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New 32 28.83%
Slightly used still w/ warranty approx 2-4 years old 37 33.33%
Used generally 10+ years old 100K + miles 42 37.84%
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:49 AM
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I believe new is best.

I pull my trailer with an 05 Wrangler unlimited. Installed a windscreen behind the front seats. This created a pick up cab space with a pick up bed. Large enough bed for me to get buy 90% of the time.

Having a pick up would be better though I can not afford payments. Jeep has been trouble free so I have no desire to replace it with a used PU.

However my son works with a guy that is the original owner of a 94 F150 RWD 85,000 miles. Suppose to look like new and he told my son he was thinking of selling it for $1,500. Told my son to get it when the guy makes up his mind. Has 299 ci straight 6, 5 speed.

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Old 12-24-2013, 12:39 PM
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if it's gonna be a work only truck then i say get the cheaper 10 year or older truck.

if it's gonna be a daily driver and a work truck then i say get a new truck.
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Old 12-24-2013, 01:12 PM
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I've been considering a used van, I really want a enclosed NPR but can't afford it yet, but I can pay cash for a used van so I will go that route for now, I currently have a 05 150 bought with 50K on it and a 00 250 with 300K on it also my first truck which was a 98 ranger which has 200K on it. I keep all my trucks clean and maintained on a regular basis, I was always taught that generally the best deals are vehicles that are 3-5 years old not sure if that applies to work trucks though, I will never buy new again, been there done that, I DETEST payments on a depreciating asset.
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Old 12-25-2013, 12:04 AM
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If going the van route, will you be installing some kind of a Plexiglas divider/headache rack to keep fumes and dust separate from the occupants?
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Old 12-25-2013, 03:19 PM
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actually it's not even worth it to buy a vehicle that's 2-3 years old. they cost almost as much as a brand new truck. i mean really if you can pay $18,000 for a used truck a few years old might as well pay $20,000 and get a brand new one.
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Old 12-25-2013, 03:45 PM
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actually it's not even worth it to buy a vehicle that's 2-3 years old. they cost almost as much as a brand new truck. i mean really if you can pay $18,000 for a used truck a few years old might as well pay $20,000 and get a brand new one.
Try the idiots that pay 20+ for 10 plus year old trucks lol
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Old 12-25-2013, 07:28 PM
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I'm not sure who the idiot really is the one asking 20K for A 10 YR OLD TRUCK or the one paying it, LOL You make a good point that's why I said i'm not sure if it applies to trucks. Not really even sure it applies at all anymore? That was told to me many years ago.
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Old 12-25-2013, 07:32 PM
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I think it depends on the ten year old truck.
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Old 12-25-2013, 08:43 PM
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No its still a ten year old pick up at minimum. People pay STUPID money for "pretty emissions" diesels for no reason. There isn't a thing wrong with modern trucks. For every truck you hear that has a problem 10,000 more don't
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Old 12-25-2013, 08:48 PM
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Who said anything about pickup? The poll said truck, so in that regard I've seen ten year old trucks go for 70k+
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