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Posted: 8/31/2015 3:45:38 PM EDT
Hey Everyone,

Looking for a new truck. I have $10,000 to put down. Don't want a loan more than 10,000.

So far looking at fords, dodges and toyotas. F150, 1500 and tundra specifically.

Best I've found and driven so far is a 2009 1500 60000 miles for 22000. I think I coulda got 20000 out the door.

What's the best engine etc and what should I go after?
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 3:46:49 PM EDT
Buy a lightly used 2500 4x4 GM from a city public works department/utility company.

They may even throw in a cool Reading box for free.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 3:50:30 PM EDT
After just getting rid of a 2008 Tundra, I will tell you to stay the fuck away from Tundras.  Biggest POS I've ever owned vehicle I've ever owned, and this is coming from a guy who bough a 500 dollar honda with 250k on the clock at one point.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 3:56:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/31/2015 3:57:13 PM EDT by ezdaar]
2010 chevy 1500 silverado crew cab, short bed.





If you would like to save some money.

2006 chevy silverado 1500HD crew cab, short bed
6.0 and 4L80 trans. makes this truck damn near indestructable.

Link Posted: 8/31/2015 3:56:58 PM EDT
Tacoma....with a grand left over for ammo.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 3:57:17 PM EDT
Lightly used Tacoma or Tundra.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 3:58:37 PM EDT
04 Tacoma with a new frame.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 3:59:06 PM EDT
For $20k I'd be looking at diesels but that's just me.  2009 6.4 for $18k








 
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 3:59:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/31/2015 4:04:24 PM EDT by PresidentJ]
You should be able to get a newer truck with less miles for that kind of money.  I would aim for at least a 6 speed transmission and a v8.  2012 or newer.

Just bought mine last week. 2013 f150 xlt with 4x4, 5.0 v8, tow package, has back seats and only 30k on odometer and was certified with warranty for only 24k.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 4:01:10 PM EDT
Used Titan Pro 4x



Although, if you can find a Silverado/Sierra Z71 without a ton of miles, then that would be good.










Ford's interior is kind of meh....Well...so are the Titan's too, but they are cheaper price-wise
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 4:01:50 PM EDT
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04 Tacoma with a new frame.
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Link Posted: 9/1/2015 12:18:22 AM EDT
Keep me coming fellas
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 12:22:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2015 12:27:11 AM EDT by TheDirtyLarry]
What does a toyota or Nissan do that an 3/4 ton won't? I say buy whatever truck you find that meets your price the best from whatever manufacturer you like.
 










What you should really do is find a 92-2002 f250 4x4 with a 7.3 in it. Rebuild the drivetrain yourself. Then buy a 73-79 ford truck in whatever body you like (single,super,crew) and put the 70's body on the newer frame. Rebuild whole drivetrain, redo the interior, paint, if you could figure out how to put a 5r110w trans behind the 7.3 that would be cool to but a zf5 would would be great.












That's what you should do


 
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 12:29:28 AM EDT
Tacoma.

Or a diesel. Depends on what you want to do with it.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 12:33:59 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/1/2015 12:34:14 AM EDT
Want mine? It's an 04 Ram 1500 quad cab with a flatbed.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 12:35:43 AM EDT
New Ram 4x4 with a 5.7 for 24k





Link Posted: 9/1/2015 12:36:53 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Pavelow16478:
For $20k I'd be looking at diesels but that's just me.  2009 6.4 for $18k

<a href="http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/pavelow164781/media/AB835A1A-41F7-4073-9BBC-EA7B2D4C8D3B_zpsrxahzcxl.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a531/pavelow164781/AB835A1A-41F7-4073-9BBC-EA7B2D4C8D3B_zpsrxahzcxl.jpg</a>
 
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This!!!
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 12:51:47 AM EDT
Y'all must not be using Auto Trader to find these trucks, cause I can't find anything at that price -- nothing I'd want to drive anyway.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 12:53:00 AM EDT
Why not keep $5K for yourself and drop 5 down on a new truck with 0% financing ?
Dealers are over stocked with 2015's and have huge rebates on them, you can fetch a $40K truck for mid to high 20's.

A $20K truck these days has seen a lot of road and you'll be close to or out of warranty.
If it breaks you pay. Lots, whether you are making payments on the truck or not.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 1:24:56 AM EDT
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Why not keep $5K for yourself and drop 5 down on a new truck with 0% financing ?
Dealers are over stocked with 2015's and have huge rebates on them, you can fetch a $40K truck for mid to high 20's.

