Looking to buy a truck, want opinions - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > General Discussion> Hotrodders' Lounge
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

View Poll Results: What Vehicle to buy
Get the F-150, big trucks rock! 3 100.00%
Get the S-10, you can borrow a "real" truck 0 0%
Get a car, gas is going back up anyway 0 0%
Voters: 3. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-15-2009, 08:10 PM
zipfactor's Avatar
Member
 

Last journal entry: Just starting
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Ohio
Posts: 297
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Looking to buy a truck, want opinions

Hey all,

I am looking into buying a truck. I have been looking at a 2001 Ford F-150 for $5000. The truck has 100,000 miles on it. Is this a good deal? How long do F-150's usually last? It has the 4.2L V6 with a 5 speed. I do not want to spend more than $5000 for a new vehicle, but I also do not want something that is old. I was also thinking of buying a chevy s-10 but have heard they are not very reliable. I have seen an 2003 s-10 with 63,000 miles for $5000. The only problem is I would like to be able to move my project car with a car dolly if necessary and I dont think an s-10 would be able to do that. Let me know your opinons.

Thanks,
Ben

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 04-16-2009, 07:33 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Plymouth, CT
Posts: 141
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
f-150

Before you deside check the tow rating on the f-150. With the manual trans
thay are not rated to tow very much. just a heads up JIM
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 04-16-2009, 10:08 AM
pigjamelectric's Avatar
oldsmobile compatible
 
Last wiki edit: Selling your car Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Manitoba
Age: 43
Posts: 167
Wiki Edits: 29

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Go to Youtube and check out that or similar model year Ford crash tests. (I would link it but it's blocked at work) Kinda freaky to see the driver front wheel practically end up on the dummy's lap. Chev and Dodge of the same era performed much better.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 04-16-2009, 10:30 AM
Registered User
 

Last journal entry: Long time no journal entry, pulled hood tonight.
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 195
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 35
Thanked 7 Times in 4 Posts
Check with your insurance agent what the rates would be for either truck. Add that up with the gas expenses plus any payment to determine how it looks money wise. Then you have to weigh what the towing ability is worth and make a decision, but at least you will have solid numbers to base your decision on.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 04-16-2009, 10:34 AM
Member
 
Last wiki edit: Ford axle ratio codes
Last journal entry: Rear Suspension
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Prattsville
Posts: 6,415
Wiki Edits: 31

Thanks: 2
Thanked 61 Times in 57 Posts
Get a Ranger with the 4.0L... There considered a light duty 1/2 ton, and with the tow package they have a decent tow rating..you'll get the best of both worlds, small truck with some big truck capabilities .. a '98-2000 will run around $5k..

I have a '98 2WD 4cyl, upgraded from my '92 4x4 that has 202,000 miles.. both 5spd trucks
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Hotrodders' Lounge posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1953 Chevy Truck Vin Help Homeseller Hotrodding Basics 14 08-12-2012 10:24 AM
replacement pickup truck - your advice please jojo99 Hotrodding Basics 7 05-03-2006 11:52 PM
replacement pickup truck - your advice please jojo99 Engine 3 04-28-2006 05:48 PM
replacement pickup truck - your advice please jojo99 General Rodding Tech 6 04-28-2006 02:18 PM
little eddy-1950 chev truck lowbux Introduce Yourself 5 03-05-2006 12:47 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.