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uawaterskier
07-03-2007, 01:41 PM
ive found a 2001 f150 with the triton 5.4 v8. The truck is VERY well priced but it is also high mileage (175k). If the truck has been maintained, would you buy a truck that has that many miles? Most 01s Ive looked at are closer too 120k-130k miles and I really just want to get yalls thought on it

dmayer84
07-03-2007, 01:43 PM
ive found a 2001 f150 with the triton 5.4 v8. The truck is VERY well priced but it is also high mileage (175k). If the truck has been maintained, would you buy a truck that has that many miles? Most 01s Ive looked at are closer too 120k-130k miles and I really just want to get yalls thought on it
ive found a 2001 f150 with the triton 5.4 v8. The truck is VERY well priced but it is also high mileage (175k). If the truck has been maintained, would you buy a truck that has that many miles? Most 01s Ive looked at are closer too 120k-130k miles and I really just want to get yalls thought on itive found a 2001 f150 with the triton 5.4 v8. The truck is VERY well priced but it is also high mileage (175k). If the truck has been maintained, would you buy a truck that has that many miles? Most 01s Ive looked at are closer too 120k-130k miles and I really just want to get yalls thought on it

I have heard of a double and triple post but I dont know what to call that one.

Ski-A-Rees
07-03-2007, 01:55 PM
I don't know about gas engines, but my neighbor has a F350 Diesel with 340,000 miles... Go Ford!!!

uawaterskier
07-03-2007, 01:58 PM
I have heard of a double and triple post but I dont know what to call that one.
oops sorry when i copy and pasted it, something must have gone terribly wrong.

Upper Michigan Prostar190
07-03-2007, 02:01 PM
ive found a 2001 f150 with the triton 5.4 v8. The truck is VERY well priced but it is also high mileage (175k). If the truck has been maintained, would you buy a truck that has that many miles? Most 01s Ive looked at are closer too 120k-130k miles and I really just want to get yalls thought on it
ive found a 2001 f150 with the triton 5.4 v8. The truck is VERY well priced but it is also high mileage (175k). If the truck has been maintained, would you buy a truck that has that many miles? Most 01s Ive looked at are closer too 120k-130k miles and I really just want to get yalls thought on itive found a 2001 f150 with the triton 5.4 v8. The truck is VERY well priced but it is also high mileage (175k). If the truck has been maintained, would you buy a truck that has that many miles? Most 01s Ive looked at are closer too 120k-130k miles and I really just want to get yalls thought on it

It better be VERY well priced for 175K miles

It better be VERY well priced for 175K miles

It better be VERY well priced for 175K miles

uawaterskier
07-03-2007, 02:02 PM
8 grand for a crew cab 4x4

Sodar
07-03-2007, 02:05 PM
8 grand for a crew cab 4x4

You can find better for 8k.

Jkelly
07-03-2007, 02:05 PM
That is high for a gas burner. Check NADA.com And if you do buy it be prepared to do some work to it.

uawaterskier
07-03-2007, 02:13 PM
That is high for a gas burner. Check NADA.com And if you do buy it be prepared to do some work to it.
im not worried about doing work on it. ive very confident working on trucks and cars

uawaterskier
07-03-2007, 02:15 PM
You can find better for 8k.for a crew cab 4x4? most are over 10k easy

Sodar
07-03-2007, 02:19 PM
for a crew cab 4x4? most are over 10k easy

Correct! There is a reason... they do not have 175k miles on them!! :)

uawaterskier
07-03-2007, 02:23 PM
Correct! There is a reason... they do not have 175k miles on them!! :)
agreed, but im not anywhere close to being able to touch one:(

Sodar
07-03-2007, 02:41 PM
agreed, but im not anywhere close to being able to touch one:(

