71000 miles on this truck, want it to pull a 2 horse trailer, will it do that and what is the value

Asked by Mar 13, 2009 at 12:13 PM about the 1985 Ford F-150

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

This truck will be for my granddaughter who is seventeen and rodeos...will it be safe for her to use?  I question the 71000 miles as actual...maybe it has turned over once?  The owner is asking 2,000.00 for this vehicle, I am recently widowed and know nothing about vehicles, please help me out with this, thanks,

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Well how big is the engine, I'm running a 5.4 Liter in my 1998 F-150 with no problems at all, it has 151000 miles and hasnt missed a beat. However the problem with the 80's and 90's is its all 1970's technology so it can be a little rough. Take it to be looked at my a Ford mechanic before you buy it. It will tow a Horse trailer, I pull a 4 horse trailer with mine, and our 1989 pulls a 3 no problem fully loaded. You should be just fine.

95

Wait the f-250 was a 1993. Not a 89, however same technology.

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