quick question on what you would pick for a truck (new or used)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Utumno, Jan 11, 2019.

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Which truck would you buy?

  1. 2019 all the way! Used truck??? What are you some kind of peasant?

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  2. 2018 you dumbass. What kind of moron pays $7k just to avoid possible used car probs?

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  1. Czer

    Czer I'm a poor person. The lambo is my cousin's.

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    you're making a purchasing SLASH investment mistake

    even the worst indian financial advisor would point you toward a scooter built in china
     
  2. Agrul

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    it doesnt work even on the east coast most of the time

    but that's just coz the US doesnt know what a city is
     
  3. Utumno

    Utumno Administrator Staff Member

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    Also the more I think about it the more I wonder how much driving the last owner did. That's almost 70 miles a day every day for a year. I mean my own office is 30 miles away, but in 3 years I've only put about 32k miles on my car (granted I do a lot of wfh days, and don't drive my EV around a lot on weekends for long distances).
     
  4. Agrul

    Agrul TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    bike, bitch
     
  5. Kilinitic

    Kilinitic 6,000 feet beyond man and time

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    Yea dude that’s a high mileage truck
     
  6. Red

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    They beat thenshit out of it most likely and drove like an asshole
     
  7. Velox

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    A US city is essentially a watering hole in the automotive savannah, and the natural habitat of cars. At least that is my impression.
     
  8. TuccTZ

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    If you're going to keep it forever then buy it new. If it's something you're going to use for a few years and get rid of then lease it. People that buy depreciating assets are fucking stupid. I lease all of my vehicles because there's zero equity in the car game.
     
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  9. TuccTZ

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    I drive 70 miles a day roughly. It's not that outside of the norm.
     
  10. Fais

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    I honestly can't believe your even considering a GM product. Their QA is shit, everyone I know is disappointed on long term reliability and repair costs. Its either Ford Domestic or an Import for trucks. I know a half dozen toyota truck guys switching to Ford trucks. Really isn't any other choice right now. GM is done. I am an original Chevy guy too. Do yourself a favor and don't buy a GM. I will be buying a truck in the next 2 years. I'm trying to decide between Ford and Toyota.
     
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  11. Mern is Best

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    Chevys are crap

    Get a Toyota if you want it to run forever

    New vs used. I'd never buy new again, but i can maintain and fix my own vehicles and dont mind working on them
     
  12. Utumno

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    The brand loyalty thing here is a bit weird honestly... I mean it reminds me of my parents who literally only think in brands and say broad shit like "I want a Fujitsu, because our Fujitsu (a specific model laptop they had for a while) was very good and Dell is bad (because of another specific computer)." They do this with *everything*, which doesn't make sense. I mean some companies of course are better overall, but typically it comes down to specific models. Like a company starts a new line of whatever product, and the whole series can be shit (and they can improve it in later years.)

    Most the major companies at this point have been around long enough and refined their processes enough that I bet it's hard to make blanket statements across every product they make that could be backed up by actual data, regardless of your own personal experience + the 5 dudes you've talked to about their cars.

    https://www.cheatsheet.com/money-career/the-most-reliable-pickup-trucks-on-the-road-today.html/

    Plenty of GM/Chevy models there.... as well as Ford and Toyota. Toyota does seem to be the best from that small list overall (and my own subjective experience tells me that Toyotas tend to be solid). I was pretty surprised to see that the two most popular trucks (Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado) were both missing from the list.
     
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  13. Red

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    Have you thought about a vintage Porsche?
     
  14. Sear

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  15. Utumno

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    Also now you nukkas got me looking at Tacomas, after I already pretty much settled on the Colorado god damn it.

    It looks like they do score higher in reliability generally speaking, but are also louder, have less power, slightly smaller truck bed (which matters since I am trying to fit two pontoon rafts in there), and inferior infotainment. On the plus side, they have the adaptive cruise control and stay-in-lane thingies + a 120volt inverter. God damnit why can't one model have all the things?
     
  16. Sear

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    My old man has a Tacoma that I borrow regularly. The truck bed is definitely on the short side but I have yet to run into anything I couldn't fit in there (including a huge desk, fridge, and several couches).

    Brand loyalty is dumb but I've always erred on the side of buying Japanese or German over American.

    I feel like the test drive is crucial to making a decision, in addition to looking at reliability reports. I had it in my head back in 2011-2012 that I really needed a Dodge Challenger. Then I actually drove one and realized it was awful.
     
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  17. Holystrife

    Holystrife What the fuck did you just try to put in my ass?

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    My ex-wife still has the Taco from our younger days (it's 11ish) and has put nothing money wise into it other than LOF. Present day wife and I own a Tundra and Camry Hybrid and couldn't be happier (ok you can't really be happy trading an STi for a hybrid). I was raised, heavily I might add, in a Chrysler family and I'd still look to Toyota for a non-hauler truck. If you want to haul shit, I'm ill-experienced to give an opinion.

    If you drive the wheels off - new. If you'll keep it 5 or less years, used. Tucc pretty much nailed it.
     
  18. Mern is Best

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    I've owned a 2 Ford and a Dodge.

    I've driven plenty of full size trucks for work. The newer EcoBoost fords are pretty nice to drive.

    The chevys I've drove had no balls whatsoever and where nothing special. I dont like the way they feel

    My dodge has a hemi so it's a gas guzzler but it gets up and goes when needed.

    If your looking at the Tacoma and Colorado's then I guess you dont need a full size truck. Ford is bringing back the ranger in 2019, might want to check it out as well.

    I'd definatly go test drive them first though. Tacoma's are small inside the cab as well.


    As far as reliability my old boss has a tundra he beats the shit out of and rarely maintences it. It's got 600,000+ miles and it still runs like a champ
     
  19. Utumno

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    600k, that's unreal
     
  20. Red

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    I like the look and interior of Ford vehicles. The new ranger looks nice and has some decent reviews. But if you want extras the price creeps up pretty fast towards a full size.