Pop the hood, make sure its nice and clean, oily dirt could be a leak. Check the oil to see if they regularly change it, with regular oil changes oil should be no more than a light brown, black oil is past due for a change. Check the transmission fluid to see of its good. Good trans fluid is clear red. The more brownish red it appears to be the older it is and probably needs changed and a new trans filter.
The best advice I can give is to have a mechanic check the vehicle out to be sure there are no major problems that the seller has not told you about. You should also make sure the person selling the vehicle has the "rights" to the vehicle, Meaning that they have a title in their name that does not have any liens against it. Good Luck!
the advice I want to give you is about safety, okay? please, ALWAYS wear your seatbelt and insist anyone with you wear theirs. NEVER text and drive or even look at the screen on the phone. better yet, shut it off. never tailgate or change lanes without signaling. do not speed. pay attention at all times. keep the radio low enough to hear what is going on around you. avoid driving when the weather is more dangerous. I write these things in the hopes you will be very careful and still enjoy driving and the greater responsibilities you now have! have fun and make it a great 2013...;-)
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Minus popping the hood open or having a mechanic check it out. Is this job a temp thing is it seasonal? Before spending that much money make sure you aren't about to get fired or will stop working if it is seasonal. definitely check the car out, people will lie there asses off to get money. So here is a list: 1. Make sure this income will be there with in a year at least. 2. Is this a car practical or just what you want.(if your job is a paper pusher and you don't move heavy or big items this might be a terrible purchase with gas and such most likely only going to go up) 3. Pay up front and make sure not borrow or you will end up spending more money then needed. 4. DON'T screw around or do ANYTHING that could get this truck damaged or no longer in driving ability. 5. Stay away from credit cards or spending more then you make within a 3-5 month period of time(unless its a one time ordeal like buying a house) 6. Follow these steps and you should be fine.