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    I just bought my kid a 2018 f150 crew cab 4x4 STX model with 2.7 eco boost for 31.5k brand new with rebates and personal cash offer. It came down to price for sure but also with a 16 year old
    This is the kinda a crap that makes me so happy that I moved out of yuppyville. What happened to 16 year olds buying a $3K shit box with the lawn cutting money? College, food, a roof over your head, a few clothes...sure. A new truck? Why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foggy_Goggles View Post
    This is the kinda a crap that makes me so happy that I moved out of yuppyville. What happened to 16 year olds buying a $3K shit box with the lawn cutting money? College, food, a roof over your head, a few clothes...sure. A new truck? Why?
    Because he is a straight A student, ranked in the top ten of his very competitive high school, is in all honors classes, volunteers, has a job now, doesn't give his mom or me grief ever, works his tail off around the family farm and at home and drives his younger sibling to practices for sports. He's an all around great kid.
    Also, there is no such thing as a reliable 3k shit box. In fact, I sold a 16 year tacoma for 7k with nearly 185,000 miles to help pay for the new truck. The tacoma had one airbag and a regular cab.
    While we all may have romantic ideals of being raised up tough, the reality is I wanted him in something safe, something he could help out with a family business and I can afford it. From the time my kids were born I had planned to fully fund college and grad school and good transportation. It was a priority for my wife and I. If he was shitty and goofing off, then no new car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncskier View Post
    Also, there is no such thing as a reliable 3k shit box.
    Not judging your parenting, just noting that yes, there are reliable 3k shit boxes. I drive one every day! You probably have more use for a load-bearing truck than me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shredgnar View Post

    I'm honestly not totally anti-Tundra. But when I was shopping around for a used truck, I got a lot more truck for a lot less money with the F150 so that's what I went with.
    Did the same thing a few years ago and probably a similar decision making process. More truck for the money on the used market in a F150. Then I upgraded the suspension at a cost so it actually rode like a truck. Then I added airbags so I could tow a trailer without the back end wallowing. Then I pouted when I only got 16 mpg combined in an Ecoboost that was supposed to be so much better. Then I was happy I had an extended warranty when a turbo went out and left me a tough spot on the highway. Then I was bummed when I took it to the dealer multiple times to fix the radio which no buttons would operate below 25 degrees. I had to set the station and volume for whatever I wanted to listen to the next morning. Then I bought a new Tundra and everything has been great the last few months. I know a lot of happy Ford owners. Ive been one but not with my last F150.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bromontane View Post
    Not judging your parenting, just noting that yes, there are reliable 3k shit boxes. I drive one every day!
    No judgement taken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conundrum View Post
    Did the same thing a few years ago and probably a similar decision making process. More truck for the money on the used market in a F150. Then I upgraded the suspension at a cost so it actually rode like a truck. Then I added airbags so I could tow a trailer without the back end wallowing. Then I pouted when I only got 16 mpg combined in an Ecoboost that was supposed to be so much better. Then I was happy I had an extended warranty when a turbo went out and left me a tough spot on the highway. Then I was bummed when I took it to the dealer multiple times to fix the radio which no buttons would operate below 25 degrees. I had to set the station and volume for whatever I wanted to listen to the next morning. Then I bought a new Tundra and everything has been great the last few months. I know a lot of happy Ford owners. I’ve been one but not with my last F150.
    That's a good reason to always get the extended warranty through ford for sure. I don't think its the motor or drivetrain per se that will get you. It's going to be the power running boards, the cooled seats, the panoramic roof, naviagation etc.
    Tundra is also more like a heavy 1/2 for sure. The 4.30 rear end tows better although on the used marked you may be limited to a very small gas tank and no integrated trailer brake controller. I think they added those in the last couple of years.
    I moved up to the superduty, for the sole reason the all new aluminum F-150 seemed to tow and haul more like a glorified station wagon

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncskier View Post
    Because he is a straight A student, ranked in the top ten of his very competitive high school, is in all honors classes, volunteers, has a job now, doesn't give his mom or me grief ever, works his tail off around the family farm and at home and drives his younger sibling to practices for sports. He's an all around great kid.
    Also, there is no such thing as a reliable 3k shit box. In fact, I sold a 16 year tacoma for 7k with nearly 185,000 miles to help pay for the new truck. The tacoma had one airbag and a regular cab.
    While we all may have romantic ideals of being raised up tough, the reality is I wanted him in something safe, something he could help out with a family business and I can afford it. From the time my kids were born I had planned to fully fund college and grad school and good transportation. It was a priority for my wife and I. If he was shitty and goofing off, then no new car.
    That's a lot of root canals...