A $20K truck these days has seen a lot of road and you'll be close to or out of warranty.
If it breaks you pay. Lots, whether you are making payments on the truck or not.
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Probably a good idea right there.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 1:53:54 AM EDT
For $20k I would sell you my 2008 Z71 with 60k miles on it.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 1:55:05 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 2:09:12 AM EDT
19k
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 2:13:52 AM EDT

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Those trucks should be like 15k
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 2:14:27 AM EDT
I know. It's not a real truck but I just bought a 2005 GMC Sierra with standard cab, v-6, 5 speed with 42k miles for 9k. It does have air and power locks and cruise but hand crank windows. Black with chrome 20" wheels.

Young guy bought it and dolled it up but let it set in garage most of the time.

Been driving for about 6 months and very happy. Great gas mileage.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 2:17:20 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 2:18:08 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Pavelow16478:
For $20k I'd be looking at diesels but that's just me.  2009 6.4 for $18k

<a href="http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/pavelow164781/media/AB835A1A-41F7-4073-9BBC-EA7B2D4C8D3B_zpsrxahzcxl.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a531/pavelow164781/AB835A1A-41F7-4073-9BBC-EA7B2D4C8D3B_zpsrxahzcxl.jpg</a>
 
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I've seen the prices of used diesels recently -- for $18k, does that truck have 200,000 miles on it yet, or is it still just at the 100,000 mark?

You can generally buy a brand new half-ton gasser for less than what used, late-model, low-mileage diesels are running.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 2:32:08 AM EDT
I got my 05 Chevy 3500 crew cab diesel with 130k on it for 20. In the last 2 years I've done the rear breaks and a front CV axle.

Thing get 18-20 doing 70 on the freeway and will accelerate going up hill at 70 with a 11 foot camper and 1500 pounds in a cargo trailer.

Link Posted: 9/1/2015 2:39:37 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By TheDirtyLarry:

What you should really do is find a 92-2002 f250 4x4 with a 7.3 in it. Rebuild the drivetrain yourself. Then buy a 73-79 ford truck in whatever body you like (single,super,crew) and put the 70's body on the newer frame.. snip
 
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How about a 1966 Ford on a modern F150?

www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=147380
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 2:43:05 AM EDT
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Really grows on you.

Put a topper on it for the Ram Charger look.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 3:13:22 AM EDT

Link Posted: 9/1/2015 3:24:38 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Dagger41:
Why not keep $5K for yourself and drop 5 down on a new truck with 0% financing ?
Dealers are over stocked with 2015's and have huge rebates on them, you can fetch a $40K truck for mid to high 20's.

A $20K truck these days has seen a lot of road and you'll be close to or out of warranty.
If it breaks you pay. Lots, whether you are making payments on the truck or not.
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I experienced this myself.  A 38 to 42 thousand sticker price'd truck. Going for 10 to 12 K less in January the following model year.

You get a new truck, with a warranty, and zero miles...a known known, versus the unknown or unverifable maintennance history of a truck with say 30 to 60 thousand miles on it.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 6:51:05 AM EDT
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  Those trucks should be like 15k
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  Those trucks should be like 15k


I agree asking price and true value are not the same. Op could do some haggling and find something nice.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 7:29:46 AM EDT

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Originally Posted By Kokopelli_AR:
I've seen the prices of used diesels recently -- for $18k, does that truck have 200,000 miles on it yet, or is it still just at the 100,000 mark?



You can generally buy a brand new half-ton gasser for less than what used, late-model, low-mileage diesels are running.
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Originally Posted By Pavelow16478:

For $20k I'd be looking at diesels but that's just me.  2009 6.4 for $18k



<a href="http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/pavelow164781/media/AB835A1A-41F7-4073-9BBC-EA7B2D4C8D3B_zpsrxahzcxl.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a531/pavelow164781/AB835A1A-41F7-4073-9BBC-EA7B2D4C8D3B_zpsrxahzcxl.jpg</a>

 




I've seen the prices of used diesels recently -- for $18k, does that truck have 200,000 miles on it yet, or is it still just at the 100,000 mark?



You can generally buy a brand new half-ton gasser for less than what used, late-model, low-mileage diesels are running.




 
Bought it last year with 90k on it
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 9:33:03 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By WeimaranerDad:



I experienced this myself.  A 38 to 42 thousand sticker price'd truck. Going for 10 to 12 K less in January the following model year.

You get a new truck, with a warranty, and zero miles...a known known, versus the unknown or unverifable maintennance history of a truck with say 30 to 60 thousand miles on it.
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Originally Posted By WeimaranerDad:
Originally Posted By Dagger41:
Why not keep $5K for yourself and drop 5 down on a new truck with 0% financing ?
Dealers are over stocked with 2015's and have huge rebates on them, you can fetch a $40K truck for mid to high 20's.

A $20K truck these days has seen a lot of road and you'll be close to or out of warranty.
If it breaks you pay. Lots, whether you are making payments on the truck or not.



I experienced this myself.  A 38 to 42 thousand sticker price'd truck. Going for 10 to 12 K less in January the following model year.

