Why you decided to buy new instead of used?

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Ramconvert

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So I've been getting a lot of grief at work since I bought my truck for "having to much money".

While I know for certain that is a false statement it had me thinking of the reasons I like to buy new.

1. I'm a "car guy". I'm up on most of what's available. I read a lot about vehicles in general. I would consider myself a well informed consumer and therefore lean towards new just to have the latest and greatest.

2. I'm OCD about my trucks. Not knowing exactly how a truck was treated before me makes me think every vehicle I didn't own was abused:eek:

3. For me buying a new truck is FUN! Sure it's a lot of money but I'm the type that will drive it until the wheels fall off. Usually by that time so many new advancements have come out that looking for a new truck is,again.......FUN.

4. I don't think there is as much "value" in used as many believe. I mean, sure, if you buy a truck keep it for a year and trade it in you'll loose your ass. But a couple year old truck stickers at almost as much as the equivalent new one. At least that was my experience when I was shopping. Actually one truck I considered was a 2014 longhorn ED 4x4. Sticker was 49k and they would not move! Not even a dollar.

So those are a few reasons why I bought new. What say you?
 
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Razzaa

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So I've been getting a lot of grief at work since I bought my truck for "having to much money".

While I know for certain that is a false statement it had me thinking of the reasons I like to buy new.

1. I'm a "car guy". I'm up on most of what's available. I read a lot about vehicles in general. I would consider myself a well informed consumer and therefore lean towards new just to have the latest and greatest.

2. I'm OCD about my trucks. Not knowing exactly how a truck was treated before me makes me think every vehicle I didn't own was abused:eek:

3. For me buying a new truck is FUN! Sure it's a lot of money but I'm the type that will drive it until the wheels fall off. Usually by that time so many new advancements have come out that looking for a new truck is,again.......FUN.

4. I don't think there is as much "value" in used as many believe. I mean, sure, if you buy a truck keep it for a year and trade it in you'll loose your ass. But a couple year old truck stickers at almost as much as the equivalent new one. At least that was my experience when I was shopping. Actually one truck I considered was a 2014 longhorn ED 4x4. Sticker was 49k and they would not move! Not even a dollar.

So those are a few reasons why I bought new. What say you?
Hit the head on the nail. I like new stuff!!! I typically trade in every 3 years. I always have new and always under warranty!!
 

Brady

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....Because I've never bought new and this truck is the greatest thing since sliced bread lol.
 
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1) Diesels hold their value much better, and a lot of times because of the finance rate it pays to pay 2-4 more thousand for a new one. Plus, it's new! :D

2) Finding a used EcoDiesel was pretty tough awhile back ago because of how new they were.
 
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Ramconvert

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Hit the head on the nail. I like new stuff!!! I typically trade in every 3 years. I always have new and always under warranty!!
So do you lease instead of buy? I have a buddy that's into f body cars (mustangs and camaros). He's leased for many years now. It fits him perfectly. He just considers car payments part of his normal bill. Like a utility. He's usually itching to buy the next model about a year after he takes delivery. Lol.
 

Razzaa

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So do you lease instead of buy? I have a buddy that's into f body cars (mustangs and camaros). He's leased for many years now. It fits him perfectly. He just considers car payments part of his normal bill. Like a utility. He's usually itching to buy the next model about a year after he takes delivery. Lol.
I put a lot of miles on so leasing isn't an option unfortunately. I also just consider my payments part of my normal bill. My payments are always the same and I get to drive a new vehicle every couple of years!! [emoji3]
 
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