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Nothing to brag about.....

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Bailey Boat, Feb 25, 2020.

  1. Sigequinox220

    Sigequinox220 Well-Known Member Benefactor

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    Im like 5 or 6 payments shy of paying off my jeep. Cannot wait. Jeep Life doesn't end after 4-5 years to be traded in for some damn minivan, Jeep Life STARTS when the bank doesn't own it anymore, ha. Cant wait to off road and not have to worry about denting the door, using it at the range to practice vehicle-born engagement drills....ahhhh.
     
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  2. CZfool68

    CZfool68 Int'l Man of Mystery Charter Member Supporting Member

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    You sound if you may be qualified for a free West Jefferson fire pit weekend. We will need to discuss this. :D
     
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  3. Sigequinox220

    Sigequinox220 Well-Known Member Benefactor

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    Fire pit weekend is free...I assume the catch is you charge $100/hr to pimp out your CZs in the 'Champagne Lodge'? lol. Count me in.
     
  4. CZfool68

    CZfool68 Int'l Man of Mystery Charter Member Supporting Member

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    No. I make guests run the chainsaw or haul wood to the fire pit. People older, fatter or more pathetic than me typically get invited exactly once. :p
    Unless they are old or family. Then rules are flexible.
     
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  5. MostWanted

    MostWanted I used to be JustInCase

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    Somewhere there's a salesman that saw him coming. I have a buddy that drives too much truck, and just when it seems he's getting ahead, here he comes with another new one. "It's a $60,000 truck but they took $10,000 off!". Meanwhile, he's 55 years old and probably has a net worth of nothing. A sales manager at Hendrick Toyota in Apex told me that 80% of his customers got up that morning not knowing they would be driving a new car home that afternoon. I cannot imagine making such a major purchase with so little forethought.
     
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  6. Sigequinox220

    Sigequinox220 Well-Known Member Benefactor

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  7. Jp8819

    Jp8819 Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Not crazy figures if it was a 4 door diesel 4wd f250, bet you would be very lucky to find a brand new one in for 50-55k and more likely to be in the 60k range. Diesel is a hefty adder price wise. Crazy yes for a truck but the new tahoes and suburbans are just as bad that people are running around in. Its really crazy to finace rims for one.
     
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  8. DrScaryGuy

    DrScaryGuy Well-Known Member

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    What happened to throwing a piece of sheet metal on your truck floorboard because it's rusted out?
    I just want a CHEAP piece of junk truck that I can use to take garbage bags to the local dump and bring a stack of 2x4 from home depot.
     
  9. Crazy Carl

    Crazy Carl seriously? Life Member

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    Trucks are outrageously expensive. I bought my '07 Nissan Frontier new & love it. Crew cab, 6 spd manual. Goes like stink & runs & drives like new with 115K on the clock. But I screwed up & bought a 2wd, never realizing I'd end up actually needing 4wd one day.

    I'm seriously thinking about a new truck this summer & looking at maybe a new F-150. A "super cab" 4x4 XL with V8 with FX4 & towing package stickers for $42K, while the same as a crew cab XLT hits $48K. What's a fair-ish street price?

    I'd love a full size truck again, but woof. A Toyota Tacoma TRD-Offroad crew cab stickers at almost $39K & quoted $35.5K from a semi local dealer & includes a ton of tech not even available on the Ford & is decked out to a "XLT+" type trim level. Unless Ford is steeply discounting the F-150s, it just doesn't make sense.
     
  10. Coltdefender1911

    Coltdefender1911 On the couch Charter Member Supporting Member

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    That’s really not too outrageous of a payment. The rims on the other hand, just moronic....imo.
     
  11. GoWolfpack

    GoWolfpack Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    While it lasts, 2019 brand new on the lot for $32,900. I wish my wife's Tahoe was paid off, I might buy this one. 0% financing available.

    https://www.dukeauto.com/VehicleDet...rd_Box_4_Wheel_Drive_WT-Suffolk-VA/3538134813

    Or get it in red!

    https://www.dukeauto.com/VehicleDet...ox_4_Wheel_Drive_Custom-Suffolk-VA/3553920383
     
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  12. B00ger

    B00ger Das B00G Charter Member Supporting Member

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    What people spend on their own belongings rarely concerns me. Personally, that much for a vehicle is silly unless it is required for his vocation in some way. But again, his money, his choices.

    When I worked for Ralph Lauren years ago we sold an alligator skin portfolio...all this thing did was hold a standard notepad. It cost $10,000. I sat near the specialty products guy and asked him how many of those we move and he responded that they sold quite a few of them. There are a lot of millionaires out there who make 100-200K per month, and to them dropping 10k on an accessory isn't really a big deal, and in fact expected in certain circles as a status symbol. No different than one of us spending more money on a custom holster rather than grabbing one off the shelf.

