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Anyone looked at 06 F-150s?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by brjohnso, May 11, 2006.

  1. brjohnso

    brjohnso LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    I was thinking about purchasing one and was wondering what kind of deal people were getting? I am fairly young, can't afford much, but my cousin said he got very standard F-150 for about 14,500... I think he said they are giving 4,000 in rebates then he got another 1,000-1,500 back after putting at least 1,000 down on it. I definitely need a truck... I'm driving an extra truck my dad has... 04 F-150 Heritage long bed with 31,700 miles on it... I could buy that for about 8000, but thought it would be more profitable in the long run to get something new rather than buy something that has 32,000 construction miles on it. Any other deals on new trucks as far as rebates are concerned would be appreciated... or any recommendations on any other used trucks.
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    If you can't afford much, consider looking into a 10 to 15-year old truck. You can find one in decent condition for a few thousand, thou of course I'm thinking of the 3/4 ton -250 series, at least you can pay for this kind of truck cash instead of having to worry about payments for a loan they will never approve in the first place.
  3. brjohnso

    brjohnso LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    My credit is very good... When I say I can't afford much, I mean I can't afford what I would like to have. I've worked the numbers and my estimation on the truck will come out to a $354 a month payment (worked it with the highest imaginable interest rate they would give me), which is well within my budget. I was just wondering with new auto sales hurting like they are if there are any other good deals going around.
  4. aDreamSoReal

    aDreamSoReal LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    buy your dads 04
  5. brjohnso

    brjohnso LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    The more I think about it... the more I like it... I could probably get it paid off within my budget in 2 years... By then my income would be nearly doubling so I could get something else that is more like what I would like to have and always have the truck for jobs.
  6. Hoss_27

    Hoss_27 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    You want better profits? Cash is KING! New trucks normally don't mean more profit for anyone but the dealer and manufacturer.

    Let's see 14500 plus tt&l, financed at 354 a month for ??


    2000-3000 for an older truck, bought right, that will do the same job and have cheaper insurance...

    hmmm... not really rocket science, but hey what do I know?

  7. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 3,065

    I just saw an ad in our Sunday paper, 06' F250 4x4 xlt package, after all rebates $38,675.00. WHAT! I personally would never buy a new truck for this kind of business. It will look 3 years old by the end of the season.
  8. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    I agree with the others, Look into getting an older truck. You could pick 1 of theese up for 2500-5000 and be pretty much set. Save your self the money for a new mower or trimmer or what ever! JMO
  9. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    I just bought a 97 for $9000.00 with 130,000 miles on it so I would say buying that used 04 for $8000.00
    is a real good deal..or I got a real bad deal!!!
  10. brjohnso

    brjohnso LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    It's the heritage edition with nothing in it... no power windows, no power locks, no cruise control, work truck package... that's one reason why I was thinking of the new truck. More on trade-in and I wouldn't put it through the hell this one has been through. My dad is a builder and his superintendent has been using this truck. He's been hauling a bed full of tools and equipment since he's been using it. Saws, drill motors, augers, the works....

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