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Auto/Truck/Other Transportation If you use it to get from here to there, this is the place to talk about it and how to fix it.

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Old 03-29-2009, 10:11 AM
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Default 1997 F 150 Lariat

I have purchased a newer old truck. Does anyone have any personal experience with models around that age?
It has a 4.6 ltr V8 engine.

It is definately the prettyiest pick-up I have ever owned. White with a golden colored band at the bottom. Three door extended cab, long bed(I like long beds), leather seats, cruise control, power everything, towing package, reciever hitch, bedliner, nice carpet with carpet floor mats, fiber glass fender flares with running boards.

The truck was purchased new by a local furniture store for the grandfather of the group. I was told that the truck did not do much furniture delivering.
The gentleman died a few months ago and the store has decided to finally sell the truck.

121,??? miles is not bad at all for a 12 year old truck. There ia a local tire and service store that did all of the maintenance/service and I spoke with the manager there. He said that the truck had been well cares for and was in very good shape. It does have a few dings and the passanger side running board has a little damage, but all is minor.

They were asking $4200, but we made a deal at $3900. I think bluebook on it in excelent shape was $5800.

Anyone know of any problems with this model?

SPIKE
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Default Re: 1997 F 150 Lariat

Want yo sell it for $3901. Dang enjoy that ride ya got a fine deal there. The key to buying a used truck is the maintenance. One owner took care of you have hit all the p,s and q,s of getting a used truck. Take as good care of it as they did and it will last ya a long time.
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Old 03-29-2009, 03:32 PM
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Default Re: 1997 F 150 Lariat



This may be a picture of the truck. Not totally sure about posting pictures, yet.

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Default Re: 1997 F 150 Lariat

Shure looks like one to me Spike. You did somethin' right.

Nice truck.
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Old 03-29-2009, 11:45 PM
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Default Re: 1997 F 150 Lariat

Hey Spike, it looks like you got a good deal..... I'll give $3902. lol
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Old 04-05-2009, 10:25 AM
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Shure looks like one to me Spike. You did somethin' right. *

Nice truck.
ROTFLMAO

Ocassionally I get something right.

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Old 04-05-2009, 10:26 AM
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Mr. Green Jeans and Paul,

You guys will have to do better than that! LOL

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Old 04-05-2009, 04:23 PM
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Default Re: 1997 F 150 Lariat

Hard to go wrong on that deal. I have a 1990 F150 I bought new. Just rolled over 200K.-Jack
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