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Old 06-14-2008, 07:43 PM
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heres the deal. I am looking at an 01 f350 v10 4x4 at 125,000. It has cracked windshield, a couple small dents, drivers small mirror broken, power locks not working. Dealer asking 13,500 cash.


I have a 94 f150 4x4 at 5.8 xlt couple rust spots but mechanical excellant. 232,000 unk actual i just drove from ky to az 1700 miles and plan to drive to CA and back to KY so i trust this truck and can prove it.


Couple of questions?

What kind of deal should i realistically expect? So far they half *** offered me 2500 for mine, making it 11,000.

Issues i listed, 01 needs the TLC I have been giving my 94 the last two years. Nothing major, but alot of minor.

Also, are these trucks factory this tall? It has 315/75 16 tires, but the floor is to my thigh and i am 5 9. Wife and kids will not be able to get in with out steps. It has blocks in rear but not front, but seems tall, mirrors are about 5' off ground. I would really need step if i drove it every day.

thanks for any and all advice.
 
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Old 06-14-2008, 07:47 PM
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ps tires on 01 will only be good for return to ky. 94 are still like new, with rebuilt front end all new brakes and shocks, tune up, new o2, oil change records every 3000.
 
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price of fuel i think you can get a better price for the v10.also looks like the truck might have a leveling kit.it sits just like mine.my tires 35 x 12.5 x 16.5.
 
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Old 06-14-2008, 08:37 PM
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My opinion, keep your current truck. Sounds like you put a lot of time into it and take really good care of it. It looks to be in great shape. Of course if you are looking to upgrade with crewcab, V10, etc. then maybe get the dealer to go lower like said above given the gas prices lately.
 
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Yea, I need 4 doors now, plus pulling the horses is to much for the 150 as well/
 
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I would try to negotiate with the dealer some more then and maybe you can reach a good compromise
 
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Old 06-14-2008, 09:31 PM
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I just bought a fully loaded lariat 4x4 CC V10 2006

5 years newer and 85k miles less for a mere 6.5 g's more. I think they need to do better on the price
 
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heres what I gathered off autotrader (includes DRW's)
Highest Price:

Lowest Price:

Average Price:
$19,999

$500

$14,342
 
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nada list 01 13,9-16,7, but mine at 4-6, that i would do, just wondering if i was being real
 
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Old 06-14-2008, 11:14 PM
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The '01 you are looking at definitely has some kind of lift in it. Sits awfully high for that year - probably only a 2 1/2" or a 4", but it has some kind of lift.

I'd offer them $12K cash and sell your F150 privately. Worst case, the counter and you might get it for $12.5 - the V-10's aren't moving very fast right now with gas prices.
 
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If your 150 had a smaller motor I'd say just keep it for mileage and grocery gettin. But, I second the private sale of your 150 and that 350 definitely has a lift. I'm sure you'll be able to get it cheaper due to gas prices.
 
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Old 06-15-2008, 01:28 AM
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The V10 is overpriced IMO. I'd say 11.5 tops. Looks to have a 4" lift on it. If you can swing it, I would keep your 150 and sell it outright, they are going to hose you on trade-in no matter what. Then you can walk in without anything over your head so to speak (trade in) and dicker them on a cash down deal... they will be more flexible in price if you go that route.
 
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wish

i could, but heres problem, I am only in AZ for a short time, then it is back to ky. Thought it might be good idea to pick up something while out here, because they got no rust, not even the exhaust manifolds i looked at.

So, to sell mine, i will have to wait until i am back home.

How are these models lifted normally? If the front is lifted, looking at it i would say it has to be springs? I forgot to look at fronts, but rear springs were fomoco, and about a 4" block. Dropping rear would be easy, and i would fit right in witht the kids at home, but not the look i like. I would porb just drop down to a wide but shorter bfg tire.

i will call them back monday tuesday, they were very very busy sat,which didnt help, he had plenty of customers. Also i think they are a chain i may try to find higher up, ask for a GI discount and some help, plus i dont thing guy knew that window and mirror were broke, i dont think they were when i first saw truck.
 
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Right now you are in a truck buyer's market. I would not rush into a purchase of a used truck that needs any work. The '01 you are looking at is overpriced in the current market. Most of the other folk here are saying the same thing.

My $0.02 is to keep the good running truck that you have and to look at the used market locally. When you find something that is exactly what you want, make an offer that reflects the current market.

There are lots of folk who purchased 3/4 ton trucks but have little use for them. High gas and diesel prices are scaring them and they are selling these vehicles for a loss. This is great news for those of use who use heavy duty trucks as they were intended to be used. Take your time. You will find a primo vehicle at a low price soon.

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Hold off. $13500 is too high.
 

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