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Hey guys, although I am brand new here I am familiar with these forums. I want to thank you all in advance for your time and knowledge with this!

I have spent the last 25 years in either a Jeep or a Ford...before that all my dad had were Fords. We have been a faithful ford family lol. BUT...the time has come. I have a '78 Bronco that will be being retired from DD status and will get worked over a bit for some more interesting off road stuff.

So, this move has lead me to this Titan and I am looking for any advice, thoughts, problems, fixes, bugs...whatever ANYTHING that I should be aware of...so:

2008 Nissan Titan XE
VIN: 1N6AA07C28N353045
210K Miles (was used as a delivery truck by a business I was told)
Asking price: $11,900

Pics can be seen here: Titan SuperMotors

Thanks again guys...supposed to be closing this deal in the next day or two... :p
 

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Thats way too much for 210k miles. There are going to be insane issues. Keep looking, the right one is out there.
 

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Sounds like a lot of money for that many miles...

It is a super nice, clean lookin' rig for sure.

Whats the warranty? How long, whats it cover?
Nissan Dealer or independent?
Unless the warranty is in writing without sneaky wording, and exceptional, I'd go in at about 8,000 and see what they come back at.

Kbb Private party good is 7400, very good is 8700. I do'nt consider a non "brand you are buying" dealer a "dealer" pricing scenario... id go closer to private party. If you were going to a Nissan dealer...that'd be a little more.

Average trade in on that model with those miles is 6200.. max 7400 ..if you pay 11,900.. they will make 4500 on it minimum. For that they should have changed all the fluids, put new tires on it and give you a considerable extended warranty..

Advice... do not trust any dealer ever... have them pull one front and one rear wheel in front of you. Look at CV shaft boots, axle housing seals, transfer case seals... look at the coolant level (green or blue.. should be blue), look for any kind of stop leak in the coolant reservoir (brown or silver sludge) look at the air filter see if its new or gunked up, look at the oil cap for condensation (brown milky appearance), ask for service records... if they don't have clear ones.. assume it wasn't serviced regularly and that you'll be changing all the fluids immediately. put it in 4wd and listen. try the locker (straight line only if its dry surface)... try every button and feature.. every one.. all the windows(known window reg issues), all the door handles inside and out.. locks, power seats.. etc
Get it on the highway.. any rear end whine or noise at all.. skip it...
Do not skip looking at anything.. they all take in a trade for the least money they can pay, then sell it for as much as they can get...

I just bought a 2012 Certified...they docmumented services, put them on carfax and everything... got it home to find they lied about every service, every fluid change(not a drian plug touched on anythign but the oil pain), and never did any inspection of the vehicle at all(no e-brake, backup lamp out).. they put brake rotors on and washed it.. nothing more(not even the filthy air filter)...I've got hours in doing what they should have. I should take my own advice.

unless its family... they all lie to get as much $$ as possible.
 

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Know that you will get between 11 and 13mpg .. rarely better.. ever.

They are really nice, really powerful, beautiful to drive trucks... even with the screwjob and BS I got from the dealer I love mine.. had it two months now.
 
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Good call on the gas mileage. :lol: I averaged about 11-12 here at altitude in CO.
 

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Had I researched more, and found that out before hand, it might have changed my mind.
That said.. I'm glad I bought it.. its worth it on fun factor alone.
 

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LOL...well considering that my '78 Bronco with the built 400 and 4 barrel conversion got about 6 (on a good day), I'll take 11 :)

I haven't physically even seen this truck yet other than the pics that are on SuperMotors, those were taken right off their site. It is an independent dealer (I have done business with them in the past with satisfactory outcome), they are quite small and rarely have more than maybe 15 cars on their lot at a time. I will be going to take a look at it hoping tomorrow but probably Wednesday. When I get there and get it looked over I will have more room to make a counter offer to their asking price. I thought it seemed high too until I got to pricing them around where I live and it is actually one of the "cheaper" ones that I could find but yet the cleanest looking. Hopefully that is a good thing lol :)

Thanks for the input everyone, keep it coming! If anyone knows of any mechanical issues other than Radiator (and the "routine" maintenance stuff) that would be something to see when I go look at it? What should I look for? I will crawl under and over it to see what I need to lol...I am not shy, it's my money :)
 

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Here is the important question lol...will a 47.5" wide 4 wheeler fit in the bed by chance or should I skip this and move on to the Dodge Ram 2500?
 

