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Autotrader Find: 2003 Ford F-350 With 845,000 Miles

Occasionally, here on Autotrader Find, I search out cars that are especially interesting due to their high mileage. This 2003 Ford F-350 is probably the most incredible one I’ve found: it’s traveled 845,000 miles since it was sold new 16 years ago, a pace of roughly 53,000 miles per year — or about 150 miles a day, every single day, for a decade and a half.

First, a brief overview: this is a 2003 F-350 Dually, finished in red, with a 7.3-liter turbodiesel V8. That’s the engine to have for long distances and for towing, and this truck has likely accomplished both: nobody buys a truck like this to just cruise around, and it likely spent a lot of its 845,000 miles towing and hauling.

The Carfax report for this truck is especially impressive. It was sold new in May 2003 — and by October 2003, it already reached 88,000 miles, meaning it traveled 17,600 miles per month for its first five months of life. By the time it was just over three years old, in July 2006, it had covered nearly 400,000 miles — a truly unbelievable pace. Things started to slow down after that, and the truck’s mileage has been more or less normal for the last few years.

The truck’s Carfax report is also interesting because of the geography involved: this truck was on the road so much it never had a “regular” service point. So there’s a seal replaced in Idaho, brake pads in Montana, a fuel pump in North Dakota. Other states that show up on the Carfax report include Indiana, Kentucky, South Carolina, Wyoming and Washington.

Indeed, this cheap truck for sale has traveled far — and now it’s listed for sale on Autotrader at Burnworth Zollars Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Nappanee, Indiana, for $8,980. Find a Ford F-350 for sale

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Doug Demuro
Doug Demuro
Doug DeMuro writes articles and makes videos, mainly about cars. Doug was born in Denver, Colorado, and received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, Doug spent three years working for Porsche Cars North America. Eventually, he quit his job to become a writer, largely because it meant that he no longer had to wear pants. Doug’s work has been featured in a... Read More about Doug Demuro

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