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Pickups have gotten crazy high.
A coworker just bought a new F-250 diesel in order to pull a bigger trailer for work.
He said everything included it cost him 63k
It'll last probably 4 years and it'll have so many miles it won't be worth much in trade.
So it's costing him 15k a year
 

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Cross-7":7r46mayk said:
Pickups have gotten crazy high.
A coworker just bought a new F-250 diesel in order to pull a bigger trailer for work.
He said everything included it cost him 63k
It'll last probably 4 years and it'll have so many miles it won't be worth much in trade.
So it's costing him 15k a year

I like buying old trucks with good bodies and putting in new motors and transmission and changing out bearing and other stuff IMO its like a new truck for 1/3 the price
 

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skyhightree1":2kgqf3ut said:
Cross-7":2kgqf3ut said:
Pickups have gotten crazy high.
A coworker just bought a new F-250 diesel in order to pull a bigger trailer for work.
He said everything included it cost him 63k
It'll last probably 4 years and it'll have so many miles it won't be worth much in trade.
So it's costing him 15k a year

I like buying old trucks with good bodies and putting in new motors and transmission and changing out bearing and other stuff IMO its like a new truck for 1/3 the price
You prefer gas or diesel for a rebuilt work truck?
 

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RanchMan90":2vxi4b0l said:
skyhightree1":2vxi4b0l said:
Cross-7":2vxi4b0l said:
Pickups have gotten crazy high.
A coworker just bought a new F-250 diesel in order to pull a bigger trailer for work.
He said everything included it cost him 63k
It'll last probably 4 years and it'll have so many miles it won't be worth much in trade.
So it's costing him 15k a year

I like buying old trucks with good bodies and putting in new motors and transmission and changing out bearing and other stuff IMO its like a new truck for 1/3 the price
You prefer gas or diesel for a rebuilt work truck?

Gas for the simple face I can fix anything on a gas motor pretty reasonably and im able to do the work myself. I don't mind diesels if its a ford truck that carries a 7.3 those IMO were the best diesels. Another thing gas burners have going for it is that we travel a lot of places for work and quite a few places do not have diesel at the stations.
 

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Prices are absolutely stupid now, even decent used stuff is crazy.. I'm going to stick to the 2nd gen dodges, build up a good collection of parts, especially bodywork, and drive them forever... Besides the fact that no one really makes a work truck anymore.. it's all excessively complicated and full of black boxes that control everything.. Seriously, you don't need a computer to control the heater fan, you don't need computerized seats that remember the position for every driver, etc etc etc.
 

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Nesikep":2ph2bl6v said:
Prices are absolutely stupid now, even decent used stuff is crazy.. I'm going to stick to the 2nd gen dodges, build up a good collection of parts, especially bodywork, and drive them forever... Besides the fact that no one really makes a work truck anymore.. it's all excessively complicated and full of black boxes that control everything.. Seriously, you don't need a computer to control the heater fan, you don't need computerized seats that remember the position for every driver, etc etc etc.

and a few inches of floodwater that will disable any newer vehicle would leave an older vehicle ready to run.
Lots of folks have found this out the hard way..
 

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Its the dealers fault as much as anything. They don't want to stock trucks without all the extras. When I bought my Ram 3500 dually with a cummins, I wanted the Tradesman package with no chrome and only the "popular equipment package".
There was only one within 100 miles of the DFW area. The dealer I talked to had 42 others on the lot. I found it listed on the internet for 43K which was cheaper than the build it price on the Ram website. When I drove 75 miles down to the dealer, they quoted me 49K for their best price. They were not to happy when I showed them the internet price but they honored it. Dealers are crooks.
 

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I don't like what the high price of new trucks is doing to the used market.

Anything diesel, even if you can chuck a softball through the fender and the floor has holes big enough to pass a beer bottle, is priced 4000+.

Anything clean is 10k and up, even if it's nearing 30 years old and has 250k on it.

Case in point, it's not even 4x4.
https://kansascity.craigslist.org/cto/d ... 86684.html
 

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skyhightree1":8103vrmj said:
Cross-7":8103vrmj said:
Pickups have gotten crazy high.
A coworker just bought a new F-250 diesel in order to pull a bigger trailer for work.
He said everything included it cost him 63k
It'll last probably 4 years and it'll have so many miles it won't be worth much in trade.
So it's costing him 15k a year

I like buying old trucks with good bodies and putting in new motors and transmission and changing out bearing and other stuff IMO its like a new truck for 1/3 the price

Makes me think of our '88 GMC.
 

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bird dog":ku9mj9kr said:
Its the dealers fault as much as anything. They don't want to stock trucks without all the extras. When I bought my Ram 3500 dually with a cummins, I wanted the Tradesman package with no chrome and only the "popular equipment package".
There was only one within 100 miles of the DFW area. The dealer I talked to had 42 others on the lot. I found it listed on the internet for 43K which was cheaper than the build it price on the Ram website. When I drove 75 miles down to the dealer, they quoted me 49K for their best price. They were not to happy when I showed them the internet price but they honored it. Dealers are crooks.

Back in '06, husband went through a similar thing. Looking for a basic, "stripped-down" version of the Chevy Silverado, work truck series. Took a while to find one without the power windows, power locks, and all the fancy-schmancy bells & whistles. They kept trying to sell him the high-dollar models. Finally found what he was looking for.
 

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I wouldn't spend a 100k on a truck regardless how much money I had. That's ridiculous

:nod: :nod:

When I first saw this ad for the truck all I could think of was how many houses, how much acreage etc that would buy.
 

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Workinonit Farm":6y8d8a1f said:
skyhightree1":6y8d8a1f said:
Cross-7":6y8d8a1f said:
Pickups have gotten crazy high.
A coworker just bought a new F-250 diesel in order to pull a bigger trailer for work.
He said everything included it cost him 63k
It'll last probably 4 years and it'll have so many miles it won't be worth much in trade.
So it's costing him 15k a year

I like buying old trucks with good bodies and putting in new motors and transmission and changing out bearing and other stuff IMO its like a new truck for 1/3 the price

Makes me think of our '88 GMC.

Unfortunately, It is a GMC but if its not rusted out better keep it long as possible cheaper to drop new motor and tranny vs buying a new one
 

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skyhightree1":xtnfrasn said:
Workinonit Farm":xtnfrasn said:
skyhightree1":xtnfrasn said:
I like buying old trucks with good bodies and putting in new motors and transmission and changing out bearing and other stuff IMO its like a new truck for 1/3 the price

Makes me think of our '88 GMC.

Unfortunately, It is a GMC but if its not rusted out better keep it long as possible cheaper to drop new motor and tranny vs buying a new one

I bought for $100.00, from where I used to work, a bunch of years ago. It sat (there) for almost 8 years! They had trouble keeping it running, so they parked it, I bought it, thinking we would use it for parts for the '88 Chevy I had at the time. They were both the 3/4 ton. Husband ended up putting a couple hundred dollars and a few hours into it, and it runs great. We've been using it for a few years now.
 

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That's 6 times what I paid for my first house and it had 2 bathrooms.
 

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