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Why do you guys buy Brand New Trucks?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by zz4guy, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. zz4guy

    zz4guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 901

    You loose so much money driving off the lot. I can't figure it out. I've considered it myself. I could get the financing, but... why?? Doesn't make sense to me.

    It would be nice to have the warranties, but I can pay for a lot of service after I save 50% of $35000.

    Anybody want to explain the new truck reasoning to me?
  2. Bandit 1

    Bandit 1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    that new truck smell
  3. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,169

    for me, i know no one else beat on the truck. dont have to worry if someone did the maintenance on it. apperance has a lot to do with it too. people see it everyday i wouldnt want a old beat up truck blowing smoke and backfiring in front my house. but most importantly, were in the truck 8 hours a day, i want to be comfortable.
  4. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 3,065

    I looked high and low for a nice used truck a few years old, problem was they all wanted just about new truck prices. The one that stands out the most is, I went to look at a 2004 F250SD xlt 4x4 it was nice and clean,had around 70,000 for mileage....asking price was around 22-24000.00;) there were several more I looked at before I bought a new one. I paid 31k for a brand new F250SD xlt. Plus I plow for some very nice places and being the only one who plowed them I needed something dependable not some one's old headache.
  5. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,169

    well, buying a new ford is just kinda pointless... its going to breakdown no matter if its new or old :laugh:
  6. haybaler

    haybaler LawnSite Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 511

    so, wait, when do you work??
  7. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,376

    Exaccccctly what i was going to say. You don't know how the last person drove it before you. You know when you buy new (99.9%) you get a new truck with 0 problems to worry about for at least 3 years (warranty) You take care of your truck, and it will take care of you.
  8. zz4guy

    zz4guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 901

    I was looking for a used early 90s 3/4 ton and most dealers wanted $4-6k with 100k+ miles. Why is it so bad to get something like that? You could buy two trucks for that price and have a back up.

    Eventually I found a 92 K2500 4x4 w/a new paint job for $2200 from a private owner. The A/C doesn't work, but other than that I've had zero problems since I bought it.
  9. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,903

    because I want to and I can.
  10. TWUllc

    TWUllc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 406

    Peace of mind, & can afford to do so.

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