My best friend got a 2001 Ford F-150 Crewcab 4 x 4 with the 5.4l Triton in it for high school graduation. I got a 2001 Toyota Tundra for High School Graduation. The two of us literally got our truck on the SAME day! We both lifted our trucks with our graduation money... he put on a 6" with 35's and I put on a 4" with 33's. His lasted him 55k and 3 years before he had to rebuild his motor. Ford rebuilt his top end and 6 months later, at 62k, his bottom bearings went. He had the motor rebuilt by the dealer again. At 66k, his motor blew up for a 3rd times, this time Ford bought the truck back from him and he went out and bought a Chevy Crewcab (Thank God!). After 66k, 3 motors, and 4 years his Ford is gone and probably has been shredded. After 117k, 0 motors and 7 years, my Tundra is still kicking stronger than ever. My brother now drives it and the thing out pulls my dad's 2004 Suburban and my 2005 Tahoe, without question. Is this a plug for Toyota? Slightly, but more so, after 66k and the problems my buddy had with his 2001 4x4, I can only imagine the problems and $$$$ you will need to dump into a truck with 175k....

Now, I did not even touch on the issues he had with his 4 wheel drive, but I am sure that those issues could be attributed to the lift and larger tires.

uawaterskier
07-03-2007, 02:48 PM
My best friend got a 2001 Ford F-150 Crewcab 4 x 4 with the 5.4l Triton in it for high school graduation. I got a 2001 Toyota Tundra for High School Graduation. The two of us literally got our truck on the SAME day! We both lifted our trucks with our graduation money... he put on a 6" with 35's and I put on a 4" with 33's. His lasted him 55k and 3 years before he had to rebuild his motor. Ford rebuilt his top end and 6 months later, at 62k, his bottom bearings went. He had the motor rebuilt by the dealer again. At 66k, his motor blew up for a 3rd times, this time Ford bought the truck back from him and he went out and bought a Chevy Crewcab (Thank God!). After 66k, 3 motors, and 4 years his Ford is gone and probably has been shredded. After 117k, 0 motors and 7 years, my Tundra is still kicking stronger than ever. My brother now drives it and the thing out pulls my dad's 2004 Suburban and my 2005 Tahoe, without question. Is this a plug for Toyota? Slightly, but more so, after 66k and the problems my buddy had with his 2001 4x4, I can only imagine the problems and $$$$ you will need to dump into a truck with 175k....

Now, I did not even touch on the issues he had with his 4 wheel drive, but I am sure that those issues could be attributed to the lift and larger tires.
eeek that doesnt sound good

uawaterskier
07-03-2007, 02:49 PM
My best friend got a 2001 Ford F-150 Crewcab 4 x 4 with the 5.4l Triton in it for high school graduation. I got a 2001 Toyota Tundra for High School Graduation. The two of us literally got our truck on the SAME day! We both lifted our trucks with our graduation money... he put on a 6" with 35's and I put on a 4" with 33's. His lasted him 55k and 3 years before he had to rebuild his motor. Ford rebuilt his top end and 6 months later, at 62k, his bottom bearings went. He had the motor rebuilt by the dealer again. At 66k, his motor blew up for a 3rd times, this time Ford bought the truck back from him and he went out and bought a Chevy Crewcab (Thank God!). After 66k, 3 motors, and 4 years his Ford is gone and probably has been shredded. After 117k, 0 motors and 7 years, my Tundra is still kicking stronger than ever. My brother now drives it and the thing out pulls my dad's 2004 Suburban and my 2005 Tahoe, without question. Is this a plug for Toyota? Slightly, but more so, after 66k and the problems my buddy had with his 2001 4x4, I can only imagine the problems and $$$$ you will need to dump into a truck with 175k....

