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Old 08-31-2006, 12:17 PM
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My new(used) truck

I have been looking for a truck for a while now. I had a good lead from my neighbor on a F250 Super Duty a while back, but that fell through.

On Tuesday one of my good customers came in for brake repair on his truck and I checked it all out and he needed front brakes with rotors and calipers, the whole works in the front. He made the comment about the truck being only worth about $2000.00 so I told him I would give him 2k for it. He said let me think about it. He had me replace the front brakes and all, then the next day he came in and said sure I will sell it to you.

I have maintained this truck since 2002 and its in very good shape, mechanically and body wise. Its a 1998 F150 with a v6 and a manual trans, with 73,000 miles on it, and a long bed, with air conditioning. I looked on autotrader.com and these trucks still go for around $5000.00+ with the v8 engines with many more miles than this truck has. Granted this has the v6 in it so may not be as desirable to all, but to me its going to be good on gas(or at least better than a v8).

Here is a picture of it.

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Good deal, if you can get past the ugly..............................BTW, I think all of the later model trucks are uglyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy............
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Hey if the price is right and it works good it is not ugly,,

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You got a heck of a deal on that truck. I bought a new 2004 heritage just like it 2 years ago, only red(see photo album). Those 4.2L's have more power than you think, especially with the 5sp. Just remember it's a rev happy V6, not a stump puller. I've pulled about 4500lbs of car/dolly behind mine and still gotten 18mpg.
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I have been looking for a truck for a while now. I had a good lead from my neighbor on a F250 Super Duty a while back, but that fell through.

On Tuesday one of my good customers came in for brake repair on his truck and I checked it all out and he needed front brakes with rotors and calipers, the whole works in the front. He made the comment about the truck being only worth about $2000.00 so I told him I would give him 2k for it. He said let me think about it. He had me replace the front brakes and all, then the next day he came in and said sure I will sell it to you.

I have maintained this truck since 2002 and its in very good shape, mechanically and body wise. Its a 1998 F150 with a v6 and a manual trans, with 73,000 miles on it, and a long bed, with air conditioning. I looked on autotrader.com and these trucks still go for around $5000.00+ with the v8 engines with many more miles than this truck has. Granted this has the v6 in it so may not be as desirable to all, but to me its going to be good on gas(or at least better than a v8).

Here is a picture of it.

Steve
Are you aware of these trucks having an issue with the intake leaking coolant into the cylinder? There was either a recall or a TSB. I would check, or a hydrolocked V6 may be in your future.
Hell of a deal for 2k
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Are you aware of these trucks having an issue with the intake leaking coolant into the cylinder? There was either a recall or a TSB. I would check, or a hydrolocked V6 may be in your future.
Hell of a deal for 2k
Best part is I did a labor trade on this deal with my customer, it only cost me $1600.00 out of pocket. Plus that same day I called a guy that has wanted my old 88 Chevy 2500 truck. He gave me $1200.00 for it. So this newer Ford only cost me $400.00 so far. Since it is such a nice truck I think I will drive it for a daily drive and sell my Explorer (very beat up explorer) the same guy that bought my 88 Chevy said he knows somebody that will give me $1000.00 for it. That would be great then I could make money on this deal

And yes I do know about the intake leak and head gasket leaks, I will look into this very soon. Like I said I have been maintaining this truck for the last four years so I know its in very good shape.

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