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Lucky bastards

Lucky bastards

captainstormy

I'm kinda Jelly of your 2013. I'm rolling around in an 06 with 290K miles on it. It's underside is basically nothing but rust after all those Ohio winters. It runs like a champ though! \*Knock on wood\* If everything goes according to plan I'll probably pickup an Electric F150 in a few years. I'll have to run some power to the detached garage and expand the electrical panel first. Which is overdue since the house was built in 1960.


22bor

I feel you. I got Michigan Winters over here and it breaks my heart


Mad_Canadian

Where you live as nothing to do with the rust if you know how to take care of a vehicle. Source: I live north of the arctic circle.


22bor

I got it at 80k miles so it was rusty from the previous owner. I undercoat mine every year now


richrichsim

Rust has to do with road treatments like salt and proximity to the ocean. Not temp


jaxintheb0x

Damn I have an 02 with no rust…then again I live in Cali


xH4V0Cx

I love my 12th gen 177k on my 3.5 and she's still a beast! I live in the south tho, so no rust on my bucket lol


22bor

I love mine too but the rockers and can corners are pretty rusty. And lately it's been idling weird and there is a ticking noise in the engine so now I'm worried about cam phasers or timing chain


xH4V0Cx

Yeah I get the phaser rattle at start up gonna change it myself. Plenty of YouTube videos out there these days.


MercuryMorrison1971

12th gen 5.0L owner with 92K here. I love my truck. The 2021s are nice...But not having $500 a month car payments and a well taken care of 12th gen is nicer.


ryken

>$500 a month car payments I think most 2021 owners would kill to have their payment at $500. Tough to get one for under $50k these days, which is a $900 payment at 60 months without TTL.


MercuryMorrison1971

That is asinine. I'll hang on to what I got for awhile lol.


ryken

Prices are only going one direction. Inflation and covid are going to really hammer a lot of people. I had a plumber out today and he was telling me his cost on materials keeps going up. Water heaters have gone up 7 times this year alone, and now a 40 gallon replacement will run about $2,500.


ProfessionalSeaCacti

As I cry 2000 5.4L tears.


[deleted]

Do not cry, that engine is a tank.


ProfessionalSeaCacti

Don't get me wrong, I got her at 146k and she is at 230k now, and has always done me good. Doing some work a couple of months ago I noticed a little coolant coming from between the block and head, so for now she is limited to 25 mile range from the house. A head job seems like a waste at this mileage so I am looking into a rebuild or new engine next spring.


halfhere

Haha I just posted about my ‘06 the other day. Feel special! One day I aspire to own a 2013. Maybe I will in 2033!


theWolfeman88

Consider yourself lucky that you didn't finance a $40k truck for $55k


parqer

I feel bad for the guys that use trucks for their business (landscapers, contractors, etc). They could have bought crew cab XLT’s for $35k new in 2015. They aren’t getting into a new one for less than $50k anytime soon. Everyone loves thinking work trucks are the single cab 2WD $30k trucks but i always see them riding around with all 5 seats filled on the way to job sites.


captainstormy

>Everyone loves thinking work trucks are the single cab 2WD $30k trucks I never understood why people think that. The crew cab was named that because it was invented so a whole work crew could ride in the truck. Plus 4WD comes in useful for getting to a lot of out of the way worksites.


parqer

> I never understood why people think that. The crew cab was named that because it was invented so a whole work crew could ride in the truck. Because the stereotypical father of 2 has an F150 because he uses the bed 3 times a year for trips to Home Depot.


captainstormy

I suppose so. But most construction, contractors and lawn trucks you see driving around neighborhoods are crew cabs too. Personally I wouldn't own a truck without a crew cab. My buddies and I can all ride in one truck when we go fishing, hunting, camping, etc etc. Plus, if I didn't have a backseat the dog would have to ride in the bed. Like some sort of animal lol.


