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Old 07-27-2021, 08:12 AM   #1
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Default Bought an old ranch truck...

So I bought a 2003 f250 longbed crew cab for out at the ranch. Tired of beating up my nice fancy pickup and worrying about it.

What shocked me is I had my friend drop me off to drive it home after I bought it and oddly I much prefer it to my fancy new truck. It makes me wonder what the hell is going with new cars. They donít make a lazy boy truck any more. Everything is trying to be some fancy Italian leather with modern everything.

It took me a bout three seconds to get comfy and loaf along at 60 in the beltway last night. Today in my new truck was 75 in a rush with all the lane warning lights flashing and I just didnít like it.

No idea why Iím telling yíall this other than donít write off old trucks. They are better for some reason.
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Old 07-27-2021, 08:17 AM   #2
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I’d love to have an old five window Chevy pick up. But here outside of Houston someone would t bone you in it or steal it. Can’t have nothing nice. I do like some of the amenities of the newer vehicles but still like the older vehicles as well.
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Old 07-27-2021, 08:51 AM   #3
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I just happened to drive my old '96 this morning. I didn't go over 70, it makes you wonder why everyone is in such a hurry.
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Old 07-27-2021, 08:55 AM   #4
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I traded down from a 2016 Ram 3500 I bought new to a 2003 Ram Dually and I am much happier, plus its paid for!
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Old 07-27-2021, 09:23 AM   #5
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Nuttin better than an old truck or car.
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Old 07-27-2021, 09:26 AM   #6
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I miss the bench seat in my old 96 F150, it was comfy. Drove it back and forth between east coast and Tx a few times a year when I was out in Jersey.
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Old 07-27-2021, 09:35 AM   #7
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This is why I love my 2012 Ram, not fancy, just a work truck with power windows and keyless entry, and its paid for with 55k miles on it. Doubt ill buy another truck, i sure do miss my 01 cummins as well, just a good ol truck.
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Old 07-27-2021, 09:51 AM   #8
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Way to much Tech in these new vehicles. I dont need a dang light or alarm when someone is approaching me on the side and sure dont need a 12'' screen with a hundred options lighting up.
Give me a a/c and a radio and ill take it from there
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Old 07-27-2021, 10:34 AM   #9
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I prefer a plain ole truck, but harder to find than a live dinosaur.
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Old 07-27-2021, 10:47 AM   #10
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Had so many issues with my 17 250 I unloaded it and started driving my spare 03 250 and never looked back. I drive 85 on a consistent basis.
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Old 07-27-2021, 11:21 AM   #11
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Love my 2010 Tundra. Don't need nothin fancy just turn the key and go. I do enjoy the backup camera though.
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Old 07-27-2021, 12:12 PM   #12
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I miss my old 1990 F250 , 351 carbed , roll windows
1987 suburban was great to
2005 duramax, no DEF or any emission garbage

Considering my 2014 Silverado is stuck at the dealership with electrical problems
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Old 07-27-2021, 01:08 PM   #13
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Thought I was pretty much alone with my opinion on this. Glad to see I'm not alone in this opinion. Love my ole 2000 Silverado.
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Old 07-27-2021, 01:24 PM   #14
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Wait until the thermostat sticks and it overheats, or the AC compressor goes out, or it slings the belt and shuts EVERYTHING down, or.....

I drove enough wore out old trucks many 100s of thousands of miles, early in my career. I'll take my nice quiet truck with 800 and some odd ft/lbs of torque, dual zone climate control, and the heater in the seat back for when my back hurts.
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Old 07-27-2021, 01:37 PM   #15
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Wait until the thermostat sticks and it overheats, or the AC compressor goes out, or it slings the belt and shuts EVERYTHING down, or.....

I drove enough wore out old trucks many 100s of thousands of miles, early in my career. I'll take my nice quiet truck with 800 and some odd ft/lbs of torque, dual zone climate control, and the heater in the seat back for when my back hurts.
You're getting soft on us D~Mo!
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Old 07-27-2021, 01:41 PM   #16
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I’d buy a new truck today if it didn’t come with all the new stuff I don’t want or need.
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Old 07-27-2021, 01:49 PM   #17
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You're getting soft on us D~Mo!
That's a fact. I have an "old ranch truck" setting in front of my dad's barn right now, waiting for me to work on it.....it's only 102 so far today.
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Old 07-27-2021, 01:58 PM   #18
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My 2020 Ram 3500 is pretty basic. No sensors no seat buzzing no beeping. just a comfortable beat the heck out of you on a gravel road ride
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Old 07-27-2021, 03:36 PM   #19
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I guess I am in the minority. I prefer newer and not having to do anything to them except preventative maintenance. At least this has been my experience for the last 20 years. I keep my vehicles 10 years plus.
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Old 07-27-2021, 04:23 PM   #20
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I love driving my '91 FJ80. My wife hates it when I park it in the driveway but it's cool to me
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Old 07-27-2021, 04:27 PM   #21
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Post a pic of that unit!
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Old 07-27-2021, 04:36 PM   #22
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Wait until the thermostat sticks and it overheats, or the AC compressor goes out, or it slings the belt and shuts EVERYTHING down, or.....

I drove enough wore out old trucks many 100s of thousands of miles, early in my career. I'll take my nice quiet truck with 800 and some odd ft/lbs of torque, dual zone climate control, and the heater in the seat back for when my back hurts.
Brother a new diesel costs what 70? I do like that my tundra starts every morning. Way better than the 88 Isuzu I used to have. The danged ac only worked when you were moving, etc. I have had my share of beaters and those do suck.
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Old 07-27-2021, 04:56 PM   #23
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Wait until the thermostat sticks and it overheats, or the AC compressor goes out, or it slings the belt and shuts EVERYTHING down, or.....

I drove enough wore out old trucks many 100s of thousands of miles, early in my career. I'll take my nice quiet truck with 800 and some odd ft/lbs of torque, dual zone climate control, and the heater in the seat back for when my back hurts.
This....

I have a 1998 Silverado that I love and will keep forever as long as I'm able. But I think I enjoy it mostly because I don't daily drive it.


If I didn't spend 3/4s of my life in a vehicle I would prefer something older but for now I'll enjoy my nice heater leather and bluetooth.
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