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First Work Truck

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Townhouse Yards, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. ducnut

    ducnut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,566

    Don't feel alone. My Chevy ejects random trim pieces, too. And, I'm getting the feeling that, at only 38K miles, it's going to start nickeling me. But, it'll still be cheaper than a monthly payment or trading into something else. For sure, it's my first new Chevy and will be the last.
  2. Townhouse Yards

    Townhouse Yards LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 824

    I guess that is ok. I am not looking for fast, just a decent work truck/daily driver. What do you mean by thermostat going up?
  3. Townhouse Yards

    Townhouse Yards LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 824

    Sorry man. My dad told me no v8 engine, end of discussion.

    Thank you, as also stated above, no v8 engine, end of story. I appreciate all the helpful replies everyone has given me. He is however open to four wheel drive, but no v8.
  4. Ethan51

    Ethan51 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 190

    I would say if you can swing it, I would look into an ecoboost F-150. That particular v6 has tons and tons of torque, and it would pull a 16 foot trailer without much difficulty. And 4x4 is nice if you have to deal with snow, or if you often need to go off-road to get to a dump site for debris, or if you will be using your truck to haul debris at a large property, where you will be needing to drive onto the turf. But it isn't something you absolutely have to have.
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  5. beatsworking

    beatsworking LawnSite Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 280

    Its really not bad towing, temp gauge stopped working and engine wouldn't let air conditioning turn on because it thought it was overheating even on a cold start. Check engine light clear and thermostat replace cost about $300.
  6. GVL LLC

    GVL LLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 154

    just get a chevy single cab long bed v6 with 4wd. Dont get a 2wd because it will make it so it wont even be an option for plowing. So you can put a small plow on this when you finish college and grow with it so that when you get another truck you will already have a 4wd and you wont have to buy 2 trucks to have a backup.
  7. Townhouse Yards

    Townhouse Yards LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 824

    I did some research for an eco-boost truck. It was introduced in 2011, and I haven't been able to find any within my budget. But, I was impressed with the numbers, and it is a good idea. Thanks though.

    That sounds good, if it's not terrible at towing. Thanks for the explanation. Is yours a 2wd, or a 4wd? If it's a 2wd, how does it do in the snow?

    That is a great idea, except I have to see if I can fit in a regular cab. At 6 feet/4 in, my legs are longer than my torso. I am certain I will be going with a silverado, 2000-2006 model year, with a v6, 4wd if i can find it. I have not found great luck with trying to find a 4wd v6 in an extended cab.
  8. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,497

    My parents told me no v8 too. I said who's making the payments?

    I got the v8 f150
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  9. Blue_Truck

    Blue_Truck LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    I have a 2000 Silverado 1500 ext cab and love it. 220000 miles and stll purring like a kitten.
  10. Townhouse Yards

    Townhouse Yards LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 824

    I am not making any payments. Our plan was to buy it outright.
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