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Whatever Happened to Satisfaction with the Average Pickup?

 
Old 02-11-2019, 10:37 PM
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If money's tight then why not buy a used fleet vehicle?
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There is a lot of good hard working responsible people that cannot afford these over priced trucks, and because they can't that doesn't make them a bunch of sorry SOB's that hang out at strip joints and get drunk 7 days a week.
I think your putting words in my mouth, I gave an example that I personally experienced. Ironically just yesterday, a co-worker asked me if I would be interested in selling him my 13' FX4, I'm a love nothing sell all guy, I say sure, shoot him a off the cuff price, he tries to tell me my 50k mile truck is worth 5k, how does he get to that figure, he is supporting 5 kids with 3 ex wife's and that's all he has, so essentially, he just made my point for me. And he will keep on driving his 200k mile POS, with no hope of getting anything till he runs out of 18 year payments. BTW, he is hard working, shows up 5 days a week and probably doesn't do the strip joint thing much anymore, but he has already made his choices....

Life is about choices, your education, your job, your marriage, where you live, how you live your life.....choices, if someone makes a choice that does not coincide with their budget, it's who's problem to deal with?

When gas goes up to $5-7 a gallon, the price of trucks will come down, then the demand for fuel efficient vehicles will go up
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I personally have no use for the higher trim level pickups, I bought my Ď18 xl as basic as I could get, because it 1. Fit my limited budget and 2. I wanted something with as little electronic gizmos so I could drive it a long time once itís paid off and out of warranty. Since itís a 4x2, the only thing I really need to do is level it and put a size bigger tires on it and it will go everywhere I need and do what I ask it to...couldnít have asked for a better pickup though!
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Originally Posted by Spectragod View Post
I think your putting words in my mouth, I gave an example that I personally experienced. Ironically just yesterday, a co-worker asked me if I would be interested in selling him my 13' FX4, I'm a love nothing sell all guy, I say sure, shoot him a off the cuff price, he tries to tell me my 50k mile truck is worth 5k, how does he get to that figure, he is supporting 5 kids with 3 ex wife's and that's all he has, so essentially, he just made my point for me. And he will keep on driving his 200k mile POS, with no hope of getting anything till he runs out of 18 year payments. BTW, he is hard working, shows up 5 days a week and probably doesn't do the strip joint thing much anymore, but he has already made his choices....

Life is about choices, your education, your job, your marriage, where you live, how you live your life.....choices, if someone makes a choice that does not coincide with their budget, it's who's problem to deal with?

When gas goes up to $5-7 a gallon, the price of trucks will come down, then the demand for fuel efficient vehicles will go up
Couldn't have put it any better. Choices, simple yet truthful. Back right after my divorce from wife #1 I scraped by driving 200k+ vehicles throwing what ever I had at them to keep them running, it was my choice to get married, have kids, buy a house in the country and become an auto tech.

More $$ going out than coming in I made some more choices, 1st dump the no good bitch and move on with my life, with alimony and child support I could no longer afford the mortgage so I sold the house and moved in temporary with my relatives.

Paid off some bills got a better job and began saving here and there, all the while driving 200k mile pos vehicles that had a hard time passing auto parts stores.

Never once complained about the price of new vehicles I just knew I had to make a few more choices. Fast forward a few years, ex wife dead, kids grown with their own families, raises and promotions because of choices I made earlier in my life I could now afford a new vehicle and it just keeps getting better.

So to those that **** and moan about new truck prices, make a choice to do something about it instead of blaming everyone else for YOUR choices.
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Technology cost money and in order to compete in the market where other non pickup vehicles are designed to be feature rich the manufactures would fall to the way side without keeping up with the joneses. I would rather have a well equipped pickup truck than a fully loaded Minivan but to each their own. People are also keeping vehicles longer so for me it's about having the creature comforts that will be somewhat relevant for the next 5-8 years. I also go through the I wish I had gotten that phase so instead I just get the highest model and not worry about it...I say all this while my 18 3.5 Eco is at KC Trends getting a level kit and new shoes to dress her up.
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How did this get to be a post of shaming people and telling people how to live. He was just saying basically what happened to basic model trucks. They don't sit on lots and when they do they are crammed way in the back. It comes off pretty judgmental on some of your parts. Just saying. And I'm one who has been blessed enough that I can afford a new truck. I choose to drive my paid for 08 King Ranch. Just got a good deal on it from the father in law.
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It seems to me that this thread is really about getting value for money spent - the perception being, I guess, that a basic, thus less expensive (cheaper) vehicle offers better value than more loaded versions.
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Thread should be moved to Off Topic at this point lol
Its now about the philosophy of life choices...
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Originally Posted by frosty19 View Post
Thread should be moved to Off Topic at this point lol
Its now about the philosophy of life choices...
Ok, my pano roof doesn't leak, but my MPG's are way off.......lol
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Originally Posted by Spectragod View Post
Ok, my pano roof doesn't leak, but my MPG's are way off.......lol

I now retract my statement lol
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