WANTED: 99-2003 F250 7.3 diesel 4x4 (or comparible)

Discussion in 'Marketplace' started by Josh.S, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. Josh.S

    Josh.S LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,085

    I am looking to buy a diesel truck in order to expand business opportunities by hauling bigger equipment. I am not only limited to Ford, but the Chevy's cost to much (normally) and Dodge's have bad transmission in automatic.

    Here is the specs I need, although for a good deal I might be able to alter them;

    Long Bed
    XLT or Lariat (not a work truck)
    Professional looking (i.e. no stacks, over sized mud tires, huge lifts, ect.)
    Automatic transmission
    Dependable (this throws out the 6.0 stroker)
    Reasonable mileage (preferably under 150k)
    Well taken care of (no large dings or scratches)
    Semi-new - for F250's I want a 1999 or newer, other vehicles about the same
    Reasonable distance from 45806 (I will drive a long way for the right truck though)

    I am looking to pay up to $10,000 depending on the quality of the vehicle.

    If you have something like what I want, please PM me with specs and pictures. Thank you.

    - Josh
  2. nick858

    nick858 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 111

    I think most people would snatch up an F250 7.3L with under 150k for $10k, good luck finding that!
  3. Josh.S

    Josh.S LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,085

    I've found several on ebay, just not what I want exactly, or they are in Cali.
  4. Classified

    Classified LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 988

    Enjoy your never ending search. A year an a half ago I bought my 03 F250 with 60k miles, 7.3 for 2.5 times what your looking to pay. for only 10 grand your in the 95-97 model year range. Good luck to ya anyway but youll never find this truck for 10 grand, i can promise you that.
  5. ponyboy

    ponyboy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ny
    Messages: 1,585

    i just sold my 03 350 7.3 with 44,000 miles well traded it in and they gave me $21,000 truck was nearly mint so at $10 g post some pics of what you buy and good luck
  6. divotman

    divotman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    I have a '99 GMC Sierra 3-door X-cab that I was planning on selling in the next 2-3 weeks. It's a 1500, 4x4 Z-71, SLT, 145k, runs and looks very good. Pewter exterior, gray leather interior.
    It has the 5.3 gas engine so may not be exactly what you're looking for but it is in nice condition and clean.
  7. Josh.S

    Josh.S LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,085

    I might not be able to find what I am looking for exactly. That was just a rough list of what I want.

    The diesels have really come down in price over the last year or so.

    Check ebay item #110262201496. Nice truck and the market was only willing to pay $5500.

    This is my ideal truck. ebay item #220245324081. I figured without being lariat and maybe a couple of years older this would have been $10k.

    There was also a F250 like what I want on auto trader for $8,500 but it was in Cali. It sold last week.

    To the guy with the 1500, sorry but I need at least a 3/4 ton.
  8. mowin4$

    mowin4$ LawnSite Member
    Messages: 160

    if you want to haul bigger things,you might want to go to a f350 or a 450.i have a 2000 f250 extended cab diesel w/dump insert.there are a lot of times i wish it was heavier duty.to help out w/ payload, i installed air bags w/ onboard compressor.it helped a lot,but sometimes its not enough.around here my truck is worth somewhere around 15000.it has only got 75k on it .someone on here posted a 96ish f350 reg cab gas engine that looked mint.he wanted @ 9,000 and i think he will get pretty close to his asking price .good luck
  9. Travis E

    Travis E LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,761

    Come on Josh, you are making the big bucks over in Lima, just go buy new! My dealer has one almost like you want.....$50k
  10. Classified

    Classified LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 988

    FYI, there are 3 things that are different from a 250 to a 350. Badges, springs, and the door sticker with a weight rating. Thats it. I have airbags in the rear of 250 also and can tow/haul just like a 350. its the same truck.

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