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Old 05-31-2016, 09:44 PM   #21
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If you are looking to getting a new/newer truck and DW is ok with it and you feel you can handle the finances life is to short to say I wish I would have.
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Old 06-01-2016, 05:16 AM   #22
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My last full size chev 2500 I got rid of it when it had 260000 miles and the it was because of rust and cab mounts were getting bad

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Old 06-01-2016, 07:41 AM   #23
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DW says the only way I can get a new truck is to buy her a new car. I sure would love to have better seats. Maybe after truck is paid off I can take a few payments and get new seats. No way DW is getting a new car, the one she has now cost more than my camper.

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Old 06-01-2016, 09:18 AM   #24
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Let me know when you are going to get rid of your truck. I'd love to talk to you about it. I currently have a 2002 F250 7.3 w/ 53,000 on it! Absolutely love it. Only issue in 14 years was an axle seal.
Your truck engine is not even broke in yet.
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Old 06-01-2016, 11:47 AM   #25
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Take it in for an inspection and get an extension on the factory warranty. Cost is just a couple of months of payments on a new one, plus you have the security of the warranty. Just a thought. . .
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Old 06-02-2016, 04:44 PM   #26
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I drive a 1999 Ford F250 7.3 powerstroke. It has 180000 and I plan on making it to 500000. No payments are best for me. Paint in excellent shape and no rips.or tears in upholstery. 2016 Coachmen Chaparral fifth wheel looks great behind it.
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Old 06-02-2016, 07:09 PM   #27
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My problem is I look at vehicles like toasters, an appliance to get me from A to B and haul my family and stuff. They are not holes to pour money into. If it does not enhance getting from A to B or hauling stuff forget it.

IMHO making payments on a depreciating vehicle is wasteful. My payments come out of my savings account and I have a monthly allotment equal to my last car and truck payments going into the account. When I replace my 2004 F150 it will be paid for with cash that has been invested for many years. AOBTW there will be money left over already growing for the next truck.

My MB was paid off in 1990 and there is enough in that account to buy a brand new $100K+ MB. Im not sure why I would because the MB diesel only has 300K on a million mile engine and MB doesn't make those comfortable (how about reclining and heated rear seats with a trunk large enough for five or six bodies) long bodied cars any more.
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Old 06-02-2016, 07:22 PM   #28
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The truck in the sig is only a 1/2 gasser F-150. But...

It's paid for. Almost 10 years old with 143,000 miles. Looks and performs as if new. I added some mods, I like it the way it is.

I will replace it when it can no longer can serve my needs. Not before. Same is true for the trailer!
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Old 06-02-2016, 07:31 PM   #29
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I also was thinking of a new truck- denali drw 3500 gmc- just paid off my 09 gmc slt with all the options. it has 37,000, I bought it in 2011 with 11,000 miles(was owners demo) - I dont drive it except for pulling the camper in the summer, occasionally to work 10 miles rt. I work at a gmc,buick,cadillac dealership and drive the new trucks and suv and cars. lots of new toys in them. they offered me same as what I paid 5yrs ago. I am now thinking that I will buy a extended warranty and wait till the 5er is paid off in 2 yrs. Plus I get 1/2 off labor and parts at cost whatever the warranty doesnt cover. I like having 37,000 in equity but also hate losing it.
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Old 06-02-2016, 07:56 PM   #30
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Wow! A lot of really good trucks getting traded in, we bought our's with 130,000 miles on it, sure hope it makes it another 10-20 years!

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