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11-25-2011, 02:20 PM #1
- Join Date
- Apr 2011
- East Jordan, Michigan, United States
What car do you think I should get
Okay so my brother is going to be trading in his 2006 chevy silverado crewcab 4x4. My brother would let me have it for 10,000. And it only has 93,000 miles on it. It has all the maintance up to date and is lifted and has 20inch tires on it. The only thing it needs right away is tires which are 300 a piece. I am also looking at a 2005 ford expedition eddie bauer with 151,000 miles on it. He wants 9,000 for it and gave him a 500 dollar deposit and he said if I dont buy it he will keep 250 of it. Dont know the maintance history but from what I know it needs nothing besides the tailgate being repainted. I was wondering which one you think I should get.
11-25-2011, 04:15 PM #2
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- Jun 2006
- River Ridge Louisiana-4 miles W of New Orleans-didn't flood-water stopped 800 yards away.
The 93,000 mile Chevy at $10,500(since you will lose the deposit) is the better deal.
151,000 miles is plenty of miles and the 5.4-3 valve heads- is nothing to brag about.
You can always wait a bit on tires if short of $$.
Plus you don't know the maintenance history-that is worth quite a bit to know it was well maintained.
11-25-2011, 04:21 PM #3
For the $1250 difference, I would probably go with the silverado. It's newer, lower mileage, and you know the history. If the cost of tires in the near future will be an issue, that could be something that would stop you, but that's the way I would go. It is my experience that where I live anyway, 150,000 mile vehicles tend to not be in the greatest shape to be reliable or worry-free to own, especially if you don't know the history.
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11-25-2011, 10:39 PM #4
Personally, I wouldn't pay that much for a vehicle with so many miles unless it was an old muscle car or a "classic" truck; I mean both the silverado and expedition in this case. $9,000 for a FORD with 151k miles? That's ridiculous. Not to sound snarky, but do you just look at the outside condition of a vehicle and it's age to determine value? My '03 Silverado has 10k miles less than the '06 you're looking at and it's three years older.2003 Silverado 2500HD 6.0L Vortec V8
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11-25-2011, 10:58 PM #5
11-25-2011, 11:36 PM #6
Well since buying my truck I have only bought one other vehicle in the past three years and that was a $1,000 '96 civic for a daily driver/gas saver (30+mpg). I bought my truck for $11,995 almost three years ago with less than 65k miles on it, so that's what I base my pricing on. I understand with the economy that "new" vehicles aren't being bought as much and people are buying used (supply and demand) but I just think that is a lot of miles for that price, just my opinion.
11-26-2011, 08:44 AM #7
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- Apr 2010
- Piermont,NY, back in Northern NJ now, But may be in IL soon....
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