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Forum topic by langski93 posted 10-08-2009 07:48 PM 1013 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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langski93

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10-08-2009 07:48 PM

I have been looking for a truck to tow my boat and found this locally on Craigs list. 2004, F150 FX4, 32,000 miles and he wants $17k for it. The pictures look good, there are a few options, which are nice but I don’t really care one way or the other. My question/concerns are, does this seem like too low a price or is it about right? He says in the add, “you better hurry, this will go to a dealer next week”, which I found to be an unusual comment. I’ve always believed if someone tells you to hurry when you buy something, there is something afoot. If I have it inspected, besides compression, what else should I be looking for? Are there any issues that you know about this model I should be aware of? It has the 5.4 motor, but I don’t know if it has the tow package. That is not a deal breaker. I appreciate any help.

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langksi

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Trikzter

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#1 posted 10-08-2009 08:25 PM

Check the oil make sure it doesn’t have a burnt smell although if the oil was recently changed it might be hidden.
Depending on the size of your boat you may want to look for a truck that has an oil cooler and transmission cooler, makes them last longer when towing.

-- Rick... A tree knows more about wood then I do.

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#2 posted 10-08-2009 10:51 PM

I checked out the private party value on Kelly Blue Book’s website.

Is it a supercab with 6 1/2’ bed and the FX4 trim package? With 32k miles, that vehicle should sell for $15,000 and change. The $17,000 may be reasonable with a few extra options, but it sure doesn’t sound suspiciously low by any means.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 10-08-2009 11:06 PM

I have a 2004 Ford F150 FX4 with a little over 50K miles. A 2004 truck with 32K miles is very low. I thought the mileage on my truck was relatively low. It has been a good truck so far. For price comparison, you may want to look at www.autotraders.com and other similar sites to see if it is in line with the online auto dealer prices. Charlie offers a good suggestion to look at the Kelly Blue Book site. Tim

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

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Craftsman on the lake

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#4 posted 10-08-2009 11:27 PM

kinda stay away from the chevy’s 2003-2006 I have one. Nice trucks but they have issues that are really design flaws that cost you money periodically. The designs causing the issues were changed after this though so I can’t speak to any after that.

good luck with your purchase.. nothing like a nice truck. Makes ya feel like haulin’ somthin’.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#5 posted 10-09-2009 02:58 AM

I know nothing about Ford vehicles I am GMman!!!

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#6 posted 10-09-2009 03:14 AM

“you better hurry, this will go to a dealer next week”, This means that next week he will trade it in for the 12K the dealer offered him if he aint sold it yet. LOL

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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#7 posted 10-09-2009 03:19 AM

I bought my 2004 F150 XLT 4×4 Supercab 5.4L back in 2006 with 16K miles for $24K with a 100K extended warranty. 3 years later, an FX4 (you didn’t mention cab configuration) for $17K is kind of low IF it is a supercab or super crew. Standard cab wouldn’t fetch more than $15K though…

Be careful with the 2004 5.4L though. There is a TSB on that engine (2003 – 2004 5.4L 3V) where the spark plug can get stuck in the cylinder heat when you try to extract them. There is a procedure for this, and the plug part #s have changed…

Other than the plug issue, but truck has been fantastic. Tows everything I have put behind it. Rides comfortably, starts every single time.

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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