I test drove a few trucks this weekend.

A 2003 Gmc 2500 crew cab diesel

A 2006 Dodge 2500 crew cab diesel

A 2001 Ford F350 crew cab diesel

The GMC was the cheapest due to it’s mileage. It had 312k on the clock, but ran and drove great. The dealer was pretty chill and was no pressure at all. It was a small dealer and he seemed to be doing it just cause he loved cars. He had an E-type coupe and an Eleanor clone in his “showroom”. He’s going to see if he can get some service records from the previous owner.

The dodge was my favorite in the butt dyno department, but was from a buy here pay here dealer (the first I’ve ever gone to). It was more expensive than I was looking for because the Craigslist price was, surprise, surprise, deceptively cheap. Still test drove the truck since I was there but had no intention of buying after the price turned out not to be the price.

The Ford was in the best condition of the 3 with only 97k on the clock but was a bit more than I think it should be. And was a bit bro-y for me with blacked out tail lights and turn signals and black Plasti dipped rims.

KBB and NADA both have the Ford at $14k from a dealer but the actual price was around $20k. Anyone know if KBB and NADA do a poor job at valuing low mileage older vehicles? There isn’t much to compare to on Craigslist. The closest I found were high mileage ones for around 10k. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that much of a difference in price before between blue book and actual price.


Big ass truck for your time