Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Kingman, Arizona
Go into Kelley Blue Book's or NADA's website and enter as much info as they ask, especially the miles, and then deduct for necessary reconditioning. Kelley researches ACTUAL retail and wholesale (dealer auctions)
sales prices. Dealers and banks use these as their guides, as well as being accurate.
Unless you are very proficient about judging the total condition of an automobile, I would recommend you employ a diesel mechanic and a person experienced with body and paint to examine it. 250,000 plus miles on
a vehicle often has wear on things you wouldn't even consider. If not totally maintained, the drivetrain could be stellar but the rest of the truck could easily be worn out. Just a note though, most vehicles above
$10,000 are financed and vehicles above 150,000 miles rarely have financing available, so the demand and price drop sharply, which usually gives you a better bargaining position. There is not going to be a huge line
to buy extremely high mileage vehicles.
2009 Chev HD 3500 DRW 4X4 DM/A LT ex cab, all stock except for wheels and running boards
Previous was 2002 GMC HD 3500 DRW DM/A 4X4 ex cab (3 times replaced all injectors in less than 100K miles)