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Old 08-09-2012, 04:07 AM   #11
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But I like being able to go over 30 mph on the highway and not looking like a dork.

Good news guys. I was having to get a car due to an unpleasant "situation" I was in, but that situation just worked itself out, so I no longer need a new car.

I will keep these ideas in mind in the future though.

Thanks for the help everyone.
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It depends on what type of work and how far the drive is round trip. If you have to haul equipment or not, long distance or not. The cheapest long run is a good mileage car for daily driving aka people mover or a nice Bike my last one got around 48 MPG and was a ton of fun to ride, and a nice truck to have fun and pull or haul with later on.
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Fellow Texan here.

I understand the need for a full size truck.

The gas is killer, but how many miles are you actually driving every day?
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It depends on what type of work and how far the drive is round trip. If you have to haul equipment or not, long distance or not. The cheapest long run is a good mileage car for daily driving aka people mover or a nice Bike my last one got around 48 MPG and was a ton of fun to ride, and a nice truck to have fun and pull or haul with later on.
I'd love a bike, but there are way too many idiots around here for me to actually ride one without a lot of risk.

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Fellow Texan here.

I understand the need for a full size truck.

The gas is killer, but how many miles are you actually driving every day?
On a busy day? Maybe 30 miles. On a normal day its more like 15-20. This is only 5 days a week though
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I have been needing to get a vehicle for some time now, and if I hopefully get a job this month, I will go ahead and buy a good used vehicle. I really want a truck, but would settle for a car if that would be the best thing to do.

Here's the truck I was looking at.

Its a 1988 Ford f150 6 cyl. 4x4 with 122,735 miles on it, and manual transmission. They are wanting $3500 for it, but I could probably talk them down some.

What do you guys think? Will it kill me on gas? (I basically plan on going only to work/class in it). My last vehicle was a 2003 Ford Focus, so gas really wasn't a huge problem. Would I be better off getting something like that again?

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That is a nice truck with a transmission that will last 10 times longer than the auto..... I think 2800 to 3k would be a really good buy on a solid truck that if you kept it nice in a few years you could get your money back and buy something a little nicer. I wouldn't be afraid to buy it. Cheaper to own than most modern cars. Property tax and insurance cheap and buying a quality truck would be cheaper than the ranger cause they are cheap built and constantly need repairs. What you spend in fuel and upkeep will still beat payments on a much newer/nicer vehicle.... Work into something more expensive when your ready. I think that truck looks nice and is a solid investment. I work on cars everyday and think you could do way worse in that price range.... Alot of junk on the road
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You can generally talk down 1 to 2 hundred bucks down per thousand on most car purchases. Never pay asking price. People always ask more than needed just to be talked into what they really wanted to begin with. $3000 fair price on F150
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You can generally talk down 1 to 2 hundred bucks down per thousand on most car purchases. Never pay asking price. People always ask more than needed just to be talked into what they really wanted to begin with. $3000 fair price on F150
I don't believe in playing that game as a seller. I have sold three cars in the last ten years. I put the price I want on it and tell potential buyers that the price is firm. All three sold rather quickly.

As for the Ford truck, in the condition that it appears to be in, I would say it would sell rather quickly for $3500 around where I live.
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Do like me and ride a scooter. Not only cheap but fun.
My advice is to never do as Shihan does. It'll keep you out of a lot of trouble.
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I'd love a bike, but there are way too many idiots around here for me to actually ride one without a lot of risk.



On a busy day? Maybe 30 miles. On a normal day its more like 15-20. This is only 5 days a week though
If I remember correctly they get about 10 miles to the gallon.
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