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NC 1999 Mazda B3000 pickup truck $1,600 [Raleigh]

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  1. JRHorne

    JRHorne Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Gents,
    I purchased this just under 2 years ago on this forum. I bought it for hauling a kayak and basic utility. I sold the Kayak 8 months after buying the truck...

    Details:
    1999 Mazda B3000 with 227K miles
    Tires and brakes have under 1K miles on them
    Clean NC title in hand
    New battery

    The bad: Needs a new thermostat and the hose that leads into the thermostat housing is leaking. It could be an easy replacement for someone handy or cheap from a decent mechanic. Otherwise the truck runs really well. Before it developed the leak I literally drove it around all of I440 over 60MPH in the middle of Hurricane Matthew (I was at work in the command center and nothing was happening, so I decided to get a first hand view of the weather!)

    Aside from the aforementioned, the truck needs nothing but a good cleaning. I've got an OBDII scan gauge I can plug in and let you look at any other metrics you want.

    Price is $1,600. I would take some nicer firearms on trade, either partial or full. No handguns or hunting shotguns, but maybe some quality ARs, Benelli tactical scatterguns (m4, nicer M2), subguns/pistols (Scorpion, MPX, B&T, MP5 clones, PSA AK-V). Whatever the trade, I'm going to want $1,600 worth with realistic value in items and cash.

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    2 or 4 wd ??
     
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    JRHorne Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Interested. What are the symptoms that it needs a thermostat?
     
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    JRHorne Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I drove it over the winter and it was about 30 degrees outside... and it took about 30 minutes of constant driving for the heat to get warm. So I am sure it's stuck open.
     
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    JRHorne Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Still available!
     
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    bigfelipe Phil-osopher... Charter Life Member

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    Great little truck for the money! If I had room for another vehicle I would be all over it...
     
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    JRHorne Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Trust me, if parking wasn't an issue at my house I'd be keeping it. This thing was literally cheaper than most dual kayak trailers I was looking at when I purchased it. The air condition and heat both worked fantastically too, well once the truck warmed up given the thermostat issue!
     
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    JRHorne Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Don't make me put this on Craigslist... Please!
     
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    Burt Gummer Nuts Over Lil D. Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member Supporting Member

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    At least you aren’t threatening to put it on gunbroker :D
     
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    Or back in the safe
     
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    foopid stucker Active Member

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    i am interested in a truck for my grandson, any maintenance records? carfax?
     
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    JRHorne Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    No, none. As I mentioned, I've had it for all of 18 months or so, and combine may have put.... 100 miles on it? Hell I've only filled it up with gas once. At $1,500, this is more of something ideal for a shade tree mechanic who can take, swap the leaky hose and diagnose the clogged radiator core/bad t-stat and have a GREAT pickup truck for cheaper than a B&T Subgun.
     
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