Being 16 sucks.

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by pmf608, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. pmf608

    pmf608 New Member

    Ive been wanting a 4x4 truck that would look good with a bit of a lift for a while. I think my 01 2wd would look weird with a lift. found a nice 2003 2500hd extended cab short box with the 6.0 today for $7500 canadian - it has 255,000km but thats 25k less than my truck. at 16, i cant afford a cost difference for a different vehicle and i dont want my insurance to go up for having a bigger, fancier truck. on the other had, my truck has sentimental value to me as my first truck. i know one person who offered me $8000 for it a few weeks ago, but i dont think they are in the market for a new truck now. i dont know what i want and its just a mess of wanting something better. ugh...

    Just though i'd throw that out there.:lol:
  2. ZSI52

    ZSI52 New Member

    Save up and buy another one? Ive wanted a lifted truck forever, but I dont want to sell mine since theres a lot of sentimental value . So I can either lift it or save a few years and get a 4wd. You could always try a 4wd conversion?
  3. TRPLXL2

    TRPLXL2 New Member

    I am dead serious about this, If you sell your truck I will give you whatever amount of money you want for that overhead console you have. That is priceless to me! As far as the 4x4 truck goes, yeah there nice but do you really need it? I bought a new 04' 2500HD way back, and it was nice until stuff started breaking on it and then it wasn't so nice. Everything is heavy duty and expensive, even the brake job will be twice as much! I wouldn't think that would be good for you as young as you are, but to each there own!

    I'm serious about that console! :glasses:
  4. Mean_Green_95

    Mean_Green_95 New Member

    welcome to my world. I've wanted a 4x4 diesel for years, better economically and I can do all the repairs myself. But I settled with my 95 Cheyenne C1500 b/c it had 127k and a 305 and 5 speed. That was when I was 16, now I'm 21, and I still have that truck. The only reason I don't drive it every day is b/c I need to replace the clutch since it has at least 88k on it, and my brother gave my Sierra, so...
  5. bigburb

    bigburb New Member

    Dude, I know exactly how you feel (only I'm 18). I really want an actual truck (73-87 style) in good shape with a little lift. But, my suburban was my first "truck", and I've put so much work into it and it's been dead-on reliable for me it would break my heart to sell it. But if it could make someone else as happy as it made me and give them as much use as I did I would be happy with that too. I threw the old 'burb up on craigslist this weekend just to see if I get anything. Not in a hurry to sell it or anything though. :lol:
  6. ZSI52

    ZSI52 New Member

    Ive been looking at the SS's a lot lately. I want one so bad haha, but I don't think I would live through the night if I sold my truck haha. My mom, brother, and grandpa helped me buy my truck. On the bright side though KBB says its worth 17,000 lol.
  7. pmf608

    pmf608 New Member

    The SS's are sweet, an as much as i like sport trucks, the big ones with a mild lift are more my style. on the other hand, some trucks wouldnt look good one way or the other (like i dont thing my regular cab long box in red would look good if it was lifted). And then i get to thinking - for what i need a lifted 2wd would be fine, but i were to get a different truck id probably get a 4wd just for those occasional times that you need it. I drove a truck a couple months ago that i would love to have... 2008 silverado 3500HD duramax, blue granite, ext. cab long box dually, LTZ full load, except nav. but for $45,000 I know thats wayyy into the future. I still struggle with the though of upgrading though unless i can pay it without selling mine because i dont know that the next owner would care for it the same way. the only reason i have that truck instead of some old beater is because i got it from my stepdad for $1500.
    What I really want though is something i can have a center console in and still haul more than 2 people without having to fab up a rollcage inside the canopy and throw my old seats in the back.

    Give me $7500 for it and its yours. :lol:
    Seriously though, it would be a super easy upgrade for you - youre familiar with wiring and the proper mounting spots for the clips are already in place on your extended cab. You could add the same thing for fairly cheap. On the other hand, if all goes well and im still driving this truck (probably will be) next summer, i might replace it with one of the shorter sunroof ones if i can put the money together to have a sunroof put in.

    just removed the link - apparently it sold. solves my dilemma for now.
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2009
  8. ZSI52

    ZSI52 New Member

    73-87 were some of the best years. My dad had a dark brown 86 Silverado 4WD with like a 3 inch lift. We would go off roading every weekend. Its so much fun.
  9. pmf608

    pmf608 New Member

    one of the older ones is what i probably would have ended up with (or some old ford crap) if i hadnt got a deal on the one i have.
    i would still like a 73ish 3/4 ton crew cab eventually for a project - id put a gm 572 crate engine in (620hp or something stock) and upgrade the drivetrain and transmission. i think that would be a sweet rig.
  10. redneckarmyMP

    redneckarmyMP New Member

    i know what you mean about the sentimental value.i kept my 92 GMC jimmy i drove back in high school.its ugly as hell but i just cant bring myself to get rid of it
  11. pewterburb

    pewterburb New Member

    enjoy 16 no matter what you drive!

    16 becomes 46 before you know it, so enjoy every mile! work hard and drive easy (safely and enjoyably) and whatever ride comes your way, make it your own. :great:
  12. adampaul1964

    adampaul1964 New Member

    X2 on that, don't wish your life away, good things do happen to good people, just be patient!:great:
  13. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy Moderator

    Being right on the other side of 21, I am already realizing that being young(er) were some of the best years of my life. I miss not having a job or responsibilities. But, I now have a large amount of expenses that I must keep up with... Corey Smith made a song called "Twenty-One" that pretty accurately asses the situation:

    [ame=""]YouTube - Corey Smith performs 'Twenty-one' live[/ame]

    And here's another one for when you graduate from high school and college. Since it's relatively new and wasn't around during high school, I listened to the song going to and from my graduation...another accurate assessment:

    [ame=""]YouTube - I'm Not Gonna Cry - Corey Smith[/ame]

    Enjoy youth, being old sucks.
  14. Mean_Green_95

    Mean_Green_95 New Member

    I agree with Crawdaddy, I moved out of my parents house to go to school, and man, I sure wish mommy and daddy were paying some more bills.
  15. wrightj

    wrightj New Member

    i like that quote. :great:
  16. s5belford

    s5belford New Member

    I feel your pain brotha, 16 was tough because I always wanted something bigger and better but the wait was well worth it.

    I far as not being able to get rid of your truck for sentimental reasons I still have my 90 grand prix that I got when I was 14 because I know that its in GREAT shape with low miles, I put my blood sweat and tears into it and won't be able to get anything worth while out of it. Plus I know then 5,10,20 years down the road I'll wish I still had my first car.

    I know the wait will be hard but just think of it this way. If you save up and get something now, 5 years down the road when you're in college it will be old, and you'll be broke all over again. I'm glad that I didn't get my new truck when I was 16 because now that I'm 22 I have twice as many friends and there are twice as many girls to show it off for.

    I hate this saying but it's true... Patients is a virtue!

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