> OK - New here. I hope these types of posts are not frowned
> upon. If so, I'm
> sorry in advance.
> OK - I may soon be the proud new owner of an F-150.
> Carfax, KBB check out OK. Drives nice.
> Here are the details...
> 2002 F-150 FX4 4WD Supercab 50K miles
> No sense in listing options, ya'll probably have a good idea
> since its
> probably all stock for his trim level.
> Bedliner, step rails, power this and that
> It has a small dent in rear fender that will be fixed by
> Asking $16,900. I would be paying 16,900 less my Ford Contour
> which he is
> offering $1,700 (Not really worth that but thats the games
> dealers play[1995
> Contour GL 5 speed, 112K miles on its last legs POS]).
> Is this a good deal for a clean truck?
> Red, hmmm, not too sure about red. I never had a red anything
> Comments on color?
> Is there anything particular about this year/model I should be
> aware of or
> check out before doing the deal?
Give the exceptional deals that are out there on new trucks if you
shop for them (I have seen new 4x4 1/2ton club cabs for under 23,000
after rebate. Why would you want to pay 17 grand for a 4 year old
truck with no warranty when for 6 or 7 grand more you can get a new
one with a warranty too? Given todays market, I would say that the 02
should go for about 14k or so tops because I doubt if dealer has much
over 10 or 11K in it now. You hold the cards here, not the dealer as
it can sit in his driveway or yours. I have little doubt that if you
start talking about buying a new one from someone else that they will
come down a lot more on price. It would be bad news to pay 17k for a
truck and have the tranny or something go out 6 months later and have
to pay to fix that too.
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