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Re:Truck shopping is like dating 2 Weeks, 4 Days ago  
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Truck shopping is nothing like dating. One you want to get screwed first day out and the other you don't want screwed ever. Also finding a good truck is easier and sometimes more satisfying.


Kinda what I was thinking.

Only my first thought was, I generally don't feel like sitting down for a few weeks after, and the next time, they can't get me to stand up while I'm at the dealership. They're always so nice about it. "This isn't quite painful enough, so we're gonna add on all these additional charges, to make you squeal and jump just a little bit more".


Good thing about "A" plan (employee discount" There is no game playing. The factory sets the price not the dealer. I just ask for the "A plan" invoice and they have to give it to you. It has all the details and cost so there isn't any question as to the price. That is how it works for a Ford. After the paperwork is complete it goes thru a Ford motor audit to make sure things are correct.
 
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Re:Truck shopping is like dating 2 Weeks, 4 Days ago  
I also get A plan (Z plan actually but theyíre the same).

$50k+ price tag is still mid to upper $40kís.

No thanks

I have considered it though. Once the truck is paid off, in my case it still would have relatively low miles and be in like new condition. I donít drive my truck every day. Even sits for a week at a time sometimes.

Iím just at a point in my life where I donít want a bunch of debt (for future business reasons). I donít plan on working for someone else and having a steady income for much longer. Trying to keep the balance sheet as clean as possible so I can really screw it up good when Iím an owner

My original post referred to how dating sucks. Much rather be married to a good woman so that box is checked and I can focus on other things in life. Just like truck shopping. Iíd rather have a good truck that is affordable so I can just go about the rest of my life. Instead of focusing so much energy on trying to find the right one and then agonizing over the decision (what if I choose poorly or just simply have bad luck?)
 
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Re:Truck shopping is like dating 2 Weeks, 4 Days ago  
If I can't pay cash for it , I ain't buying it. My 1997 f350 has yet to let me down and if it does, I will fix what broke. Our latest 4 wheel vehicle is a 1997 Toyota 4runner. Bought it for $2500 with 214,000 miles. Got about 220,000 now and if it died tomorrow I am money ahead of the cost of new or nearly new.
 
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Re:Truck shopping is like dating 2 Weeks, 3 Days ago  
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If I can't pay cash for it , I ain't buying it. My 1997 f350 has yet to let me down and if it does, I will fix what broke. Our latest 4 wheel vehicle is a 1997 Toyota 4runner. Bought it for $2500 with 214,000 miles. Got about 220,000 now and if it died tomorrow I am money ahead of the cost of new or nearly new.

Mr. Jeff, I definitely thought of you because I possibly (key word) have the opportunity to get a 1997 F-250 with the 7.3 diesel. It only has 105k miles on it. 4x4 and 4 full doors. Older guy (customer of mine). Think heís even the original owner. Truck is still worth about $10k. I keep kicking around the idea of going and asking him if he wants to sell it.

Not sure heíd even sell it. Also not sure if I want the added maintenance expense of a diesel. Had a 7.3 truck years ago and they hold a lot of oil It would probably last a long time for me though.

Decisions-decisions
 
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Re:Truck shopping is like dating 2 Weeks, 3 Days ago  
If I could find a rust free 7.3 crew cab for reasonable money I'd own it
 
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Re:Truck shopping is like dating 2 Weeks, 3 Days ago  
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If I could find a rust free 7.3 crew cab for reasonable money I'd own it

Itís not completely rust free (this is Michigan after all) but itís in really good shape. The newer F-150 trucks with the 3.5 turbo in crew cab, long bed configuration just tow and drive so great. Probably tow better than the old diesels by a good amount. My 2011 as described above would pull anything I threw at it very well. Iím talking 14klbs+ trailers, campers, etc. It was amazing. Iím trying to justify that same truck in 2016 or newer
 
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Re:Truck shopping is like dating 2 Weeks, 3 Days ago  
My old wore out 1997 has the 4.10 rear end and it tows pretty good. Gets about 10-15 mpg pulling the big boat that weighs about 10,000 lbs. But around town empty it still gets about 10-15 mpg. Just a little faster empty. If you can buy the 1997 without financing it, take the money you were going to use as a truck payment, put it in the bank every month. Pay all you maintenance and repairs out of that and you will still have plenty at the end of the year.
 
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Re:Truck shopping is like dating 2 Weeks ago  
 
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Re:Truck shopping is like dating 2 Weeks ago  
Why not find something that you can use for work and pay cash for and keep your current as a daily driver? That's my end goal (well get a daily and use the 6.4 for cruising)
 
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Re:Truck shopping is like dating 2 Weeks ago  
Well, problem solved (for now). Got a deal on an old POS truck for cash. Had to drive up thru the D to get it. Ran fine all the way home so Iím liking it so far. Time will tell if it was worth it. Pics make it look way better than it really is



 
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