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    Did you get the gun rack and Dale Jr sticker for it?

    Plus, how will he learn basic car mechanics if it's new and under warranty?
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    I too drive a $3k shit box everyday.

    Bromo, what is your 3k car? I only ever saw your Porsche. It did not look like a shit box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    Did you get the gun rack and Dale Jr sticker for it?

    Plus, how will he learn basic car mechanics if it's new and under warranty?
    He is an avid computer programmer which is probably more apt for working on future cars then adjusting carbs. Seems like most Mechanics these days use a laptop more than a stethoscope

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    That's a lot of root canals...

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    All i did was break the dentist code and work a few fridays to pay for it. I had a line out the door

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    Quote Originally Posted by basinbeater View Post
    Bromo, what is your 3k car? I only ever saw your Porsche. It did not look like a shit box.
    An 05 Element. I'm convinced it's the cheapest, reliable RV on the market. Two seats, a 4x5 bed in back with storage below, roof rails, awd & a 4-banger Honda motor. Cost me more than 3k but that's about what it's worth.

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    +1 for the versatility of the smellement.

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    Fucking dentists... and dentists' kids...

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    Everyone should be driving 90s toyotas. No need for anything more modern. We would all have much more cash in our pockets. Except the mechanics...

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    Quote Originally Posted by skaredshtles View Post
    Fucking dentists... and dentists' kids...
    I am contributing to the used car market in a few years. If nobody purchased a new car, how would there be used ones to purchase. It would quickly look like Havana. Having to cobble together toyota tacoma drivetrains from rusted out frames onto chevy colorado frames with aluminum ford panels due to rust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncskier View Post
    I am contributing to the used car market in a few years. If nobody purchased a new car, how would there be used ones to purchase. It would quickly look like Havana. Having to cobble together toyota tacoma drivetrains from rusted out frames onto chevy colorado frames with aluminum ford panels due to rust.
    lol.

    Way to support the U.S. economy, sir!


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    Is Toyota going to put one of their diesels in a tundra, like the vd-ftv?

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    Lol at diesel import trucks. It doesn't happen. Toyota knows what sells here. Gas guzzler 16 mpg trucks, hybrid cars, cute utes and luxury vehicles. Not wagons. Not diesel. Not manual transmissions.

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    I guess well see.

    Never realized before, but the hilux (and hiace) are sold new in MX.

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    Thread drift:

    Is a $480 quote for 90k service + oil change for a 2012 Tundra really high? Or just Bozangles tax high? This is not at a dealer, but a recommended toyota garage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteroom_Guardian View Post
    Thread drift:

    Is a $480 quote for 90k service + oil change for a 2012 Tundra really high? Or just Bozangles tax high? This is not at a dealer, but a recommended toyota garage.
    whats included in the service?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skidog View Post
    whats included in the service?
    Dont know if this link will work. Pretty involved check with a decent amount of 4wd maintenance involved.

    https://www.toyota.com/owners/parts-...66122784852190

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    Changing differential and t-case fluids must be a really high margin job for garages. Changing those and greasing your prop shafts are about the extent of the 4wd service you can do one these things. It's easier to do than changing your engine oil on these trucks, but shops regularly get about $300 for doing all three.

    See what the 90k service will run you if you do those things yourself.
    Doesn't mean that much to me, to mean that much to you.

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    New (used) truck time. It's been a while so if anyone feels like chiming in it would be appreciated. I live within a days drive of Calgary, so pretty big market...

    20k budget
    2door/extended cab preferred (no need for 4 door/mega cab)
    6ft box or bigger
    Good gas mileage/reliability are the biggest considerations.

    What would you be looking for?
    Drive slow, homie.

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