- Feb 7, 2009
I looked at it drove it etc. I have concerns about it though. Im knowledgeable about vehicles. The guy wanted $5500 for it. He used the title of it being in excellent condition blah blah blah etc. I looked at it there are small dings on the outside, theres rust in the bed, the paint is chipping down the center of the hood, dirt and mud up underneath the truck. The bumper is slightly pulled outward. Then the guy tells me the fan will need to be replaced at the same time I looked at the tires they are all balled he also said the way the tires are it wont pass inspection. So then I said well those are 16's thats probably $160 a tire.. the fan might cost around $800 thats $1.4k for that repair. Then at 195k miles on the original transmission thats a concern of mine. Everything else works but, all the parts under the hood are all the originals 17 years old. The truck runs good, but I have to look to the future and I see repairs. So I emailed the guy let him know all of this and said Ill offer $3000 for his truck. I dont think thats a cheap price considering the work that needs to be done plus the future. Blue book says that truck is worth $5200 in excellent no dents nothing wrong with it. Whats your opinion?