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fj12ryder

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"There is the sales tax, the higher cost of insurance and the cost of borrowing (or lost opportunity cost if you pay cash) on the additional out lay of money that must be taken in to account but owning a newer truck isn't a tremendous amount more expensive than owning an older one."

You can honestly write that with a straight face?


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Camreal wrote:

To the OP, I have an 05 with 199700 on it. Most items listed have been checked or replaced including alternator that was still working. On a short weekend trip 5 months ago I had what I thought was smoke coming from under the hood. Turned out to be high pressure diesel spraying out from #4 injector fuel supply line. Drove it another 100 miles home. This seems to be a common problem on 05 common rail series. Most auto supplies stock that line . I now carry a spare. Check your injector line fittings with a wrench. They are easy to get to. Sorry for the long post.


Hmm, I have an 2005 with 207k miles. I'd better check that line too.
thanks for the heads up.


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fj12ryder wrote:

"There is the sales tax, the higher cost of insurance and the cost of borrowing (or lost opportunity cost if you pay cash) on the additional out lay of money that must be taken in to account but owning a newer truck isn't a tremendous amount more expensive than owning an older one."

You can honestly write that with a straight face?



I'm comparing one scenario where a person buys a new truck and keeps it for 12 years before selling it and buying a new truck again vs the guy who buys a new truck and replaces it every 4 years. Option one vs option two .... the costs are not going to be tremendously different. The guy who can buy a 20 year old truck and keep it going can probably save a little money.


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Paid 53k out the door for my 11 HO DRW LongHorn. They gave me 40k 3.5 years later with 65k on the clock. Saved sales tax on top of that trade number.

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4x4ord wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

"There is the sales tax, the higher cost of insurance and the cost of borrowing (or lost opportunity cost if you pay cash) on the additional out lay of money that must be taken in to account but owning a newer truck isn't a tremendous amount more expensive than owning an older one."

You can honestly write that with a straight face?



I'm comparing one scenario where a person buys a new truck and keeps it for 12 years before selling it and buying a new truck again vs the guy who buys a new truck and replaces it every 4 years. Option one vs option two .... the costs are not going to be tremendously different. The guy who can buy a 20 year old truck and keep it going can probably save a little money.
"A little money"? I paid $18,000 for the truck, and I've spent maybe $3000 over the years for things that wouldn't necessarily have to be done with a new truck. That amounts to $21,000 vs $50,000 or more for a new truck. To me that's more than just "a little money". Over $30,000 plus sales tax, plus higher insurance, plus higher personal property taxes. So you could be looking at maybe $40,000 saved over 20 years, around $2000/year in my pocket instead of someone else's. I'll take that anytime.

We'll just have to agree to disagree.

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It is a want not always a need. I traded a great truck will a want only not a need. Lots of so called million mile trucks are traded for the want reason. Ok I think
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fj12ryder wrote:

4x4ord wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

"There is the sales tax, the higher cost of insurance and the cost of borrowing (or lost opportunity cost if you pay cash) on the additional out lay of money that must be taken in to account but owning a newer truck isn't a tremendous amount more expensive than owning an older one."

You can honestly write that with a straight face?



I'm comparing one scenario where a person buys a new truck and keeps it for 12 years before selling it and buying a new truck again vs the guy who buys a new truck and replaces it every 4 years. Option one vs option two .... the costs are not going to be tremendously different. The guy who can buy a 20 year old truck and keep it going can probably save a little money.
"A little money"? I paid $18,000 for the truck, and I've spent maybe $3000 over the years for things that wouldn't necessarily have to be done with a new truck. That amounts to $21,000 vs $50,000 or more for a new truck. To me that's more than just "a little money". Over $30,000 plus sales tax, plus higher insurance, plus higher personal property taxes. So you could be looking at maybe $40,000 saved over 20 years, around $2000/year in my pocket instead of someone else's. I'll take that anytime.

We'll just have to agree to disagree.



I'll agree that you can save $40k over 20 years by purchasing and running used trucks vs buying new every few years.

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larry barnhart wrote:

It is a want not always a need. I traded a great truck will a want only not a need. Lots of so called million mile trucks are traded for the want reason. Ok I think
Chevman
Oh absolutely, I just think that telling a person they're not saving any money, to speak of, by driving an older paid-for truck vs buying a brand new truck is specious.

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I thought the question was maintenance.

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fj12ryder wrote:

larry barnhart wrote:

It is a want not always a need. I traded a great truck will a want only not a need. Lots of so called million mile trucks are traded for the want reason. Ok I think
Chevman
Oh absolutely, I just think that telling a person they're not saving any money, to speak of, by driving an older paid-for truck vs buying a brand new truck is specious.


Just to be sure you understand me correctly I'm not saying someone who buys a depreciated out 20 year old truck and keeps it on the road for a few years before selling it and doing the same thing again can't save some money. I am saying a person who buys a new truck and keeps it 12 years before trading it on a new truck again won't come out a whole lot ahead vs the guy who replaces his truck every 4 years.

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