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Old 08-25-2014, 02:05 AM   #15
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I have only had one friend buy through carmax. Got a really nice 4 door chevy p/u. He really enjoyed the experience and felt that he got a good deal. good luck in your search.

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Old 08-26-2014, 03:17 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by IdahoSRT10 View Post
All depends on condition and how well it was cared for so ask for maintenance records. Beware that truck has the lower output E V-10. What the mileage? Over 200,000 I bet and likely salvaged title. Ask for a CarFax to start with.
Dealer told me it has 150,000 miles on the truck and has no salvage title.

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Old 08-26-2014, 04:31 AM   #17
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Dealer told me it has 150,000 miles on the truck and has no salvage title.
Tough call....I would get a total inspection done on the truck. There are services that do inspections ($150-$350)

If cared for the heart of the engine will go 250,000 mi or more but expect many of the external components to start failing soon. I have an 08 F-250 with 45,000 mi that's the best truck I've ever owned.
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Found out from the dealer the truck needed alot of work before they could sell it so I just pasted on it. Dealer did all the repairs on the engine.
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Old 09-04-2014, 08:52 AM   #19
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CarMax generally does a very good job. They are generally pretty picky about what they will put on their lots.

Prices there are usually a little higher, but not always. Each outlet gets to price the cars how they want. As always, in order to recognize a "deal" you have to know the market well.

Or, you can just not sweat it, go to CarMax, have a pleasant experience, get a good car, and get on with your life. That's their appeal, and they're good at it.

That said, imo used trucks are somewhat of a crapshoot because, unless they are near-new, it seems like most are run hard and put away wet, have a zillion miles, or are modded. I wouldn't want any of that. Me, I'd rather have a new truck and a used trailer than the other way around, but I realize sometimes the resources just aren't there.

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