Now, I did not even touch on the issues he had with his 4 wheel drive, but I am sure that those issues could be attributed to the lift and larger tires.
eeek that doesnt sound good

uawaterskier
07-03-2007, 02:49 PM
My best friend got a 2001 Ford F-150 Crewcab 4 x 4 with the 5.4l Triton in it for high school graduation. I got a 2001 Toyota Tundra for High School Graduation. The two of us literally got our truck on the SAME day! We both lifted our trucks with our graduation money... he put on a 6" with 35's and I put on a 4" with 33's. His lasted him 55k and 3 years before he had to rebuild his motor. Ford rebuilt his top end and 6 months later, at 62k, his bottom bearings went. He had the motor rebuilt by the dealer again. At 66k, his motor blew up for a 3rd times, this time Ford bought the truck back from him and he went out and bought a Chevy Crewcab (Thank God!). After 66k, 3 motors, and 4 years his Ford is gone and probably has been shredded. After 117k, 0 motors and 7 years, my Tundra is still kicking stronger than ever. My brother now drives it and the thing out pulls my dad's 2004 Suburban and my 2005 Tahoe, without question. Is this a plug for Toyota? Slightly, but more so, after 66k and the problems my buddy had with his 2001 4x4, I can only imagine the problems and $$$$ you will need to dump into a truck with 175k....

Now, I did not even touch on the issues he had with his 4 wheel drive, but I am sure that those issues could be attributed to the lift and larger tires.
eeek that doesnt sound good

TMCNo1
07-03-2007, 02:52 PM
You can say that again and again and again and I don't think I'll be convinced.

uawaterskier
07-03-2007, 02:57 PM
You can say that again and again and again and I don't think I'll be convinced.
yeah my computer is being ghetto at work

jraben8
07-03-2007, 03:02 PM
This question may be better posted at fordtruckworld.tenmagazines.com or f150online.com. Those guys will definitely have an opinion for you.

Leroy
07-03-2007, 03:21 PM
I should say if you are working skiing again!

yeah my computer is being ghetto at work

Leroy
07-03-2007, 03:22 PM
I have to ask uawaterskier, what is you major and year in school?

Leroy
07-03-2007, 03:28 PM
Have you looked here to compare?

http://www.cars.com/go/search/search_results.jsp?tracktype=usedcc&searchType=21&cid=&dlid=&dgid=&amid=&cname=&zc=46202&makeid=14&modelid=180&pageNumber=0&numResultsPerPage=50&largeNumResultsPerPage=0&sortorder=descending&sortfield=PRICE+descending&certifiedOnly=false&criteria=K-%7CE-%7CM-_14_%7CB-10000%7CH-%7CD-_180--1_%7CN-N%7CR-10000%7CI-1%7CP-PRICE+descending%7CQ-descending%7CX-popular%7CZ-46202&aff=starnews&aff=starnews

uawaterskier
07-03-2007, 03:30 PM
I have to ask uawaterskier, what is you major and year in school?
im a sophmore in Mechanical Engineering at alabama

Maristar210
07-03-2007, 03:39 PM
im a sophmore in Mechanical Engineering at alabama


You have yet to make a post without at least one grammatical error. Reading your posts gives me a headache. You should include a typing class, and soon!


...and the next time you pm someone don't say:

"500th member?
did he ever claim his prize, if not i want it"

uawaterskier
07-03-2007, 03:42 PM
You have yet to make a post without at least one grammatical error. Reading your posts gives me a headache. You should include a typing class, and soon!


...and the next time you pm someone don't say:

"500th member?
did he ever claim his prize, if not i want it"


never hurts to ask. all i was sayin if he never responded, and you wanted it gone, then i wanted it

tommcat
07-03-2007, 03:47 PM
The 5.4s have been pretty reliable for us but i'd still be a little nervous about the mileage unless i personally knew the owner or had all maintenance records in hand.

Jwhitsett1129
07-03-2007, 04:29 PM
You can say that again and again and again and I don't think I'll be convinced.

:D I just spat my mouthful of water all over my keyboard! :D :D

Thrall
07-03-2007, 06:04 PM
Weel, A'm a ciVil Enginerrring grad form Yew uv I (Illinios) and they taut usses to dew mathf and engenerriing, nawt eNGliish!
Lighten up MS210.

