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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-09-09, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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Help a girl buy the right truck!?

hi everyone, this is my first post and I'm in dire need of some help. I'm getting rid of my Explorer for an F-150 FX4 with 95,900kms on it. Is this a bad buy? I was told never to buy a used ford with 100,000kms on it. Please help me, I don't want to buy the wrong truck.

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it depends on how much the truck is but i think i would go with it
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well it's in great shape, has a leveling kit and new tires. I can get it for 18000 (in Canada). I'd definitely be getting an extended warranty as well.

For a decent ford, what is the absolute max for miles/kms? I will be driving a lot.

Thanks for your help.
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Re: Help a girl buy the right truck!?

What year and what engine?
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It's a 2005, 5.4L. that's all i know.
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I wouldn't be concerned with mileage. Ask the seller for maintenance history on the vehicle. If they can't provide it, tell them to include a tune up, tire rotation, oil and transmission oil change in the price before you buy. It adds better piece of mind. I know on the new 09+ trucks, the transfer case wires on all 4x4 half tons are EXPOSED under the body/chassis, which can cause an assortment of problems. I had a quick glance the other day when I took an F250 crew out for a test drive. Need a plow truck!

As you plan to drive a lot, next oil change go with synthetic products; there are no cons to this, only pros! I'd also look at the tires. I'm sure the truck might be on the second set of tires but look carefully, or even use a coin to check tire tread depth and make sure it's even across each tire. A tire with abnormal wear can mean suspension/alignment problems that you don't want.

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Thanks! And the tires are new, they put on new BF Goodrich all seasons, and I plan on going synthetic.

I really hope this turns into a good buy for me, I love the truck.
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Thanks! And the tires are new, they put on new BF Goodrich all seasons, and I plan on going synthetic.

I really hope this turns into a good buy for me, I love the truck.
Good tires are a welcome bonus! Rotate those BFG's regularly for best wear!

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BUY IT, Ford Trucks are the best trucks EVER. I got an 02 F-250 with 128,000 miles on it and runs like new to this day, just make sure you change the oil EVERY 3000 miles usins fully synth oil is the best. I use Valvoline 5w/30 in ALL my vehicles. Good louck with your purchace.
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