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Old 04-25-2013, 09:36 PM
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Looks like there selling a little "high" right now, take your time it took me over 6 months to find mine and I had to travel to get it.
Larry,

Did you buy a truck from Penske? I know you said you have a Chevy cutaway. If so, do you know how firm their prices are? Do they haggle much?
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:49 PM
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I actually bought mine from a feller in Georgia. I bought it in 2007, its a 2000 model and had 90k miles on it. It also had the dovetail. I paid 6000$ for it and had to put 4 tires on it <the front were new> that cost 700$. Its been a good truck, I did do alot of stuff to it over the winter, but thats after 5 years of my use. As far as I know it was never a rental truck, if I remember the car fax showed 3 previous owners.

I literally checked on ebay, local paper and truck trader at least once a week. I had found a 1993 that the feller wanted 3000$, and the dovetail would have cost me another 1500$ to 2000$ to get one made up, so I was thrilled to get my truck for 6k.

Be sure if you get one with "wheel wells" that your mowers will fit.

Theres usuall a truck lot in every city selling used penskee trucks, and Iwould imagine that they will deal some. For something 4 to 5 years old plant to spend atleast 10k and a dove tail is likley 2k nowadays.

Dont know how handy you are but "older" box trucks are real cheap. Ive often thought abot getting one just to use for storage
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Old 04-26-2013, 01:50 PM
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http://m.truckpaper.com/Picture/Inde...categoryId=316

I found this '06 diesel w4500 for $13k. Does anyone know what changes beside the cab design were made for the 2008 model year? What do you guys think of that truck? I'm a little concerned it's from CT, and I've heard the Isuzu's are prone to rust in northern states.
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:08 PM
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My personal preference is to stck to a gas burner, mine has the old style chev 350 and in a complete engine failure Im looking at 1700$ for a engine.

There should be a lot of late 1990s cabover with 350s for less than 5000$. Problem with a 13k truck it still has a lot of value to be lost, while a 5k truck in a few years might still be worth 5k. Just something to think about.
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