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Old 01-20-2019, 12:10 PM
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I'm currently driving a 1994 f150xl, 300 six 5 speed, it has 215,000 mi still runs great uses no oil and everything still works, but some things are starting to show it's age, I don't mind doing some tinkering and having things fixed, but parts and labor are getting expensive, there has to be a time to let her go, I'm currently looking at an 02 F150 Lariat, super crew 4x4 4.6 v8 from private seller, this truck is older too but seller says only 30000 mi which has my attention, both good and bad, what should I look for here? maybe some oil leaks, haven't seen or talked to the owner in person, what should I ask?,

 
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Old 01-20-2019, 02:38 PM
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This probably isn't the right forum for your question but here's a couple of thoughts anyway:

How come you only have 30K on a 17 year old truck?
How often did you change the oil. Hopefully not based on mileage but at the very least once a year.
Not sure, but I imagine an '02 did NOT use long life antifreeze. Has it ever been changed?
Battery age?
How old are the tires. You can check the DOT date code on the sidewalls. Tires dry rot.
Slide underneath and check the condition of the frame with regards to rust.
Hopefully its never been used for snow plowing!

I'm sure you can think of a few more.

Good Luck!
 
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Old 01-20-2019, 03:05 PM
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yep these are things to ask for sure, thanks!
 
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Old 01-24-2019, 12:09 PM
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Always look at where the safety chains attach. Wear there could indicate 30k miles of towing, which honestly isn't all that bad.
 
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Old 01-30-2019, 04:00 AM
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IMHO, for what you would pay for the 02, you could take likely about 1/2-3/4 that $, rebuild the drivetrain, paint, upholster, etc. on your 94 and have a great truck that is more reliable.
 
 


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