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Well, I have been thinking a lot lately. My situation is changing, and I may need to step out of the diesel world for a few years... I will be back.

I am moving in September to go back to school, I will be in school, with minimal income for about 2 years. I am affraid of taking my truck with just due to the fact that its expensive and I will have no place to work on it.

I am staying in the Ford family. I have 3 options im looking at.

1. Lease an F-150
2. Buy something, Relaible for about 11k. I would like an Expedition or F150
3. Figure out away to keep the truck, and just comute in the G.Fs car.


I would expect to get anything from 6-10k for my truck. I am not really expecting much, because people dont want to pay for mods.

Not sure what to do :dunno:
 

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I would keep the truck, if I were you. It is paid for and you know what you have and how it has been maintained.
This is true, its just being able to maintain it down there will be a halse at best. I wont have anyplace to work on it, or really the time.
 

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This is true, its just being able to maintain it down there will be a halse at best. I wont have anyplace to work on it, or really the time.
just keep your foot out of it, and let the reliability side of the 7.3 come into play
 

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i like option 3. cmon man, you cant sell the ol girl. diesels are reliable if you treat em right.
 

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dont sell your truck... its kinda like putting you child up for adoption after you made it and cared for it all those years and now you want to get rid of it for convienence!!! i promise the day you sell it you will be on this site crying to all of us about how much you miss it. next thing we know you will be wanting to buy another one six months later.

besides some messy fat ugly guy that smokes will end up buying it and destroying all the integrity you put into her.

would you sell you child? haha
 

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i totally regret selling my old black truck. thats why i bought this one lol. once you go diesel, you can never go back to a gasser ha ha.
 

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I say buy a older Honda or Toyota 4cylinder 5 speed for cash run it back and forth to school Keep the truck. Or part the truck out and then sell I think you will be ahead of the game by selling the mods and returning it back to stock than sell. Fall and winter are on the way people are going to be looking for plow trucks and they bring a premium with a plow already attached.

What ya going to school for? And where? I wish you luck in what ever you decide to do.
 

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What are you planning on selling it for? What mods are done already? My mom will be in the market for a truck pretty soon. PM me with details.
 

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I'm in your same situation cchase, i've moved from the country up to the big city and this big a$$ truck is a pain to get around in. I've put in too much work and dropped to many "sailors words" to let her go.
 

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I say buy a older Honda or Toyota 4cylinder 5 speed for cash run it back and forth to school Keep the truck. Or part the truck out and then sell I think you will be ahead of the game by selling the mods and returning it back to stock than sell. Fall and winter are on the way people are going to be looking for plow trucks and they bring a premium with a plow already attached.

What ya going to school for? And where? I wish you luck in what ever you decide to do.
This is what I would do if I were you. You could pickup a mid 90's accord or civic for $1k-2k wich would pay for itself in a matter of months. Then drop your insurance down to an occasional driver with low mileage on the truck, that combined with a multi car discount and your insurcance should be only a fuz higher than it is now. Dont sell her, you have put in too much sweat equity that will never be paid back.
 

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Sorry to hear about the problems Chris. What about your BPS presidency? Are you planning on stepping down from that?
 

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I say buy a older Honda or Toyota 4cylinder 5 speed for cash run it back and forth to school Keep the truck. Or part the truck out and then sell I think you will be ahead of the game by selling the mods and returning it back to stock than sell. Fall and winter are on the way people are going to be looking for plow trucks and they bring a premium with a plow already attached.

What ya going to school for? And where? I wish you luck in what ever you decide to do.
I bought a honda for 700 bucks.
Spent 300 bucks fixin it.
Spent 275 tags title and transfer.
Insurance went up to 390 a month from 171 (partially my fault lol).

this "cheap" car is nice to have but for the price you pay to have two vehicles it's not "economically" helping... in fact it's a huge burden right now since I just finished school and have been out of work for almost 2 months... bills keep coming in, but the savings acct is only getting smaller!
 

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I find having 2 vehicles economical. I spent $250 on a 5 speed honda accord. $30ish for tags. I've spent maybe $100 in parts over the last year ive had it. I get about 37 mpg highway, about 28 to 30 with mixed driving. Insurance went up about $200, but i save way more than that in fuel.
 

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I say buy a older Honda or Toyota 4cylinder 5 speed for cash run it back and forth to school Keep the truck. Or part the truck out and then sell I think you will be ahead of the game by selling the mods and returning it back to stock than sell. Fall and winter are on the way people are going to be looking for plow trucks and they bring a premium with a plow already attached.

What ya going to school for? And where? I wish you luck in what ever you decide to do.
Thanks :thumb:

I am going to Columbus State to finish my Paramedic cert. and Fire Science, I will also be going to Ohio National Fire acad.

I forgot about the plow :doh: I just put wings on it last year, never even used them lol

What are you planning on selling it for? What mods are done already? My mom will be in the market for a truck pretty soon. PM me with details.
Anywhere from 8 to 10, 8 if i dont fix some of the issues, 10 if I do.

I'm in your same situation cchase, i've moved from the country up to the big city and this big a$$ truck is a pain to get around in. I've put in too much work and dropped to many "sailors words" to let her go.
My girlfriend is trying to get me to do a trial run, see how it goes. I have a lot in to it, but I plan on buying a new diesel in a year or two regardless of what I decide now.

This is what I would do if I were you. You could pickup a mid 90's accord or civic for $1k-2k wich would pay for itself in a matter of months. Then drop your insurance down to an occasional driver with low mileage on the truck, that combined with a multi car discount and your insurcance should be only a fuz higher than it is now. Dont sell her, you have put in too much sweat equity that will never be paid back.
I wouldnt buy another car, thats just to much of a pain. I would just end up stealing my G/Fs car, sense she walks to school and I have to commute

Sorry to hear about the problems Chris. What about your BPS presidency? Are you planning on stepping down from that?
No problems Jake, Just a change in direction in my life, I think its for the best. As for my BPS presidency, are you trying to sneak in my seat while its still warm? My terms close to being up, but havent decieded sense this is still a thought, nothing perminte with the truck

I bought a honda for 700 bucks.
Spent 300 bucks fixin it.
Spent 275 tags title and transfer.
Insurance went up to 390 a month from 171 (partially my fault lol).

this "cheap" car is nice to have but for the price you pay to have two vehicles it's not "economically" helping... in fact it's a huge burden right now since I just finished school and have been out of work for almost 2 months... bills keep coming in, but the savings acct is only getting smaller!

Exactly I just dont want to run into the issue of having to much debt, and a diesel truck aquires a lot. I am moving down there without an income, I will have to find work once im there.
 

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No problems Jake, Just a change in direction in my life, I think its for the best. As for my BPS presidency, are you trying to sneak in my seat while its still warm? My terms close to being up, but havent decieded sense this is still a thought, nothing perminte with the truck
Well, i wouldn't mind the job, i know of a couple others that would be willing to take it too. When is the term up anyway, i cant remember.
 

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I think it started in Feb. If someone else wants it, i dont mind
 

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This is what I would do if I were you. You could pickup a mid 90's accord or civic for $1k-2k wich would pay for itself in a matter of months. Then drop your insurance down to an occasional driver with low mileage on the truck, that combined with a multi car discount and your insurcance should be only a fuz higher than it is now. Dont sell her, you have put in too much sweat equity that will never be paid back.
Park the truck at home and get yourself a beater!!! I can't imagine selling your truck and then just picking up another car payment....
 

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Park the truck at home and get yourself a beater!!! I can't imagine selling your truck and then just picking up another car payment....
No payment, I will get something that I can pay cash for. Just alittle more reliable and easier to have in a big city.
 
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