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Old 08-06-2012
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How many miles is too many miles?

I just got back into a Ranger after a two year absence and coming from a full size back to a Ranger made me realize I do need a Full Size. Long story short I fish a lot of tournaments and the last 4 trips towing the boat have made me miss the full size.

Anyway I've been looking at some 150's and I realize it all comes down to maintenance and how the truck was driven but in your opinion how many miles are enough to make you not even look at a truck? My dad said " I wouldn't buy any thing with over 100k" but I feel like a truck with 100k with up to date maintenance is just getting broke in and still has a lot of life left..

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Hard to say... like you said it definitely depends on maintenance and how it was driven. I wouldn't say no to a truck just because it has high mileage. Not that I paid much for it but my Colorado has 365,000km. It was maintained very well and runs great!
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A well maintained F150 will go over 500,000 miles. I have my '04 with nearly 300K miles listed on Ebay at Ford : F-150 XLT in Ford | eBay Motors (shameless plug) and it runs great.
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Are you planning to get rid of the ranger? If not just buy an older F150 or diesel and that will suit your needs for towing the boat.
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Still on the fence I had an 06 1500 dodge and it did everything I needed but I also had a 99 Cummins and that thing was awesome so im not sure.
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If you sell the ranger get something newer, if you keep it get something older. Thats my opinion.
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I personally probably wouldn't buy a used gas vehicle with over 100k unless I knew for a fact what the history is on it...like if a family member or friend has had it since it was new. I'd consider buying something with over 100k if it was the right price, and it was a 2nd vehicle or a toy.

I'd buy a diesel with over 100k...but not over 150k.

Like others have said, it all depends on maintenence. Buying used vehicles is a gamble. My dads 07 Chevy has 280k miles on it...all put on by him. But he has always maintained it and it runs great.
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If you're handy with repairs, I would go up to the 200k mark. I've purchased trucks with more (My 7.3 has 265k). I'm a mechanic though and do all of my own repairs.
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I agree with Wyldechild, i think those are good guidelines. But if you keep the ranger just buy an old diesel haha
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I wish it were that simple. I gave up my career to go back to school while I'm still young. I'm going to list the truck locally and hopefully I can get what I want for it.
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keep ranger and find a used 7.3.
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