Ford F150

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  1. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze I keep blowing down the road

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    ummm, so my wife ran across this ad for a 2007 F150 for $2000. I said “that’s gotta be a typo. It’s probably $20,000.”

    She sent them a message. A lady responded saying $2,000 was correct. It’s a 5.4 liter, auto, 4wd, 4 doors, loaded, 117,000 miles truck. Never wrecked and clean title.

    Recently divorced, ex husband truck, and she just wants it gone.

    I hope to see it tomorrow. What should I look out for?
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  2. baloneyskin daddy

    baloneyskin daddy bikaholic

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    The ex husband.
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  3. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer Supporter

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    For that price if it runs and stops, OH and has a clear title signed by EVERYONE on it, buy it.
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  4. 1greenmachine

    1greenmachine Long timer

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    Someone did a tune up and broke all the plugs on the heads?

    I would buy it at the price if its clean, the 5.4 has a bad rap but the people I know that had them abused them and no issues.
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  5. N8

    N8 I prefer my pumpkin with a blue & white mask.

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    If it sounds too good to be true...
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  6. Straw Dog

    Straw Dog Been here awhile

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  7. Nico

    Nico Save the USA

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    Yes. Where was the ad the wife ran across @mrbreeze ?

    Edit: for comparison, I just took a peak at a 2008 F150 extensed cab with similar miles, clean, no visible rust, 4x4. Ask is $6,900 private sale and that struck me as about as fair an ask as I've seen in quite some time.
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  8. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze I keep blowing down the road

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    It’s a local ad, FB or VarageSale, something like that.
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  9. Nico

    Nico Save the USA

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    Watch the facebook marketplace stuff, it's become the new Craigslist flush with scams and curbstoners. Check the title to the name on the "owner's" license...
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  10. TwilightZone

    TwilightZone Long timer Supporter

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    Take a portion of the add and post it on Google.
    See if it comes up elsewhere in the country.
    If so, a scam.
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  11. thumpism

    thumpism Between bikes

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    Also, check the VIN on the vehicle against the VIN on the title. Might not be the same.
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  12. HRS

    HRS Long timer

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    Post back after you actually go see it. I've never seen one of those ads that proved to be bona fide.
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  13. gmiguy

    gmiguy You rode a what to where?

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    Unless the car is stolen, why would I as the buyer care if it's being sold by a curbstoner?

    A jump title is perhaps a sign to check things out more carefully, but it's not a reason to pass on what is otherwise a good deal.
    • Is the title clear, signed, and properly notarized?
    • Does the vehicle check out mechanically?
    • Does a VIN check come up clean?
    • Am I comfortable buying it as-is where-is with no warranty or recourse of any kind?
    If the answer to the above questions is "yes" then what does it matter if the car is being sold by the man in the moon?
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  14. HRS

    HRS Long timer

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    I wouldn't do it and I would advise any friend or relative not to do it. How do we know if the signature on that title is forged? We don't. Maybe it is in fact the ex husbands truck, but his name on that title might be forged by the ex wife. When that truck is seized then your recourse is against the lady that forged his name and sold you the truck. Good luck with that.
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  15. Nico

    Nico Save the USA

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    Because it's quite likely the seller is misrepresenting himself and the deal. I won't deal with liars. If you're okay with giving your money to shady bastards, have at it. Too many options out there for me to deal with shysters and scammers.
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  16. greasyfatman

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    No way a truck in TN sells that cheap. Bet you don't get to see it before they ask for money. Or the person is not present.
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  17. rapidoxidationman

    rapidoxidationman Easily trainable

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    Cam Phasers. My daughter sold an '05 F150 for $3k that was otherwise in good shape. Fixed Or Repaired Daily.
    But then I'm not a Ford guy.
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  18. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze I keep blowing down the road

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    It was a scam. Advertised locally, but the truck is in Maine (I am in Tennessee). Shipping included in the price. You will need to make a deposit.

    We told them we don’t buy sight unseen.
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  19. ydarg

    ydarg Miscreant

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    +1 if you don't burn your hand on it, I'd put money on the cam phasers knocking like the SWAT team with a search warrant. It may have bad plugs but the Lisle tool to get out the broken plugs and repair kits are widely available so that shouldn't be a deterrent.

    It probably needs phasers, guides & tensioners and new chains.
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  20. Hennepinboy

    Hennepinboy Have battery will travel.

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    Good advice. There was a guy in Minnesota that was selling rust free Texas truck parts. Story was he would take MN low milage drive parts to TX to sell and return with rust free body parts. The guy then started selling complete Texas trucks. A friend purchased one from him. One day the police showed up at Don house and checked Don's title and the VIN on the truck. The numbers did not match. The AH was bringing titles from wrecked Texas truck to Minnesota and then looking for a truck that matched the title, year/model. Steal a truck and then sell it as a Texas truck. Don had to forfeit the truck and received no money back from the AH he had purchased the truck from. The truck thief received a year in jail.
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