I was thinking, saw some great deals on some pretty fair looking work trucks from southern states. They seen so much hard road here its such a tedious process to rebuild, good trucks in more later model years would be preferable to fixing up my old junk which is due for some replacement.
I see some heavier trucks in CA priced right, probably taxes and emissions make used less practical option there but in my world I don't need to be sitting on 90K truck payments, I fix one up at a time and when they not working they don't eat much.
A couple Windstars, Freestars, even broken transmissions not a problem. I got one now, gonna tear the tranny apart this week but if I had something better body wise I wouldn't bother, if it wasn't so rusty I would fix it in a heartbeat. Been a great little car/truck, really got a lot of work out of it but just isn't worth the body work or a major repair.
I am a numbers guy, new car truck, 500$ a month, 300 in parts and a day to r&r, even a couple if I dodder off, don't even got to run all that long to hit return on effort. If it runs a year, couple grand or more in my pocket vs new payments,,, per unit x 10 or so. I like something basically fully depreciated, not so old its obsolete, 5-6 even 7 yrs on a van depending on condition, up to 10 on pickups maybe??.
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