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1/6/2021 9:12 AM

Long story short I had to get a car for a previous job.. well fast forward two years I beat the car to piss and now I ride almost every weekend that im out of college I really could benefit from a truck. I have an old yukon that costs me nothing I use with a moto jack. Although she's a 6.0 with 160k miles and she's tired.. I have been told after the first quarter both our industry and the car industry should be back to "normal" inventory. I have a solid job, not a ton of expenses, and have 6k I can put down. I have waited all of covid to get a truck but im tired of waiting and feel like my car and yukon are ticking timb bombs. So do I man up and wait for who knows how long.. Or man up, bite the bullet and try to find a deal (LOL) before tax refunds or potenially more stimulus? Truck prices are driving me bonkers.

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1/6/2021 9:18 AM

If you like Ford get a leftover 2020 F150. Pretty good deals currently. I bought one 2 months ago. If you are looking at used its kind of SOL., the used market is SO HIGH right now. I bought my new 2020 for the price of used 2018 and 2019.

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1/6/2021 9:26 AM

Whatever 2020 truck floats your boat...& should be avail for a song.

The best “do it all”, in my opinion, is a full-size crew-cab w/6.5’ bed. From a purely Moto standpoint, an extended cab long bed is the most productive (load 5 bikes in the bed with the tailgate up!).
Hell, you can get a good deal on a Transit or Sprinter Van, too!

Ford has the Ranger avail for some really good deals, too. I’ve got a Colorado ZR2 and it’s a great little truck; but, lately GM hasn’t been very good on the “warranty” side of things...so, I’ve been getting Ford’s (they’ve been amazing on warranty and maint. stuff...from Raptors to Transits, they’ve been awesome).

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I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

1/6/2021 9:27 AM

I think you can find deals, just depends on model and location. I just bought a 2019 F350 Platinum for $66k with 8100 miles. Window sticker from the guy before me is $83k. Glad that I didn't take the initial drop in value.

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1/6/2021 9:31 AM

I think you can find a deal but it will take a lot of time/work. I just saw the same Ram I own listed for almost the same price I bought mine for brand new a few years ago, wacky.

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1/6/2021 9:35 AM

GM / Chevrolet Silverado started 0% plus $3250 off crew cab or $5500 off expired on 2/1/21

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1/6/2021 9:37 AM

Payup_199 wrote:

If you like Ford get a leftover 2020 F150. Pretty good deals currently. I bought one 2 months ago. If you are looking at used its kind of SOL., the used market is SO HIGH right now. I bought my new 2020 for the price of used 2018 and 2019.

A someone who work in sales for a huge global manufacturer, I can tell you that the market and inventories are not going back to normal any time soon. If you can find a decent deal on a new leftover truck built prior to COVID, snatch it up, because with as slow as new vehicles (motorcycles and otherwise) are arriving at dealerships this year, I anticipate that barring a full on financial meltdown, demand will exceed supply for at least the first 3 quarters of the year, meaning that there likely will be no “close out deals” to be had for a long time.

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1/6/2021 9:37 AM

I had a 2016 Silverado and a new body 2019. Both had issues. The 2019 was a huge turd. I ended up lemon lawing it because it was so bad. GMs customer service was terrible too.

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1/6/2021 9:42 AM

I have a 2018 Silverado for sale. 30000 miles v6
Text me if interested 7149443547

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1/6/2021 9:43 AM

160K miles for a GM LS 6.0 is not tired if it's been taken care of. These are 250k motors easily.

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1/6/2021 10:18 AM

luckyguy19 wrote:

160K miles for a GM LS 6.0 is not tired if it's been taken care of. These are 250k motors easily.

My 6.0 2500hd had 333,000 when I sold it. Still running strong.

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1/6/2021 10:18 AM

I was in the same boat - waited and waited and searched and searched... prices are out of this world right now. Luckily 2 months ago I found a deal compared to what’s out there and pulled the trigger. I don’t regret it.

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1/6/2021 10:21 AM

If you don’t tow anything, the 2020 Ridgeline is great. Honda is selling them with 0 percent interest now for 5 years too. You should be able to get an all wheel drive one for 28k.

2021 has a better looking front end, should be out in a few months.

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1/6/2021 10:32 AM

How much are you wanting to spend? Do you care about resale? Are you just buying it so you can haul your bike? Multiple bikes? Are you wanting to do other things, like offroad your pickup?
A few months ago I bought my 2020 Tacoma double cab short bed 4x4 trd offroad, after an idiot blew through a red light totaling my 2015 tacoma, for $35k out the door. I love this new 2020 more than any truck I've owned before. The one I have is a crew cab, short bed, and does all I want it to. The bed although small, fits two bikes and all our gear perfectly, cab is much larger than in the past and is pretty comfortable with some cool new options, and because it is a mid size truck with a short bed, it's easy to keep it as a daily driver and be able to park downtown.
That said, if you often use your truck for things like hauling lumber, heavy payload in the bed, or towing a lot, I wouldn't get a tacoma.
My personal vote is Tacoma, but I am toyota tacoma fan boy so take my opinion for what it's worth .

