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Old 01-01-2002, 01:34 AM   #1
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what do you think

I looked, at and liked this 1996 Ford F150, It has Power Everything, windows, locks, seats, ect. It is the extended cab, xlt, eddie baurer series. It has the V8 5.6 Liter. I test drove it, and was happy with the power it had. It is extended cab, and the body is in awesome condition, looks like an older person drove it, and it was garaged, and well taken care of. It has 105,000 miles on it, and looks NEW! This is from a small used car dealership. He sells his vehicles wholesale. Said he bought it wholesale from a man that traded it in at the Ford Dealership. The window sticker was $8,500, and I was shocked for how clean it looked. So the test drive was great, my dad and I put it through the test. Tranny was great, did not slip or anything. Flooring it from a dead stop the tires chirped, pretty damn good. And accelleration is great. I got pre-approved through the credit unioin for $9,000 and I got him down the $9,000 out the door. Question was what kind of warranty is involved, and he said ZERO. He fed me that since he sells the vechiles so low, he can't afford to offer FREE insurance, but you can purchase it. I looked at the same exact truck, at a different dealership (happened to be same color) and they wanted like 9,500 and it ran like ****, tranny slipped, it had the 305 and was slow it was horrible. Anyways is there a lemon law, or anything? What do you think about the warranty deal? Thanks!!!!!!
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Old 01-01-2002, 03:46 AM   #2
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ANYONE? BUMP
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Old 01-01-2002, 03:47 AM   #3
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You mean the 5.4??

WAIT FIRST

Didn't the body change in 97

If so get a 97

The 98 99 01 aint the same but its almost
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Old 01-01-2002, 03:49 AM   #4
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Flooring it the tires CHIRPED?

My fathers 97 F-150 with the 4.6 or was it 4.7 would ****ing SCREAM THE TIRES ALL TO HELL for lord sakes

And josh (a tennant in our house) had a 98 F-150 4x4 with the 5.4 and it was even better

SCREAMED THE TIRES ALL TO ****
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Old 01-01-2002, 03:54 AM   #5
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Now if you buy this truck you better understand and understand well that he has NO ****ING LIABILITY WHATSOEVER and it's YOUR TRUCK and YOUR PROBLEM

The reason is dealers only make $500 up to $3000 AT BEST on that truck

If they end up with people coming in demanding motors and trannies, they will be ****ed...

But if it's a good truck - Go for it..


Run CARFAX.com
Go to nadaguides.com
kbb.com

You want TRADE IN VALUE
TRADE IN
Retail is a useless value

Pay NO MORE THAN TRADE IN, AT THE ABSOLUTE MOST.

If getting a loan, You need to make sure you won't end up backwards on it..... IE: a year from now, you won't owe 35% more than the trucks market value


WATCH YOUR BACK
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Old 01-01-2002, 03:56 AM   #6
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PS YET AGAIN:

Don't EVER be impressed with the way it looks.. TRUST ME.

They steam out the motors, they oil the leather, they spray special perfume in there...

Trust me

DO NOT BE IMPRESSED IF IT'S REALLY CLEAN..

EVER.

Do you a compression test on the truck... START AND DRIVE IT COLD

Listen while turning for bad CV joint things

Be CAREFUL

9 grand is a pile of money
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Old 01-01-2002, 04:00 AM   #7
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Dude try this

For $9000 buy you a car with under 60,000 on it.

WHY?

Then you can go to warrantydirect.com and get a warranty up to 150k for like a grand!

THEY ****IN RULE

No overheating clause!
(ANYONE will be quick to tell you how excellent that is)

MUCH higher value when you sell it, the warranty is TRANSFERABLE

MOST WARRANTIES ONLY COVER BROKEN PARTS
They cover WORN OUT PARTS


They cover most electrical
You have to check but they might also do computers Im not sure




They ****in rule sooo much
INSTEAD OF A PAPER SHOWING WHAT IS COVERED, THEY SHOW A LIST OF WHAT AINT. EVERYTHING ELSE IS COVERED.

That way you KNOW what aint covered instead of thinking "did I forget anything"
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Old 01-01-2002, 04:28 AM   #8
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That's gotta be the most useful ghetto boy post ever. No mention of big, floppy tiTTies, or cigs or anything.
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Old 01-01-2002, 04:54 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by slump
That's gotta be the most useful ghetto boy post ever. No mention of big, floppy tiTTies, or cigs or anything.
Thanks slump
For your comment
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Old 01-01-2002, 03:53 PM   #10
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Ok, see it ran good and everything......I started it when it was cold, and it started right up, and it ran great. My car won't even ran good cold, it stalls. Anyways what else should I look for? Should I go for it? Well, when I did floor it on the straight away the tires did break loose pretty good. It has a 5.8 v8 in IT!
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Old 01-01-2002, 03:54 PM   #11
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P.s. I did get the VIN number from CAR FAX, when it was first bought it was used as a fleet vehicle. Then there were like 3 owners..........everything was clean too.
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Old 01-01-2002, 04:22 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by ghettoboy
You mean the 5.4??

WAIT FIRST

Didn't the body change in 97

If so get a 97

The 98 99 01 aint the same but its almost
My god ghetto, do you ever think before hitting the reply button?

The body style did change for the 1997 model year, which means all the half-tons are the same from 1997 to present.

The engine in a '96 would either be the 4.9 I6 or the 5.0 or 5.8 V8

Personally, I really like the Ford trucks but think that they handle pretty bad. If I was in the market for a used truck today, I wouldn't hesitate to buy any Ford truck made in the last 20 years. Does this model have 4wd or is it just 2wd? From what you say, it sounds like a nice truck. The good thing about any truck is that the resale price won't change as much year to year compared to a car.
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Old 01-01-2002, 04:22 PM   #13
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Fleet is most likely as in owned by a leasing company.

Also, I think the F&I term is "upsidedown" GB.
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Old 01-02-2002, 01:59 AM   #14
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-Caddymac, have any pointers on what to look for when I test drive the truck again? Also how many miles can you pull out of these bad boys? And how reliable are they?
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Old 01-02-2002, 05:27 AM   #15
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Sorry pimp, I just drove the Fords, never really serviced too many of them. Maybe check for blow-by in the air cleaner and for obvious leaks on the engine. My dad had 180k+ on his '87 before the radiator blew a hose and the engine lost coolant and locked up. The only other problems that truck had was a failed tranny (somewhere well past 115k) and a bad switch for the dual fuel tanks.

If you like the truck as much as you do, take it to an independent garage and have them check it out. The price sounds fair and it sounds like it was driven as a car, so I think you would do all right to buy this one. Just keep some money set aside as trucks love to drink that petro fuel.
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