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'93 F350 Diesel. What's It Worth?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by DeereFarmer, May 23, 2008.

  1. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Found a very nice '93 F350 regular cab 8' bed 4X4 7.3 diesel. Looks to be in really good shape. 161K miles. A little rust here and there (dime size). 2006 8' Minute Mount II plow. Corner strobes. Tow package etc... Really nice but the guy is set on $7,000 cash for it. I was going to offer him $6,000 and I think that's generous. He seems to think that because the plow was $4800 in '06 that it's still worth that. What's it really worth?

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  2. beaver2

    beaver2 Member
    Messages: 62

    If it was a powerstroke, I'd say its definatly worth 7000, but those came out in 1994. It is an IDI. I think in 93 and 94 they had the non-turbo IDI and Turbo IDI.

    If it's not Turbo I would'nt pay more than $5500- 6000for it.

    If it is turbo, I'd pay $6500 for it

    If its turbo and a five speed, I'd pay $7000 for it.

    I would'nt say he is too far off on the price, but he is a little high.
     
  3. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    He wants what its worth...but with Diesel prices and the economy I doubt he will get it! I think your $6000.00 offer is more than fair to offer him for it.
     
  4. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    I just picked up a 99 diesel F350 for almost a 1/3 off bluebook because it was diesel and the guy had to get rid of it. He ended up coming way down in price.

    Let it sit for a while. Its May you don't need a plow truck yet. See if he still has it in a couple weeks then make him a lower offer.
     
  5. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    I told him $6,000 cash bottom line. If he changes his mind I told him to contact me. I'll see what happens.
     
  6. nickv13412

    nickv13412 Senior Member
    Messages: 621

    yeah i wouldnt go any higher on price. hes had it on craigslist for a pretty damn long time
     
  7. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Yeah. He dropped it to $6900 on craigslist today. $6,000 is as high as I'll go.
     
  8. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    So he dropped it $100? What's that?

    Keep waiting.
     
  9. Mysticlandscape

    Mysticlandscape Senior Member
    Messages: 689

    half a tank of fuel...
     
  10. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    The asking price had been $7500. I'm going to hold out.
     
  11. mike psd

    mike psd PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,028

    keep holding man i'd say you prob be much better off getting some like 99 or newer .
     
  12. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,202

    Is it Auto or manual?
     
  13. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    It's an auto with manual locking hubs. He dropped it to $6000. OK guys, do I pull the trigger or no? I have contracts to sign in like a month. I want to make sure I have a truck before I sign them.
     
  14. mike psd

    mike psd PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,028

    might wanna hold for a bit longer . you gotta ask yourself do plan on owning this truck for over 5 yrs + or not . if not i'd suggest getting something a bit newer with a turbo 7.3 or 6.0 if plan on towing stuff like your tractor . the other thing is what will diesel prices be when fall hits i don't know nor do i wanna think about it cause right now it it makes me sick
     
  15. beaver2

    beaver2 Member
    Messages: 62

    If you want it, go for it. You got him down pretty far. It's a fair price IMHO and looks clean. you make enough plowing a few drives where the price of fuel does'nt hurt (to a point)

    I get about 12-16 with my IDI 5 spd mostly towing 3k. It plows great too.
     
  16. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    I'm going to keep looking. I love the truck, but I just want something that's very reliable. I'm going to be doin commercial lots and can't have something that's going to be a headache. I'm looking at a newer '02 GMC 2500 now.
     
  17. Chipper

    Chipper Member
    Messages: 78

    Boy I wished I lived a little closer. Just can't work out driving that far. Those older non-turbo diesels run forever. Nothing really to go wrong, except the trans. It would be gone if it was in my neck of the woods. I'd rather have an older truck that is easy to work on. NO computer controlled crap to go wrong, less expense to keep running, and less trips to the stealership to get fixed. Ask yourself what are you really gaining by spending more money on a newer truck???
     
  18. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    I ended up getting the '02 2500. Oh well, the Ford was still nice. I'd suggest it to anyone looking for one.
     
  19. mike psd

    mike psd PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,028

    post up some pics new truck gas or did ya end up getting a diesel after all
     
  20. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    I'm picking it up on Tuesday so I'll try to have pics up by next weekend. For the price it was a no brainer. They took my boat as a partial trade, so it's even better. Ended up getting the 6.0 gas with the 4.10 rear. Shouldn't be great except for gas, but whatever, thats what trucks are for. The Dakota is my fuel saver lol.