Re: Is this Ford F150 4x4 a good deal?
Providing you've already taken the high mileage into consideration, if the owner can provide full maintenance records for the time he owned the vehicle it might not be a bad buy. Without photos of everything PLUS a test drive, it's hard to tell what a vehicle is worth. Be sure to test drive it and try the 4x4 system on a gravel road to make sure everything engages at least somewhat smoothly (might take a second or two crawling at low speed to engage 4wd on higher mileage vehicles). Turn as tight as you can with it, and listen for any abnormal creaks, groaning that might suggest the front suspension is shot. Push on the rear bumper, if the truck doesn't stop and level out within a few seconds, and it keeps bouncing up and down - walk away because that's a sure sign that it hasn't been well taken care of.
'11 Ram Quad Cab 4x4 SXT 5.7L HEMI (stock); 48,500m
'06 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L 220hp; 64,000m
'12 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L 283hp; 28,000m
'99 Taurus 3.0L 2V Vulcan 145hp; 154,300m - Traded
Amsoil in all vehicles!