Looking at buy first truck not sure if this is a good deal.....

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  1. StayonDAmove100

    StayonDAmove100 Bobtail Member

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    Looking at finally buying my own truck. I know a person selling 2014 cornado glider kit, Purchase the truck brand new has all records. Never had any really bad issues with the truck, kept clean and maintained. Truck has 750k on it , looking to get 40-50k out of it.
     
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  3. jbatmick

    jbatmick Road Train Member

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    Depends, you did not give much info. Is it 40 or 50 k ? Engine ? Tires ? Sleeper ? Transmission ?
     
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  4. wis bang

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    750K on the glider, how many million on the drivetrain ? ? ? ? ?
     
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    "semi" retired Road Train Member

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    Your funeral. Used Freightliners can be nothing but trouble. Trucks with that kind of mileage, ESPECIALLY Freightliners, from my experience, will nickel and dime you to death. I'd go with a KW. Better trucks, better dealers, and some sort of resale.
     
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    750k on the drive train
     
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    Engine was new when purchased. Tires 80%. And double bunk sleeper
     
  8. wis bang

    wis bang Road Train Member

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    Sounds like it is the same as buying a factory truck with 750K, like turning wrenches every weekend?
     
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  9. Dockbumper

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    I would recommend a THOROUGH Pre Purchase inspection including an Oil Analysis. I wouldn't purchase a 1 year old truck with 100,000 miles without one. Several hundred dollars up front can potentially save you TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS in repairs. $50,000 truck plus $30,000 in repairs and you end up with a truck that may only be worth 15-20K. Be VERY CAREFUL!
     
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  10. Concorde

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    $40-50k is insane. IMO,20k if it doesn’t need much.
     
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  11. Roguefox

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    750k? Has anything been overhauled/replaced drive train wise?
     
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