surfrat wrote:What is your zip code where it is 18,600? mine is 23322...How on earth did you look up the value when you dont even know what it has on it....It is an Eddie Bauer 4x4 heated leather multidisc cd, DVD, quad capt chairs with brand new 305 tires tow package roof rack front hitch with 63000 miles ...You show me where it is 18,600 dollars in excelent condition. There is no way there is a diffrence of 6000 dollars where you live. You must be looking at trade in value...As far as the 6.0 vs the 7.3 I have had several of both... I flip them all the time.. the 6.0 is not a bad engine. When dummies start putting chips and stuff on them that is when they have problems. One thing is for sure....No one will buy this one for what you claim it is worth...It would go for more than that with 163000 miles.
you're quoting the dealership retail price (about $25k), and that is just outrageous. Nobody in their right mind shows up to the dealer and says I'll take it at sticker price. Private party sale is $18,600 and some change for an Eddie Bauer edt. with all the goodies I could add to it on KBB in excellent condition. My buddy got a 2006 crew cab Lariat SRW f-350 long bed in 2012 (6.0L diesel) with 50k miles on it, and in the best shape it could be in. walked out of the dealership paying less than $21k for it, dealer had it listed at $26,500.
And yes the 6.0L is still a problematic and ticking time bomb motor before any tuning is done, especially the early ones. Head gaskets, egr, and oil cooler stuff where still problems, and the occasional turbo. Ford used sub par head studs that stretch very easy. My buddy sold his '06 after having it just at a year and putting 25k miles on it, dealership rebuilt the turbo after he had it for a week then a year down the road... the head gaskets went, and for the cost of repair he upgraded to an '08 SRW f-350. And out of the 4 other guys I know that have 6.0L powerstrokes... ALL of them have had to do head gaskets, one even had to replace his heads because they cracked. Given they are tuned, it doesnt matter they are all still making less than 550hp and any other 2000+ model diesel engine in a light duty truck will hold that HP reliably. Even on a 100% factory 6.0L the head gaskets WILL go before 100k miles, and while you're replacing them aftermarket (like ARP) head studs are pretty much a must. But I will admit if you can look past the head gasket and stud problems, EGR, and oil cooler problems or spend the $1500 minimum (if you do the labor/ install yourself) the 6.0L is a strong running motor. And even if they are tuned so what?? you throw a canned tuner on a 5.9L or 6.7L cummins, 6.6L duramax, 7.3L/6.4L/6.7L powerstroke engine they dont run into those problems within a 30k miles, or even at all.
buyers that would buy one of these used doesnt care so much about the small bells and whistles inside, so its extremely unlikely that somebody would pay $24k or even 20k for it. Especially yours being a Northen truck... DNW anything to do with a used Northen vehicle. just looked on craigslist and saw them going anywhere from $3000 to $18,500 with the highest priced on there being at a dealer. most mileage was in the 120-170k range, but the one listed for $18,500 had 95,000 miles and was 2005. You can claim what you want about what you have, I know what it is, I know what its truly worth in terms of the actual
market value based on what I have seen. You list it at that price and you'll sit on it for a while, or some fool with the money will pick it up. and if you do sell it at that price, I'll let you sell my truck on commission for me, because you must be a hell of a salesman.
I'll give you $15,500 for it today, and fly out to come get it, but only if you have new head gaskets and ARP head studs installed, along with an EGR delete.