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Trading a Newer Truck for an Older One


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I had a 2002 silverado 1500 ext cab 4x4 that i loved with 235000 miles that the frame, brake and fuel lines rusted out on and made the truck unreliable. I traded it for a 2012 same style truck. 14 months later I still am not in love with the truck or the style of it. Its just not the same a my 2002. I am looking at a 2006 same style body almost as the 2002 with the same options like tow package 3.42 axle for my towing needs for $16000 with 78000 miles
I sell my 2012 for $ 18,000 with 67,000 miles on it and wind up with a 2006 thats paid off with low miles
Both the 2012 and the 2006 are rust free on the frames
the 2006 has the 5.3 with no cylinder deactavation and the 4 speed automatic
a simple trouble free design
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To me, approximately 1999 to 2006 was when pickup trucks reached the ideal - before that they lack capability, afterwards they are over complicated by various emission control schemes, un-needed gadgets etc. Enjoy your new, old truck.
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Default Re: trading a newer truck for an older one

The 06 is resale value on a dealers lot and the 012 is the trade in value at a dealer.
A friend at work had to get a new camshaft on his 010 silverado due to the cylinder deacitvation solenoid going bad.
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...as far as capability, my 88 f250 can do anything, except turn a tight circle.
I too have an F250- mine is an 87, 4x4, with 460/t-19 transmission. It is a good truck for what it is, and served me well for many years. But it was eating me alive in fuel costs. Someday I may put a Cummins in it.
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I've never been a big fan of buying newer vehicles but keeping the old ones on the road is becoming a bigger issue. Finding quality aftermarket parts is becoming a PITA.

I replaced the ball joints in my 98 dodge several yrs ago. truck had 100K miles on it. Now at @5yrs and 35-40K they need replacing again. None of the local parts houses keep much inventory on hand so most everything has to be ordered so plan on being down a day or so till the parts come in.

I've owned my daily driver for 20yrs and really hate to get rid of it because I know its problem areas, but those problem areas get bigger everyday.

And I'm really liking the looks of new super dutys.
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Default Re: trading a newer truck for an older one

All these new cars and trucks have way too much garbage on them to go wrong and get expensive plus they take away from the old school feel of driving a vehicle. Im still running my 1984 Mazda diesel and wont give it up until theres nothing left of it even though most parts are impossible to find now.
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I am glad I checked this thread. I had no knowledge of the cylinder shut off thingys and that is the era of trucks that would be in the range I could afford.

I will be the next 1 to say, trucks don't drive like trucks anymore.You loose the feeling of how the weight is affecting the braking and such till it is to late.
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I have thought about this too. 4 years ago I needed to retire my 1994 F-150 and started looking for a newer truck. I have always owned Ford so naturally that is what I was looking for. I test drove a couple and wasn't impressed. Especially when I opened the hood and saw the eco-boost engine with the twin turbos and all the garbage. $$$$$$$ So I test drove a 2009 silverado and really liked it. When I open the hood I see a V-8 engine that I can still work on if I need to. The only down side is the cylinder cutout garbage. I have had issues with it losing oil pressure at the sender because of a plugged oil screen going to the cutout solenoid. Scared the heck out of me going down the road and seeing no oil pressure!!! I was told by a very good chevy guy to use good oil and change 3-5000 miles to avoid problems with the plastic lifter guides too. My next truck might be older if I can find one not rusted out with low miles. The new chevy silverado body style is dog ugly IMO. New F-150's look sharper but still too much crap to go wrong that I don't have the equipment to repair. All this so called technology is making it more frustrating and stressful IMO.
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I have a '91 Toyota, 4 cylinder, 5 speed standard and it has been a fantastic vehicle. Of course it doesn't have the capability of a full sized. But that hasn't stopped me from loading it down and just driving extra carefully. I really wish they had put the rear axle about two feet further back. It's very difficult, usually impossible, to load it with good weight distribution.
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Most of the trucks I use for business and local driving are 84-86 1.25 ton ex military Chevys. The 6.2 Diesel is not a power house, but they get at least twice the mileage of the same truck with a small block gas motor.

There are still a lot of these around with low miles, and often low rust, if you know what auctions to look for. I've got 7 of them, parts are never an issue, and they are very easy to work on.

My road truck is a 97 Dodge 2500 with a 5.9 Cummins and a 5 speed. I'll do whatever repairs it takes to keep this on road.
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