Is it the miles or the age of a well maintaned truck?

Asked by Feb 04, 2016 at 09:36 AM about the 2012 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

Would you rather by the same truck, 1 that's 3 years old with 130000 miles, or a 6 year old with 50000 miles?

5 Answers

310

There are other variables to consider, like price, has the vehicle been well maintained? I have never been able to convince myself that a used vehicle with over a hundred K miles was a good buy. Others may have a different opinion?

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
210,495

and how long you plan to keep it.

34,825

The 50k truck by all means. Six years is not long enough for a lot of age related issues.

4,115

It depends how those miles were acumulated if it was mostly freeway and care of vehicle and body but i would still go with the 50k

15,380

Depends on the upkeep by the owner. How does it run? Does it need brakes? You can check that visually. Ask the owner what service has been performed. Let him answer. If he doesn't indicate the tranny was serviced and it has 150K miles on it, I'd walk. How do the tires look? Crazy wear on the tires indicates lot of suspension work required. Take it to a place like Autozone and have the codes red. If not removed properly, they stay there. etc.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

F-150

Looking for a Used F-150 in your area?

CarGurus has 205,120 nationwide F-150 listings starting at $1,273.

ZIP:

Search Ford F-150 Questions

Ford F-150 Experts

#1 OJ
OJ
Reputation 6,290
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 3,970
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 2,370
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,639 Great Deals out of 148,664 listings starting at $1,800
Used GMC Sierra 1500
1,149 Great Deals out of 57,873 listings starting at $2,495
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
479 Great Deals out of 42,649 listings starting at $2,850
Used Toyota Tundra
663 Great Deals out of 28,152 listings starting at $1,599
Used Toyota Tacoma
757 Great Deals out of 33,289 listings starting at $2,988
Used Ram 1500
1,422 Great Deals out of 114,994 listings starting at $6,999
Used Ford Mustang
678 Great Deals out of 38,414 listings starting at $1,963
Used Nissan Titan
226 Great Deals out of 14,510 listings starting at $4,200
Used Ford Explorer
1,441 Great Deals out of 72,738 listings starting at $985
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
1,075 Great Deals out of 31,905 listings starting at $1,495
Used Ford Ranger
219 Great Deals out of 6,903 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Colorado
331 Great Deals out of 16,931 listings starting at $2,195
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
421 Great Deals out of 28,741 listings starting at $2,295

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew For Sale
266 listings starting at $32,503
2016 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew For Sale
42 Great Deals out of 6,321 listings starting at $22,991
2015 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew For Sale
34 Great Deals out of 723 listings starting at $23,595
2014 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew For Sale
37 Great Deals out of 637 listings starting at $14,970
2013 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew For Sale
56 Great Deals out of 835 listings starting at $12,950