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Old 06-14-2013, 12:17 PM
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Looking at a 1997 CC tomorrow

Hey all, I have been searching for a list of "what to look for" on this generation. I am going to look at a '97 CC Dually tomorrow. It has 178k miles, never been wrecked, and the guy tells me it is really good condition. I owned a '97 about 8 years ago, but I don't remember what to look for on these trucks. I do remember the GP relay can be an issue, but what else might I be looking for? Also, is there a thread on the forum dedicated to issues and technical data? This one is an auto, 2wd, CC, new tires, and nice interior. The AC works, so he says, and it needs nothing. It is all stock and "ready to go". So, that's about it I think. Input?
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The stickies at the top of the forum are helpful. The one will take you to this page...
Tips - Idea - Hints

He has a whole section on buying (scroll down to the "Buying..." - it's in alphabetical order) and gives you the key things to look for.

Miles sound great and if it is clean you may have found a good one. I always like to ask the PO lots of questions to see if they really cared for the truck or not. Receipts are good too. Price really seems to depend on where you are. There is a real regional distortion of the price depending on the rust and miles.

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Thanks for the reply. The asking price is $7500, so it seems pretty decent. I'll give an update as soon as I can get up there to LA. Truck is about an hour away.
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$7500 for an asking price doesnt seem bad to me for a 2wd but it would be more than I'd want to pay. I paid $7500 for my 4wd CCLB with 207k miles on it.

As a start to negotiating it sounds alright though.
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Sorry I am just getting back. Will definitely do that! He keeps calling and asking when I am coming. I am not going to give him a heads up. I'll just show up.

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$7500 for an asking price doesnt seem bad to me for a 2wd but it would be more than I'd want to pay. I paid $7500 for my 4wd CCLB with 207k miles on it.

As a start to negotiating it sounds alright though.
Thanks for the input. I am going up on Monday since I am off from work and school. I wanted to go up sooner, but the good news is that it is still for sale. I did look at a 97 F250 Supercab yesterday and really liked it, but want a CC and dually if possible. If not, then this other may be the one I go with. Here is a link for you guys who wanna check it out. This is the 250, not the 350. I would send a link for the other but it is huge.

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Once you go cc you never go back.
Ha! Wise words....

Both trucks I am currently considering are 2wd. There is a 4wd CC 350 SRW available, but it is priced at $8900. It has hand crank windows and vinyl floors, which I actually like. It has 240k on the Odo and runs beautifully. I just don't know. it is out of my budget or I would heavily consider it. It's huge!! I forgot how big there truck are just from the factory. We'll see and I'll keep you updated on what I decide. The wife likes the huge one of course.
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Both trucks I am currently considering are 2wd. There is a 4wd CC 350 SRW available, but it is priced at $8900.
Pretty good price for a clean CCLB 4x4. Esp. if it's a 5-speed. Can't hurt to offer, say, $8k.
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if your budjet is in one place and cant support a 4x and you stretch too thin then it wont be a blessing if you cant fix or maintain it later.stay in your means.otherwise you could wind up with none of the above.
But i have to have 4x...otherwise i regret not having it.
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Pretty good price for a clean CCLB 4x4. Esp. if it's a 5-speed. Can't hurt to offer, say, $8k.
Uh, let's keep this about trucks, eh?.....
haha! Right?
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if your budjet is in one place and cant support a 4x and you stretch too thin then it wont be a blessing if you cant fix or maintain it later.stay in your means.otherwise you could wind up with none of the above.
But i have to have 4x...otherwise i regret not having it.
Well said and I agree 1000%!! Well, on that note, I got it!!! I'll post a photo and start a new thread! Here she (or he?) is...
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Follow the "Albums" link at the top, add an album, add the pics to it, then post links to them (there are tools for inserting links).
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Follow the "Albums" link at the top, add an album, add the pics to it, then post links to them (there are tools for inserting links).
yeah, just read about it and now I feel dumb. I am just used to other forums where you just add attachments. On a side note, I got a great deal on a bada$$ rig. New thread in a few.
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