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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dmk395, Apr 14, 2001.
What is your rationale for buying a new truck? Is it simply a want, or a need?
for me it's a "want" as I have a 95 ram 4x4 V10 ...but I want a Diesel
With myself-its a little of both.I usually start looking well before I actually need a new truck-if i find the right one-and can get a great deal-I'll buy-if i wait to long-Ill ahve to pay top dollar,since.I wont have the timke to find the bargains,and I wont be able to walk away as easy from an otherwise good truck.I buy newer-since Ive never actually bought a brand new truck,when I feel my current truck is unreliable,and wont easily make it thru the season.The biggest thing with me is reliability,it must be stine reliable-so I dont want clunkers-but new isnt needed either.Im due to replace my 89 2500 this year,but its been so good to me,and is still tight,and dry underneath-I 'll be sad to see it go,when the time comes.
It was want and need. I had an 89 k2500 with 170,000 miles, its getting tired. I bought a 99 left over Mitisee short wb and put on a plat form dump. SO far so good!!
My last truck was a need. I had about wore out my other 1985 Ford F250. I sold it to a friend and he is still driving it.
My next one is a want. It might be a need too, if this gas keeps going up. I noticed diesel hasn't gone up 1 cent while regular gas has gone up 38 cents in 2 weeks. After having a diesel JD and DC, I now would like a diesel truck too. I could kick my self for not getting one when I got the last one.
Both. Have 2 kids and we travel alot, made no since to buy a new car and then a work truck, pay taxes on both, and so on... bought my truck and use it for both, it's great.
Why do you ask?
I really want and somewhat need a newer truck, not necessarily brand new, but new (98 and newer). Nonetheless I am reluctant too purchase one, as I definately cannot muster up 15-20k for one. Thus I am a bit hesitant at making a 400 a month payment along with a 150-200 per month insurance payment. Maybe I will stay with the clunker for awhile longer.
$200 a month insurance??? Have you been bad??
FWIW, I had a 96 Dodge Ram gas, bought my truck, I pay more monthly in truck payments but I save the exact same amount in fuel cost! If you have a gas engine what MPG are you getting, consider the difference in fuel cost savings v/s payments. If you don't drive much then the savings will not compensate for the higher payment, if you drive like me however I save $120 a month with the newer diesel with better fuel economy and cheaper fuel cost.
I wish my payment was only $400.00 a month!
I bought my truck new, well I leased it hoping to get a break on taxes, but I wanted a diesel this time for the mileage. I've been happy with mine and yes, I have to agree with Kirby as far as the difference in payment vs. mileage I think it's a wash.
My insurance is 93.00 a month for full coverage on the new Dodge and liability on my 84 Silverado.
I bought a Chevy HD 2500 back in December. Did I need it, NO. Did I want it, yes. Now I want a Super Lawn Truck or a Isuzu 12' stake body diesel.