Need opinions on this truck....

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by mowerbrad, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'm thinking it will be sticking to 15k or less every year, I really can't for see me traveling any more than that. We may end up taking the truck more places since it will be a crew cab as opposed to my single cab. Now if the dmax I get is able to attain the mpg's some people are getting (20+ mpg's highway), then maybe the truck will be taken even more places. But until I have the truck I won't know for sure.

    Normally I'd be looking into that but it is a long box. I'm very picky about what truck I buy, it has to have certain features on it or else I won't buy it.

    Here's what I'm looking for...2002 or newer, crew cab, short box, 4x4, push button 4x4 engagment, center console between front seats (5 passenger cab), leather is preferred but not manditory, power everything, and it must have tow/haul mode.
     
  2. johnnybravo8802

    johnnybravo8802 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Ga.
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    Man, they are out of their mind with that price-just being honest! I would never buy a truck with those kind of miles. If I did, it would have to be at a steal!!!! I looked at a Ford F550 XLT with a flatbed and only 55,000 miles-$18,200. It also has a v-10 which is what everyone is looking at. I really want it but my conscience is telling me not to spend the money. Look at www.jackyjones.com.
     
  3. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    Because down here we have cows, deer, and other animals that dart out in front of us. Plus on the ranches thats how you open gates.
     
  4. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'm going to go look at the red truck later this week, I probably won't buy it unless I can get them down to under $15000 OTD. But I figured I might as well go take a look and see what I think.

    I did find another truck though, it's $15,800. Its exactly like the red one except the Chevy version, with a few extra features and no tow mirrors. This one is down in North Carolina, so I'd probably have it shipped up to me as I can't do that much of a road trip right now. I'd like to get it down to $14,500. It's still high miles 260k but its also the LLY engine, so that makes me feel a little better.

    Here is the link... http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?car_id=272816693&dealer_id=64901119&ct=p
     
  5. Scagmower48

    Scagmower48 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I know nothing about diesels. Yes this ENGINE MIGHT have 100k left, but what about the rest of the truck. The truck is the same whether it has the 6.6 or the 6.0. Ever think about the front end, and the tranny? Anything could happen to this truck with over a quarter mill on it, and you think 15k is reasonable? Buy a gas truck with 50-70K for 15K and be better off.
     
  6. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
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    There is no way I'm getting a gas truck. I'd end up getting 12 mpg on the highway instead of 20mpg on the highway with the dmax.

    The tranny will be fine, it's an allison.
     
  7. Scagmower48

    Scagmower48 LawnSite Senior Member
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    How long will it take to make up the difference between the diesel and the gas. Do you have to drive alot of miles. With 261k, how much could possibly be left.

    Also I don't think you are going to get 20 mpg on the highway. People who say that are prolly lying just to make their trucks seem like wise purchases.

    Buy what you want, its your truck, but it seems to me that your going to dump more money into that truck in the future than a lower mile gas truck.
     
  8. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    No its very well known diesels get 20mpg hwy, not towing. but youre correct on everything else.
     
  9. Scagmower48

    Scagmower48 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Im not doubting a diesel can get 20 mpg, but can a 4 wheel drive, four door get that? Also with 261K it can't get the same mileage as when it was new.
     
  10. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    Get the truck you want. I just dont want you to buy a truck and then potentially have to dump a buncha money into it. Or, it could go another 100k without problems. Just trying to warn you. You can find trucks with 120k miles for that price if you take your time and look. Especially if youre looking out of state.
     

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