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Old 05-20-2019, 10:43 AM
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Been a Ford man all my life. Havent owned one in a while due to not driving for years. I am now retired and looking for an F100 or F150 extended cab 2WD truck. Im finding trucks with 190 K up to 300K miles and Im wondering should I run away from these high mileage trucks . Never owned anything with that high a mileage except for a Mercedes. Just need to know if the Ford engines and trannys are as reliable as in the 60s and 70s. Don't want to buy one and it blow up on the way home. If they are ok which years are possibly the best or better trucks to look for. Im interested also in an Explorer Sport Trac so any help is appreciated.
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Been a Ford man all my life. Havent owned one in a while due to not driving for years. I am now retired and looking for an F100 or F150 extended cab 2WD truck. Im finding trucks with 190 K up to 300K miles and Im wondering should I run away from these high mileage trucks . Never owned anything with that high a mileage except for a Mercedes. Just need to know if the Ford engines and trannys are as reliable as in the 60s and 70s. Don't want to buy one and it blow up on the way home. If they are ok which years are possibly the best or better trucks to look for. Im interested also in an Explorer Sport Trac so any help is appreciated.
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Seems like an odd question.

What are exactly are you looking for? Budget or desired expenditure?

What are you looking at that has 300,000 miles?

What engines and transmissions and years are you looking at?
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Generally, if you want a truck with over 190,000 miles, they come from owners that took care of them and fixed the issues that Ford built into them. The 2004-2011 5.4L V-8 3 valve is a very good engine after its given a once over to replace original factory parts with newer updated OEM or high end manufacturer parts (like Melling or Cloyes)
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Been a Ford man all my life. Havent owned one in a while due to not driving for years. I am now retired and looking for an F100 or F150 extended cab 2WD truck. Im finding trucks with 190 K up to 300K miles and Im wondering should I run away from these high mileage trucks . Never owned anything with that high a mileage except for a Mercedes. Just need to know if the Ford engines and trannys are as reliable as in the 60s and 70s. Don't want to buy one and it blow up on the way home. If they are ok which years are possibly the best or better trucks to look for. Im interested also in an Explorer Sport Trac so any help is appreciated.
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This doesn't make a whole lot of sense. You're wanting to know if Ford motors are as reliable as they were in the 60s and 70s, yet say you're possibly looking for an F100 (extended cab?), which was made from like the early '50s to the early 80s,with the largest take rate being before the F150 came out in the '70s. So the trucks you're gonna be looking at are probably gonna be from the 60's and 70s anyway.
And how are you gonna avoid a 40-50 y/o truck with high mileage?
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He hasn't driven in years. Maybe a coma for 50 years ?
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You need to be looking for a newer truck with an extended warranty.
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If your budget puts in in a truck with that many miles, I guess that's what you're stuck with. However, personally I'd run away from any truck like that.

As to modern engines and transmissions being as reliable as trucks in the 60's and 70's, they are much more reliable, but even still once you approach 200,000 miles things start to get dicey.

If you REALLY want something with 200k-300k miles, look at Toyota trucks. They seem to have the best track record, but that's still taking a gamble.
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Ford Courier.
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Drive it see if it's smooth look at leaks and all under truck
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Originally Posted by yokev View Post
And how are you gonna avoid a 40-50 y/o truck with high mileage?
Find a farm truck. I have my grandfathers 1972 F100 with 90xxx original miles on it. He drove it once from east Texas down to Houston. The rest of his life his life he drove it into town and back (2 mile round trip) and around the farm. I know finding a truck like that isn't common but it does answer your question
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