Based on the photos, this F-250 doesn’t look close to its nearly 1-million-mile odometer reading.
Browsing a Facebook group that shares unusually high-mileage vehicles and a group member shared an ad for a 2016 Ford F-250 with FX4 package and the 6.7L Powerstroke under the hood with 898,504 miles on the odometer for sale for $16,851 at a Mercedes dealership in Clearwater, FL.
The listing’s here and I’ve included a screenshot as well as a collage of photos of what this F-250 looks like below.
You can glean a lot about this particular truck based on said Car Fax alone.
This F-250 was delivered to and picked up at a Ford dealership in Alabama but registered in Florida for the 6 years they owned it.
There are a lot of reasons to register a car in Florida but generally it’s, over the lifetime of a vehicle, cheaper and, seeing how this is a turbo diesel, a breeze to keep registered as Florida did away with emissions testing in the ’90s.
A bit of simple maths thanks to a date calculator and this F-250 racked up that many miles in 2,206 days or 6 years and 15 days exactly.
That works out to 148,664 miles driven per year or about 407 miles a day.
Clearly, whatever this F-250 owner was doing took them all over the United States, and the Car Fax hints at that.
For much of 2016 and 2017 this F-250 was mainly serviced in Alabama.
Towards the tail end of 2017 and into 2019 we see the owner getting service in Tennesse, Indiana, Nebraska, Texas and Oregon.
And, in 2021 through 2022 this F-250 called a Tennesse Ford dealership home.
Based on the service notes this F-250’s dealership visits were mainly for scheduled maintenance including frequent oil and filter changes.
There are stretches of oil and filter changes once a month with a couple of two-a-month oil change records.
For those months oil changes weren’t recorded, I assume that’s when the owner did it themselves.
The only major service record that sticks out is for a new transmission checked and replaced when this F-250 was a few months old.
There was a damage report in 2020 for some minor damage but, seeing how this truck has an aftermarket steel bumper, this truck probably did more damage to the other car, the notation mainly for insurance purposes.
And look at those seats? Either this owner put on a seat protector or Ford’s interior engineers do a bang-up job making one durable seat.
If nearly $17,000 for a close to million-mile truck a little too much?
I think so, an opinion shared by most others on that Facebook group, then again, what do we know.
No doubt there’s plenty left in this Super Duty and, if driven, will eventually hit a million miles no sweat but, for $17,000, that’s a lot of money for what’s honestly a high-mileage truck.
What do you think? Is this F-250 worth that much?
Let me know your .02 in the comments below.