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Ford EcoBoost V6 Engine  (Source: Ford)
EcoBoost is proving very popular with truck buyers

Source: WSJ





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RE: I'd pick the V6
By mdogs444 on 10/17/2011 6:30:02 AM , Rating: 3
Or that "one time" you need to buy a hot water heater, snow thrower, lumber to build a deck, pavers and stones to build a patio, yearly mulch, concrete, renting large tools like augers, home remodeling, etc.

Not all of us pay other people to do work on our homes.


RE: I'd pick the V6
By Dr of crap on 10/17/2011 9:09:02 AM , Rating: 1
Yep, and for the once a year that I MIGHT need a pickup to haul those things, the local Menards or Home Depot will rent me one of their pickups for WAY LESS then having to own a pickup.


RE: I'd pick the V6
By Spuke on 10/17/2011 10:20:10 AM , Rating: 2
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Yep, and for the once a year that I MIGHT need a pickup to haul those things
And that works FOR YOU! Not for EVERYONE! Like yourself, I occasionally rent a tractor (maybe 3 or 4 times a year which I tow with my truck). The cost of the tractor vs the amount of times I would use it does not work out for me. Quite a number of my neighbors own tractors. But that doesn't mean I'm going to sh!t on them because I think they don't need theirs. They need theirs, I don't. No hating needed.

BTW, good luck trying to find a rental place that will let you TOW using their truck. 99.6% will NOT let you do it.


RE: I'd pick the V6
By Flunk on 10/17/2011 11:00:50 AM , Rating: 2
The majority of that stuff would fit in a car and you could easily get the bigger stuff delivered (including rental tools). I don't have a problem with it but it's your choice to drive a truck, not a necessity. Driving a car doesn't make renovating your house impossible or even really difficult.


RE: I'd pick the V6
By Spuke on 10/17/2011 12:33:03 PM , Rating: 1
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Driving a car doesn't make renovating your house impossible or even really difficult.
Oh yeah, you can get materials delivered. I own a truck and sometimes have had stuff delivered anyways because it was cheaper but not anymore. Everyone jacked their prices up because of fuel cost increases so deliveries are way more expensive than they were. I just go get it myself now. Twice a year we get a couple of tons of DG. Used to have it delivered because we only had a 1/2 ton pickup and the DG was way over the trucks rear axle/tire capacity but now it costs $50 for the delivery and we only live a few miles away from the place. I'll just drive my truck over there for $2 in gas instead. Granted I don't mind now because we own a 3/4 ton.

Before you start bitchin, we use our truck mostly for hauling hay and towing the horse trailer and 5th wheel. You can have hay delivered but the place we buy from doesn't deliver and the place that does deliver has crappy hay AND it's also expensive to get it delivered ($100). We get hay twice a month minimum. You can also have your trailers towed wherever now too. Don't ask me how much that costs. Lastly, CA is prone to wildfires and we help each other with livestock evacuations when needed.

All that considered, owning a truck is cheaper and much more convenient.


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