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sanfordandsonfan
08-02-2006, 10:28 PM
Sold my 2004 Ford F-250 (4x4) and bought a new 2006 Chevrolet 1500 (V6). When I bought my ford, I guess my manhood took over and I bought way more truck than I needed. With the $3500 rebate from GM and $500 difference on my trade, I got the chevy for $14,000. It's plain, its white and it is affordable. First chevy I have ever owned and I'm already very proud of it. I owned a F-150 (V6) before I bought the F-250 and I can honestly say I regreted buying more truck than I needed everyday. I will be saving on gas, saving big time on my payment and my wife and daughter love the fact that they do not have to jump up to get in. Hope everyone is being safe in the heat.

Dig Doug
08-02-2006, 10:36 PM
If you don't mind me asking, can you give more details on the Ford. Miles, package, what you got for the trade? I also have 04 250 and was thinking about trading it in and getting GMC 1500. Thanks.

sanfordandsonfan
08-02-2006, 10:54 PM
No problem. The Ford had 26,000 miles on it. Automatic, vinyl bench seat, A/C, regular cab, long bed. Pretty much your basic F250. I could have sold it for more, but who wants to wait. Dealer gave me $15,000 for it. I put $500.00 of that towards the truck and used the other $500.00 for a trailer hitch and installation. The Chevy was priced at $18,085.

tthomass
08-03-2006, 10:22 PM
what do you use the truck for..............v6

sanfordandsonfan
08-04-2006, 12:20 AM
We cut grass. Usually pull a 5x10 with one walk behind and two 21" toro's. When I'm not cutting we do bush trimming, mulching, basic landscape maintenance. Had two yards of double ground in the back today and hauled it with zero problems. Two days a week we just use 21" mowers. What a waste that was driving around town in a F-250 4x4 with two small mowers in the back.

lawnboy dan
08-04-2006, 06:18 PM
good for you-many make the mistake of buying more truck than they need for work. i bought a plain -jane tundra for work and every one thought i was nuts not to get 4x4 extra cab limited etc .

Mike33
08-04-2006, 09:27 PM
I went all out on my work truck because i spend so much time in it. Also in the winter plowing i live in it. Also you get 1 good chance to make a good first impression when you pull up to a new job.
Mike

J&R Landscaping
08-07-2006, 12:14 AM
I can live with just a work truck. I feel comfortable in them and thats that! I can't see spending extra money on power options that will just break anyway. I like my trucks bare bones and they work just fine. JMO

ALarsh
08-07-2006, 12:40 AM
Had two yards of double ground in the back today and hauled it with zero problems.
I hope you didn't have problems. Its a brand new truck.... ;)

Raven386
08-07-2006, 05:59 AM
i had a 2005 1500... had a ton of problems with it... tranny,brakes, rattles & noises... but all around a really good truck. my 2500 w/ V8 gets better gas mileage than the V6 too but that thing just had a ton of problems.

Tharrell
08-07-2006, 10:22 PM
Trucks. Man they started going up in price and fancy too.
Just give me a plain jane white work truck with a vinyl bench seat, roll down windows, and window wings.
The last 7-8 years I've seen fancier and bigger trucks just tooling around acting like cars. I wonder what percentage of them get a workout?

markzrt1
08-14-2006, 12:17 AM
Local dealer has a new '06 w/t short box, 2wd, no a/c, 5 speed, v6 for $11,950 brand new.

Triple L
08-14-2006, 08:16 AM
One thing that I noticed on my 06 chev is to never shut it off if you want good fuel economy. May sound stupid but it works. Last winter when I was doing sidewalks if I did my route and shut the truck off at every site, about 16 sites I would burn about 1/4 tank. Let the truck idle at every site burned about 1/8 tank and always had a warm truck to jump into. She loves idleing, burnes no gas at all. But it adds up, right now it's got 605 Hours on it and only 14500 KM. Thats about 20 Km/H. When i bring it back there gonna say what were you doing with this truck! HaHa.

ALarsh
08-14-2006, 10:11 AM
One thing that I noticed on my 06 chev is to never shut it off if you want good fuel economy. May sound stupid but it works. Last winter when I was doing sidewalks if I did my route and shut the truck off at every site, about 16 sites I would burn about 1/4 tank. Let the truck idle at every site burned about 1/8 tank and always had a warm truck to jump into. She loves idleing, burnes no gas at all. But it adds up, right now it's got 605 Hours on it and only 14500 KM. Thats about 20 Km/H. When i bring it back there gonna say what were you doing with this truck! HaHa.
It doesn't actually burn the fuel when it is off. I have found with my 04 that if you are doing short runs turning it off and on, the fuel gauge reads lower than it actually is. If you keep on going (15-20 min ride) the fuel gauge slowly goes back up to the correct position.

tthomass
08-14-2006, 10:09 PM
make your choice........idle, burn gas but easier on your engine..........off and on off and on.....not good on the battery, starter and engine (oil is settled, starting the engine is when there is less lube and more micro damage that can add up over time)

ALarsh
08-14-2006, 10:34 PM
Idling an engine for excessive amounts of time is far from easy on it!

When it is cold, I would idle. Hot out, i'll shut it off.

rfed32
08-14-2006, 10:43 PM
sounds like u made a GOOD move...show some pics


i agree with all of you a nice plain worktruck is all i need, i would like a/c for those days when its 95+ degrees out but other then that i am happy with nothing to nice

Kickin Your Grass
08-22-2006, 09:06 PM
Sold my 2004 Ford F-250 (4x4) and bought a new 2006 Chevrolet 1500 (V6). When I bought my ford, I guess my manhood took over and I bought way more truck than I needed. With the $3500 rebate from GM and $500 difference on my trade, I got the chevy for $14,000. It's plain, its white and it is affordable. First chevy I have ever owned and I'm already very proud of it. I owned a F-150 (V6) before I bought the F-250 and I can honestly say I regreted buying more truck than I needed everyday. I will be saving on gas, saving big time on my payment and my wife and daughter love the fact that they do not have to jump up to get in. Hope everyone is being safe in the heat.


I was wondering how its working out with your V-6? I might be trading my 97 F-250 in for a 07 Chevy V-6 truck. I pull a 6x10 1400lb trailer and about 1600lbs in equipment. I get 5.85 miles per gallon in the F-250. What kinda milage do you get?

MTR
08-22-2006, 09:53 PM
Nice move...Those F 250, F350 rig pulling 5x10, with a wb and small mowers are ??? wait till gas hit $3.50 a gallon, those guys will be crying baby, you know it will soon. Doing grocery with F 350 is really overkill, don't you think? That what I always see in my town, let alone mowing grass!!!

Scag48
08-23-2006, 12:34 AM
I'm amazed at how cheap Chevy can sell their basic trucks, makes me want to go buy a new one tomorrow.