1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Not to worry. Check out the archived thread of the Q&A with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns, and the LawnSite community in the Franchising forum .

    Dismiss Notice

Used truck prices

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by zak406, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,711

    Groomer, nice trucks! How long are the beds in both of those Fords? What kind of gas mileage did your older '99 get? How about your newer truck's MPGs?
  2. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,421

    Valk, both trucks have the shorter (5.5?) beds, which is plenty.
    The 99 with the V6 really does well on gas, although to be honest, I have never checked it! A tank, in-season, usually lasts me 1.5-2 weeks. All my accounts are so close, is why it only has 84g in 13 years!

    The 2011, from what I can tell, is gonna be pretty easy on the gas intake-the 3.7 V6 is super smooth and quiet. and for my situation, has all the power I need. (My trailer holds 3 48" walkbehinds.)
  3. Deori

    Deori LawnSite Member
    Posts: 197

    Just an update on this. I've been casually browsing trucks online a lot in the last year. Saw one last night that I liked so much I went ahead and checked it out in person today and ended up coming home with it! It's a 2007 F-150 XLT with the 5.4. It has 39K miles on it and I got out the door for $15,000 including all taxes and BS fees. Looks super clean inside & out. Like I said, I've watched the truck market a lot in the last year and feel like I got exactly what I wanted for a great price. Hard to believe that an 07 is going on 6 years old now, lol. Oh well, I like the look of the 04-08 F-150s better anyways. I feel like the 09+ ones are a little goofy looking, no offense to anyone.

    So there are deals to be had, but start looking well before you need that next truck if you can so you can wait out what you want at a fair price. I'm going to keep using my old truck for a little while and enjoy having a clean, new (to me) truck for a few months at least :)

    Oh and while I did get this at a dealership, I found it on Autotrader. I would recommend you guys check that out as I was seeing some better deals than on Craigslist or the dealer's own sites. Best of luck guys!

    New truck.jpg

    New Truck2.jpg

    New Truck3.jpg
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2013

Share This Page