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Old 05-10-2012, 07:58 PM
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Hey man, i hate to be a downer... but just a word of advice, you say you are about to graduate, you didnt say from college or highschool? But whatever it may be, until you HAVE that good paying job, and keep it for over 6 months, i would advise not going out and buying a new bigger truck, unless your'e already rich.
I have seen too many cases where people get a new job and start making more money, and they go off and buy that fancy new vehicle and nothing was wrong with their current/old vehicle, and then a year down the road, they lose their job, finances get hit hard, the economy sucks, and they end up loosing their nice new vehicle and end up getting an crappy older one that is more affordable, and is actually worse then their old car they had before they got the new one.

I have a close buddy, that had a 1995 dakota ext cab 4x4, nice truck, he never had any issues with it. Then after college he got a job at a Chevy Dealership as a salesman and etc.. 3 months into the job, he bought himself a 1 year old Chevy Silverado, 4 door, 4x4 truck, it was freaking sweet, he loved it. He got rid of his dakota.
Then a year later, the economy went to hell, and GM was going under, yep we all remember that, anyway he lost his job. Had to get a new one that paid way less. He eventually lost his truck, and now he's driving a 1990 dodge rust bucket neon.

Like i said, i dont like to be negative nancy, just giving some advice.

As for the truck you like, yeah check out the Toyota's or maybe even a dodge. lol.
good point dude,

Everytime I applied for a car loan here they never approve you if you havent had your job for atleast a year.
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:59 PM
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Best way to buy a vehicle..Cash straight up. Wait till you have that full 42K. lol
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:01 PM
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I agree on the Titans. Go check one out, it was one of my favorite trucks to drive. Whatever you do, gear your decision towards your needs. I noticed you said you don't need the diesel for its power bc you can use your dads anytime, so it seems to me you would be targeting comfort more than anything. The titans are a pretty nice ride and the Chevys are awesome! I drive fords all day at work, from the f-150 all the way up to the 750 and they are all uncomfortable. My F-350 is terribly uncomfortable...
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:01 PM
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I would go with a Ram Chassis Cab.

Such sexy trucks without a shitload of chrome in the grille.






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Old 05-10-2012, 08:02 PM
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Best way to buy ANYTHING!!!.Cash straight up. Wait till you have that full 42K. lol
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:07 PM
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Sorry, I forgot I don't post here much.

I just graduated college with a Mechanical Engineering degree. Both jobs that I'm currently interviewing for pay around 60K a year. One of the jobs is almost a lock, since I already interned with them, and I should find out next week about either job.

I'm not getting ahead of myself. I know that I need to wait until I have the checks coming in.

Monthly payments won't be an issue.

My budget is limited to around 40K.

There is no way I'm getting a Raptor, I hate them.

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I still need to drive the new Ram though.

I might as well go and try out all the full size trucks, I'm kind of bored at the house right now until I move, so it'll keep me occupied
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:08 PM
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Sorry, I forgot I don't post here much.

I just graduated college with a Mechanical Engineering degree. Both jobs that I'm currently interviewing for pay around 60K a year. One of the jobs is almost a lock, since I already interned with them, and I should find out next week about either job.

I'm not getting ahead of myself. I know that I need to wait until I have the checks coming in.

Monthly payments won't be an issue.

My budget is limited to around 40K.

There is no way I'm getting a Raptor, I hate them.

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I still need to drive the new Ram though.

I might as well go and try out all the full size trucks, I'm kind of bored at the house right now until I move, so it'll keep me occupied
the thing we can suggest is go on the trucks forums and determine from real owners what the pros and cons are from all the trucks and then try them yourself while having a set list of expectations
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:11 PM
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In all honesty all the trucks from the big three are relatively the same. They have their difference, yes but it all comes down to preference. No one is really inherently better than the other at this point to say, "no dont buy that one because its a POS". Buy what you like, buy what you want. I've always been a Silverado fan, but thats just me.
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:15 PM
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you hate the 6.2...

Just say it..Six point two monster
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:16 PM
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I wouldn't buy brand new if it were me. You loose so much value just driving it off the lot.

A friend of mine picked up a 2011 F150 Screw with the 5.0 and 6k miles for 27,500. Way better option then paying the full brand new price.

I'd say go with a 04+ F150 if you go that route. I personally hate the looks and interior of the 97-03 F150's.

I don't have much experience with new trucks. The only one i've driven was my buddies 2011 F150. Seemed to be a real nice truck. But If I were in the market for one, i'd look into Ford, Chevy and Dodge. I really like the look of those new Chevys
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:21 PM
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I'm always wary of used vehicles unless I know everything about its history.

With current rebates and warranties, owning a new vehicle is more viable than it was a few years ago. Used vehicles don't always have warranty options even though I'm much more tech savvy than I was a few years ago, warranties just cover your ass just in case

I don't care about value loss, whatever I buy will not be traded in for a long time. When I get a vehicle I keep it. Hence why I'm keeping my Ranger, and already have two other trucks

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you hate the 6.2...

Just say it..Six point two monster
Yea, I seem to be in the minority. I just don't like the way they look and I don't like cheap upgrades that make people think it's a trophy truck
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:21 PM
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Don't forget the carfax!
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you hate the 6.2...

Just say it..Six point two monster
Six point six torque monster.



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Yea, I seem to be in the minority. I just don't like the way they look and I don't like cheap upgrades that make people think it's a trophy truck
I don't like them either. It's Ford's way to capitalize on a pretty stupid fad.
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:23 PM
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Don't forget the carfax!
Not everything shows up, I've known a couple people who've gotten nasty surprises that weren't in the report
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:26 PM
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Hahaha. Cheap upgrades? I'm pretty sure it will out do any of the trucks your looking at. Just saying
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