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Coach72
Lafayette
Member since Dec 2009
1066 posts

Used Trucks
What's the "sweet spot" on the mileage you'd feel comfortable with?


Carson123987
Texas Fan
Middle Court at the Rec
Member since Jul 2011
59219 posts

re: Used Trucks
I just got a 2015 with only 28k miles. Anything less than 10k per year and Im happy. Don't buy anything with >50k


jdavid1
Member since Jan 2014
1557 posts

re: Used Trucks
Gas or Diesel?


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JAB528
LSU Fan
The Mexican Ocean
Member since Jun 2012
16264 posts

re: Used Trucks
Miles are nothing on these newer trucks. Depending on your budget you can get some damn good trucks with 150k and it'll be just fine.


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windshieldman
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Nov 2012
6694 posts

re: Used Trucks
Bought a 08 Silverado with 75k on it in 2011. It has I think around 160k on it now. I got it for $10k


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El Segundo Guy
Missouri Fan
90245
Member since Aug 2014
1642 posts

re: Used Trucks
In today's trucks, age is more important than miles. They're built to be driven.


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Jack Daniel
LSU Fan
In the bottle
Member since Feb 2013
14397 posts

re: Used Trucks
Depending on what month in 2015 your truck was built, you may have bought a truck with 20,000 miles per year on it.


prostyleoffensetime
USA Fan
Mississippi
Member since Aug 2009
8467 posts

re: Used Trucks
I wrecked a 2013 F-150 that was going strong at 138K in 2016. Replaced it with a 2014 F-150 that had 72K on it. It’s currently getting a new motor at 163K. Both 5.0’s. My boss had to put a new motor in at 210K in his old truck. 5.0 also.

To be fair, we’re fairly rough on them... 55-60K miles/year on a farm most of the day from March-Thanksgiving.


SportTiger1
New Orleans Saints Fan
Stonewall, LA
Member since Feb 2007
17785 posts

re: Used Trucks
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To be fair, we’re fairly rough on them... 55-60K miles/year on a farm most of the day from March-Thanksgiving.


Fairly rough?


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Carson123987
Texas Fan
Middle Court at the Rec
Member since Jul 2011
59219 posts

re: Used Trucks
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Depending on what month in 2015 your truck was built,


it was built in late 2014

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you may have bought a truck with 20,000 miles per year on it.


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Coach72
Lafayette
Member since Dec 2009
1066 posts

re: Used Trucks
Appreciate all of the input.

Looking for gas. Normal vehicle usage with the exception of occasionally pulling a boat.

My dilemma is go with a newer and have a higher note, or a cheaper one with considerable mileage and risk having to come out of pocket for a major repair in the first few years. That second scenario is a killer for me.


Teague
Alabama Fan
Huntsville, AL
Member since Aug 2007
16315 posts

re: Used Trucks
I have 167K on my '05 F150. I'm going to drive it until it breaks, fix it, and keep going. I'm not paying new truck prices.


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Glock17
Chicago Cubs Fan
Member since Oct 2007
18412 posts

re: Used Trucks
I prefer under 50K, but if it was a Tundra or Tacoma, I wouldn't mind going higher if the price was right.


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SpeckledTiger
LSU Fan
Denham Springs
Member since Jul 2010
1067 posts

re: Used Trucks
quote:

My dilemma is go with a newer and have a higher note, or a cheaper one with considerable mileage and risk having to come out of pocket for a major repair in the first few years. That second scenario is a killer for me.



get the cheaper one, put the difference between that note (if there is one) and a new vehicle note into savings until you have a few thousand saved up for any unexpected repair then...profit. Even still, the interest you'll pay on a small signature loan for car repairs will be considerably less than the interest and depreciation expense you'll see on a new vehicle.


maisweh
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2014
2878 posts

re: Used Trucks
quote:

I just got a 2015 with only 28k miles

how much you paid again? and pics baw. still didn't get pics


Coach72
Lafayette
Member since Dec 2009
1066 posts

re: Used Trucks
Winner - thanks.


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go_tigres
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2013
1942 posts

re: Used Trucks
I have a 2000 Ford Excursion sneaking up on 200k miles. Had one major issue at around 160k, had to redo two valves. While the head was off, went ahead and replaced timing chain and some other stuff done. It cost 2200, or roughly 3 monthly truck notes, and she's running like a champ.


Carson123987
Texas Fan
Middle Court at the Rec
Member since Jul 2011
59219 posts

re: Used Trucks
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how much you paid again? and pics baw. still didn't get pics


36K

gonna post pics for you once i get the full detail done. gotta have it looking tip top.


maisweh
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2014
2878 posts

re: Used Trucks
that's not bad. they got a 2014 platinum with 35k for 35 in BR somewhere. don't wanna spend that much on a 4 year old truck though.


bbvdd
Alabama Fan
Memphis, TN
Member since Jun 2009
16144 posts

re: Used Trucks
Right now used truck prices are pretty crazy. You may be better off just buying a new truck.

Pretty much all new trucks are getting 10-12k off sticker some even 15k.


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