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Old 05-10-2012, 08:26 PM
kmk7110 kmk7110 is offline
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No matter your projected income your not getting a loan on a new vehicle thats 40k until you have had the job at least a year sometimes 2. you say your not getting ahead of yourself? you dont even have the job yet and your looking at spending 40k already? Buy a fixer upper house first and put the ranger to work till it dies or you NEED something different like having a family or the ranger dying...

just head to your bank and get preapproved before you waste the time of the salesmen
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:28 PM
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[QUOTE=Fordzilla80;879554]Six point six torque monster.



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Old 05-10-2012, 08:29 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
Of course it will out-do a stock truck

What I meant by cheap upgrades is when you break down the price tag, you don't get what you pay for

You can build more capable trucks cheaper than a Raptor, it's been done.

But since I'm not even considering a Raptor, there's no reason to talk about them
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:31 PM
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Between a 2012 fiddy and used raptor cost the same price...You get what you pay for.
I'm done now.



Okay now I'm done
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:35 PM
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No matter your projected income your not getting a loan on a new vehicle thats 40k until you have had the job at least a year sometimes 2. you say your not getting ahead of yourself? you dont even have the job yet and your looking at spending 40k already? Buy a fixer upper house first and put the ranger to work till it dies or you NEED something different like having a family or the ranger dying...

just head to your bank and get preapproved before you waste the time of the salesmen
My friend just bought a new Silverado last year getting paid around the same as I will be. He bought it in May and had it paid off before Thanksgiving. He didn't need a loan, he made larger payments when he could.

It won't take me long to save enough for the down payment, and the payments won't be an issue.

I'm not buying a fixer upper house since I will be building a house on the family farm years down the road, we will rent until then.

Like I stated before, I'm not getting it now. This is planning for later in the summer or fall. I should know about my job next week
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:42 PM
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$40K on a truck... hmmm... i would never spend that much, unless i was a millionaire.
Here's the thing, a $40K truck will scratch, dent, and brake just the same as a $10K truck.
Something i have learned, time is money, money is time. Time that could be spent enjoying life, rather than paying for it.
I know people who have big expensive trucks, just to drive 20 miles to work one way every day. A huge chunk of their paycheck goes to paying for the vehicle that brings them to work. Do you see the irony?
A co-worker of mine has been working double overtime at work, from 530am to 730pm, monday-friday, all to help pay for his new $38K truck. He misses out on life, going out and doing stuff, all his money goes to his truck, no money to go out on the town, etc..
I have seen people spend so much money on vehicles, just to have them wrecked and totaled.... yeah i know that's what insurance is for.
But here's the catch, say this $40k truck, what is full coverage insurance going to cost you? Ok so you have lets say a $400 truck payment, and another $250-300 monthly insurance payment. You're looking at like $700 a month for that vehicle, and that's a low estimate.
When i got my 99 ranger in 2004, my truck payment was $165, and my full coverage insurance was $145.
Thankfully now my full coverage is only $90.

Just do the math, and expect the unexpected bills, lol
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:49 PM
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I know where you're coming from, and I would definitely get a cheaper used truck as long as I found the right one.

But I'm a picky person when it comes to vehicles. I haven't shopped too much yet, so I haven't seen what the used lots have to offer

I'm obviously not excited to drop 35K on a truck, I just want to find right truck for me
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:46 PM
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Well one point of advice is if the company is a larger company that has fleets of vehicles they may have a employee discount for auto purchases. I can get employee pricing for Ford/Lincoln, Chevy/GMC, Chrysler Products, Nissan/Infinity and Mitsubishi.
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:38 PM
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Default Re: Considering a full size

my buddy has a 2011 dodge ram 1500 with the 4.7 the truck is pretty stellar in my opinion...the only downfall is it has open differentials which im not a big fan of but alot of trucks have em....if i personally was in the market id look at a ram 2500 with the 5.9 cummins anywhere from 2000 and newer...throw some stacks and 37's on the bitch with a 6 inch suspension lift....this is all of coarse after i find the huge amount of oil here in my back yard
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Old 05-11-2012, 04:40 AM
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My brother had a Titan. He liked the power but hated the fuel bill. He said it ate gas like it was going out of style.
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Old 05-11-2012, 04:44 AM
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I'd go with the new Silverados.
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:00 PM
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My brother had a Titan. He liked the power but hated the fuel bill. He said it ate gas like it was going out of style.
This is true, rivals the fuel economy of the older Hemis I heard.
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Old 05-11-2012, 04:41 PM
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i'd wait a year or two, to make sure you're locked into you're new carrear and have some $ in the bank for payments. i came very close to going out and buying my dream truck ( a new Ram 1500 4x4 with the hemi ), but i wanted to at least have half - 3/4 of the MSRP in my saveings account. good thing i waited, i got laid off after close to 2 years at a job that was a "sure thing". i woulda lost the truck if i had bought one at that point, i only had mabe 1/4 of the MSRP saved up and wound up using most of that on everyday costs.


OH... and as for which truck i'd suggest, i'd go dodge or ford. i've driven the new style chevy's at work, and while they are nice they are far behind the new fords as far as quality of the interiors & body's go. the body's on the chevy's are fragile at best, very easy to damge and expensive to fix, and the interiors develop rattles that will drive you INSANE.
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