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Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by cubancigar2000, Feb 17, 2008.

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  1. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    I am looking at a 1994 F150 XLT 5.8 litre automatic ( 2 wheel drive). What kind of things should I be aware of @ 98,000 miles. He wants $4,000
     
  2. bcnu

    bcnu Active Member

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    I'm not Tron but I do sell trucks. I just sold an 04 with 41k miles on it yesterday that was a 4x4 xlt for 14k$. Also, my son bought a 97 from the dealership that was 4x4 for 3500$. But that was because I worked there. Offer him 3500$ for it.

    John
     
  3. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    Thx Tron and John, he is actually asking 4450 about so I figure he wants $4000 but 3500 is what I was thinking. It is like new outside and in, good rubber, topper on the back and a lot of maintanance recpts well cared for. I figure it will be hard for him to sell here in Idaho because of the 2WD. I wont need it in AZ. Oh yes, it is loaded with options and an aftermarket remote start
     
  4. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Every day I look at all the trucks in the clssified section while I drink my morning coffee.

    Every day I come away shaking my head. Diesel trucks are bringing practically new price with a hundred thousand miles on.

    Moderate (50-60K) mileage trucks 7-8 years old are still 12 to 16 thousand or so.

    Of course maybe they are all just trolling. I can't bring myself to buy a worn out truck for that kind of money.

    HM
     
  5. maclellan1911

    maclellan1911 TS Member

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    All that Tron mentioned, Use any salt in the winter? Then youre looking at body mounts radiator supports, shackles, gas tanks. 14yrs old just be prepaired for anything.
     
  6. kehrby

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    I'm not lurking Tron but I had to look.

    I'm going to have to disagree with my Ford buddy here because I don't think Ford built a good truck after 1996, at least not an F150. I've still got a 93 4X4 F150 that I use daily and I don't know how I could live without it! The 5.8L is a good engine although a gas hog. Everything else Tron said about things to check are right on! I think if well taken care of the older Ford trucks will last forever and $3500 don't sound bad.

    Steve
     
  7. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    Tron, I really do appreciate your help. You are a gentleman
     
  8. chessney

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    Maybe I'm a lurker but I thought I would find info on where to find skeeter skirts..LOL.
    ;-)..Ziggy
     
  9. 682LINY

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    Sold my 73 f 100 with 400,000 miles on it ,,,origanil king pins,,,,4 engine,,,first two wrere ford ,,than a 65 327 vette engine,,,than a 350 from a 3500 pic up,,,,great body,,,never did like ford engines
     
  10. jakearoo

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    Tron, Its a darn good thing folks only price their old trucks too high. I mean the asking prices for trap guns on this site, especially if they have had extensive barrel work done, is always reasonable. Jake
     
  11. baflstang

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    I just rebuilt a 5.8 (351-W) for a customer with 351,780 miles on it. The 351's are good work engines and last just as most of the Windsor family of engines do. Routine maintenance is the trick. Do keep in mind that an engine with this kind of mileage is more of an exception to the rule than the rule.
     
  12. capnrico

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    Dodge trucks are for people that can't afford a Ford and Chevies are for people that didn't want a real truck in the 1st place.
     
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