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Old 02-14-2018, 12:25 AM   #1
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I found a 2003 FX4 supercab that is mint with only 4k miles on it. Original owner stored inside. The truck is driven several times a year in the nice weather and has no issues. He wants upper teens for the truck. What would you say it is worth?
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I found a 2003 FX4 supercab that is mint with only 4k miles on it. Original owner stored inside. The truck is driven several times a year in the nice weather and has no issues. He wants upper teens for the truck. What would you say it is worth?
Upper teens? No way in hell. I'd tell him to enjoy his truck.
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It's easily a 15k truck to the right buyer.
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It doesn't matter how you sugar coat it, 4K miles on a 15 year old truck is 266 miles a year average. Now if you've been around vehicles or the restoration world anyone would tell you THATS TROBLE, seals dry up, hoses rott, fluids break down, condensation forms, rubber dry rots, bearings dry up. Seriously you would have to PAY ME to take that truck, it's got gremlins you haven't even realized yet considering it's only drive once a year.... these trucks do not do well sitting.
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Yep, some things may go bad. Some may not.

I took the original belts off my 1977 last summer and the original radiator hoses 3 years ago. It doesn't leak oil..56k miles...We bought it new. Garage kept all its life.

I have a 1990 5.0 . It has the original belts and hoses. Doesn't leak oil...41k miles....Bought it new and garaged, also.

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Some things go bad with age, driven or not.
In fact, something's are worse.

Which is why pricing is based on age AND mileage, and not just mileage.

If it has original tires it's an accidental waiting to happen. Tires degrade in a couple years.

Fuel system...crap gas...gas only lasts 1 mo before it's varnish. With high water content tanks likely rusted.

Etc

Some collector type might pay dearly for it, because it's not common. For a daily driver......not worth as much.
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There have been a few around here at dealerships that are low mile trucks- 40-50k- and had asking prices in the low teens. (But who knows what the selling price was)- trucks go high around here, though.
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My 03 FX4 Supercab has 66,000 mikes, rust free with new tires at 55K and I'm asking $10,500
In the 4 years I've owned it, I've spent over $3k in repairs for those little gremlin part failures
I have a friend with a 98 Silverado, 34,000 miles, always garaged. She just spent around $600 to replace and reseal various decaying belts, hoses and oil seals. BE AWARE of looming costs!
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You can preserve a truck like that if stored properly. Thing is, I don't think too many have that in mind. The vehicle just sits for the most part.
You would have to put 30 miles on it per week for life. Maybe every other week, that would work too. But the miles would have to be continuous high way miles. This is so the every bit of moisture by-product is cooked off during the drive cycle and the seals are properly lubed.

The reality is, most who store just start them once in awhile or perhaps a short trip every once in awhile. That's not much better than just letting them sit. The engines doesn't get a chance to cook off moisture by-product as it would running it full cycle. As 30 highway mile cruise.

I imagine collectors have the know how, but finds like this ? I'd want to know a little history.

However, the trucks still worth quite a bit more. How much more is up to the one interested.

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Thanks for your input guys!
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