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        07-15-2011, 09:48 AM
    Need opinions.

    Okay so I recently just got a new job and I'm currently looking for a truck. I'm going out to look at a '89 Ford Bronco, the body is in pretty good shape and it has a 6 inch lift to it. I'm not sure in all of the details at the moment, but I will once I go out and look at it with my boyfriend and his friend.

    I just wanted opinions on the bronco, to see if it'd be worth it. The guy is asking $1500, but my boyfriend's friend knows he can talk the guy down to at least $1100. It's got new mud terrains, I know that much.

    I just need it to get me to school and work and back, which they both are a mile away from my house. I also need it to pull a flatbed trailer for when we do hay. Other than that, that's all I'll use it for, besides the occasional muddin, of course.

    This is the only picture I have of it at the moment and I apologize for it being so small, my boyfriend sent it to me from his phone.

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        07-15-2011, 10:08 AM
    As long as the engine and transmission are in good shape, $1,500 is a good deal for that old Bronco.

    What's the mileage on it, do you know?
        07-15-2011, 11:28 AM
    That's what I plan on looking at when I go to see it. I believe my boyfriend's friend said it has 167k on it, but I am not entirely sure at the moment.
        07-15-2011, 11:48 AM
    You need to figure out gas mileage too. That can get costly.....
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        07-15-2011, 12:37 PM
    I have figured that out. The Bronco gets about the same mileage that my '06 GMC Sierra does that I am currently driving right now. I figured I'd probably only need a fill up every two or so weeks since I'm just going to be going to school and work, which is both only a mile away from my house.

    I don't go out of town often and when I do, my boyfriend is usually the one driving.
        07-17-2011, 09:49 AM
    Anymore opinions?

    I'm hopefully going to go look at it today, since the guy was busy yesterday. Although I found out he WAS driving the Bronco, so that right there tells ya it's good enough to drive lol.
        07-17-2011, 10:05 AM
    167,000 miles is getting up there (says the woman with a 1998 that has 248,000 miles on it ), but for a 1989 that's not bad.

    As long as you don't expect to haul a trailer 3 states away and back, you should be fine.
        07-17-2011, 10:27 AM
    Haha. I was surprised that it had that low of mileage for the year, usually they have around 200k+, like your vehicle.

    I don't expect that at all. The most I'll use it for is to get me to school and work, and when hay season comes around, to be able to hitch a decently sized flat bed to it and pull that. But other than that, I won't be using it for much else.
        07-17-2011, 10:37 AM
    You'll be fine, then. No reason that Bronco can't last to at least 500,000 miles. That's what I'm expecting of my 1998. Fords, at least the trucks, are made to last.
        07-17-2011, 10:43 AM
    And this is exactly why I love Ford. I don't much like the newer stuff of anything, I'm way more into the older stuff.

    Thank you for the encouragement. I'm pretty excited to take a look at it today, hopefully test drive it as well.

    I'll probably post an update when I get home.

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