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Help In Looking for a used truck

When Buying a used truck, what should I look for?

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you need to look for miles obviously, dents cuts in paint, mods, if thier correctly installed, 4x4, limited slip, transmission smooth, ac works, pay attention to little things like if the gages work right if the carpet isnt ripped and if your tires are new. there are things you can say hey! fix that then ill buy it. also MAKE SURE YOU GET 2 KEYS!!!! if they have a chip in them its a pain to make an extra. make sure the extra has a chip not jsut a copy, test it in the ignition. pay attention to the center consol and test EVERYTHING
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Check the radiator support for any kinks or wrinkles. That's an obvious indicator of front end damage.
Look under where the truck is parked for any evidence of leaked fluids.
Test drive with the radio OFF so you can listen for any possible problems.
Check Nada and kbb.com for approximate market values of used vehicles.



But I hope you're not trading in the '04!
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If you know a mechanic who has a shop definately ask him to take a look at it, they can put it up on the lift and look under it to check the frame to see if its bent or if it has been wrecked or what not.
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But I hope you're not trading in the '04!
He doesn't have an 04. It's just what he wanted. Scott doesn't own a Ranger... yet.

EDIT: CarFax reports are your friend.

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If you want to drive out here, you can buy my EDGE!
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Thanks all, Bailey I would be glad too, only if i had the money
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