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And.. am I going to try and fit it in my garage? ...hehehe its 20" longer and 7" wider than my 2002 Sequoia was.. and that was kinda tight...it fit..

It's almost the same width(79.5 vs 79.3") as your Bronc, but 44" longer. (224.6 vs 180.3) (unless its a CC Long box @244.2)
 
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And.. am I going to try and fit it in my garage? ...hehehe its 20" longer and 7" wider than my 2002 Sequoia was.. and that was kinda tight...it fit..

It's almost the same width(79.5 vs 79.3") as your Bronc, but 44" longer. (224.6 vs 180.3) (unless its a CC Long box @244.2)
No worries there then :)
 

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any issues with alternators, starters, injection system...u-joints, ball joints...any of that kind of stuff that needs any "special" attention?
 

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Had I researched more, and found that out before hand, it might have changed my mind.
That said.. I'm glad I bought it.. its worth it on fun factor alone.
Titan fun factor is proof that other trucks have no soul.
 

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any issues with alternators, starters, injection system...u-joints, ball joints...any of that kind of stuff that needs any "special" attention?
U joints and ball joints if it is lifted with big tires.
Otherwise? No.
 
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08 most of the bugs had been worked out but common things exhaust manifolds would be my main concern if everything else checks out. I have now 204xxx on my 11 an has been great only left me stranded one due to water in the gas when i filled up. To me its to much to pay for the year an miles on it. I was a die hard chevy guy but the titan has swayed me. Good luck let us know what happens.
 

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Hey guys...sorry been away for a couple days. But I came back with more questions...

I have finances covered for either so...the Titan (described and linked in first post) came down from $11,900 to $10,500 and said thats it...even sent me a pic of the NADA pricing and what he got it for. If that is all correct, $10,500 is below wholesale even with the high mileage. Mileage was a deduction of something like $2100ish if I remember right and that was already deducted from the sale price.

Also, checked the "TrueCar" equivalent and found that he is actually, even at $11,900, only about $1200 over average for my area.

Now, I am trying to decide between this Titan and an '04 Dodge Ram 2500 with the 5.7L HEMI...also right around 200k miles. The price difference is not really that much as I have the Titan in my pocket for $10,500 and they are asking $10,950 for the Dodge but I am more than sure I could get them to at least $9500.

So...Dodge or Titan?
 

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Just a note on the Dodge...in 4 days I have had 2 of them sold out from under me before I could get to see them. This one won't last long, these things sell FAST around here lol
 

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hehehe i guess im showing my age... can't believe an 8yr old pickup with 210,000 miles on it could sell for 10,500 and a 12 year old dodge with 200,000 could sell for 9500... insane

I bought my 2002 Sequoia Limited with all the options besides rear seat dvd, 6yrs old in 2008 with 88,000 miles for $10,090 with no rust and everything working... aside from an upstream o2 sensor, chipped windshield and the fact that I had to do the 90,000 mile service which involved a timing belt and water pump(did it myself.. ~$600 invested)...and I chose to do rims and tires...+$900.. so, after a couple other small items like 12,000 all in to be all ready for 80,000 more happy miles.

It is crazy how much used car prices have gone up...

That same scenario...6yr old sequoia, if you can find one with less than 100k on the clock, is between $25,000 and $30,000

Its nuts..
 

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You have a better chance at 200k with the VK56 Motor in the titan. The HEMI has major valvetrain issues higher mileage. ABSOLUTELY DO NOT BUY THAT or you will be sorry!
 
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