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Convince me to buy a new truck

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by dfor, Nov 5, 2003.

  1. dfor

    dfor PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 57

    I currently have a 1998 GMC K-2500 pickup with a 5.7 350. It came with an 8' Diamond plow. Its my only truck that I use for lawn service and snowplowing. 104,000 miles. I would love a new truck. Finding it hard to justify $29,000 out the dealership door. But DOWNTIME is not good in this business.

    I know it ultimately my decision, but what are the pros and cons.
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2003

    FSUPERDUTY Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    new truck

    My excuse was the best financing and rebates you will ever GET P
    ERIOD!!!!!Don't look back

    2003 GMC 2500HD extra-cab shorty DURAMAX/ALLISON 4x4
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2003
  3. sno-mover

    sno-mover Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    Just do it:D
  4. Rippem

    Rippem Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    If your buying (not selling) in a down economy...you're holding all the cards! :) I've bought a truck, a new '35 powerboat, and more property @ the lowest interest rates and largest rebates I'll most likely see in my lifetime! NOW is the time! :nod:
  5. BWhite

    BWhite Senior Member
    Messages: 496

    New Trucks

    Just do it . I am lining myself up to pull the trigger :D
  6. calhoun

    calhoun Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    OK this should get you shopping. I am in the same situation. 97 K3500 with an 8' fisher. Now 125K miles. I wanted to replace this truck last year at 100K. I make my living with it and, your right, downtime is not good. Well I put it off. So far this year I have spent over $2500 on repairs to the truck and $500 repairs to the plow. That is about 6 monthly payments I could be making on a new rig. Up till this year truck had been golden and the plow only minor headaches. Log onto edmunds and get shopping.
  7. BWhite

    BWhite Senior Member
    Messages: 496


    That always happens just before I buy something new :angry:
  8. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    Plus any vehicle with a GVW over 6000 lbs qualifies for extra tax breaks on your year end taxes.
  9. mrzulu

    mrzulu Junior Member
    from florida
    Messages: 18

    bottomline... can you afford $29k?

    104k miles is not much for a chevy...
    got the bux, buy!

    calhoun speaks good words...

    roll the dice...

    if not, well...

    do good maintainance...

    like Murphy says...

    "if it works don't fix it; if it's broke fix it"

    Last edited: Nov 10, 2003