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Old 11-29-2014, 02:52 AM   #41
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Old 11-30-2014, 06:08 AM   #42
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Gonna have to sell old faithful. Picked up a texas truck from a dealer in chicago today. 2008 F-250 with 5.4. 4.10 axle. 122k miles. I like it.


pay attention to proper oil and filters. very important on those engines.

good luck to you. but there is no way in the world (it would be hard for me) to buy a truck with that many miles on it. but, i am out of touch with what is out there. i paid 16,000 for my 06 and it had 6,000 mi on it in 07. custom, vinyl seats,roll your own windows, no power door locks. plain jane.
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pay attention to proper oil and filters. very important on those engines.

good luck to you. but there is no way in the world (it would be hard for me) to buy a truck with that many miles on it. but, i am out of touch with what is out there. i paid 16,000 for my 06 and it had 6,000 mi on it in 07. custom, vinyl seats,roll your own windows, no power door locks. plain jane.
You're going to be in for a rude awakening when you go to replace that truck. Pucker up. This aint 06 anymore.

This truck will get less than 7k miles/yr. I will be looking for something different before the mileage becomes an issue. 120k miles was the sweet spot for me on the balance between cost and mileage. In my situation I would rather have a truck that is in near mint condition vs something that is rusty with low miles. It fit my needs well.

I couldn't justify spending the kind of money it would take for a vehicle with less than 50k miles. I'm not really interested in driving around a truck that doesn't have 4x4 or power locks and windows either.
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This guy was 18 with 140k on it.
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Vehicles, the worst investment in life.

Well, boats suck too.

3500 is my limit.
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Well, boats suck too.

3500 is my limit.
Idk. Life's too short to spend in $3500 vehicles.
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Idk. Life's too short to spend in $3500 vehicles.

Not really. All i need is AC
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Well, boats suck too.



3500 is my limit.

I agree. I don't look at them as investments since investments you're supposed to come out ahead in.

I base all my vehicle purchases on what is the best value for what I need and often spend months before pulling the trigger on something.

The one I posted before was the best value for what I needed a truck for. I was looking on and off since February.
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Texas is where the deals are. The prices in this thread seem pretty high.
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Texas is where the deals are. The prices in this thread seem pretty high.
Its funny you say that. Years ago I worked for a local pool builder, he wouldn't think twice about jumping on a plane .. shooting down to texas, buying a brand new dually, then drive it back.
Smart business decision I guess - he's still in business today, ha ha

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Its funny you say that. Years ago I worked for a local pool builder, he wouldn't think twice about jumping on a plane .. shooting down to texas, buying a brand new dually, then drive it back.
Smart business decision I guess - he's still in business today, ha ha

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Im pretty sure Jesse, (JLS) did that last year.
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Im pretty sure Jesse, (JLS) did that last year.

I ended up getting it shipped for $800. It was about the cost of a plane ticket and fuel
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I ended up getting it shipped for $800. It was about the cost of a plane ticket and fuel
Thats what i pay for door to door from the west coast to IN.

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Texas is where the deals are. The prices in this thread seem pretty high.
It has to be. This dealer is buying them in desert regions, spending the money to bring them up here, adding their markup, and still moving the trucks as fast as they can get them. It actually sounds like a pretty good business model. The only flaw in it is that the dealer said they can't get enough trucks up here to sell.

I've been on auto trader for months weighing out the options of what to buy and I don't feel bad at all about what I paid for this truck.

After looking for months I came to the realization that less than 1% of used trucks are deals. If you want something you have to pay for it. In the used vehicle arena is the price seems low it is almost always because there are underlying issues.

I can't afford new, nor is it a good financial decision in most cases so I just came to grips with the fact that I would probably have to pay a premium for a vehicle that is in exceptional shape.
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Thats what i pay for door to door from the west coast to IN.



Cheap.

Actually I think I had $1000 planned for a ticket and fuel. Plus $100 for toll roads and $100 for a hotel
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It has to be. This dealer is buying them in desert regions, spending the money to bring them up here, adding their markup, and still moving the trucks as fast as they can get them. It actually sounds like a pretty good business model. The only flaw in it is that the dealer said they can't get enough trucks up here to sell.

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Bring a rust free truck, most any year, back to the rust belt and you can just about double your money.

Fill up an entire semi car hauler and you can make some serious bank.

Just like anything else, know your product, commit to it and you can make really good money doing whatever you want.
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Bring a rust free truck, most any year, back to the rust belt and you can just about double your money.

Fill up an entire semi car hauler and you can make some serious bank.

Just like anything else, know your product, commit to it and you can make really good money doing whatever you want.
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Bring a rust free truck, most any year, back to the rust belt and you can just about double your money.

Fill up an entire semi car hauler and you can make some serious bank.

Just like anything else, know your product, commit to it and you can make really good money doing whatever you want.
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