Ford 4.2L Essex V6

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Ankeny, IA
So here's the deal. The place where my dad works to getting ready to wholesale out one of their old trucks that I'm thinking about picking up (they sell them under $1000). Anyways, its a 2003 F150 XL reg cab long box with a 4.2L Essex V6. Currently has 190K on it. Runs like new and transmission is in great shape. Serviced every 3K. I know it almost has 200K, but has anyone had experience with this motor with over 200K? Seems like a great truck but just wondering. Thanks!!
 
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MO
Ive actually been looking for a reasonable work truck like that for a little while. I would jump on that deal, miles may be high, but a good service record plus excellent price means that you can put a few hundred into it and take it all the way to 300K easy. Is it a manual or auto?
 
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Miami-Dade County
For under 1K bucks and serviced every 3K miles I seriously would have bought it already if I was in the market for one...It is next to impossible to find a truck [or any vehicle] serviced every 3K miles these days..The mileage is high but the price is definitely right.
 
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ME
Grab it. For all you know it could have short rear end gears and not have stressed the engine that badly. And for a company truck, the less power, the better for the employees.
 
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