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Offline Rick

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Re: The "insanity" of new trucks and SUV prices
« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2018, 07:48:01 pm »
Good looking truck. I bought a 02  f-150 king ranch in 03 and put 370,000 mi on it.Is still running good but it got to the point that i wouldn't let my wife drive on long trips. So i bought her a new king ranch and she loves it. So i know what you mean. these new prices are out of sight. But we only live once

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Re: The "insanity" of new trucks and SUV prices
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2018, 05:59:04 pm »
I work at a Toyota dealership, I thought just Toyotas were priced skyhigh, until I went to the annual Shelby & Mustang show at a local Ford dealership. I wondered into the showroom, and they had a new F150 crew cab 4x4 Eco Boost truck in the showroom, the winder sticker was $72,000 Canadian!! And the salesman said a fully load top model F150 could top 75 Grand (Canadian). Insanity! I tow my race car and enclosed trailer with a 1999 F350 DRW 2 wheel drive with a V10 & 5 speed. Still runs and looks like new, so hopefully she has a few more years in her, as no way in Hell will I be spending 100G on a replacement anytime soon!

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Re: The "insanity" of new trucks and SUV prices
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2018, 09:52:35 pm »
My 2018 eco boost 3.5 max tow F150 gets 19.6 mpg driving around town and will tow 13,000 lbs. IIRC 3.5L  is 216CI.

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Re: The "insanity" of new trucks and SUV prices
« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2018, 04:04:44 am »
You know at those prices.It become more affordable to repair your Truck than buy a new one...

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Re: The "insanity" of new trucks and SUV prices
« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2018, 10:49:42 am »
You know at those prices.It become more affordable to repair your Truck than buy a new one...

Hence the high price of good used trucks.
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Re: The "insanity" of new trucks and SUV prices
« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2018, 05:29:00 pm »
My wife and I celebrated our 36th anniversay last week and we have owned only one new car, 1998 Camry. Still have it, I drive it when I'm not driving the F250.  Has 234K miles and still going strong.

We realized years ago it's better to buy a good "newsed" car/truck rather than shelling out the dough for a new vehicle 8)

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Re: The "insanity" of new trucks and SUV prices
« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2018, 08:18:40 am »
I recently spoke with the guy I sold my 99 250 diesel to in 2007, with 205,000 miles on it.  He said he put another 200K miles on it and just sold it last year with 407K miles.  Said all he ever had to do was replace one injector and rebuild the trans.  I still see the truck occasionally in town and amazing how good it still looks.  No rust that I can see anyway.  Hard to beat a Ford, especially with the 7.3.
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Re: The "insanity" of new trucks and SUV prices
« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2018, 08:47:15 am »
I recently spoke with the guy I sold my 99 250 diesel to in 2007, with 205,000 miles on it.  He said he put another 200K miles on it and just sold it last year with 407K miles.  Said all he ever had to do was replace one injector and rebuild the trans.  I still see the truck occasionally in town and amazing how good it still looks.  No rust that I can see anyway.  Hard to beat a Ford, especially with the 7.3.




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Cant agree more with your statement. Ford trucks DO last longer than the other brands. Reliability/durability are Ford's strong points. My current daily beater is a '98 Explorer Sport, best truck I ever owned! All the Chevy trucks (and cars) I owned took a dump from the get go. That said, Dodge is a very good truck also...
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Re: The "insanity" of new trucks and SUV prices
« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2018, 04:17:33 pm »
I had no problems with the near new and new 03 and  04 dodge rams I had 1500 5.7 Hemi and would buy another although not a fan of the more modern trucks that  shut down half or all the engine when your not using it. The delay when you want to use it i found annoying

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Re: The "insanity" of new trucks and SUV prices
« Reply #24 on: August 16, 2018, 05:13:59 pm »
I had no problems with the near new and new 03 and  04 dodge rams I had 1500 5.7 Hemi and would buy another although not a fan of the more modern trucks that  shut down half or all the engine when your not using it. The delay when you want to use it i found annoying




Thats the computer pulling back the torque management. Yes, its annoying.
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Re: The "insanity" of new trucks and SUV prices
« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2018, 07:18:52 pm »
Well, thought the 2012 I have would be the last new truck I'd buy.

At work yesterday a drilling rig backed into the front left side of my truck.
Between 6k & 10k damage.
Gave the owner of the drilling rig a couple options. The one I hope to swing is for him to buy my truck (162k KM on it) for 40k.
Found a new F-350, crew cab, long box, 4x4, Diesel, for 59k. It is black. Would rather have had blue, but none could be found, that are not loaded. Being a work truck, all I want is an XLT.

Rig that got the truck




Pushed it 5' 4" to the side




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Offline d1boss

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Re: The "insanity" of new trucks and SUV prices
« Reply #26 on: August 16, 2018, 08:35:24 pm »
 Nasty
F350 zero, drilling rig 1
Don’t you hate that when you want to keep them to a ripe old age and this happens
Hopefully that works out ok for you

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Re: The "insanity" of new trucks and SUV prices
« Reply #27 on: August 18, 2018, 09:44:54 am »
Sorry to hear about your truck Reeves.  With 40 years in coal mining I've seen a bunch of trucks get destroyed by equipment operators not paying attention.  Thankfully you didn't get hurt in the deal.

After three white 250's I went black this time and love it.  That "Blue Jeans" is a great color too as is Sterling Grey which I came within a whisker of going with.

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Re: The "insanity" of new trucks and SUV prices
« Reply #28 on: August 18, 2018, 01:46:23 pm »
That’s a great looking truck Darrell

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Re: The "insanity" of new trucks and SUV prices
« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2018, 06:30:40 am »
I'll just stick with my old 2001 7.3 ;D