I think it's real. Area code matches LA county. He's much more specific than most scammers. He has responded to someone real. He posted a bunch of lifestyle photos, which for some reason, people think shoppers want to see. Scammers post basic pics and usually just one, maybe two.
I'd skip it because of the miles and rust personally.
RUST in Cali?!? Can't believe it! I thought that was a midwest thing...BTW my friend did buy that '00 or '01 Diesel from Ok city...I went over to help her winterize it and it is so clean and well thought out...(almost made me question the my walk through vs. living room set ups....really liked the living room set up! Don't have to make your bed to hang out inside)...updated with LED fog bars top and bumper...really looks great...that seller even drove it up and walked her through things with no pressure...he had several buyers lined up if she didn't want it (would have only charged her diesel if she sd. no)...I have encouraged her to join the Forum to get to know all you spectacular people...
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