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Old 03-05-2021, 04:05 PM   #1
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Default Good first vehicle for 16yr old son.

With the vehicle prices the way they are, a bicycle is looking more and more promising . Boy turns 16 in August........What kills me is some of his friends are driving brand new 3/4 ton diesels. And I know what there parents do for a living. Guess people are just in debt to the gills.
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Old 03-05-2021, 04:07 PM   #2
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I shopped around and found a good deal on 2012 F150 FX4 with 80k. Deals are out there you just have to look for them.

edit.. 2 years later and it is still running like a champ with no issues. knock on wood
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Old 03-05-2021, 04:09 PM   #3
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I shopped around and found a good deal on 2012 F150 FX4 with 80k. Deals are out there you just have to look for them.

edit.. 2 years later and it is still running like a champ with no issues. knock on wood
From a dealership, and what'd you end up giving?
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Old 03-05-2021, 04:12 PM   #4
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He can do without 4WD. I didn't have it, and still managed to get into plenty of trouble. I think he has a better head on his shoulders then I did at that age. Get's it from his mother......
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Old 03-05-2021, 04:14 PM   #5
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From a dealership, and what'd you end up giving?
Yes dealership 18.5k cash out the door. It was the best deal I had found but it was also precovid. With prices the way they are now, I could probably sell it and make money but then I would have to find another one for him.
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Old 03-05-2021, 04:15 PM   #6
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A tank?



My folks gave me a year old truck when I got my license. Although I appreciate now I didn't back then and didn't take care of it at all. My kids will get beater trucks and learn to fix them. We have a super clean 97 silverado we keep at the lake I keep saying my oldest is going to drive but it's going to kill me if he trashes it.
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Old 03-05-2021, 04:17 PM   #7
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A beater that he can learn to work on. You can be sure that a young man is going to tear up a truck, mud, jumping tail road tracks, fender benders, pealing out, donuts etc.
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Old 03-05-2021, 04:22 PM   #8
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A beater that he can learn to work on. You can be sure that a young man is going to tear up a truck, mud, jumping tail road tracks, fender benders, pealing out, donuts etc.
LMAO......... Jumping tail aint never trashed my truck.....well maybe the seat cover
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Old 03-05-2021, 04:27 PM   #9
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We bought my youngest son a truck off of here almost 2 years ago. 2004 Ram 1500 quad cab with 4.7 v8 in great condition. Had 250,000 miles on it. Not one issue with it almost 2 years later and still runs and drives great. A/C, heat and everything worked and still does. Paid $2500 for it. No doubt I could get $4500 to $5000 tomorrow if I wanted. Its nicer than my first truck I guarantee you that.
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Old 03-05-2021, 04:31 PM   #10
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Old 03-05-2021, 04:46 PM   #11
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We bought our son(s) a '95 Jeep YJ. It ticked off a number of marks. It was cool enough for them. They learned how to drive a stick shift. None of their friends know how to drive manual so I didn't have to worry about them loaning it out. Texting and driving is **** near impossible. Speeding on the highway wasn't going to happen. It was easy on the pocketbook. They both ended up at the same college so I just hauled it down there and also gave them our 2002 Suburban so they could come home when they wanted to.
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Old 03-05-2021, 04:48 PM   #12
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A beater that he can learn to work on. You can be sure that a young man is going to tear up a truck, mud, jumping tail road tracks, fender benders, pealing out, donuts etc.
Yes, plus they are more than likely to get into a fender bender or two.
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Old 03-05-2021, 05:06 PM   #13
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LMAO......... Jumping tail aint never trashed my truck.....well maybe the seat cover
You werenít doin it right. Some of us wanted to have repeat customers.
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Old 03-05-2021, 05:27 PM   #14
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When my son turned 16 four years ago we bought him a 97 Chevy Z71 for his first vehicle we paid $2500 for it. I had the exact same truck for 15 years and knew it was a reliable vehicle and I could do repairs on it if needed. He turned 20 today and is still driving it with 162,000 miles on the odometer.
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Old 03-05-2021, 05:34 PM   #15
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My soon to be 16 yo is getting my 03 2500hd 6.0 gasser. He and I have been tinkering with it for about a year to get it all fixed up to his liking. It's been super cheap for most things and more importantly we've enjoyed doing it together. She has 140k and has been a fantastic truck since the day I bought it new.
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Old 03-05-2021, 05:38 PM   #16
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For my two boys I went with a clean single cab pick up with 100,000+ on it.
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Old 03-05-2021, 08:35 PM   #17
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We got both our kids, boy and girl, Nissan Frontiers. Both with manual transmissions. We (I) wanted them both to be able to handle a stick shift just in case they ever needed that skill. I told my daughter that guys really like a girl that can handle a manual transmission. The summer after her junior year in high school she went on a school sponsored work trip to Georgia. The kids wound up clearing brush from a pasture. She got to drive the truck because she was the only one that could handle a manual transmission. One of her male classmates told her "there's just something about a girl that can handle a manual transmission." I just love that story.

