Obviously its lasted for 309,000 Km, take it for a drive. Maybe take it to
your mechanic. If found out that if it seems as though it needs some things
on a test drive when you buy you find out it needs more. If it seems real
decent it is probably pretty good. I have a 2004 but it only has 32,000
miles on it, everything is fine with it.
Bottom line if it seems like a piece of sh__ it probably is.
I agree with Doug. Take the truck for a drive. If it feels, drives, or
handles like crap, leave it alone. If it seems to have been well kept, and
is in good shape, my next step would be to take it to a mechanic (preferably
a friend, or someone who will give me a straight answer), and get it looked
over. I live a few minutes from GM's Oshawa, Ontario truck plant, so you can
imagine the number of GM trucks around these parts, and have known many
people to put well over that many KM's on there trucks, with no major
repairs, and that is using them as a work truck (as in hauling trailers and
such), not just taking it to the grocery store. My uncle slaps fifth-wheel
hook ups on all of his trucks, and "drives them like he owns them", if you
get my drift.
Like I said though, if I were you (and of course, the price matched the fact
that the truck does have over 300,000), I would at least take it for a
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