On topic, 175k mi is alot of mi. I've ran about every model year of Triton 5.4 since they came out in '96/'97, some up to 120-130k mi and never had one problem w/ the engines or transmissions, save for my 05 puked a cpl injectors at about 20k mi.
I'm not really a Ford fan, but having worked now for 2 of the largest construction companies in the country, I've never seen any of our trucks (although I'm only exposed to maybe 100 trucks out of a fleet of 1500) go in for major engine work and they are certainly not babied or maintained like most of us take care of our own vehicles. I'm talking 5.4 gassers. The 7.3 smokers are another story. Of the 5 in our district, none of them has made it over 150k on the orig engine.
If it's on it's orig engine, trans, other major parts, at 175k it's kind of a time bomb. If you know the service history and nothing repair wise looks out of line, I'd say get it................for about $5-6k.
Figure $8k if the truck is in good condition and deduct for the first major repair you may have on down the line. Also, go thru everything, front end, brakes, look for anything worn out.

RedStar
07-03-2007, 06:13 PM
You have yet to make a post without at least one grammatical error. Reading your posts gives me a headache. You should include a typing class, and soon!


...and the next time you pm someone don't say:

"500th member?
did he ever claim his prize, if not i want it"



Hey now. Why so tense? Too much caffeine? Vodka martini, anyone?:rolleyes:

TMCNo1
07-03-2007, 06:33 PM
im a sophmore in Mechanical Engineering at alabama



OH NO, not anothover perfreshional car salesman! Will you be moving to Mishigian?

TX.X-30 fan
07-03-2007, 06:52 PM
You have yet to make a post without at least one grammatical error. Reading your posts gives me a headache. You should include a typing class, and soon!


...and the next time you pm someone don't say:

"500th member?
did he ever claim his prize, if not i want it"





Hey that reminds me where is my Superbowl T shirt?????? :confused:

RexDog1
07-03-2007, 06:53 PM
OH NO, not anothover perfreshional car salesman! Will you be moving to Mishigian?

Ok you did not go there……. :mad: and BASH “Engineers”:rant: ……….LOL just kidding

Have a safe 4th No1:wavey:

Mag_Red
07-03-2007, 07:36 PM
If the Ford doesn't work for ya, I have a 99 Chevy Extended Cab 4x4 with 148,000 miles for $7,700. Well below KBB.

Toober Tom
07-03-2007, 07:40 PM
I would have said price sounds too high, bu that was before a friend just sold his 97 F-150 4.6 with 210K for $5,500 on craigs list. I thought he was crazy to ask that price. Somebody drove 3000 miles and paid cash.

TMCNo1
07-03-2007, 08:24 PM
Ok you did not go there……. and BASH “Engineers” ……….LOL just kidding

Have a safe 4th No1:wavey:


UMP freely admits he has a Engineering Degree and is instead in the Automotive Sales Business and.................... I was just wondering outloud! :D

Hope all your firecrackers go off too!:uglyhamme

Upper Michigan Prostar190
07-05-2007, 09:20 AM
Weel, A'm a ciVil Enginerrring grad form Yew uv I (Illinios) and they taut usses to dew mathf and engenerriing, nawt eNGliish!
Lighten up MS210.

On topic, 175k mi is alot of mi. I've ran about every model year of Triton 5.4 since they came out in '96/'97, some up to 120-130k mi and never had one problem w/ the engines or transmissions, save for my 05 puked a cpl injectors at about 20k mi.
I'm not really a Ford fan, but having worked now for 2 of the largest construction companies in the country, I've never seen any of our trucks (although I'm only exposed to maybe 100 trucks out of a fleet of 1500) go in for major engine work and they are certainly not babied or maintained like most of us take care of our own vehicles. I'm talking 5.4 gassers. The 7.3 smokers are another story. Of the 5 in our district, none of them has made it over 150k on the orig engine.
If it's on it's orig engine, trans, other major parts, at 175k it's kind of a time bomb. If you know the service history and nothing repair wise looks out of line, I'd say get it................for about $5-6k.
Figure $8k if the truck is in good condition and deduct for the first major repair you may have on down the line. Also, go thru everything, front end, brakes, look for anything worn out.I'm with Thrall here, I think $5-6 K is more like it. at 175K, any truck is pretty sacked out, I dont care what brand it is. There are just so many things wore out, and so many things prone to going bad. Not to say there arent miles left in it, but be willing to spend $$$ on repairs as they are likey to happen.