Anyway, get a truck to have them up off the ground, don't give them too big an engine, and get something that is reliable. Good luck with it all.

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Old 03-05-2021, 08:46 PM   #18
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I have a Ď97 explorer in the driveway I was going to give to my oldest. He wanted a truck and worked to buy his own. Found an Ď83 Chevy in the classifieds and he bought it this past August a week before turning 15. Heís working on it in his spare time and is about to start on the interior. Itís been fun working on it with him so far. If I still have it when my daughter starts driving, sheíll get the Explorer.
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Old 03-05-2021, 08:55 PM   #19
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LMAO......... Jumping tail aint never trashed my truck.....well maybe the seat cover

You ainít loaded up the right one yet....


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Old 03-05-2021, 09:46 PM   #20
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I have a Ď97 explorer in the driveway I was going to give to my oldest. He wanted a truck and worked to buy his own. Found an Ď83 Chevy in the classifieds and he bought it this past August a week before turning 15. Heís working on it in his spare time and is about to start on the interior. Itís been fun working on it with him so far. If I still have it when my daughter starts driving, sheíll get the Explorer.
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Old 03-05-2021, 09:54 PM   #21
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When my son turned 16 four years ago we bought him a 97 Chevy Z71 for his first vehicle we paid $2500 for it. I had the exact same truck for 15 years and knew it was a reliable vehicle and I could do repairs on it if needed. He turned 20 today and is still driving it with 162,000 miles on the odometer.
Did you buy it here? Just wondering if its my old truck I sold to someone here. Cant remember who I sold it to
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Old 03-05-2021, 10:09 PM   #22
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I drove a 1966 Chevy bel air. I got my license in 2016.
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Old 03-05-2021, 10:48 PM   #23
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Did you buy it here? Just wondering if its my old truck I sold to someone here. Cant remember who I sold it to
No, I bought it from one of my uncles. Iím sure he could have sold it for more but he gave me a great deal on it.
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Old 03-05-2021, 11:21 PM   #24
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Old 03-05-2021, 11:27 PM   #25
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For my two boys I went with a clean single cab pick up with 100,000+ on it.
This is close to what we did with our boys, bought our daughter what she wanted because life ainít fair
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Old 03-07-2021, 08:32 AM   #26
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Yeah, I got 2002 Tundra TRD, that runs like new. Only 160 something thousand miles on it. Thinking that might be to nice of a ride to start with.
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Old 03-07-2021, 08:36 AM   #27
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My grandmother has 88 Silverado that’s been parked for years. Only 60,000 miles on it. She’s been gone awhile now, be pretty cool to get that truck running. Maybe he can work on his grandpa and we can have a summer project. Fuel pump went out like 6 year’s ago, and it’s still sitting in the yard in the same spot....

4WD too
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Old 03-07-2021, 08:44 AM   #28
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My grandmother has 88 Silverado thatís been parked for years. Only 60,000 miles on it. Sheís been gone awhile now, be pretty cool to get that truck running. Maybe he can work on his grandpa and we can have a summer project. Fuel pump went out like 6 yearís ago, and itís still sitting in the yard in the same spot....

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This is your answer. Sweet rig.

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Old 03-07-2021, 10:10 AM   #29
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I have a Ď97 explorer in the driveway I was going to give to my oldest. He wanted a truck and worked to buy his own. Found an Ď83 Chevy in the classifieds and he bought it this past August a week before turning 15. Heís working on it in his spare time and is about to start on the interior. Itís been fun working on it with him so far. If I still have it when my daughter starts driving, sheíll get the Explorer.
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He will take much better care of that truck buying it and working on it himself. Knowing the cost and hard work it took to get it.


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Old 03-07-2021, 10:19 AM   #30
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I have a Ď97 explorer in the driveway I was going to give to my oldest. He wanted a truck and worked to buy his own. Found an Ď83 Chevy in the classifieds and he bought it this past August a week before turning 15. Heís working on it in his spare time and is about to start on the interior. Itís been fun working on it with him so far. If I still have it when my daughter starts driving, sheíll get the Explorer.
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