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    Motercycle or Truck?

    I just graduated collage and the transmission went out on my suv so I need a ride to get a job I can get a truck for around 10k or a bike for around 5k. bike is cheaper all around but what about rainy days and truck would be nice but I just cant afford a reliable one anyone have an opinion im stuck on the fence

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    Find an early 2000s chevrolet with 150k miles. Should be $3-4k and good for another 50-100k miles. That's all we have in our fleet, we keep them until 250k usually

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    that's exactly what I want a Silverado in that year but where I live they go for around 7k with 200,000 miles and if you try to talk them down they wont budge its crazy I guss because im in the south truck have more value idk

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    Damn. i need to sell my truck over there

    i just saw an 01 2500 4x4 with under 200k sell for 1900.

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    I know its nuts and I want something clean to I figured If I have to pay 6 or 7k for a piece of crap it would be better to spend another 3k and get something nice that I will still like down the road when im still making payments but dam that's a lot to spend when I don't even have a job yet and I cant get a car because im too big and I need to tow stuff

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    Do you have a motorcycle license and riding experience?

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    If you truly need to tow stuff then get the truck.

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    I don't have a motorcycle license but I race dirtbikes so I can ride pretty good and the transmission did not go all the way out on my suv just reverse the still forward works so I can still haul stuff if I got a bike but who knows when it will goes out all the way
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    It would be cheaper to repair transmission . like $ 2500 to have it rebuilt.

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    Yea but my suv is onley worth 1800 and the motor has 200k

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    If you don't already have a working car, you shouldn't get a motorcycle. You'll still need a car in the winter or rainy days.

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    I found a 06 Colorado with 8,000 miles for 7k. Go to government auctions and small dealerships. Motorcycle sounds cool but you will regret it soon as its cold and rainy!

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    Graduated collage?
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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
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    Just remember if you buy a used vehicle with over a 100k on it you could have the same problem but now you have a
    broken down vehicle and a car payment.
    Go to a salvage yard get a used one and put in yourself and save some money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Honkey_Kong View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by djgreen View Post
    I know its nuts and I want something clean to I figured If I have to pay 6 or 7k for a piece of crap it would be better to spend another 3k and get something nice that I will still like down the road when im still making payments but dam that's a lot to spend when I don't even have a job yet and I cant get a car because im too big and I need to tow stuff
    Buy it out of state. Find someone to check it for you, fly there and drive home. Ive done it.

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    I'd sell him my truck. Lol

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    "I just graduated collage" How ironic lmao

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    You guys aren't right^^^LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidtheman100 View Post
    "I just graduated collage" How ironic lmao
    Maybe he went to DeVry?

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    Well my 05 Silverado was giving me problems and I really needed a plow bad.400 yd driveway so I bought a 04 Super duty 3/4 ton Ford with a 8.5ft Fisher V plow.I paid 11000 for it.Not bad totally redone flatbed and got 7000 for my price of junk.I really dislike Chevy trucks.

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    I've got an 05 f250 song dog. I love it.

    But i really do like the chevy gas motors. Maybe because I'm so familiar with them, i don't know. I don't have a problem with them

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