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2006 Ford F-150 FX4 Reg Cab 126 4WD

2006 Ford F-150
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4 Wheel Drive, Reg Cab 6.5' Styleside
14 mpg city / 18 mpg hwy
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April 14, 2013, 12:08 am

Khoi P
 

Question: Should I buy it?

Hi,

There is a 2005 F150 Fx4 Crew Cab with 163000 miles. It is priced at $5500. The one thing that scares me is that the engine is very greasy on the surface, and the bed is pretty beat up, it looks like it's been used very rough. Should I buy it? Should I pass? What should I do? How do the transmissions and engnines hold up on these kind of beat up fords? What are some of the costly things that might happen? I'm planning to use the car for at least 4 years for college. What should I do?
Thanks!


April 19, 2013, 9:44 pm

Ron W
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F150s can last a very long time. If it has been worked hard, it may not have a lot of life left in it.

Your best bet is to have a shop do a pre purchase inspection. That is the best way to see what is worn and may cost you money in the future.


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