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Old 11-08-2012, 11:47 PM
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So, I am assuming that for most of you the mileage isnt an issue, since it comes with the territory on these trucks?
With proper maintenance, that mileage is nothing to be scared about.
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So, I am assuming that for most of you the mileage isnt an issue, since it comes with the territory on these trucks?
These trucks are known to go for half a million miles without much work. Tranny is definitely something you should have a bit of concern about unless you know the replacement was from a reputable source. Otherwise just have a thousand or two set aside in case of a what-if situation. Pretty much should have that with anything out of warranty though, so no different than any other vehicle.
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Luckily he had the trans done at an good shop and still has 8 months left on warranty.
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If it were me, and I had the money, I'd buy it. But I'm a sucker for these trucks though....especially the crw cabs!

Buying any used vehicle is a crap shoot period. So, if you like the truck, think it's a good deal, and can afford it, then I'd go for it!
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Thanks guys! I am going to go sleep on it, and Ill let you know how it turns out! Much appreciated!
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Good looking truck and that's a good price for around here. I just bought one a few months back for $7500 with 208k miles, but not in that good of shape, and a lot of original parts. Where are you located in Nor Cal?
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Good looking truck and that's a good price for around here. I just bought one a few months back for $7500 with 208k miles, but not in that good of shape, and a lot of original parts. Where are you located in Nor Cal?
I am in Southern Oregon, two hours north.
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To put it in perspective, that truck would fetch 10-12 here in Ohio all day.
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I am in Southern Oregon, two hours north.
I actually bought my truck in Medford. I looked all the way from Canada to Mexico on the west coast for an OBS crew cab and I'd say that's a good price. Drive it and if you like it go for it.
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If you don't want it, I'll fly out there and get it. I would say you could get around 10k for that truck around here. I'd get it, but that is also my dream truck (minus the red interior).

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If a dealer around here had that truck for sale, it would be 10k+. Mileage hurts it some for sure. Heck, a nice clean 96 250 single cab long box was listed for 11995 here recently and was gone in a week.

Had to edit. I didn't see the high miles in the first post. I was thinking it was maybe half that miles and originally put it would bring close to 15k here, and it would.
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Update: I am going to go get it Monday, would of today but work got in the way. Pretty excited about it, only thing I am going to be nervous about is the injectors as the current owner doesn't know when or if they have ever been replaced but has always changed the oil every 5k along with the fuel filter every 10k. I talked to our diesel specialist here and he said worst case is down the road 3K for injectors to be replaced. It doesnt smoke on cold start, and starts right up without any shaking or funny noises. Non the less I can't wait to call her mine!
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Update: I am going to go get it Monday, would of today but work got in the way. Pretty excited about it, only thing I am going to be nervous about is the injectors as the current owner doesn't know when or if they have ever been replaced but has always changed the oil every 5k along with the fuel filter every 10k. I talked to our diesel specialist here and he said worst case is down the road 3K for injectors to be replaced. It doesnt smoke on cold start, and starts right up without any shaking or funny noises. Non the less I can't wait to call her mine!
The good news is that if you're mechanically inclined, brand new upgraded injectors can be had for about a third of that from one of our sponsors. Congrats on the new rig. Oh and this is an FTE rule, pics or it didn't happen!
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The good news is that if you're mechanically inclined, brand new upgraded injectors can be had for about a third of that from one of our sponsors. Congrats on the new rig. Oh and this is an FTE rule, pics or it didn't happen!

Wow, thats awesome. And don't worry I will get a pic to you guys as soon as I get the keys!
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