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Old 03-31-2015, 07:54 PM
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Definitely not worth $75K.
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Old 03-31-2015, 08:12 PM
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Looks aren't too bad....a little cobbled, but cool. Dude lifted it, put big tires on it (or dealer optioned) and couldn't get over the sucky gas mileage-ABORT!
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Old 03-31-2015, 08:38 PM
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To respond to something someone said previously, if a member modded their truck like this or bought it...well, if you can't say something nice, you don't say something at all, so I just don't post about it when that happens. LOL
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The story I got from the salesman was the guy who bought it was older and a little on the short side. Climbing in and out of it was just too much for him and his wife. He paid cash for the truck (new) and only put 1300 miles on it, so I don't think the gas mileage was an issue. At $70k+ new, it's pretty expensive, but at $56,000 for this one (with 1330 miles!), it was an entertaining thought.

I drive a 2013 FX4 EB SCREW that is pretty much stock (spray bed liner, new speakers and AMP steps). I like the look of a level and more aggressive tires, but drive my truck 20-50 miles everyday and am hesitant to ruin the drivability of the truck. It's quiet and comfortable the way it is. Stock, the EB puts out enough power for me...more than enough...I had a 2003 5.4 before this.

Outside the Tuscany is a pearly white and really looks stunning in the sun. The previous owner put a hard shell (painted to match) on the bed. I think the hood looks cool and could live with the rest of it. I'd put AMP steps on it as the step up was a stretch (I'm 6'1").

Inside the Tuscany was very similar to mine. The center stack was fake wood grain and looked pretty tacky. Otherwise, I felt right at home.

It sounded nice when I started it (gotta love that v8 growl). I haven't driven a stock v8, so can't compare. It was easy enough to drive, but lacked the pep of my EB FX4. Steering was just a bit "floaty", braking seemed slightly diminished too. I definitely noticed I was sitting "up high". The big issue was road noise. I didn't go over 35 mph and it was noisy. The tires are pretty aggressive and I guess it is to be expected. I wouldn't want to live with it if I had to drive it a lot. At highway speed, it would probably be difficult to have a conversation.

Before I drove it, I had thoughts about swapping it for mine. After I drove it, I was very happy to get back in mine and head for home.
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Old 03-31-2015, 09:49 PM
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The PTM bed cover is standard according to their site. Owner didn't do anything to it.
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