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post #21 of 27 Old 08-19-2016, 05:32 PM
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I've bought them both ways.....If you're going to keep the truck long term then new isn't a bad option IMO.

I drove my last truck 17 years and put 285,000 miles on it....it was bought new.....that said, keeping it long term is about the only way I'd think about a new vehicle....otherwise, I'd buy used.

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If you get in an accident with a vehicle that has a salvaged title, good luck getting any money for it. Insurance companies already totaled it once, they don't exactly pay a second time.

Before buying new or used, check out the interest rates between the two that you qualify for. A new vehicle might cost more initially but potentially you can pay more for a used vehicle due to higher rates.
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Before buying new or used, check out the interest rates between the two that you qualify for. A new vehicle might cost more initially but potentially you can pay more for a used vehicle due to higher rates.
This is a big consideration. Our current truck (2006 RAM 1500) we bought new because we had a supplier discount, 0 down, and 0 percent interest. That turned out to be less than buying a 2-3 year old truck.
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Thanks for all the input!
It seems that most buy their trucks like I do cars: fairly new...
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I haven't bought a new truck since prices started surpassing the cost of the first house I bought, lollollol

Look for a used one that has been well cared for. That's the kind of used truck worth paying top dollar for.

Also, some truck years just never ran right from the factory. Look at Consumer Report reviews on the year you are interested in to see what type recalls may have been made:)

It may take awhile to find the right truck --- it's out there, be patient:)

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I buy new cars but can't and will not pay $60,000 for a new full size diesel.


My father and FiancÚ both have a '99 Ford 7.3 Powerstroke they bought used, and they have been good trucks. My dad babies his more, my FI owns a landscaping company so his getS beat up pretty bad and it has held up.

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I buy new cars but can't and will not pay $60,000 for a new full size diesel.


My father and FiancÚ both have a '99 Ford 7.3 Powerstroke they bought used, and they have been good trucks. My dad babies his more, my FI owns a landscaping company so his getS beat up pretty bad and it has held up.
Same here...mine's a 99 Powerstroke....I can find a few thousand to put into it every few years a lot easier than I can find 60K for a new one.....

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