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post #1 of 32 Old 05-27-2007, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
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Reality Check on What I'm Wantin to Buy

Howdy yall, this is my first post here at PS, so show me some love! Haha, just kiddin.

Well, I'm in the market for a new-ish truck, and I think I found one that really spoke to me, but I have a bad habbit of impulse buying.

Now I'm a diesel-holic college student who's current DD is about to give up the ghost, so I checked out my bank's loan calculator thingamajigger. Found out that if I put $3k down (what I'm hoping to get for my ol toyoter 4runner) and if the max payments I want to make is $300/month for 36 months @ 6.5% I can afford a $13k truck.

Anyhoo, took those figures to my local big truck dealership, and asked what they had for me in my range.

Well, they showed me a couple pos duracraps, a few overpriced cummins, and one or two dandy lookin strokers till I saw the one I fell in love with.

She's a beaut I tell you what. It's a Burgandy '01 F350 with 88k miles, one owner, 2wd, 6spd, Long Bed, Single Cab, Dually, with the 7.3. It has leather bench seats, vinel floors, non power windows or door locks, and a am/fm/casset radio. Well kept, minor flaws on the body (few scratches, few small dings), needs new front shocks, e-brake doesn't hold, but besides that it seems good. It drives nice and straight.

Now, I can get that truck out the door, TTL and everything, for $12,700. What do yall think? I just hate that I'm such an impulse buyer, that when I fall in love I really dont give a bleepity bleep ya know? Any advice for me?
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Howdy yall, this is my first post here at PS, so show me some love! Haha, just kiddin.

Well, I'm in the market for a new-ish truck, and I think I found one that really spoke to me, but I have a bad habbit of impulse buying.

Now I'm a diesel-holic college student who's current DD is about to give up the ghost, so I checked out my bank's loan calculator thingamajigger. Found out that if I put $3k down (what I'm hoping to get for my ol toyoter 4runner) and if the max payments I want to make is $300/month for 36 months @ 6.5% I can afford a $13k truck.

Anyhoo, took those figures to my local big truck dealership, and asked what they had for me in my range.

Well, they showed me a couple pos duracraps, a few overpriced cummins, and one or two dandy lookin strokers till I saw the one I fell in love with.

She's a beaut I tell you what. It's a Burgandy '01 F350 with 88k miles, one owner, 2wd, 6spd, Long Bed, Single Cab, Dually, with the 7.3. It has leather bench seats, vinel floors, non power windows or door locks, and a am/fm/casset radio. Well kept, minor flaws on the body (few scratches, few small dings), needs new front shocks, e-brake doesn't hold, but besides that it seems good. It drives nice and straight.

Now, I can get that truck out the door, TTL and everything, for $12,700. What do yall think? I just hate that I'm such an impulse buyer, that when I fall in love I really dont give a bleepity bleep ya know? Any advice for me?

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its not too bad of a price. if thats the type of truck you want and you're happy with how it looked and performed i'd say go for it. payments suck though
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Thanks yall. Yeah, definitely plan on bein here a while. Cause once I get me a diesel, the madness begins! Already have a programmer, 5" straight pipes to dual stacks, and a cold air intake waitin for me for free once I get it. Gotta love it...

Actually I'm trying to stay away from 4x4 now... I know me, and if I put myself in another 4wd, the same exact thing'll happen as my toyoter. It'll turn into something like this:



But hey, naw I wouldn't mind a 4x4, it's just that I think it'd be a little outta my price scope...

Just lookin for opinions really, so I don't jump into something I'm locked into and start regretting it later, when I could have just waited a little bit and find a heck of a better deal ya know?
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I would hold out for a supercab or Crewcab. The room inside is so nice to have. Texas has lots of trucks so take your time and you will fine just what you are looking for at your price. That Toyoter is one fine looking hunting wagon. Sorry I forgot to say

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Howdy and I agree you should get a supercab/crewcab. Like WD40 said there are tons of trucks here in texas (unless you want a 6speed) So take your time and find the right one!

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Hi there! And WELCOME TO POWERSTROKE.ORG.
If you really like the truck you are talking about, that ain't really a bad price. The supercabs & crew cabs have a whole lot more room. They'll almost naturally run you a little more but they also are easier to sell when you get ready to upgrade to a newer rig.

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