So my wife and I have shared a car since we got married. This summer we sold our 2008 F150 FX4 Supercrew and upgraded (downgraded?) to our 2013 Prius.
My wife hasn’t worked since we’ve been married because I’ve always had to travel a lot. But it looks like she might be starting a full time job in the next few weeks or month or so. When that happens, sharing a car will not longer be feasible.
So I’ve been looking around at used trucks, and I’m wondering if everyone would mind sharing their opinions on truck options?
I had a Ford. I paid $16,500 for it, used, with 101,000 miles on it. When I sold it, it had about 175,000 miles on it, and I added up my receipts, and I discovered I had spend nearly $11,000 in REPAIRS on the vehicle in about 4 years. I’m not sure if it was a lemon, or if it was because it was a Michigan truck, or if it was because it was a Ford, or what. But I don’t want to end up with that again.
I’ve seen several service body trucks for sale, older models, for around $3500-5000, but I’m building a trailer, and I’d like to be able to use the truck I get for non pressure washing things too, so I’d probably rather have a standard truck.
So what are your thoughts on early 2000 model Tundras, F150’s, Silverados, Tacomas, etc? Reliability, how do they tow, fuel economy, always in the repair shop?
I appreciate any stories or experience shared. It’ll help mold my decision making for buying a truck that I can hopefully grow my business with, as well as rely on for personal use.