No kidding. I was looking at a 2017 F150 and they still wanted somewhere around $44k in my neck of the woods. Which is comical because I was looking at the same thing back in May in SD for close to $40k. It is pretty tempting to put 1,000 miles on a new truck if I can save 4-5k. Needless to say anyone who happens to have a 2017/2016 F150 with low miles (no 2.7L) for sale lemme know
Tell me first though!!! I just went and looked at a 16 King Ranch with 30k on it and wanted 43. I could buy a new 17 super loaded up Lariet for 49. 6K for a brand new truck over some stitching and badges.....
Still way too much for a pickup.
There is a lot to be said for buying BRAND NEW with FULL WARRANTY if you can find a KILLER DEAL on it!
I hear ya.It has to be a KILLER deal. Even then if I can find one in the 30k range with 40k miles that 15k i save buys a pile of parts and upkeep. Even if I have to ride in a previously owned truck.
My truck doesn't make me money. All it does it costs.
unless you loose a motor - then that 15k is gone in a hurry!
...thought that way (late sixties) when i was young also....almost 73 now, just bought a new mtn. cat, and my F-250 i ordered just arrived, not getting older, just starting over again..:face-icon-small-hap :face-icon-small-hapAnd i am pretty much just the opposite.
I buy brand new, generally custom ordered, and then KEEP the truck and drive her for a decade or more.
1987 Ford Bronco
250-300K, not sure, lost count after I rebuilt the Dash board.
Burned through 3 motors in 17 years.
I think I am just past 225K and climbing.
Ready now for a new 2018 that I will probably drive into my late 60's when I am guessing my truck days may finally come to an end.
This will be the one "Nice High End" truck of my lifetime.
My question for you - where do you think you're at with trade-in value, or do you plan to keep your truck?