Join Date: Oct 2008
location: Thibodaux Louisiana
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I never understood this. My friend bought a new truck, then bought another older truck to drive to work. He's had a few problems with the older truck, and keeps having to spend more money on it. Even on the weekends, he leaves the new truck sitting there, afraid to put miles on it. I ask him why he bought the new truck, when 90% of the time he isn't enjoying it. Seems like a waste, because the new truck is still depreciating, even while it sits. Sure, the new truck should last longer, and look good longer, but what's the point of keeping it new, if all you do is look at it and never drive it? I buy a new car, because I want to drive a new car. I told my buddy, all he needed was a picture of a truck. He could look at it all day long, and it would have been a whole lot cheaper.
92 EX Sedan auto (RBM) - sold after 12 years (140k miles)
03 EX V6 Sedan auto (NBP, then Ford Blue) - traded in after 13 years (135k miles)
16 EX I4 CVT with sensing (KCM) - 15,000 miles so far