Diesel trucks are made for hauling and towing. They are usually very expensive. But this truck is old enough that it is being offered for less than $10,000. If you seek an entry level diesel pickup for towing your trailer or hauling big loads, this is the truck for you.
Ford fans know that the 7.3 Powerstroke is the engine that has the best reputation. The last of these was built in early 2003. This truck has the 7.3 Powerstroke diesel and it has been tuned with an Edge Evolution tuner. Other performance modifications have been done, including a K&N filter.
The 4R100 f 4 speed automatic transmission was recently rebuilt. It shifts crisply and correctly. Other very recent maintenance includes two new batteries, new tires and a complete service with fluid changes. This truck is ready to do the heavy work for you.
It is very nicely equipped. In addition to the Powerstroke engine and automatic transmission, it has four wheel drive, crew cab, dual rear wheels, power steering and power anti-lock brakes, power windows and locks, keyless remote, tinted glass, leather upholstery, front bucket seats with the driver’s being full power, running boards, window visors, WeatherTech floor mats, mud flaps, Lear topper, bedliner, tow package, fifth wheel brackets, cab lights, Aluminum wheels, AirLift auxiliary air bags, Edge Evolution tuner, Sound Stream stereo with Bluetooth/DVD/TV/Nav, and two-tone paint.
This is about as nice a truck as you could order from Ford in 2001. It is luxurious, heavy-duty and attractive. It will haul six people and lots of cargo. It has the towing capacity to pull a very large trailer.
It has been used to tow a horse trailer for most of its life. The odometer now reads 248,033. Which is about 13,000 miles per year. It is very evident that this truck was well-cared for. It looks to have always been garage kept. There is no ugly rust and the paint is not all faded out. The interior shows minimal wear. The seats are not ripped, the carpet is still very nice and the dash is not cracked. There are no bad stains or odors.
The interior of the box is not beat up. It looks like the bedliner was installed when new. The topper has kept the elements from causing damage. The topper itself is in great condition. The topper door locks with the key. The tailgate locks with the key.
We have gone over this truck and fully inspected it. The only feature we have found that is not properly functioning is the parking brake. The doors lock and unlock with the remote or the key. There is a second set of keys. The spare tire is properly stowed beneath the rear of the truck. The jack, handle and lug wrench are properly stowed beneath the hood.
There is a built-in battery charger and engine heater that are powered by the same cord. This is a very handy feature. The engine heater can be unplugged for the summer.
Most who know diesel trucks know that the 7.3 Powerstroke engine has a great reputation and is a good choice. Most who know diesel trucks know that they are typically very expensive, even if they are older and have some miles on them. In this case, you are getting a well-equipped truck that has just about every feature you might want. And it is priced at less than $10,000.