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'New' F-250 Diesel

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I'm looking to replace my current and woefully underpowered truck with a new one... The one in my spotlight right now is a 1995 F-250 Diesel, 4x4, Extended Cab, Auto tranny, and various other non-essentials (power windows/locks...).

She has 87,416 miles on her, highway or city is unknown, is in relatively good condition overall, although the bed has a lot of dents and dings and the rear bumper is loose.

The truck probably needs at least two new tires, if not all five, she has plastic hubcaps, three of which are broken, and looks to be a good deal for $9,995. The biggest complaints I have so far are the rear bumper and the vinyl bench seat in the cab.

Is this a good deal? Is it too good of a deal? Will it explode the instant I make a down payment? Will it last for years of solid use? I'd appreciate any advice you all have for me.

The truck will be used for work chores, IE hauling lumber/firewood, carrying water, possibly plowing snow, and hauling a slide-in camper. It will be driven at most two to four times per week.

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Gosh.. sounds like a good deal to me. nothing you mentioned was much work to fix.

You may want to have a good look at the tranny before you pull the trigger. Other than that, there is just the expected maintenance coming up for a truck closing in on 100K miles; TTB bushings, diff fluids, etc.

Good luck!

Oh.. If the truck is gunna be more or less a work rig, then the vinyl bench seat is perfect. You can clean it real easy, cus you will probably get it dirty.
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