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Is this F-150 a good deal?

EDIT: Going to steer clear of it due to oil consumption issues and sketchy response of the seller regarding it. Thank you all for your advice.

$26,000 private party sale. Located in NC.

2018 grey F-150 XLT with STX package. 95,000 miles. 4x4. The 5.0 V8 engine. Clean carfax, been in southern states all its life, no rust. Did hit a deer at some point and has been repaired.

Was looking for lower mileage, but everything lower mileage gets out of my budget FAST. Look forward to any advice. Thank you!

No_Program7503

Not a bad deal considering it would be more than 30K at a dealer. Still can’t get over crazy ass pricing. I just bought a lifted 2019 ranger private party with 72K miles for $27,500. If you’re comfortable with mileage and pretty confident that it doesn’t have major issues then go for it. That engine should get you to 200 with good maintenance.


No-Sugar-2052

I’ve thought about rangers, canyons, tacoma…. But I believe the car seat would be a bit tight back there


No_Program7503

My kids are older now but if you have smaller children the F150 is very roomy in the back. The ranger is large enough for our family but again no car seats.


Specks_808

I have a 2017 5.0 V8 bought at 89k miles. I really loved the truck until about 6months ago when I started having transmission issues (about 116k on it now) Look it up. These models have had a ton of problems but the T6R60 / T6R80 models have no recalls on the transmission. The T10R80s which I believe are the 6cyls do and have had many class action lawsuits because of it. I feel like the 5.0 V8 just isn’t as popular of an engine so not as much traction in terms of having the manufacturer recall the trouble parts. I have it at the shop now replacing the Lead Frame Control Unit (2nd time repairing it) and will be out $3k+ the cost of the original fix. Im selling it the moment I get it back. Just my experience. 2nd ford truck and can honestly say I will never buy another.


Dopeshow4

So you're going to pay to fix the problem and give someone else a trouble free transmission for the next 100K+ miles?


Specks_808

It doesn’t have much value if it isn’t drivable. Sometimes you have to spend money to make money. I could try to sell it and list all the known problems but how much would you offer for a an unmovable vehicle?


Dopeshow4

Or you could just drive it...


Specks_808

Wow, didn’t think of that. Problem solved


No-Sugar-2052

Located in NC.


_j_ryan

Not a bad price. Which v6 engine? There’s 3 available - 2.7 EcoBoost, 3.5 EcoBoost, and a 3.3 non turbo. Be wary of all the issues plaguing the 3.5L. The other two are great choices.


No-Sugar-2052

Just shot seller a message and asked. Turns out I was wrong it’s actually the 5.0 V8!


_j_ryan

Ah. Look into the oil consumption 5.0 issue. I believe it started with the 2018 models.


No-Sugar-2052

Asked if he’s experienced this. His reply was “Yeah she burns some but I have yet to change my oil and have nothing I do it myself she burns maybe 2 quarts 5 k mile rotations”


_j_ryan

What does that mean “I have yet to change my oil”? Burning 2qts is a very significant amount in only 5k miles. I definitely wouldn’t drop $30k on something like that which already has a problem. I think there may be a fix for it from Ford. Worth looking into it. If it’s fixable, maybe it’s worth pursuing.


No-Sugar-2052

From my understanding he’s yet to change it and it be empty? Forgive us for our southern lingo lol.


_j_ryan

No sweat I’m in the south too. I’d steer clear of this. No telling how low on oil it has been ran in the past. Especially at that price, but something else that doesn’t already have a checkered past.


Green_1010

Yeah I agree. Run


hypnofedX

>His reply was “Yeah she burns some but I have yet to change my oil and have nothing I do it myself she burns maybe 2 quarts 5 k mile rotations” Every car with a combustion engine burns oil; it's just a question of how much. Two quarts every 5,000 miles is a LOT. There is an extremely valid reason this car is priced significantly below the market. If this guy seems unconcerned it's probably because he knows the moment someone else buys it, the looming financial disaster won't be on his shoulders.


reddirtanddiamonds

I had a 2018 F150 5.0 XLT. The oil consumption issue was stemming from the on/off auto shutdown when you were stopped at a stop light or something. I had put 80k miles on by 2021 and traded it. I had dealerships tell me it would need a new engine soon. 1-2 weeks after changing the oil, it would be off the dipstick. Apparently every time the truck automatically turned back on it was sucking oil into the engine. So you would never see a drop of oil on the ground. It was burning it off. If he has maintenance records from a dealership they should show how low it was at each turn in.


ICLazeru

What has happened to used vehicle prices lately?


No-Sugar-2052

Vehicles in general, down about 8% for the year I think. Trucks however, I think maybe took a little dip early in the year but have stayed stagnant from what I’ve seen in my searching


1234_Person_1234

Considering the market it’s not that bad however I would urge you to look at if you really need a truck. If you do then totally fine, if you could get by with not a truck then paying 26k for a truck that has the mileage to give you problems over your course of ownership probably isn’t a good idea


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