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        07-15-2011, 10:48 AM
      #1
    Foal
    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, 11:08 AM
      #2
    Showing
    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, 12:28 PM
      #3
    Foal
    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, 12:48 PM
      #4
    Weanling
    You need to figure out gas mileage too. That can get costly.....
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        07-15-2011, 01:37 PM
      #5
    Foal
    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, 10:49 AM
      #6
    Foal
    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, 11:05 AM
      #7
    Showing
    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, 11:27 AM
      #8
    Foal
    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, 11:37 AM
      #9
    Showing
    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, 11:43 AM
      #10
    Foal
    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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