And yes, Us INgeneeers arenent too gud aT sPelLing. It gose with the TeriTOrY. TeKniKal TipEs arE juST noT Gude Spelrz. Gramer is Bad, MMMkay.

Upper Michigan Prostar190
07-05-2007, 09:23 AM
UMP freely admits he has a Engineering Degree and is instead in the Automotive Sales Business and.................... I was just wondering outloud! :D

Hope all your firecrackers go off too!:uglyhamme
Oh its OK. Us engineers need a little bashing once in a while. ;)

Maristar210
07-05-2007, 09:31 AM
Weel, A'm a ciVil Enginerrring grad form Yew uv I (Illinios) and they taut usses to dew mathf and engenerriing, nawt eNGliish!
Lighten up MS210.

On topic, 175k mi is alot of mi. I've ran about every model year of Triton 5.4 since they came out in '96/'97, some up to 120-130k mi and never had one problem w/ the engines or transmissions, save for my 05 puked a cpl injectors at about 20k mi.
I'm not really a Ford fan, but having worked now for 2 of the largest construction companies in the country, I've never seen any of our trucks (although I'm only exposed to maybe 100 trucks out of a fleet of 1500) go in for major engine work and they are certainly not babied or maintained like most of us take care of our own vehicles. I'm talking 5.4 gassers. The 7.3 smokers are another story. Of the 5 in our district, none of them has made it over 150k on the orig engine.
If it's on it's orig engine, trans, other major parts, at 175k it's kind of a time bomb. If you know the service history and nothing repair wise looks out of line, I'd say get it................for about $5-6k.
Figure $8k if the truck is in good condition and deduct for the first major repair you may have on down the line. Also, go thru everything, front end, brakes, look for anything worn out.


Sorry Thrall. Just tries my patience I guess. Seems like a text message world.

"you know my bff Jill? She said idk but she'll cmb"

:uglyhamme

JimN
07-05-2007, 09:37 AM
175K miles isn't that bad on a motor- it's the kind of miles that matters. If it's all on washboard roads and high speed, the thing will be a rattling POS on a good day. This is also known in the technical field as RHAPAW, or Rode Hard And Put Away Wet. At highway speeds on smooth roads in moderate climate with great service history, it's a creampuff (again, the technical term).

Somewhere in between, a truck can last a lot longer than 175K, like mine. Odometer didn't always work but it's originally from PHX and I estimate that 15K is an easy average per year. I have driven it at least that much since I bought it in '01 and that includes towing my car from the Wichita Falls area on the way back home and driving to PHX for a rafting trip. It's a 1990 Silverado with a 5.7L TBI and at 15K/yr, it has 255K on the motor. Ball joints and bushings aren't great but when I changed the plugs about a month ago, the compression test came in at 155-163, through all 8 cylinders.

Have it checked out- maybe the buyer and seller can split the cost so both have a hard copy of all test results.

Thrall
07-05-2007, 09:46 AM
Sorry Thrall. Just tries my patience I guess. Seems like a text message world.

"you know my bff Jill? She said idk but she'll cmb"

:uglyhamme

Yeah, I hear ya'! Still can't figure out how texting is easier than leaving a voicemail...........and if you want to have a converstion, call the person. Again, talking seems inherently easier than typing on a 2" wide keyboard.

jraben8
07-05-2007, 09:50 AM
My 5.4 has been great for the 115K that I've put on it. The only things out of the ordinary services have been an ERG valve, IAC valve and ball joints. And if you do the research, these things too are pretty standard for these trucks.

The price seems high but make an offer of 6K or so. What's the worst that can happen... He'll say "No."

If all you need is a reliable tow vehicle, they can definitely be found for 6-7K, they just may not be on the first row at the lot on the corner.