buying a truck

Old 06-13-2008, 06:20 PM
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buying a truck

okay im not to sure if this is the right spot of this thread so im sorry if not. but i am lookin at getting a used f150 4x4 crew cab or a f250 turbo diesel i really want the diesel but i wanted to hear your guys opinions. i want to get a 97-whenever just dont want to spend over like 25k. and i know cant get much with a diesel for that but im thinkin a used one maybe. and i dont want the 6.0l for diesel the 7.3 is cool with me lol

well just let me know your opinions i guess. thanks
Old 06-14-2008, 02:28 AM
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Well man. I think you should just get a john deere gator. Those things haul *** @!
Old 06-14-2008, 12:54 PM
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It's a buyer's market right now. Research book values on anything you find - and don't even pay book. Even the diesels are taking a bath - they do NOT get great fuel mileage.

You also do NOT want to finance a used truck heavily - the values are declining so fast you will be upside down for a LONG time.

Book value on a 2000 crew cab short bed 4x4 F-250 XL diesel with 100k on it is around 12 grand. A more realistic price to pay for one is 10k.
Old 06-17-2008, 02:19 PM
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back when i was looking at truck i looked at some diesals. 04 or 05 for 25-28k under 65000 miles. those were 4x4 and lifted. just take your time you can find a pretty new truck in your budget.
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The 04 and 05's have the 6.0.
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It also depends on how many miles you are putting on your truck. IMO it you don't drive a lot of miles, diesel's don't make sense.

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