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What do you recommend for a 1/2 ton pickup? ~$25,000
« on: July 27, 2021, 03:25:10 PM »
I already own a 3/4 diesel that I will be keeping. I'm looking to replace my 1999 Mazda B4000. Must haves, 4x4, 6' bed, crew cab, full size, no Tacoma's, Colorado, ect. High on my list is the Silverado 5.3 mainly because they seem to be fairly bullet proof. Interested in the Ford eco boost, but don't know how long the twin turbos last.

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Re: What do you recommend for a 1/2 ton pickup? ~$25,000
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2021, 05:28:59 PM »
Iíd recommend not buying anything right now because youíre going to overpay for whatever it is you end up buying. The market is stupid right now. Reliable supply of new vehicles will come to us ~October per Ford.
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Re: What do you recommend for a 1/2 ton pickup? ~$25,000
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2021, 05:31:07 PM »
I also donít think Iíd buy an ecoboost f150 in that price range because itíll be an older/earlier one that were more prone to problems.
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Re: What do you recommend for a 1/2 ton pickup? ~$25,000
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2021, 06:30:07 PM »
If you had to have one now, I would go with whatever Chevy with the 5.3 I could find.  If you can wait, I would get a newer F-150 with any of the three gas engines.

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Re: What do you recommend for a 1/2 ton pickup? ~$25,000
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2021, 06:32:40 PM »
Iíd recommend not buying anything right now because youíre going to overpay for whatever it is you end up buying. The market is stupid right now. Reliable supply of new vehicles will come to us ~October per Ford.

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Re: What do you recommend for a 1/2 ton pickup? ~$25,000
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2021, 08:16:39 PM »
Just say no to the eco booste, google research will tell you plenty about their problems.
How about a nice used tundra? Great long lasting trucks.
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Re: What do you recommend for a 1/2 ton pickup? ~$25,000
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2021, 08:25:55 PM »
Iíd recommend not buying anything right now because youíre going to overpay for whatever it is you end up buying. The market is stupid right now. Reliable supply of new vehicles will come to us ~October per Ford.

Spot On.... for $25K right now your going to get a 2013 with 150K on it.... wait if you can.
As an example, my daughter just sold her 2019 Kia back to the dealer she bought it from 18 months ago and she made $6k on it.
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Re: What do you recommend for a 1/2 ton pickup? ~$25,000
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2021, 08:34:14 PM »
Waiting is definitely an option, no real reason to switch other than I want something Iíll use more. Perhaps now would be a good time to sell my Mazda while prices are good.

The internet has several 2012-2014 pickups with 100k-80k for around $25 right now.

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Re: What do you recommend for a 1/2 ton pickup? ~$25,000
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2021, 08:38:02 PM »
Waiting is definitely an option, no real reason to switch other than I want something Iíll use more. Perhaps now would be a good time to sell my Mazda while prices are good.

The internet has several 2012-2014 pickups with 100k-80k for around $25 right now.

2012 ecoboost is 2nd year and still more problematic than any of the newer body style years.
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Re: What do you recommend for a 1/2 ton pickup? ~$25,000
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2021, 09:41:56 PM »
Waiting is definitely an option, no real reason to switch other than I want something Iíll use more. Perhaps now would be a good time to sell my Mazda while prices are good.

The internet has several 2012-2014 pickups with 100k-80k for around $25 right now.

2012 ecoboost is 2nd year and still more problematic than any of the newer body style years.
Itís a common trade in vehicle at the Toyota dealer. I see it often.
Trade in their problem child eco boost on a new tundra.
Another pointÖ they donít give them much for the trade, I donít think they hold there value well.
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Re: What do you recommend for a 1/2 ton pickup? ~$25,000
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2021, 09:46:16 PM »
Iíve had two Chevy 1/2 tons, a 07 and 17. Zero problems with both. Just sold my 2017 and the dealer said to wait a few months and prices would drop. Got top dollar for it and donít need a truck at the moment. Have a couple buddies with Tundras and they have been bullet proof as well. Tough to go wrong with either. Although finding a good deal right now, even with 25k is tough! Drive your diesel a couple more months and it should get you more this fall.
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Re: What do you recommend for a 1/2 ton pickup? ~$25,000
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2021, 10:24:01 PM »
I would go for a 2016 Ford, I think that's the first year with the all aluminum body and the mentioned issues seem to be ironed out.  Probably won't get one of those for $25 for some time though.  Best move is sell your diesel now, drive a beater for a while and between the sell high, buy later, you will probably save $10-15k.

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Re: What do you recommend for a 1/2 ton pickup? ~$25,000
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2021, 08:17:24 AM »
@slowhand - are doing away with the 5.7 in the Tundra and only going to a v-6 turbo ?

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Re: What do you recommend for a 1/2 ton pickup? ~$25,000
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2021, 08:20:54 AM »
Same boat kinda. We are currently a one vehicle family but I can't bring myself to pay the inflated prices. As jack eluded to, the market WILL get flooded with new vehicles and im betting a huge market correction is coming.  Gonna be a lot of 2021's to flush out before the 22's roll out. Until then just gonna have to suck it up.
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Re: What do you recommend for a 1/2 ton pickup? ~$25,000
« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2021, 08:31:04 AM »
if you think chevy 5.3 are bulletproof you havent owned one with cylinder canceling, hope you save 9k for a new engine and while your at it go ahead and save for the tranny, silverados and f-150 keep our shop very busy. buy a tundra and dont look back.

 


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