I wouldn't get totally wrapped up on the motor. There are so many other factors to consider. You can have $5000 worth of repairs needed to a car that excludes the motor.
Some important details such as maintenance records and repair records should be considered.
When was last: coolant flush, transmission filter change, tune up etc.
I would do a search on this forum for post related to the truck.
You should get this to your regular mechanic for a good general look over.
The rear brakes on these are an expensive issue, do the e-brakes hold?
I wouldn't be afraid of this truck because of the miles, unless it wasn't maintained. EArly maintenance= long life.
How much work can you or yours do on your own?
Keep in mind that fuel milage and gas prices are causing these vehicles to not move as fast. My employer just sold his for $8000, it was a 2000 and in very good condition. Book was around $11000-12000
Friday, February 2nd, 2007 AT 5:28 AM