Good Price? 2008 Freightliner with 210k miles $20k

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  1. MercySakesAlive

    MercySakesAlive Light Load Member

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    I'm looking at a 2008 Freightliner with only 210k miles for $20,000.

    It has an Mercedes MBE 4000 engine. The truck looks pretty clean and I believe they've kept up with maintenence.

    What do we think about this engine/ year? Am I looking for trouble?
     
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  3. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

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    If it does not have a DPF I’d buy it. I had a 2006 with the Mercedes. Wasn’t a powerhouse, but it was reliable.
     
  4. Short Fuse EOD

    Short Fuse EOD Road Train Member

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    If the body/interior is nice and there’s not much rust, buy it. Everything mechanical you can repair or replace. Shoot, I payed more for insurance on my first year MC.

    let’s see some pics, if you don’t buy it, I might.
     
  5. MercySakesAlive

    MercySakesAlive Light Load Member

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    It has a DPF. Its very clean. No oil leaks. Clean interior. No rust.
     
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  6. Lyle H

    Lyle H Heavy Load Member

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    Did you ask why a truck almost 15 years old only has 210k miles on it?
    You sure it isn’t 1.21 million miles?
     
  7. MercySakesAlive

    MercySakesAlive Light Load Member

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    I didn't ask. It definitely doesn't have 1.2 million miles. The engine is very clean.
     
  8. Lyle H

    Lyle H Heavy Load Member

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    Maybe it had a DuPont overhaul…..
     
  9. MercySakesAlive

    MercySakesAlive Light Load Member

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    From the looks of everything, it has 210,000 original miles on it. Everything is clean.
     
  10. little cat 500

    little cat 500 Road Train Member

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  11. smokey12

    smokey12 Road Train Member

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    So what's the story with it how it's 14 years old and has only that many miles..you get the VIN and run a history check on it?
     
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