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1/6/2021 10:33 AM

I had a 2 Chevy Colorado's until I bought my wife her 4Runner. After driving it for a little while I knew it was time to trade the Colorado in for a Tacoma. So far it has been the best truck I've had.

I have a 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 for a company truck, it was new when I got it, the quality of my Tacoma puts the GMC to shame.

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1/6/2021 10:33 AM

Wouldnt buy a new truck. Find a nice 2012-2015 f150 with a 5.0 and youll be set. Would be less than 1/2 the cost of a new one.

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1/6/2021 10:54 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/6/2021 10:54 AM

sandtrack315 wrote:

If you don’t tow anything, the 2020 Ridgeline is great. Honda is selling them with 0 percent interest now for 5 years too. You should be able to get an all wheel drive one for 28k.

2021 has a better looking front end, should be out in a few months.

Only problem is that he would own a Ridgeline...tongue

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1/6/2021 10:57 AM

Look into vans as an option.

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1/6/2021 10:58 AM

4 Door Tacoma.....boom....done.

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1/6/2021 11:11 AM

new f150s are like 60k. who can afford that

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1/6/2021 11:18 AM

vtec wrote:

new f150s are like 60k. who can afford that

60K isn't bad at all and there is plenty of money to be made right now.

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1/6/2021 11:36 AM

vtec wrote:

new f150s are like 60k. who can afford that

lostboy819 wrote:

60K isn't bad at all and there is plenty of money to be made right now.

ok boomer

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1/6/2021 11:37 AM

vtec wrote:

new f150s are like 60k. who can afford that

Who wants to afford that I think is the better question.

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1/6/2021 11:43 AM

sandtrack315 wrote:

If you don’t tow anything, the 2020 Ridgeline is great. Honda is selling them with 0 percent interest now for 5 years too. You should be able to get an all wheel drive one for 28k.

2021 has a better looking front end, should be out in a few months.

0 percent on the ridgeline is a sick deal. I have a 17 and it’s a great truck.

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1/6/2021 11:52 AM

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1/6/2021 12:06 PM

I'll try to answer everyone in one post, First off I would like to keep it around 20-25k. Next to the tacoma guys, I test drove a 20' and was completely unimpressed for 35k. No hate, I think tacomas look sweet. I need something I can bang out 80k miles on in 6 or 7 years. Then hopefully have more income at that time I can buy something new. Van life ain't for me, I also am young so factor in the cool factor. Also I understand that a car/truck is the worst asset you can own. For me I am choosing to spend money on something I like. I drive a good ammount for work and work out of my car on a hotspot occasionally so I need something comfy. I have had a couple GM trucks and have kept them in great shape and they always treated me well. But open to dodge, nissan, & ford.

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1/6/2021 12:15 PM

vtec wrote:

new f150s are like 60k. who can afford that

SrfNdirt wrote:

Who wants to afford that I think is the better question.

Exactly, so stupid. It blows me away how many people just accept a $500+ vehicle payment as a never ending cost in life.

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1/6/2021 12:28 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/6/2021 12:35 PM

the new GM trucks have an issue where the electric brakes randomly fail(there was a huge recall) and the current 6.2 motors are eating lifter springs left and right. Imagine spending 50k and within 500 miles your engine blows and GM tells you, here is your subpar loaner for 3 months because we can't fix your truck.


My 46k silverado was worth 31k 9 months later and with 15k miles. That 6k you are putting down will be instantly gone once you drive the truck off the lot.

I now drive a 2015 Tacoma. Its a basic truck but the resale value is wild on these. I could sell my truck for 25k when it was 30k new 6 years ago. And it has 80k miles on it.

I know people frown on leasing but if I were to buy any new American truck I would lease. Drive it for 3 years, turn it in and let it be someone else headache after the warranty expires. The new American stuff just isn't what it used to be as far as quality.

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1/6/2021 12:33 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/6/2021 12:36 PM

3k
25 mpg
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Edit: if I had a few extra grand I would have bought as new of a Tacoma as I could and be done with it, American made cars tend to be sacks of crap, but I’ve had good luck with the couple of s10 chevys I’ve had over the years

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1/6/2021 12:37 PM

currently have a paid off Tundra 1794 every time i look for something new i end up at 80-95 grand! It better be a porsche or ferrari for that much... i’ll just keep my truck i guess?!

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Don’t piss off the old people - the older they get the less “life in prison” is a deterrent for them!

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