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#16 TomLGT195 OFFLINE  

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Posted January 07, 2015 - 08:53 PM

Nice ride....How much does the 2015 FORD all aluminum truck cost?


When I priced it on ford website the same thing I just bought would be over $28k that's the base model, they only go up from there!

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Posted January 07, 2015 - 09:00 PM

Your new ride is very similer to our meter reader and other service  trucks at work but those are 2013 4x4 , anyway they are holding up very well so far so I tjink one used for personel use would do even better !


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Posted January 07, 2015 - 09:11 PM

Very nice!  Hopefully it lasts you for a long time.  Glad to see someone else bought some quality Ford equipment!

 

If you buy a truck for work, you need reliability.  Going Ford is a good choice.  Willie, your move. :smilewink:

 

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Posted January 07, 2015 - 09:12 PM

When I priced it on ford website the same thing I just bought would be over $28k that's the base model, they only go up from there!

There was a 14 2x4 v6 same truck basically with 11 miles on it for 24000 about an hour from me. Seen it during my search for trucks. Caughmt my eye because it was a regular cab long bed. I think I looked at every lot and website for lots within 2 hours of me when I was shopping

http://loudonmotorsf...Truck/35602956/

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Posted January 07, 2015 - 09:57 PM

Very nice!  Hopefully it lasts you for a long time.  Glad to see someone else bought some quality Ford equipment!

 

If you buy a truck for work, you need reliability.  Going Ford is a good choice.  Willie, your move. :smilewink:

 

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Let me know when you get 500K on a Furd.



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Posted January 07, 2015 - 10:13 PM

Nice looking truck.
Should do you a great job.
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Posted January 07, 2015 - 10:27 PM

Let me know when you get 500K on a Furd.

 

Let me know how many transmissions and engines it took to get your Chevy's frame there.  :wave:

 

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Posted January 07, 2015 - 10:30 PM

Let me know how many transmissions and engines it took to get your Chevy's frame there. :wave:

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My chevy has 500 k on the frame...*mumbles* 3 transmissions and 2 motors *mumble*
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Posted January 07, 2015 - 11:29 PM

My chevy has 500 k on the frame...*mumbles* 3 transmissions and 2 motors *mumble*

 

:rolling: :rolling:

 

and so will my Ford when it gets there.

 

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Posted January 07, 2015 - 11:42 PM

Let me know how many transmissions and engines it took to get your Chevy's frame there.  :wave:

 

Ben W.

Going back a few model years, but my grandfather had a 72 Chevy Custom 10. He bought it new, it had a 250 straight 6 and a 3 on the tree.   When he got rid of about 5 years ago it had just shy of 300,000 miles on it and it was ALL original.  NO major repairs, only routine maintenance.  Motor never opened up and it did not use any oil.  Even the clutch was original to it.

 

I personally drive a 2005 Chevy with a Duramax and it has been reliable since new.  Not much more than routine maintenance.  Before I bought it from my pop this spring the only vehicle I have had that wasn't a Ford was my 06 Sierra.  That truck used oil like it was going out of style and the body was already deteriorating.  The Fords all had their issues as well.  I'd love to have my 89 Bronco 2 back, that thing was just AWESOME in the snow!  At work we use Fords and they most definitely take a pounding.  Especially right now, 550's pushing a 10 ft plow and loaded down with salt and anti skid.  We weighed one last year out of curiosity, loaded and with the plow on and it was just shy of 12 ton.  That speaks a lot for the trucks they make I think.  They ALL make good and bad models.


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Posted January 07, 2015 - 11:57 PM

I worked for a business with a Duramax diesel in a service truck.  That thing had a rough life.  Rode hard, put away wet.  My guys would take that thing and run it like a racehorse although it was loaded down with tools, equipment, and fluids. 

 

It finally fell to pieces at 250000, and I was impressed it crested 150000 the way it was handled.  There was no sense in it.  When it died, though, it died fast.  They went out to start it and it wouldn't fire.  We finally got it going and they took off with it.  The next day, it wouldn't start.  Someone gave it a little too much ether.  They got an hour away before it started throwing up the ghost.  The next month after the head was replaced the transmission catastrophically failed.

 

They also had a Ford that flipped the odometer at least twice before they bought it according to the inspection forms, and it flipped two more times before I left. That would have been 400000 if the records were right.  Granted, that was an old truck and it had a manual transmission.  The transmission was replaced twice to my knowledge, and the engine was replaced once and rebuilt another time. 

 

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Posted January 08, 2015 - 02:30 AM

Had a 69 ford f250 4x4 bought it with 50k on the clock , the odometer rolled over twice , when I sold it the guy asked if the odometer had been rolled back--looked him straight in the eye and said NOPE (well I didn't lie)he just didn't ask the right question.

 

The 76 K5 Blazer I drive in the winter has 260k on it and still gets me where I'am going.

 

And I never changed the engines or trannys on them.Just a clutch,u joints,brakes and tires when needed.

 

IMO old trucks and GTs were all build to last if you took care of them and by gosh they all had grease fittings on em.


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Posted January 08, 2015 - 02:40 AM

I own a 02 Chevy Silverado 5.3 2WD 8FT bed reg cab it has 225000 mi runs like a top Mobil 1 oil since it was new great truck

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Posted January 08, 2015 - 03:12 AM

Christine has the factory 2.8l with 520kmiles same 5 sped trans. The engine on the WarBeast had 600k and was on its second truck with no rebuild, unfortunately a highspeed rear end failure also broke the trans - at 300k. The Ox is still just a baby at 210k on engine and trans.
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Posted January 08, 2015 - 03:54 AM

Like the truck Tom, I'm a chevy guy but I drive a o4 ford f 150 now. It really lacks on power with the 4.6 v8 but is great on gas and will go anywhere I want in 4 wheel drive. I like that it has rubber floors and crank windows its easy to keep clean and a lot less to go wrong. In NY we use salt on the roads and it eats the bodies off the vehicles before we can get too many miles on them. I only have 144000 on mine. Good luck with it hope it is good to you


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