You get a new truck, with a warranty, and zero miles...a known known, versus the unknown or unverifable maintennance history of a truck with say 30 to 60 thousand miles on it.


OP here.

Interesting idea there. Here's the thing. I'm in a good place to put the cash down I don't wNt to owe more than 10000 though. I'm a pastor and don't make crazy money so if I'm going to have a payment it's gotta be cheap and something I could pay off pretty quick. At this point I think we are gonna wait till spring to buy I just need ideas. Sounds like I could get some really good deals in early spring.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 9:54:03 AM EDT
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At this point I think we are gonna wait till spring to buy I just need ideas. Sounds like I could get some really good deals in early spring.
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Spring is the worst time to buy a vehicle.

Most of last years models are gone by then, and the warmer weather gets people in the mood for a new car.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 2:17:21 PM EDT
Do dealers like to sell in the winter fellas?
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 2:18:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2015 2:20:11 PM EDT by Gizmojo]
Just go here and get a new one with lower interest rate and factory warranty for not much more
http://www.davesmith.com/

Give them a call. You'll get their discounted price plus all the other incentives the other dealers are holding back. Just bought a $42k pickup for $33k, which was $2k less than anyone local.

Link Posted: 9/1/2015 2:21:24 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Gizmojo:
Just go here and get a new one with lower interest rate and factory warranty for not much more
http://www.davesmith.com/

Give them a call. You'll get their discounted price plus all the other incentives the other dealers are holding back. Just bought a $42k pickup for $33k, which was $2k less than anyone local.

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I'm about an 1 1/2 hours away from dave smith.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 2:23:54 PM EDT
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I'm about an 1 1/2 hours away from dave smith.
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Originally Posted By swigert:
Originally Posted By Gizmojo:
Just go here and get a new one with lower interest rate and factory warranty for not much more
http://www.davesmith.com/

Give them a call. You'll get their discounted price plus all the other incentives the other dealers are holding back. Just bought a $42k pickup for $33k, which was $2k less than anyone local.



I'm about an 1 1/2 hours away from dave smith.

Give them a call. I'm 6 hours away and no one here could touch their price or what they were giving me for a trade in. Made the drive over a couple weeks ago.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 2:25:34 PM EDT
puttng in a call to dave smith now....
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 2:35:05 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Pavelow16478:
For $20k I'd be looking at diesels but that's just me.  2009 6.4 for $18k

<a href="http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/pavelow164781/media/AB835A1A-41F7-4073-9BBC-EA7B2D4C8D3B_zpsrxahzcxl.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a531/pavelow164781/AB835A1A-41F7-4073-9BBC-EA7B2D4C8D3B_zpsrxahzcxl.jpg</a>
 
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That's a $30k truck here.    I'm gonna have to drive a long way to get a good deal on a truck.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 2:38:34 PM EDT
sometimes the drive is worth it!
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 2:40:29 PM EDT
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sometimes the drive is worth it!
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They have some good numbers for you?
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 2:43:11 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Pavelow16478:
For $20k I'd be looking at diesels but that's just me.  2009 6.4 for $18k

<a href="http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/pavelow164781/media/AB835A1A-41F7-4073-9BBC-EA7B2D4C8D3B_zpsrxahzcxl.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a531/pavelow164781/AB835A1A-41F7-4073-9BBC-EA7B2D4C8D3B_zpsrxahzcxl.jpg</a>
 
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My opinion as well
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 2:45:40 PM EDT
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They have some good numbers for you?
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Originally Posted By swigert:
sometimes the drive is worth it!

They have some good numbers for you?



Still waiting for a call.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 2:48:37 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Dagger41:
Why not keep $5K for yourself and drop 5 down on a new truck with 0% financing ?
Dealers are over stocked with 2015's and have huge rebates on them, you can fetch a $40K truck for mid to high 20's.

A $20K truck these days has seen a lot of road and you'll be close to or out of warranty.
If it breaks you pay. Lots, whether you are making payments on the truck or not.
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dagger, you know that arf.com never buys new and that a truck payment is the devil
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 2:50:40 PM EDT
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dagger, you know that arf.com never buys new and that a truck payment is the devil
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Originally Posted By midcap:
Originally Posted By Dagger41:
Why not keep $5K for yourself and drop 5 down on a new truck with 0% financing ?
Dealers are over stocked with 2015's and have huge rebates on them, you can fetch a $40K truck for mid to high 20's.

A $20K truck these days has seen a lot of road and you'll be close to or out of warranty.
If it breaks you pay. Lots, whether you are making payments on the truck or not.


dagger, you know that arf.com never buys new and that a truck payment is the devil


Link Posted: 9/1/2015 2:51:03 PM EDT
Sent a PM
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Keep me coming fellas
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Wut?
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