This truck had very high mileage when I purchased it, but after the great experience I had with my '92 Escort I didn't feel it was an issue. It has not let me down yet...
The engine doesn't leak a drop of oil, and every time I check it, it looks as if it just came out of the bottle. Very clean!!
I am not one of the most careful drivers and have had it down trails in the middle of the woods, in puddles that reach the bottoms of the doors, in the middle of mud fields, etc...
I bought a truck for the benefits of having a truck. I don't "baby" it, or wax it on Sunday's. I treat it like a truck and it treats me like a king.
When I bought it, it was valued at $3,200.00 more than the asking price because of a dent on the bed, apparently caused by a 4x4 piece of lumber that fell on it. I'm not big on vanity so something like that would never keep me from purchasing a vehicle. The last time I checked, the truck was still valued (per Kelly's Blue Book) at $1,800.00 more than I originally paid for it and now I dont owe anything on it.
When it comes to 4-cylinders, Ford is #1 in my book!!