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should i buy it

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by andyman0291, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. andyman0291

    andyman0291 Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    i have the chance to purchase a 2001 f250 super crew 4x4 with a v10, for around 10 grand. my mechanic took a look at it and said it needed about 2500 dollars worth of work. should i get it and repair it, or keep looking for another plow truck?

  2. affekonig

    affekonig Senior Member
    Messages: 909

    I'd keep looking. You didn't say how many miles or anything, but you said enough: that V10 is going to be thirsty and that truck is loooong. The price doesn't sound like anything special either. Just my thoughts.
  3. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,279

    How many miles? If 100k+ I would say offer $6500 and pay no more than $7500. Try to get them to do some of the work!
  4. ch973934

    ch973934 Senior Member
    Messages: 132

    Agreed, you can get something that doesn't need that much work for that amount or even something cheaper without that much work. Just a matter of where you look...All-in-all it is your decision though. Good luck!

  5. andyman0291

    andyman0291 Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    its got 76000 miles, and the interior is prisitne, as well as the exterior. it mainly needs brakes, including e brake cable, and ball joints. other than that its pretty solid. just trying to get some of your opinions. thanks.
  6. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    look it up on kbb.com. the price sounds a bit high to me, especially when inflated by 2500 for repairs.
  7. ducatirider944

    ducatirider944 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 469

    Have them fix all the stuff that needs repair and give them $9K
  8. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,756

    That's probably worth about $7-8k. Tell them you'll pay them $10K if they fix everything. I got my F-350 for $9,800, and it needed around $2k worth of repairs. Mine also had 118,xxx miles on it, but they were easy highway miles. So make sure you check the blue book value, and check ebay and craigslist to see what other similar trucks are going for. :)
  9. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    If I can get all of the work done that you just stated, buy a Ford Dealer using FORD PARTS, (no backyard mechanics, no aftermarket parts) for under $1000, will you give me the other $1500 that you were prepared to spend???
  10. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    Thats a $6500 truck if it doesnt need more than $500 worth of work around here, WHOLESALE, not retail.
  11. theguynextdoor

    theguynextdoor Senior Member
    Messages: 308

    I just bought a 2000 F-250 Superduty, Crew Cab, Long Bed with 120,000 miles, snow way snow plow, only plowed a few driveways last winter, owned by a mechanic, all new brake pads and rotors, brand new tires, bed liner, hard bed cover, strobe lights, almost no rust at all, and other stuff.

    I paid $6800 for it. I thought it was a sweet deal and the only work I might do to it before this winter is front shocks.