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Buying My First Truck Monday

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by DSLND, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. DSLND

    DSLND Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    Hey Guys,

    I talk to a lot of you outside of the foums, and to those who follow me here on LawnSite, or any other site know that I am a young, motivated landscaper.

    While browsing through the local classifieds the other day, I ran over a vehicle that looked to be a good deal, so I e-mailed the guy for some pictures. Then, on Christmas day, I received some pictures.

    Ends up it's a 1999 Chevy 2500HD (newer body style), 4x4, 107k miles, white w/gray interior, extended cab/short bed. It also has a non original radio (brand unsure at this time) all terrain tires, tinted windows, and the FlowMaster dual exhaust!

    So Thursday, my dad, and I went up to look it over, and take it for a drive. It was a beautiful truck, and my dad and I both loved how it drove. I knew I wanted that truck and dad agreed. I called up, made an offer and he accepted. We are going Monday to the bank, to get the title transferred over, then to go pay the tax on the vehicle, and order my custom plates

    I paid $9700 for the truck, and $280 for the title transfer, tax, and personalized plates. Total investment $9980. wesport

    I get the truck about 5:00 Monday, so i'm not sure if i will be able to get great pictures up, but quality pictures will follow Tuesday morning for sure!

    I'm totally excited to go pick the vehicle up, and even though i don't get my permit for a few months, I can still drive it around my house (very rural area)
    and I will have my permit before next year's mowing season, so that way grandma just has to sit and enjoy, and I can do the driving and the work!

  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Can't be a 2500HD as they didn't make them till the '01 model year..

    So I'd have to assume it's a 2500 with the actual 8600 GVWR rather than the lighter 2500 with the 7700 GVWR... That's why some guys refer to them as HD's..

    Be sure and post some pics though Mitch...the guys love truck pics.
  3. DSLND

    DSLND Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    Thanks for the info, i was unaware of that. Pictures will follow either Monday night or Tuesday morning.


  4. 10elawncare

    10elawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 291

    congrats. lots of luck with it!
  5. TEX

    TEX Senior Member
    Messages: 606


    keep working hard and it will pay off...........
  6. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    The 2500's with the 6.0 are strong trucks, I have one. You will love it, although the gas mileage isnt great, but it is a truck. Mine just hit 107k and still has PLENTY of life and power left in her:nod: Congrats and cant wait to see pice:waving:
  7. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    Mitch, sounds like a solid truck. Hopefully I'll see you around before too long. I'm not over in that area (Pekin) much anymore, but I'm sure you've seen Paul's (Razorman) red trucks running around though.

    Give me a shout if you need any help with anything as I'm not too far away from you.
  8. sechracer

    sechracer Senior Member
    Messages: 478

    Congrats and good luck with the truck. I just rolled over the 186k on my gmc, and it still runs great (now that my tank and everything in it is new). What motor does it have in it, if you know off hand?
  9. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    Congrad... on the new truck!!!

    Now all you need is you driving lics.
  10. DSLND

    DSLND Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    Thanks Guys!

    10ELawnCare: Thanks.

    Tex: Thanks. It should pay for itself nicely.

    Syndestricker: Thanks. The guy said he could get about 14-15 mpg in the city, but towing a trailer may be another story.

    John: Thanks! I never realized you were from Peoria (right next door). Haha, yeah Paul and I are good friends; I am subbing out any jobs I can't handle for snow this year. I will be riding a long with him (plowing) this winter. We should meet up for lunch some day and talk business.

    Sechracer: Thanks. The truck has the 6.0L V8 364 engine I believe.

    Clapper: Thanks. Yeah drivers license will be great... I just have to wait until February 2009!

    The truck is a beast, and should last me a long time. The main reason i got the extended cab is because it will also serve as my personal vehicle unless i decide to get a little car to drive around.

    Pictures will follow Tuesday Morning!:yow!:wesportpayup


  11. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    I wish you luck getting 14-15 out of it driving...I had one driving it VERY nice I couldn't break 11 no matter what.
  12. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    Poor grandma. Are you going to pay her atleast?:)

    Congrats on the truck.
  13. highlander316

    highlander316 Senior Member
    Messages: 583

    congrats! Sounds like a good truck, def some pics. Change out all the fluids and you should be good to go. Not sure if you will like the tinted windows when you put a plow on. It's a love/hate thing. It annoys me, yet for some reason my dumb ass keeps getting all my vehicles tinted lol. Get it lettered up, and you'll be making dough in no time payuppayup
  14. DSLND

    DSLND Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    Thanks for all of the replys. I'm going to see what the truck can do on the highway tomorrow, bringing it home. I don't imagine I can actually get fourteen to fifteen but we'll see.

    Grandma is the number one driver; she loves going along with me as much as I like doing the work, lol. I try to pay her, but she insist's i don't.

    I am anxious to see what the tinted windows can do. A Western 8' Plow will follow in fall of 2009.

  15. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    Wow you are very lucky to get that for 9,700 dollars. My Dad won't buy that for me he set limit on me what to get truck so we got f150 for 2,000 dollars it is 1979 f150.

    I am worry about future gas price if it 5 dollars per gal I be crazy and get cushman for that. If anyone don't know what cushman is so here pic [​IMG]

    Hope you get that tomorrow. Are you so happy like it is Christmas present?

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    comgrats, post the pics the guy sent you so we can see it.
  17. DSLND

    DSLND Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    Milwaukee: My dad didn't buy this truck for me; i bought it. When it is all said and done, i will own 60% of the vehicle, and my parents helped out and pitched in.

    GoldPro: The pictures that were sent to me aren't that great; I will get better pictures once i go and pick up the truck.


  18. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    I am surprise but for me get 9,000 dollars is hardest to make that money.

    I am not mean to be nosy but what your job is? I am still surprise at 14 years make lot money. That should be good future you could own big company or fancy thing.
  19. DSLND

    DSLND Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    I see. You will find something you like.

    I am the owner/president of DreamScapes Landscaping. I run a full lawn maintenance/landscaping company out of Central Illinois. I am expanding daily, adding more and more maintenance accounts, and doing light landscape work, along with a little snow shoveling. Once i get my license, i will be getting a Western plow for the truck and a tailgate spreader, and start offering snow/salt services to my customers and anyone else interested in the service.

    I work a lot, and make a lot of money, and the truck was something i needed for the upcoming season and seasons to follow.



    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136