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Old 01-22-2012, 07:14 PM
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Arrow new (used) truck?????

Hey everyone, im just starting out and was thinking about buying this truck, the person is asking 3000 for it its a little rusty but nothing a new box and fender cant cure. it is a 1997 f250 with a 5.8 it has 140,000 any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated

p.s it comes with a 8 1/2 western plow
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I bought trucks like this in the past and always had to sink a few grand in them. SO if you can afford a truck for $5000 then thats the way to go cause your going to spend it either way.
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Rust is always the downfall. If the body is that bad you need to worry about frame rust and worse yet rot. The front end will need work due to it being a plow truck and the oil/trans line might be bad do to rust.
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I would have a mechanic check that truck out for you real well ,the plow scares me .
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In the past on here about truck discussions, it always seems, buying used trucks with snow plows is a warning sign the truck is going to be used and abused vs just a used truck without a snow plow.
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140,000 miles for a 97 appears to be low mileage, but...
those 140,000 miles were probably not 'drop your kids off at school' miles

no harm in getting it checked out by a trusted mechanic tho

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