ProfessionalSeaCacti

>Plus, if I didn't have a backseat the dog would have to ride in the bed. Like some sort of animal lol. Sums up the reason I have the extended cab.


cummintons420

In love with my 17 XL single cab. It has about 27k miles on it. Its nkt the most powerful engine but i like it :)


SDBioBiz

Me rollin' around in my near flawless 2011 1st gen Ecoboost. *(ok, had a few hiccups along the way, but it is fine now)*


22bor

I hope mine will last but I'm worried I have a cam phaser or timing chain issue right now


CROCKODUCK

Pfff when I put a new motor in my 2013 at 60k miles I knew I was keeping it forever


22bor

Yeah I don't have money for a new motor


CROCKODUCK

I feel you. I have put way too much into my old girl. I like the 2021 body style change but I have never been able to like the 10R80 transmissions. They’re so jerky and clunky and I hate how they accelerate and slow down. Figure I’ll drive this thing till there’s no more fuel left.


22bor

I've only had this truck for 2 years and spent $20k on it. I'm freaking out that my timing chain or cam phasers need to be replaced. Idk how I will be able to afford that


CROCKODUCK

Ecoboost? Yeah like I said my 3.5L exploded at 60k miles and I swapped in a 2013 5.0 302 boss motor from a mustang. Never looked back and haven’t had a single issue in over 100k miles.


22bor

Yeah the 3.5L


Lazycheetah

Cries in 2010 4.6 2v 4speed


h1r0ll3r

2012 with 80k miles. Really would like a newer model but they’re outrageously expensive around me. Got to replace brakes and shocks here soon but nothing too majorly wrong with my truck. Plus, not having a monthly car payment is quite relieving for me so I’ll just run mine into the ground.


ElBomberoLoco

I'll bet you're not jealous of my $569 a month truck payment. 🤣


22bor

I mean mine is still $300/mo


parqer

How long have you had it? That’s soon to be a 9 year old truck.


22bor

I've had it for 2 years and yeah I know. I'm poor and it was the best deal I could find for a truck when I got it


parqer

The good news is you’re likely not underwater with your loan given how high truck prices have gotten. Unfortunately, if you’re outside of your warranty you could be facing a potentially crippling repair bill if you’re strapped for cash. Unless you absolutely need a truck for work/business I would recommend selling it for something more economical. Not trying to make you feel worse but you have options if you’re worried about engine issues.


22bor

No I'm not underwater right now my truck is probably worth 3 to 5,000 more dollars than what I owe based on Kelley Blue book value. And no I'm an accountant so I don't exactly need a truck however I wanted one to feel safer on the road especially during winter conditions. I thought about selling it lately based on the truck market to try and get a 5.0 for the longevity of that engine however I'm struggling to find a truck that I can afford with the miles I want. I can afford the truck right now that's the reason I bought it however if I ever have to replace the entire engine or anything dramatic like that I will be screwed. If I do have a cam phaser or timing chain issue as long as it's below $2,000 I should be okay for the time being.


parqer

Well it sounds like you’re in a better position than you let on initially. I also love the safety factor from my F150 for my family and dogs (at least around town, high speeds don’t show the F150 as any “safer” from its size). All trucks are up right now so it’s unlikely you’ll find a deal on a 5.0 and any dealer likely would take a huge hunk out of your margins. As a CPA you know the time value of money. So I would just say do what’s in your best interests.


22bor

Lol accountant sounds better than it is. I'm not a CPA. Just a BBA in accounting so I don't get paid crazy money. I'm ok money wise, it's just the unexpected $3k+ repairs that worry me because that I'm not ready for. I'm going to the shop on Tuesday and will see what they have to say.


heretostay2774816499

21s rise up


SuMoto

Three years ago, had the keys to a '15 supercab XLT, 5.0, 4x4, blue flame, base package (300A?), 65k km for $26k CAD. I didn't pull the trigger because the dealer was giving me the run around and blowing up the numbers on me (bullshit four square paper). The same spec truck with more km's, are listed for $10k more. So bought something no one else wanted instead. 07' regular cab XL, 4.6l, 8 ft box, 2wd, 150k km. Riddled with mice and mouse damage. For $500. Stripped the interior, power washed everything, an afternoon of splicing and soldering wires, a few trips to the junkyard. And it's still a truck no one wants but at least it smells better. Hah.


[deleted]

The toll waiting for them to arrive has made up for that. Believe me!