    So, yeah, Ill sit back and say "that's a stupid amount of money to spend on a vehicle", there are probably some who think its stupid to own more than 1 caliber of firearm or have more than 1 home defense firearm.
     
  13. GoWolfpack

    GoWolfpack Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    I just priced a gas F-250 on Ford's website for $44K MSRP. I am enjoying truck shopping.



    In the HD trucks it's around $10K. For the mileage improvement to pay for the difference you need to drive 600K miles*.


    They made tons of those in the '90s. But the Cash For Clunkers program crushed them all up.




    *Based on 15 MPG gasoline and 19 MPG diesel
     
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  14. Derek8404

    Derek8404 Plank Owner Charter Member Supporting Member

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    More than that, the cheapest it could possibly be would be $1K a month if you had 0%. Would just go up from there depending on what kind of rate you could qualify for.
     
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  15. RetiredUSNChief

    RetiredUSNChief Get over it, snowflake. Charter Life Member

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    If you're making monthly payments on rims, you're spending WAY too much on your vehicle.

    On a side note...I just put tires on the kids' 2007 Edge. Our youngest daughter ran over something that punched a decent hole in one tire and my FIL plugged it. I had been wanting to wait a bit later in the year before getting tires for the vehicle, but with this and the amount of tread left the last time I looked, I was thinking paycheck after next.

    Went out and checked the tires...and the tread was a bit less than I expected. Gritted my teeth, pulled out the Firestone card, and told our youngest "let's go get you some new tires".

    On the way there, my wife calls me.


    WIFE: Where did you guys go?

    ME: We're headed to Firestone to get tires for the Edge.

    WIFE: I thought you were going to wait until paycheck after the next?

    ME: That's what I thought, until I checked the tires and discovered how much thread they don't have.

    WIFE: Oh, so now you're an expert on tires?

    ME: *triggered* (Hangs up phone.)

    *Phone rings*

    ME: Hello.

    WIFE: What did you hang up the phone for?

    ME: Are you done calling me stupid?

    WIFE: I didn't call you stupid!

    ME: You're about to get hung up on again.


    I love my wife...but she sure has a way of getting under my skin at times.

    :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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  16. GreatGazoo

    GreatGazoo Li'l Green Guy Supporting Member

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    Huh. Men talking about the size of their [fill-in-blank]. Who'd have thunk it?
     
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    gc70 Well-Known Member

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    Haha - I just looked on Ford's website and the "starting price" for different F250 models runs from $34K to $84K.

    Eighty-four THOUSAND dollars for a flippin pickup truck.
     
  18. Sigequinox220

    Sigequinox220 Well-Known Member Benefactor

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    But the 84k ain’t just yo daddy’s pick up truck...
     
  19. BatteryOaksBilly

    BatteryOaksBilly A SHOOTER Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    Now THAT's a goot wan!!!!!!!!! I have known This character.
     
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    BatteryOaksBilly A SHOOTER Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    If you get ready for a Ford....come see me.....I gotta guy!!!
     
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    BatteryOaksBilly A SHOOTER Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    Whoa!!!! You started on the wrong end of that order sheet. Nice trucks can be had on the other end...$34K.
     
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  22. Alfred

    Alfred E. Deplorabus Unum Supporting Member

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    Just a thought for those that are shopping trucks and are willing to get creative to save a buck- truck prices vary around the country. A truck thats 60K in NC might be 5-8K less in a state that isnt as in tune with truck culture.

    When I travel I take a look at the local ads and it seems "street price" for vehicles varies depending on the demand. A plane ticket and drive a thousand miles to save 5 grand isnt a bad deal.
     
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  23. BatteryOaksBilly

    BatteryOaksBilly A SHOOTER Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    RS flew to Philly to get her last Corvette. It came from Elkland Chevy in the northern most part of Penn. The next closest town was in N.Y. They brought it to her in an enclosed trailer and let her back it off . She drove it home and stayed in Vir for a night's rest. It was $10,000 cheaper than locally. When I made the deal on Monday he had 43 New Corvettes in stock. By Friday he had 29. He said he had several trucks coming Monday to replenish stock.
     
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    Your Welcome....

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    BatteryOaksBilly A SHOOTER Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    Just checked Elklands site. ZERO Corvettes in stock ZERO!!! Waiting on that New Whore In Town!!!!
     
  26. Alfred

    Alfred E. Deplorabus Unum Supporting Member

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    Das ist der viele Propellorz
     
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