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RE: High Mileage tow vehicle question

Thanks for all the replies, I like working on vehicles and this truck brings me back to when I did do more work and can see the engine. What I hate is working on a car that I need to get back on the road because I have to go to work in 3 hours and nothing is going right. We used to have an )2 explorer that besides having the transmission go at 100,000 miles we had both front door window mechanisms break two weeks apart both on days when it was -20 Fahrenheit before the windchill and of course the windows were in the down position. At those temperatures the lights in my unheated garage barely work and we had to send it to the shop. My thoughts of buying a 10,000$ truck with 200,000 miles on it would be is it worth it? My old girl led a fairly easy life but I still need to fix the heater fan and maybe look into getting the AC fixed. But I only paid a little over $1500 for it. So I am fine with nickel and dime repairs. I saw a 10 yr old Tacoma advertised with 210,000 miles on it for 12grand. That was what shocked me. I could see in my mind maybe paying 5 grand for one with that many miles unless it had a rebuilt drivetrain.
Wildcat63 06/14/18 06:40am Tow Vehicles
High Mileage tow vehicle question

I found myself in need of an extra vehicle and found an old grampa truck (93 GMC 1/2t ext cab 4x4) it was cheap and well taken care of by the previous owner who had owned it almost 20 years. It has 212,000 miles and with the 350 v8 It should tow my pop up camper fine. Going to start out short trips and see how it does. I got the truck for hauling junk and an extra vehicle more than camping. But it got me thinking and looking at car ads. I have seen some ads lately for used trucks in the $10,000 to $13,000 range in price with over 200,000 miles on them. My mind is telling me I would be crazy to buy a truck that price with that many miles on it and expect another 5 pr 6 years of service from it without getting nickel and dimed with big and little repairs. One truck was a duramax and I know the engine will go a lot farther but even that truck I would think you would be fixing all sorts of things from window motors to wheel bearings to AC issues etc. Somy question is would a 10 year old truck with 200,000 miles be worth it for everyday use?
Wildcat63 06/13/18 04:10am Tow Vehicles
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