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Post by ndnboy on Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:24 am

Seriously thinking of getting a truck soon. Went by dealer and looked at some XLT Crew cabs for their 2013 incentives 28-30K.....they also had some used ones on lot, cheapest being a 08 Crew for 12K...

Cant decide if i want to bite the bullet on New price or look around for a used one....alot out there, thinking of Crew cab just have to decide the price range and milage on it..V6 eco or V8?

Whats the opinions on Good Used one in 20K range vs going older and looking in the 10-15K range?

What are the things I should be aware getting into an older truck...

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Post by ThunderSteed on Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:41 am

Go new for the better warrenty. jmo

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Re: Ford truck...Used or New??

Post by Silverstang on Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:46 pm

Depends on what you want it for.... Hauling mulch from homedepot then it just sits in the driveway. I would say used. If more heavy duty stuff or a dd I would say go new for the warranty. My 2cents
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Post by Boss281 on Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:00 pm

I agree with used.  I traded my used 2007 with 5.4l to pick up the 2012 to use as a "tow my car to the track" vehicle, and while the truck is nice, it's not seeing the utility I expected it to.  Frankly wish I had kept the paid for used vehicle.  A big note on something that might see lots of driveway time doesn't quite work.

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Post by Guest on Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:39 pm

The other consideration is if that "used" truck has been secretly pulling tree stumps. Serious because some people trash a truck and it may look well maintained and the added risk might not be worth the savings.

For me my F-150 is 12 years old and has 117K on it and I use it a lot less now but I can trust I can drive across the country at a moments notice. And the 5.4 be it a good motor is very thirsty and with a 26-38 gallon tank the math will yield the facts. So I'd look at new and also look at dealers in different states as prices vary. I mean you did ask a open question and I am merely expressing a different view.

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Re: Ford truck...Used or New??

Post by ndnboy on Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:11 am

Hope to keep an eye out for a good used one, def dont WANT 2 notes now ('12 Charger) but new sure looks great. Now just to see whats available in the 10-15K and 15-20K ranges...

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Post by Boss281 on Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:32 am

Juan, slightly off topic but how do you like the Charger?  R/T?  I'm looking for a dedicated daily driver later this year and considering another Mustang but really would prefer a 4 door.  The Taurus has never appealed to me in any form since the original SHO...

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Post by Great White on Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:14 pm

I would suggest looking into a recently off lease vehicle, typically lower miles, and fairly well taken care of as every blemish on a leased vehicle is charged to the customer. Only problem with new car/truck purchase is the depreciation. there are plenty of high quality used rucks on the market. stay away from white pickups, they are typically used in construction, and have let a hard life despite mileage.
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Re: Ford truck...Used or New??

Post by ndnboy on Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:13 am

Boss281 wrote:Juan, slightly off topic but how do you like the Charger?  R/T?  I'm looking for a dedicated daily driver later this year and considering another Mustang but really would prefer a 4 door.  The Taurus has never appealed to me in any form since the original SHO...

John, its the wifes DD so I dont use it much, but I have to say Im happy with it so far, 1 1/2 yrs and its a comfortable cruise, alot options, we got the V6 so no RT input for you....

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