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Old 01-18-2013, 03:10 PM
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I am lucky and will be borrowing my dads truck until I can afford a new truck. In the meantime I know Ford has a pretty decent reputation for quality used trucks. These are my opinions on if you are getting a new truck. So other people don't hate me. Don't get a Ram. I would highly recommend a Toyota but heh you know they don't come cheap. Are you planning on getting a diesel truck or gas?

I've only owned 3 vehicles in my life so far...

- Used Eagle Vision, it was a junker.
- Used Dodge Ram, the back end was huge so I could never find parking, the rust then became unbearable.
- Now my new Ford from 08'.


HOWEVER, i've driven other vehicles and my favorite to drive in order:


1. Astro van (lol, you guys gotta try it... I want a fleet of them hahaha!)
2. Buick (gears were on the steering wheel, like a truck, so cool)
3. Ford Ranger (i was going to buy this instead of the truck i have)
4. everything else sucked...
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Cheese Iv owned 3 trucks in my life too.

1 1990 dodge ramcharger (ford bronco kinda thing) ( Ibaught at 16 years old)
2 1994 ford f150 (5.0 v8 )( I baught at17 years old)
3 2004 CHEVY 1500 (5.3) (I baught at 18)


My favorit was my f150, that truck was a work horse and I regret selling it every day. The only reason I got rid of it was because I needed something nicer looking for the company. In hind sight I should have kept it as a back up. My chevy is grat but it is a little too fancy to work out of haha
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So at 16 your going to buy a brandspanking new 40,000 truck? And a pallet of bricks weighed 4,000 pounds more then your trailer could hold? Some things not adding up here.

You do know that there is little to no chance that you will be able to buy a brand new truck. I doubt you have 40k sitting around and I doubt you have any sort of credit and being 16 there is no way any one will finance this truck for you.
Agreed. Save your pennies and use what you have for now.
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Fords are a ton of fun, with great control and visibility.

I'd recommend getting a reverse cam installed too, helps you hook your trailer up faster, especially if it's already loaded up and you can't wiggle it on the hitch.

Also, on Fords they have some pretty flimsy back hatches, always open/close them slowly or they'll fall off lol.


Go FORD!!!
Thats the funniest post I have read in a long time .
Buy a ford,but dont close the doors quickly or they fall off .Also the ford has great visibilty,but get a reverse cam because when hooking up your trailer you will need it .
Thanks to Cheese ,I wouldnt want a piece of crap like that .
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So at 16 your going to buy a brandspanking new 40,000 truck? And a pallet of bricks weighed 4,000 pounds more then your trailer could hold? Some things not adding up here.

You do know that there is little to no chance that you will be able to buy a brand new truck. I doubt you have 40k sitting around and I doubt you have any sort of credit and being 16 there is no way any one will finance this truck for you.
The pallet of brick whieghed 4000 pounds it was 2000 over i meant 4000 was to much and as for money goes My dad has been a huge supporter of my business and has helped me get loans for my new mower which I paid off this summer(the old one caught fire and I didn't have enough money ) I have talked to him about helping me get a new truck for the business he made the deal if I get straight A's twice he will consign for the loan.the second part of this deal is I must have one years payments saved up plus the down payment so if the business ends up in the hole I have six months to try to start back up or get a job and six months to sell the truck (about 8 grand I'm only three away from that goal)
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Also I forgot to mention I would like a desiel dually if I get a srw then I would go with the 2500. But I'm done with gas
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Fords definitely come with problems like all vehicles, but they are relatively (dare I say) inexpensive.

It's a good toy, it feels like a toy, and it gets the job done.

When it got it's first dent, I wasn't even bothered by it. Okay, maybe a little bothered considering it's expensive with all the crap I got on it... I should have stuck with a F150 with less add-ons, so I treat it as that and try not to worry so much.

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Also I forgot to mention I would like a desiel dually if I get a srw then I would go with the 2500. But I'm done with gas
You really dont need a 3500 drw to cut lawns and do mulch. I have a 1500 with the 5.3 and healper springs and it has done everything I could need it to do.

I have towed:
a 4 horse slant load trailer (w/4 horses)
a 30 foot camper from New York back to Nh (6 hours)
a s185
a Kubota L tractor
a loaded dump trailer (8 yards of mulch)

these are just a few of the heaviest things I have towed, I know there are more but the point I am trying to make is you dont need a one ton to do what you do. Im 20 and I started with a 94 f150. Yes I could have got a loan for a brand new truck but I decided to buy the one I have now (i baught it out right) Save your money and just buy a used pick up and when you need to get a shop/house/NEW truck that money will be there.

You are 16, im sure you think you ned the biggest and baddest truck on the market, I know I thought I needed that too at your age but in reality you dont.
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I agree.

A lot of people underestimate the power of the less expensive trucks.

I'd focus more on getting a cheaper F150 and a double axle trailer if you're concerned with outrageously heavy loads.

Also, if the load is that heavy, you can get a breaking system that attaches to your trailer/truck, so theirs less of a chance of your trailer pushing you when you decide to stop.


The only reason I'd recommend a Ford Super Duty, is if you want to show off and look down at the people serving you at the drive-thru.
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Hi, Im 16 and I want to get a very expensive truck because I think i need it and it looks cool. Wake up dude, how much work have you got and are you sure your going to be in this business for the long haul??
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