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Old 11-13-2012, 08:59 PM   #1
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high miles worth buying?

Looking at 95 bronco EB with extreme miles 374,000 1 owner only work other than routine is trans and case rebuilt. Body and interior very good for age but just wondering at this mileage is it a money pit?
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:20 PM   #2
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Is he asking a dollar, then hell ya
Is he asking 3000 dollars then hell no

It helps if you tell us how much it is
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:21 PM   #3
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I would consider getting that high-mileage 1995 Ford Bronco. The vehicle is almost 18 years old, and averages about 21,000 miles per year. You could ask to take it to a mechanic to put it up on a lift and look it over.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:27 PM   #4
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its like a 17 year old truck, its gonna have issues regardless of mileage. If the price is right and your willing to put the wrench time in i'd go for it. Although these broncos are pretty old, if you show them some love (and money) they can be dam good trucks. Also, post some pics of it if you have any
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:28 PM   #5
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he is asking 2300 but offered 1900 has not agreed-ed yet. I didnot know about bearings and just all the little things that could add up i am willing to put 7-800 in changing all fluids timing chain etc but that mileage seems very high
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:32 PM   #6
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I would never own a vehicle that is unknown to me that had 374,000 miles.
It would just give me the heebie jeebies. I just think it's stupid
Good luck with what ever you decide.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:34 PM   #7
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I'd pass for that price, you could definetely find something with half the miles or less for the same price.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:36 PM   #8
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You can find another 95 EB w/ less miles for the same price. It will likely need work but atleast some of the bushings in the suspension wont be shot. I imagine this one's is if all he's had done is TC and Trans work.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:38 PM   #9
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Seems pretty steep if those are original miles with nothing done to the engine. To get an idea of what others have paid look at the "What did you pay for you Bronco" thread. Keep in mind prices and condition vary greatly by location.

Post your location and maybe someone will suggest some bronc's f/s in your area!
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:41 PM   #10
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at what price would it be goods for parts if it turn out to be bad idea for a road worthy unit
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:43 PM   #11
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Depending on tires/wheels and if you have receipts for trans rebuild, interior/exterion condition....$1k. I have bought several for less than $1k w/ clean bodies and interiors, just bad engines/trans'.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:43 PM   #12
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I spent literally every day for 2-3 months looking for my Bronco, and in doing so, I gained a crystal clear picture of what's out there. Unless you've got a good bit of money to spend for one with 50,000 miles or something, then they're all gonna have high miles. A one owner is a big plus.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:51 PM   #13
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IMO... if your looking for a daily driver you need to shop for something with far less miles, and more proof of maintenance/repairs such as brakes shocks and bushings, engine rebuild is a plus. If you want a toy buy whatever your willing to work on and upgrade that fits your budget. But a 350,000 mile 4x4 is not a wise choice for a daily driver with limited repair funds, nor is $2300 a good idea for a toy that probably need major upgrades to do well offroad.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:53 PM   #14
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it has new wrangler tires he had oil changed every 3000 test drove good hard to believe mileage owner drove from NC to FL 5-6 times a year. Leather is good all interior good no rust just those high miles
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:54 PM   #15
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:36 PM   #17
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My 93 has 321k on the clock, but it's on its 3rd short block and the tranny was rebuilt twice. Just about every other moving part has been replaced once or twice. It's just the rust that's eating it away now.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:43 PM   #18
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it has new wrangler tires he had oil changed every 3000 test drove good hard to believe mileage owner drove from NC to FL 5-6 times a year. Leather is good all interior good no rust just those high miles
My opinion is its worth it.
1 it's a one owner
2 for it to be a one owner and have that many miles he had to take care of it. If interior is in good shape, go for it.
3 It's easy to get motor and suspension replacement parts. Buys it a pain to get good replacement interior parts, can be more expensive as well.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:52 PM   #19
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My opinion is its worth it.
1 it's a one owner
2 for it to be a one owner and have that many miles he had to take care of it. If interior is in good shape, go for it.
3 It's easy to get motor and suspension replacement parts. Buys it a pain to get good replacement interior parts, can be more expensive as well.
This.

Finding interior parts is a pain. I'm still looking for door panels for mine. Granted I haven't looked stupidly hard but I've been looking.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:18 PM   #20
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