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02-22-2006, 10:03 PM
how often do you buy a new truck? is it NEW or used? how much do you spend?


02-22-2006, 10:16 PM
Diesel 4x4 all the way. I buy as often as I need to, and price varies.. I wouldn't own a truck without 4x4, especially living in New England.

02-22-2006, 10:27 PM
Used. I let someone else eat the depreciation. 2-3yrs old 60-90 thousand miles. A well maintained diesel is not even broken in yet. That is unless it is a 6.0. Still many useful years of service at half the price.

Lawn Masters
02-22-2006, 10:41 PM
I only buy used, diesel 4x4, which is what I plan to buy. probably a lightly used 06 F350 6.0 4x4 with a 6spd in it.

02-22-2006, 10:55 PM
I buy a truck when I feel there is a need for it be it a 4x2 Dump or a 4x4 P/u
I would like to buy a Diesel, but I always end up buying a gas job.

Grn Mtn
02-22-2006, 10:58 PM
Lease every 4 years, trucks tired at that point and leasing has its tax advantages. I like'em under warranty because I plow.

Magnum Services
02-22-2006, 11:04 PM
Diesel 4x4 is the only way to go.Buy used and let someone else recieve the sticker shock.I would like to buy new and order a truck my way but can't afford to yet.

02-23-2006, 12:11 AM
I leased a used 04.5 Ram 2500 Cummins Diesel 4x4 last year with 6500 miles. If I bought the truck, it would have been $33,100. So no sticker shock for me!!!

When my lease is up I might lease again or buy this one, it depends on my current situation and future plans. That Mega Cab looks pretty sweet and there is also going to be a 6.7 Cummins and 6-speed auto tranny for 2007, so by 2008 when my lease is up, that might be the direction I go.

02-23-2006, 12:36 AM
I was lucky enough to have a $20,000 budget for my first truck. I wanted a Z71 and my price range was going to allow me to get an 02 or so at the time. But, with the Chevy rebates I was able to get a brand new 2wd crew cab for just a little more than an older Z71 would have costed. I didn't mind getting a 2wd because I had plans to do stuff like put rims on it which I did but now I really regret not getting a 4x4...not becuase I need one but I enjoy doing a little offroading and it's pathetic how often I stick mine.

Grn Mtn
02-23-2006, 10:37 AM
[QUOTE=jtkplc]I leased a used ...QUOTE]

I didn't know you could lease used?

02-23-2006, 05:42 PM
I bought my self a used truck last next, Still going to use it this season then in 2007 lease 2007 gmc 3500 pick-up and buy or lease another 3500 dump with a duramax. Leasing is great cause the dealership does everything for oil changes, tire rotation and stuff like that. If you know you can't afford brand new then don't go brand new.

Truck 1- 2007 gm c 3500 pick up sle $31,000 with a plow and spreader

Truck 2- 2007 gm c 3500 dump truck w/t $39,000