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    Default Taking Pride in your Ride.........

    Several of us have discussed reviving the Thread about our Personal Vehicles, but it looks like the best shot is to start a new one........

    This is my Wife's Christmas Present last year, a Cadillac DTS.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    Several of us have discussed reviving the Thread about our Personal Vehicles, but it looks like the best shot is to start a new one........

    This is my Wife's Christmas Present last year, a Cadillac DTS.......
    A nice machine Harve. Why did you get for Christmas?
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    A Ford F 350........ But it isn't here yet......

    The story behind New (to us) Vehicles at Christmas is that, at least here in Maryland, Car/Truck dealers have to pay an inventory tax on whatever is on the lot at 12:01 am on January First each year. Add that to the fact that the Holiday Season is normally very slow in the Automotive field, and you can get some fantastic deals right around Christmas........ My current F150 was $34,450 to Start, I got it for $19,500 when all was said and done........ We change Vehicles every 3 or 4 years, and we buy something that is 2/3 years old with 15-20K miles on it. We always end up with a virtually new vehicle for 1/2 Price........
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    My current F150 was $34,450 to Start, I got it for $19,500 when all was said and done........ We always end up with a virtually new vehicle for 1/2 Price........
    GRRRR... I can't understand why we get bent over for vehicles here, I'm looking at a New F-150 FX4 with Ford Employee Pricing stickered at 40k plus change plus taxes and freight

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    A Ford F 350........ But it isn't here yet......

    The story behind New (to us) Vehicles at Christmas is that, at least here in Maryland, Car/Truck dealers have to pay an inventory tax on whatever is on the lot at 12:01 am on January First each year. Add that to the fact that the Holiday Season is normally very slow in the Automotive field, and you can get some fantastic deals right around Christmas........ My current F150 was $34,450 to Start, I got it for $19,500 when all was said and done........ We change Vehicles every 3 or 4 years, and we buy something that is 2/3 years old with 15-20K miles on it. We always end up with a virtually new vehicle for 1/2 Price........
    Hmmm...sounds like maybe ol' EastKyFF should ring in 2012 at a car lot somewhere around Baltimore...

    Can't beat my truck. I've had my '94 F-150 for 15 years and it has 276,000 miles. No major repairs except a torque converter in 1996. Two starters, one alternator, u-joints one time, a/c blower, one radiator hose, two pulleys on the serpentine belt. I do have one fuel pump out right now, but who's got time to pull the whole bed off when you've still got another tank to work from? Cruise quit several years ago too. It's been paid off for eleven years.
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    Here's my ride without any lights... Picture a code 3 minibar on top and wig wags in the front and back...
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    No picture, but it's a Dodge Journey.. provided gratis from my company complete with gas card.

    I can't complain, all the extras, heated leather seats, etc.... and did I mention a gas card?

    Harve, such a fine ride like that on the lawn??? Did you put a cutting bar underneath it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NFD-Firefighter View Post
    HEY! Ya did it!
    Here's my ride without any lights... Picture a code 3 minibar on top and wig wags in the front and back...
    Did it get punched in the mouth or something? Looks like it has a fat lip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by voyager9 View Post
    Did it get punched in the mouth or something? Looks like it has a fat lip.
    Haha... that's so I don't get punched in the lip...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    We change Vehicles every 3 or 4 years, and we buy something that is 2/3 years old with 15-20K miles on it. We always end up with a virtually new vehicle for 1/2 Price........
    Same here. My wife sells real estate and puts on 20 -25 thousand miles a year. Which precludes us leasing a vehicle with the huge charges over 12,000 miles a year? So we buy 1-2 year old SUV's with no more than 20,000 miles on them and turn them after 2 years. I put the word out to 4 local dealers and within three weeks one of them always comes up with a good value. So you end up with a 4 year old vehicle with 70,000 miles vs. a 2 year old with 50,000 miles and didn't pay the huge depreciation of the first two years. And the cars are well maintained and look almost brand new after 4 years. Gave the last one to my daughter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    Several of us have discussed reviving the Thread about our Personal Vehicles, but it looks like the best shot is to start a new one........

    This is my Wife's Christmas Present last year, a Cadillac DTS.......

    I had the pleasure to look at this vehicle close up yesterday. I can tell you it's a beauty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    A Ford F 350........
    Lucky! Is it a King Ranch?
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    I had the pleasure to look at this vehicle close up yesterday. I can tell you it's a beauty.

    Cap, Thank You for dropping by. It was a pleasure visiting with you......
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    Lucky! Is it a King Ranch?

    Here's the Scoop........ I'm already looking around. And Yes, a King Ranch version could work..... My list includes: All Black, Chrome Wheels, Bumpers, Trim, and as much as other Chrome as possible, within the limits of reasonably good taste. Good to Great CD Sound system, 4X4, Auto, 4 Door, Needs to be able to handle Trailers to 30 Feet and 16K pounds. A Magnaflow exhaust system would be nice, but I can add that myself...... Oh Yeah, GAS, not Diesel........
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    [QUOTE=Blue Bell;1281566]Chrome is some good stuff! The Powerscope mirrors look especially nice when they have the top half with chrome. Either way...King Ranch trucks are sexy!QUOTE]

    What is so sexy about a pickup truck? I have had a few and they were to work out of. If I want a vehicle to ride around in in confort, I buy a full size car.
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    Chrome is some good stuff! The Powerscope mirrors look especially nice when they have the top half with chrome. Either way...King Ranch trucks are sexy!

    King Ranch AND Harley Davidson...............
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    The Search is Over. I looked at a bunch of Trucks over several months, and after a couple of long thoughtful discussions, We've returned to Dodge. The big sales point is the reliability of the 5.7 Hemi...... Already pulled our 30 ft. Travel Trailer about 80 miles, bringing it home from our Mountain place, all went very well.......
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    Mine is a 99 GMC 1500, 4X4 X-cab 5.3 v-8. Going to nail 300,000 miles very soon. This truck has been USED and has been no less than wonderful.

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