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brjohnso
05-11-2006, 07:44 AM
I was thinking about purchasing one and was wondering what kind of deal people were getting? I am fairly young, can't afford much, but my cousin said he got very standard F-150 for about 14,500... I think he said they are giving 4,000 in rebates then he got another 1,000-1,500 back after putting at least 1,000 down on it. I definitely need a truck... I'm driving an extra truck my dad has... 04 F-150 Heritage long bed with 31,700 miles on it... I could buy that for about 8000, but thought it would be more profitable in the long run to get something new rather than buy something that has 32,000 construction miles on it. Any other deals on new trucks as far as rebates are concerned would be appreciated... or any recommendations on any other used trucks.

topsites
05-11-2006, 08:12 AM
If you can't afford much, consider looking into a 10 to 15-year old truck. You can find one in decent condition for a few thousand, thou of course I'm thinking of the 3/4 ton -250 series, at least you can pay for this kind of truck cash instead of having to worry about payments for a loan they will never approve in the first place.

brjohnso
05-11-2006, 09:28 AM
My credit is very good... When I say I can't afford much, I mean I can't afford what I would like to have. I've worked the numbers and my estimation on the truck will come out to a $354 a month payment (worked it with the highest imaginable interest rate they would give me), which is well within my budget. I was just wondering with new auto sales hurting like they are if there are any other good deals going around.

aDreamSoReal
05-11-2006, 10:09 AM
buy your dads 04

brjohnso
05-11-2006, 10:31 AM
The more I think about it... the more I like it... I could probably get it paid off within my budget in 2 years... By then my income would be nearly doubling so I could get something else that is more like what I would like to have and always have the truck for jobs.

Hoss_27
05-11-2006, 01:30 PM
You want better profits? Cash is KING! New trucks normally don't mean more profit for anyone but the dealer and manufacturer.

Let's see 14500 plus tt&l, financed at 354 a month for ??

-or-

2000-3000 for an older truck, bought right, that will do the same job and have cheaper insurance...

hmmm... not really rocket science, but hey what do I know?


JMHO

nobagger
05-11-2006, 02:25 PM
I just saw an ad in our Sunday paper, 06' F250 4x4 xlt package, after all rebates $38,675.00. WHAT! I personally would never buy a new truck for this kind of business. It will look 3 years old by the end of the season.

J&R Landscaping
05-11-2006, 02:45 PM
I agree with the others, Look into getting an older truck. You could pick 1 of theese up for 2500-5000 and be pretty much set. Save your self the money for a new mower or trimmer or what ever! JMO

sheshovel
05-11-2006, 03:48 PM
I just bought a 97 for $9000.00 with 130,000 miles on it so I would say buying that used 04 for $8000.00
is a real good deal..or I got a real bad deal!!!

brjohnso
05-11-2006, 09:08 PM
It's the heritage edition with nothing in it... no power windows, no power locks, no cruise control, work truck package... that's one reason why I was thinking of the new truck. More on trade-in and I wouldn't put it through the hell this one has been through. My dad is a builder and his superintendent has been using this truck. He's been hauling a bed full of tools and equipment since he's been using it. Saws, drill motors, augers, the works....

MTR
05-12-2006, 01:44 AM
You want better profits? Cash is KING! New trucks normally don't mean more profit for anyone but the dealer and manufacturer.

Let's see 14500 plus tt&l, financed at 354 a month for ??

-or-

2000-3000 for an older truck, bought right, that will do the same job and have cheaper insurance...

hmmm... not really rocket science, but hey what do I know?


JMHO

That is the best advice I have seen. Now, $14,500 now and will be worth like $ 5 by year 2009....(jokingly true:waving: )and of course that truck will look like 15 years old truck after running lawn business! sad but TRUE.....$2500-$5000 is at best for business truck.

hackitdown
05-12-2006, 09:45 AM
I say buy Dad's truck for $8K, and spend the $354 per month on marketing or a second truck/trailer/mower setup.

cuttinggrassiscool
05-14-2006, 11:25 PM
i bought an 87 f 150 for 800, cost about 1400 ready to use(tires clutch brakes etc) it has ran well for the past two years, now im in college and it doesnt work everyday, but it works on average 3 to 4 days a week and has hauled well over a ton as a half ton pick up. i would go with a clean older truck as well. JMO

Travel'n Trees
05-15-2006, 03:00 AM
Becareful save your money and buy a GM or DODGE, after 1997 the Ford's have offered the best rebates, least truck for the buck, In K.C. thousands of 2006 trucks are at the plant parking lot with bad transmissions, from sitting to long.but at least they think they fixed the frames on the extra cabs.

qualitylawnmanagement
05-15-2006, 06:51 AM
My cousin just got a 06 150 super cab short bed XLT and he is leasing it for $154.00 a month. Leasing is the way to go on work trucks if you want brand new. Trade it in every two years and won't have a problem getting rid of it. If you buy this truck it's going to be harder to sell cause it will look like a pos at the end of season.

jazak
05-15-2006, 10:06 AM
I have seen a 06 F150 extended cab 4x4 in the paper for $19,500 (the lease on that was $110 a month)
or you can gety a 06 Dodge 1500 regular cab 4x4 for $16,500
AND OUR TRUCKS DON'T LOOK LIKE POS.......

J&R Landscaping
05-15-2006, 07:00 PM
i bought an 87 f 150 for 800, cost about 1400 ready to use(tires clutch brakes etc) it has ran well for the past two years, now im in college and it doesnt work everyday, but it works on average 3 to 4 days a week and has hauled well over a ton as a half ton pick up. i would go with a clean older truck as well. JMO

How many miles on it? What size engine? Just curious!

ribbie78
08-23-2006, 11:10 PM
I'm waiting for delivery of an 06' F150 from my dealer. 300 a month isn't as smart as buying used perhaps, but I'm not risking picking up a used truck that might have been sitting neck deep in water a year ago.

It all depends on your uses/priorities/needs/etc.

For me, lawncare is my summer extracuricular activity, since I'm a teacher the other half of the year :dancing:

If I was only using the truck to tow,plow,haul topsoil and tons of tools I definitely would've went with a used F250. However, just pulling a 16' open trailer with a wb and ztr and not too much spring/fall cleanups I justified a new truck. Enough business to pay for itself and extra fun money, and getting to use it leisurely is worth it to me. just my 2cents.

Birdhunter1
08-24-2006, 10:42 PM
I have an 06 F-150 supercab XLT 4wd with the 5.4, I love the thing!

it does everyting I want it too, i have had the truck to it's rated max trailer weight several times and it handles it like a dream. Today I had my tractor and trailer, (approx. 6800 lbs.) and at 60 mph you hardly knew it was there.