Originally Posted by wingnut60
I purchased my '05 in '07--$104000 list for $46000. It had been towed to a space in TX and never moved again--sat for 2 years, but lived in. Best deal I ever made. Nothing went wrong for over 4 years, but just now it is beginning to show its age. Am fixing things rather that buy another newer one.
I just replaced the NevRLube bearings and they looked ok after 7 years and 25000+ miles. Brakes showed little wear also. Problems so far have been: large slide gear packs went out; had to change to 17.5" tires/wheels; replaced all 4 spring sets; one shock mount broke; some water leaks showing up.
I would go for the deal if an inspection shows all is fine.
Joe, thanks for the info. I agree with upgrading the tires to 17.5. What brand did you get? Also good info on the NevRLube, finding out there wern't any flat spots, etc. Were the springs replaced after 7 yrs. or when you bought it.
We're looking at an 06 that's been stored in a warehouse for the last year or so, so many extras I can't count them (including an auto sat. system) for $40k and an 07 with most of the same extras - without the sat system but with a 2.5 yr extended warranty. Decisions decisions. What to do.