I Need a New Truck. Any Recommendations?

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  1. Apostolic

    Apostolic Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I now,have a GMC 4x4,1/2 ton, I bought new in 2011,with just over 16000 on it so far.
    And believe me with $500 truck payments for 72 months I wash it all the time.

    The 79' Dodge was around $4800.00,this one is almost 10 times that,& not built as good in my opinion.
     
  2. sharpshooter

    sharpshooter Well-Known Member

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  3. RacerX69

    RacerX69 Retired Gear Jammer/IBEW Retired/Wingnut

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    I have a 1976 Eliminator boat with a 460 Ford and a Berkely Jet drive. The thing will do over 70 on the lake, but it gulps gas like it is free.
     
  4. RacerX69

    RacerX69 Retired Gear Jammer/IBEW Retired/Wingnut

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    I didn't read enough, but I suspect there would be a core exchange or the cost required.
     
  5. sharpshooter

    sharpshooter Well-Known Member

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    Gas WAS almost free when they built that motor..lol
     
  6. Woody

    Woody pecker Champion

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    Our Ford's didn't start until 94'. That old stuff is cool "modernized"....
     
  7. ABFer

    ABFer Well-Known Member

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  8. sharpshooter

    sharpshooter Well-Known Member

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    I asked the question a while ago about, why dealers won't lower their price, instead they decide to sell the truck at auction or wholesale to little used car lots.

    There is 1(new car) dealer in particular here, that gets these used trade-ins, posts them for sale, then after a month or 2, they end up at a used lot for thousands more.

    A prime example of 1 I followed. An 04' F250 crew Harley Davidson edition, with 162k miles, it looked beat. The new car dealer didn't even clean it but, advertised it on their lot for 16,881...fast forward a month, and it's sitting on an independents used lot, all cleaned up and shining, for 20,911.

    This is the description at the used lot
    But, when it was at the new car lot, uncleaned, you couldn't even see that the front wheels were chrome, they had so much brake dust on them. It looked like a 16yr old owned it and abused it..lol
     
  9. ABFer

    ABFer Well-Known Member

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    Either way its more than I would pay for it.
     
  10. grocerythrower

    grocerythrower Well-Known Member

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    I have a hard time buying a Ford, throw in the HD crap and I would rather bicycle to work than spend anywhere near that kind of money...but a sucker is born every day and thats what these dealers count on, and it will sell, in due time. I would offer 2k, after all its a Ferd and a HD edition, its not worth much..LOL!
     
  11. Big Dave

    Big Dave What?! A low bridge and boardwalk at same time?!!

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    Pfft:...I'd only pay 500 bucks for a Jetta....so there
     
  12. grocerythrower

    grocerythrower Well-Known Member

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    Oh my heck! That Jetta is worth its weight in gold compared to a Ferd or Cheby....did you eat a big bowl of crack flakes for supper Dave?

    Cuz you crazy high Brother!! ;)
     
  13. sharpshooter

    sharpshooter Well-Known Member

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    I gave up on my Ford diesel search. I stumbled upon a 98' Chevy Silverado Z71 extended cab this weekend, that has the same transmission problem that Wild Heart had with her Tahoe. So I grabbed it for 2k and I'm headed to the tranny shop this morning with it. It's mint otherwise. A Military tank mechanic owned it, he bought a new Silverado.

    As it sat before I brought it home.
    [​IMG]
     
  14. ABFer

    ABFer Well-Known Member

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    Looks good from here. That extended cab in white sure is popular. Good luck, 2Gs sounds like a damn steal.
     
  15. sharpshooter

    sharpshooter Well-Known Member

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    It was on craigslist list for 6hrs, I was the first 1 to meet the guy as he pulled in his driveway from church. He had several other people coming to look at it, a few drove by several times while I was checking it out..lol. When I said I'd take it, he started texting the others to tell them it was sold.
    I gave him cash, took his plate off, and drove it home, didn't wanna leave it there for someone to offer him more..lol.
     
  16. ABFer

    ABFer Well-Known Member

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    Yep, when a deal is good you snooze and you lose. I'm glad to hear he didn't make an auction out of it, that pisses me off.
     

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