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A difficult decision

http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.js...en&cardist=221

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http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.js...en&cardist=189

What a conundrum! The blue one is cheaper, has same mileage, but has the upgrades of an 03 vs. 02 Level II. It's also got some goodies in the form of a tonneau it seems. I do however, love black! The Blue is a great color too though, so I guess that point is kinda moot.

I've been in close contact with the owner of the black truck, and ive already had it checked out and know it's in good condition. I'm a little nervous about buying from independant dealers, just because there's that huge uncertainty factor. What sort of protection can i get against buying a bogus truck in that sort of situation? I'm kinda nervous also because it's only 14k for that truck, and it's newer and has the same mileage.

Anyone have any insights? Advice? Opinions?
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i would go for the lvl 2 myself.... if your gonna wheel it you wont want the darker color. i have grey and it shows defects like crazy
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I bought my truck out of state and from a used car lot. Really the only protection is to trust the person looking at it. So if its yourself looking at it in person then great. Also you don't have to pay sales tax until you get back home. You can do all your wheeling and dealing right there or walk away. Pretty easy. I personally like them both. The black one seems to have more goodies but is a year older. The blue one you might be able to get the price down a little further.

On a side note, if you were to look at the one in NE, I can offer you a place to stay either on the way up or back or both. I know that a drive from TX to NE would be a long one.
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Id go with the Fx4 too, seems better all around. plus the blue adds a difference, wont look like all the black lifted one out there. Thats why i chose the color i did. And im happy with it.
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blue!!!
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Well they are both FX4 Level IIs... or the equivalent. I agree the blue would be much easier to keep clean. It might be difficult for me to go up there though because of school. I'll send them a message and see what I can get back, and then talk to my parents about it.
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go with the 2nd one
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Any reason why Andy?
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GET THE BLUE TRUCK.....always better to get a truck that NOTHING major has been done to it. that black one has ALOT of stuff that i just want to smack the guy for doing and come on sonic blue is the best color!!
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id have to say the blue. they look good lifted.

but then again i would love to have a black truck......hmmm blue
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I say go for the blue one!
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Go with the '03 Sonic blue l2. The '03 interior is better than the '02. You may have better odds of avoiding the timing chain rattle or manual transmission problems. It also has a warranty.

I wouldn't buy a modified vehcle, in anyway, from someone I didn't know. Like on here. No one in tehri right mind would buy Gil's truck, but we could start an ugly bidding war on rwenzig's truck.

C'mon Kyle come up to where the air is sweeter. Come to the land of the Level II's.
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Does the air smell like warm root beer? And are the towels OH-SO-FLUFFY!?!

I just might be making a trip to Nebraska soon!
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Yeah, Blue is better anyway. Looks like the long lost cousin to Shannon. Also, she could be related to Neil and Adrian somehow. Beware, she might be a keeper!
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ya blue one all the way.
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blue one, i dont liek to buy already modded stuff either
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SONIC BLUE OWNS YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DOIT!!!! btw my vote if for the blue one
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Blue, it has more warranty left!
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dunno i always stay away from anything that slightly shows it has been modified...may have been ragged out
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There are no Level II's in Texas? It seems crazy to go all that way for a truck when texas is the land of trucks.
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See if the warrenty is a ford service center one. Would be useless to have to drive to ' the middle of nowhere ' to have work done.

Harry hit a nail on the head with the 02 timing chain issues. Will the TSB still support the chains if they are defective and how much of an issue will it be as its a used vehical? I'm quite sure Ford will cover it, but at how much of a headache *IF* it even occures?

If it were my choice, I would care less of what color it is or where its located, but that timing chain rattle is a major wench ( I had an engine replaced from it. ).

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There are no Level II's in Texas? It seems crazy to go all that way for a truck when texas is the land of trucks.
dude mich is ford truck world you have no flipping clue...
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Get a full Carfax on either one and get their protection with it. If something wasn't disclosed in the carfax, they will buy it back!

O yeah, go with the blue one!
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YEEHAR!!! BUY DE BLUE ONE MATEY
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YEEHAR!!! BUY DE BLUE ONE MATEY

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