then go for it. I would start out lower though just to feel him out. I would start with $6500 or $6800 to see if he will budge. $7500 doesn't seem too bad a price anyway though.
  3. pottstim

    pottstim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    That price seems to be inline from the trucks I have seen around here that are similar to the one you are looking at. All things are negotiable of course. I would really consider taking the truck to a certified diesel mechanic if the owner will let you. Have the mechanic go over it with a fine tooth comb. The 6.5 had some issues with the injector pumps and cooling systems. From what I have heard, the 97-2000 6.5's were much better with updated injector pumps and dual thermostats. Good luck and let us know if you buy it or not.
  4. nelbuts

    nelbuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    from SW, FL
    Messages: 1,053


    I am a Chevy person and have had them all my years but do not buy that truck. Major problems with the injectors and the selnoid switch for the injectors. They stick and the thing will just die. Had a 1996 Chevy 3500 with that motor. Three injector sets later I traded it. Actually it had a 100,000 mile warrantyso at 99,000 I traded it. Only one thing helped and that was told to me by the dealer. Put 1 oz. of trans. fluid in for every gallon of fuel. Lubricates the thing right up. BTW check the book and u will see that the motor will drop the value compared to gas. Hope it helps but i would be afraid if I were you.
  5. o-so-n-so

    o-so-n-so LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 1,218

    A couple injectors had be worked on or replaced. I had also thought that those engines were not the best. Going to look at it again today and maybe take a pic or two.......Still undecided...

    Thanks for the info.......

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