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Lessmore

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Posted: 10/12/17 10:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Very expensive pickups...loaded, beautiful interiors, etc. Is this a harbinger of the future...or just a temporary trend ?

How much luxury do people want and perhaps more to the point can they afford ?

Deluxe, albeit it pricey Ford pickups introduced.

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Posted: 10/12/17 10:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Shoot, I've only paid over $10,000 for a vehicle once, and that was for the pickup to haul our 5th wheel. I guess if you make several hundred thousand dollars a year it's no big deal to spend that kind of money and watch it disappear in depreciation over the next couple years. I just don't have that kind of discretionary income I guess.


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My Freightliner is looking better every day. Pickups may have bling and horsepower, but they're light and don't have air ride.

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Pickups are getting scary expensive...

In 1973 I ordered a 1974 model Dodge 1500 4X4 from the factory. I ordered the base model no radio, rubber floor mats, no A/C it was as stripped as possible. The cost out the door was $3800. It wouldn't surprise me if a 2018 equivalent would be over $25,000.

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fj12ryder wrote:

Shoot, I've only paid over $10,000 for a vehicle once, and that was for the pickup to haul our 5th wheel. I guess if you make several hundred thousand dollars a year it's no big deal to spend that kind of money and watch it disappear in depreciation over the next couple years. I just don't have that kind of discretionary income I guess.


It's a lot of bucks that's for sure. I also don't have that kind of budget. I agree if you have an income of a couple to three hundred grand a year as an income, than maybe. I wonder how much of a market in customer numbers that would be, though.

And to think back in 1978 I paid $ 1700 CAD for my new '78 Yamaha 500cc big single, motorcycle. I remember then, thinking that kind of money was outrageous for a vehicle, particularly a 2 wheeler...and to boot it had absolutely no tow rating. Still have it, in spite of all that. [emoticon]

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People want them and are buying them....so they make them.
The walk around is to buy the same truck in a base trim version.


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That's why they make and XL, XLT, Lariat, Platinum, King Ranch, etc. People can buy what they want.

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the bear II wrote:

Pickups are getting scary expensive...

In 1973 I ordered a 1974 model Dodge 1500 4X4 from the factory. I ordered the base model no radio, rubber floor mats, no A/C it was as stripped as possible. The cost out the door was $3800. It wouldn't surprise me if a 2018 equivalent would be over $25,000.


And back in 1947 my grandpappy bought a new ______for $652 dollars!
Agree they're expensive. Ditch the KR leather, 6 cameras and the 100 other luxury options and it looks a lot better.
Plus apples to apples a new truck today is about 100 percent more capable and lasts 100 percent longer than a 70s or 80s anything.


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Wait for the economy to take a dump again. Be lotsa nice used trucks for cheap.
Last time around we bought a new truck, boat, house and 160ac all from people who couldn't afford their overpriced luxury stuff.
Hoping to hold out for the next one for another new truck lol.

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troubledwaters wrote:

That's why they make and XL, XLT, Lariat, Platinum, King Ranch, etc. People can buy what they want.


Amazing people cannot wrap their heads around that. Just like everyone that buys a house does not purchase a 10k square foot home on the beach. Everyone has options but some are fixated the most extreme choices available.

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