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  • OFF TOPIC? $75,000 pickup cost per mile?

    My neighbor works in an office. He said he NEEDED a pickup and bought a $75,000 Silverado. I wonder if any of the members on this forum have ever figured ,what it would cost to drive a truck like this? When I entered the work force in the 60s,entree level pickups cost$1999. Edwin Dirnbeck

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    He NEEDED it for his emotional well being.
    I wager to say that getting professional therapy is cheaper.
    They have drugs now a days for that, chemical therapy.
    Small manhood causes so many problems between the ears.

    -D
    DZER

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    • #3
      Some DO need a pickup. We don't have a farm, but we use the Ranger a lot for things that a sedan or SW would not be useful for. we ran it off warranty in two years dealing with the Minnesota house, hauling stuff back and forth, moving things, etc.

      The current Ranger is about the size of an older Silverado, no need for a truck that costs over 3x more.
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      • #4
        At that price it would be a fully optioned version. But the last time I looked even work trucks started around $40,000 for 4x4 version. And then there is always the supply issue that is still going on. Local Chevy dealer is tacking on $5000 above MSRP as a "market" adjustment

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        • #5
          There are a lot of people who have money to burn, my neighbour has 2 Teslas, worth 3/4 of the value of the house and braggs about the cheapness to run them.
          Last edited by old mart; 02-25-2022, 12:09 PM.

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          • #6
            No pickup is worth $75k, especially a Chevy. But if you got money to piss away....

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            • #7
              Thanks to the kindness of my daughter I now drive her old Silverado, A dealer would have given her $ 6000 as trade in so we guess that is about what it is worth, It has 300, 000 km on the clock and many seem to go on for 500,000 or so, With care then I expect another 200, 000 from it,
              I usually do better, but 12 mpg would be a reasonable guess. Allowing $ 2000 a year in repairs seems sensible.Pre Covid I travelled about 15,000 Ks annually. So that gives me about 13 yrs before it probably gets completely worn out and$ 26.000 in maintenance in that time. Now at 12 mpg, assuming $ 2 a litre or $8 a gallon I will likely spend $ 6500 or so on gas. before thr truck, and likely I give up altogether,
              So why the hell would I ADD $75000 to that just to drive a newer shinier one?
              Regards David Powell.

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              • #8
                I needed a pickup too, cost me $1500 (with the plow). No smog, cheap insurance, cheap parts.

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                I just can't fathom the way some people think.

                It's all mind over matter.
                If you don't mind, it don't matter.

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                • #9
                  My F250 was $40k 23 years ago. Adjusted for inflation, that would be $67.5k today, so $75k is only about 11% more. They clearly are worth the price to the millions of people that buy them every year..

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Edwin Dirnbeck View Post
                    My neighbor works in an office. He said he NEEDED a pickup and bought a $75,000 Silverado.
                    Four wheel Viagra for Walter Mitty.

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                    • #11
                      Who are we to judge how other people spend their money?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Edwin Dirnbeck View Post
                        My neighbor works in an office. He said he NEEDED a pickup and bought a $75,000 Silverado. I wonder if any of the members on this forum have ever figured ,what it would cost to drive a truck like this? When I entered the work force in the 60s,entree level pickups cost$1999. Edwin Dirnbeck
                        Such an odd question Edwin? I bought a vehicle for 97,000 dollars (an rv). And I rarely use it. Am I now on the hit list of folks that spend their hard earned money on frivolous stuff?

                        I find it interesting to read (not just here) about people curious about Other peoples money.. Hey guess what? Yup, some folks don't just spend as Needed. Some spend as they wish. And then there are those that will try to show how frivolous or dumb those people are..

                        IMO, petty thinking to look at how others spend their money. You know what it looks like from afar? Green. JR

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                        • #13
                          Hope more people buy new.
                          When they get tired of it in a couple of years and it's value has dropped and it's on the used market I have more to select from.
                          Last edited by portlandRon; 02-25-2022, 09:59 PM.

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                          • #14
                            It always makes me wonder exactly how somebody with 10 times my income managed to work 10 times as hard to get it.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by tomato coupe View Post
                              My F250 was $40k 23 years ago. Adjusted for inflation, that would be $67.5k today, so $75k is only about 11% more. They clearly are worth the price to the millions of people that buy them every year..
                              That 40k is nearly double what I paid for my Ranger 2 years ago. And it's nearly as big, semi-crew / 6 foot bed/270 hp/ big ground clearance/ 1860 lb load/ 7500 tow. Would have preferred 8 foot, but......
                              Last edited by J Tiers; 02-25-2022, 02:35 PM.
                              CNC machines only go through the motions.

                              Ideas expressed may be mine, or from anyone else in the universe.
                              Not responsible for clerical errors. Or those made by lay people either.
                              Number formats and units may be chosen at random depending on what day it is.
                              I reserve the right to use a number system with any integer base without prior notice.
                              Generalizations are understood to be "often" true, but not true in every case.

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