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Old 07-14-2018, 06:15 PM   #1
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How long do / should you keep a truck?



When is it worth keeping, and when should you get rid of your truck?
I have owned my 06 Tundra since it had .3 miles on the odometer, it now has 177k and needs a costly repair.
I have kept every service / maintenance record ever done on this vehicle.
From what I am seeing I feel like I should have gotten rid of this truck 8-years ago!
The first four years of ownership I put a total of 97k miles on it, my maintenance costs were $2600. That includes oil changes every 3-5,000 miles, (2j windshields, front brakes, one set of tires.
From 2010 to present, I have paid $8200 for repairs while the truck has only gone 77k miles over almost 8-years.
The truck is now in limp mode as the secondary air pumps have failed, it is well out of the 10-year, 150k mile warranty Toyota has specifically for this problem (just my luck).
Looking at around $2,000 for repair...will know for certain next week.
The truck is still in great shape, it has some scratches, dings and the drivers seat is starting to come apart... but I still love this truck, it is my daily driver.
But I am not sure I want to throw any more money at it.

I checked the maintenance costs on our 2011 RAM 1500 that we pretty much just use to tow our trailer with, we purchased it at the end of 2011 used with 11k miles.
It now has 55k miles and has cost us just about $2200 so far, but $1000 of that was just in changing the tires out to LT series tires.

I feel like I will never own another vehicle past the 100k mile mark, the cost of maintenance that I am seeing just doesnít make it worth while to me.

What do you all think on when is it best to get rid of your truck?
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Old 07-14-2018, 06:42 PM   #2
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You have my truck! Even the same paint color. However, ours is not a daily driver and we've only got 115,000 miles on it.

I guess for us, it would depend on how many more repairs you anticipate and how much they are going to cost. If it were my daily driver, I'd probably trade it in on something more dependable. (Knock on wood, ours is still dependable.)
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Old 07-14-2018, 06:46 PM   #3
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My daily is a 97 f150 that will turn 268000 next week. Motor, trans and xfer case are all original, never opened. Still gets 17mpg and haven't had a payment on it since I can't remember. I fix everything myself.

Your air pump is a $120 part that looks to be under the intake manifold. $200 in parts Max.

If you're not a diy-er, trade it when the warranty runs out, otherwise, it's always cheaper to repair something that's paid off than take out a new note.
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I'll probably die before I get rid of my 04 Titan. As long as it starts and has enough power to pull my trailer wherever I go, no need to replace.

Good maintenance can easily coax a quarter million miles or more out of a good truck. Two Dodges carried me over 620,000 miles between them with no major overhauls.
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Old 07-14-2018, 06:58 PM   #5
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If you're not a diy-er, trade it when the warranty runs out, otherwise, it's always cheaper to repair something that's paid off than take out a new note.
I read somewhere where one should "be Amish" with their things. Just use them up. Good maintenance habits (oil changes and regular dealer checkups if you aren't mechanically inclined) can make a vehicle last longer than most can imagine. Long gone are the days of a vehicle being worn out at 100k.

I haven't had a car payment since somewhere around 2010. A few months like that can easily pay for another camping trip.
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Old 07-14-2018, 07:00 PM   #6
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Your air pump is a $120 part that looks to be under the intake manifold. $200 in parts Max.

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Problem is I am not a DIY person.
The manifold has to come off (was just off 2-months ago to replace sensors) gasket and all needs to be changed again.
From looking at you tube videos itís a labor intensive repair which is why the cost will be high.
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Old 07-14-2018, 07:05 PM   #7
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Toyotas are well known for longevity. A $2000 repair is a drop in the bucket compared to what you'd loose driving off the lot.

You know what you have there.. you know it's been well maintained and it's likely paid off. I'd drop 2k in there and forget about it. The dealer is going to rob you on a trade.

I'm a firm believer in Dave Ramsey's advice in that the cheapest vehicle you'll ever own is the one that's paid off. Take that 2k repair and ammorize it over the time you've owned it (after it was paid off) seems pretty insignificant now doesn't it?

Just my two cents worth...
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Old 07-14-2018, 07:22 PM   #8
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Both my 2015 Chevy 2500HD (almost 73,000 miles) and my 2015 5'ver (9000 miles) are now paid off...

Roughly $1300/mo in my pocket now...of course my bank account is much smaller, but it feels really good!

I'm gonna keep them both a long long time!
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Old 07-14-2018, 07:26 PM   #9
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I keep vehicles for the long haul, but I try to fix most items myself. Previous truck was an ‘02 1500 that I had for 13 years. Only got rid of it because we needed more truck. I got very good at knowing it inside and out. Before I sold it I replaced the 3 timing chains and tensioners on it trying to quiet down a rattle at startup. If I had to pay a shop to do everything required I would replace them sooner.
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Toyotas are well known for longevity. A $2000 repair is a drop in the bucket compared to what you'd loose driving off the lot.

You know what you have there.. you know it's been well maintained and it's likely paid off. I'd drop 2k in there and forget about it. The dealer is going to rob you on a trade.

I'm a firm believer in Dave Ramsey's advice in that the cheapest vehicle you'll ever own is the one that's paid off. Take that 2k repair and ammorize it over the time you've owned it (after it was paid off) seems pretty insignificant now doesn't it?

Just my two cents worth...
Agreed 1000%. If itís been reliable and you love it, whatís $2g.
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