Work Truck Purchases

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by TML, Oct 20, 2013.

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Truck purchases

  1. New

    33 vote(s)
    29.2%
  2. Slightly used still w/ warranty approx 2-4 years old

    37 vote(s)
    32.7%
  3. Used generally 10+ years old 100K + miles

    43 vote(s)
    38.1%
  1. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,984

    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.

     
  2. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,256

    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.
     
  3. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,659

    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.
     
  4. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,711

    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?
     
  5. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,256

    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.
     
  6. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,119

    Try the idiots that pay 20+ for 10 plus year old trucks lol
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  7. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,659

    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.
     
  8. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 2,720

    I think it depends on the ten year old truck.
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  9. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,119

    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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  10. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 2,720

    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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