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Old 11-25-2013, 04:00 PM
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Just last week, my old man made me a pretty hard deal to refuse. But I need some advice from truck people. On a local used car lot is a 2003 F250 triton v10 lariat fx4 lifted 8 inches, 37.5 inch toyo open country m/t, 20 inch xd series wheels, perfect interior, upgraded stereo, exhaust, 123xxx miles etc. On the same lot is a 1975 f150 with a restored interior and good shape body. Pretty solid truck. The deal is if I drive the 75 until Im a sophmore in college (sophmore in HS now) with no crashes that are my fault, I get to build my dream truck. Or I can get the v10 as mentioned above right now. Thoughts on what I should do?

Dream truck that I would get :
2013 F350 SRW Powerstroke 4x4 shortbed platinum (ruby red)
8 inch pro comp lift
38.5 inch mud grapplers
22 inch BMF wheels
Road armor bumper
Custom grill with LED bars inside
Custom red diamond stitched seats and headliner
Sound system
5 inch straight piped exhaust with 8 inch tip
Chipped and tuned to 600 hp
Color changing halo headlights
Smoked LED taillights
Whatever the hell else I want on it and installed


Dont want to hear anything negative. Yes I am a spoiled little kid who doesnt know the value of money even though Ive been working with my dad since 13.
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:03 PM
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What does Daddy recommend?
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:07 PM
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Waiting till college. But love how on forums they treat you like everyone else if you know your **** until you tell them your 16
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:13 PM
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you wont want the same stuff now that you will when you are in college.

Rock the 75, focus on school, and dont look back.
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:20 PM
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Waiting till college. But love how on forums they treat you like everyone else if you know your **** until you tell them your 16
Are other forum members treating you unfairly because of comments of below example?


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Just last week, my old man made me a pretty hard deal to refuse.

Dream truck that I would get :
2013 F350 SRW Powerstroke 4x4 shortbed platinum (ruby red)
8 inch pro comp lift
38.5 inch mud grapplers
22 inch BMF wheels
Road armor bumper
Custom grill with LED bars inside
Custom red diamond stitched seats and headliner
Sound system
5 inch straight piped exhaust with 8 inch tip
Chipped and tuned to 600 hp
Color changing halo headlights
Smoked LED taillights
Whatever the hell else I want on it and installed


Yes I am a spoiled little kid who doesnt know the value of money.

Just a friendly heads up, you sound very much like a 16 year old who's parents will buy you anything and employ you since you were 13 because you are family. Their are those of us who would have worked a farm day and night for two summers to purchase the '75 F150 (and would have been proud of it). These types of people might find your comments about your father buying you a 50K truck and 10K of modifications both comical and concerning of the future generation.

My advice is to tell your dad to hold his checkbook. Since you've been working for 3 years now you should have enough cash saved up to purchase that 75 F150. Its an extremely valuable lesson that REALLY teaches you the value of a hard earned dollar and your father will appreciate and respect that decision more than you will know.... then milk him for a S/C 460 big block and a lift for that 75
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:23 PM
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....I forgot to add that a triton V10 shares all the coherent engine troubles as the 5.4 modular motors but with even worse fuel economy. That in itself would convince me of the 75 unless you were using the truck for hauling/towing.... then I would just consider an older diesel.
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:25 PM
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I can remember that I would sit up for hours building (in my head) the most perfect of cars. Mine was I believe a 1970 Chevelle. So I know what you are going through.
Im trying to get a idea on how much financial help you will getting. My daughter gets $50 every 2 weeks for gas. If your gonna be doing any kinda driving the v10 is gonna be brutal with fuel cost. But if you got the backing then this isn't a issue.
Im gonna suggest that you look at the 75. For one if I was in your place the lifted 4x4 would just get me into trouble. And the 75's are getting old. Heck you could start calling them classic.
Be proud of having a "old man" that can afford to buy you a nice ride. Nothing to be ashamed of. But when you get it show the respect back to him by taking care of it.
Oh and ya I got my 70 Chevelle. And had a lot of fun with it and in it.......
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I can remember that I would sit up for hours building (in my head) the most perfect of cars. Mine was I believe a 1970 Chevelle. So I know what you are going through.
Im trying to get a idea on how much financial help you will getting. My daughter gets $50 every 2 weeks for gas. If your gonna be doing any kinda driving the v10 is gonna be brutal with fuel cost. But if you got the backing then this isn't a issue.
Im gonna suggest that you look at the 75. For one if I was in your place the lifted 4x4 would just get me into trouble. And the 75's are getting old. Heck you could start calling them classic.
Be proud of having a "old man" that can afford to buy you a nice ride. Nothing to be ashamed of. But when you get it show the respect back to him by taking care of it.
Oh and ya I got my 70 Chevelle. And had a lot of fun with it and in it.......
Ata boy... and that fun you had in it now costs you $50 bi-weekly. haha
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:33 PM
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Yes sir! X's 4!!! I fear the day that I find that car in somebody field. Its gonna cost me a fortune!
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:34 PM
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It's not a matter of the money in the future. Right now the only way I can get the f150 is to trade in my moms 2008 Hyundai Elantra and then she'll out the rest from my pocket. While driving a month ago in our 04 4runner, I cause a deep hash in the side and just paid 1000 of my own money to fix it. So an 04 4runner and a 08 Elantra are wha would be given to me. And the truck in the future completely depends on whether I would wreck this one I get, it's like telling your kid if they get straight A's till high school you'll buy them a new mustang. But yes I do understand where you're coming from about hard work and how some people would consider it pathetic to buy me my own truck in college. But if you won your dream truck in the lottery would you feel bad because it's not your money who paid for it? And it was my dads offer he made, I didn't beg for it,
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