Originally Posted by bedrck46
I f its a butt ugly dream truck I would say its must be a nightmare.
Come on down from the cheap seats and buy yourself a new truck.
The F-350 is NOT my dream truck! It is my chore
truck. When there is heavy work to be done (hauling, pulling, snowplowing) it has been my go to vehicle since 2013! When my last daily driver was dying, I would put up with driving the F-350 to the office.
My dream truck is a 1/2 ton SUV. Like a Chevy Suburban, Ford Excursion, Toyota Highlander, etc., 4x4, manual transmission and I6 turbo-Diesel.
Right now my finances are in a bit of an uproar (last payment on my divorce is next month and my 2013 Jetta 2.0 Diesel is getting bought back by VW) so buying a new car or truck is just not in the cards for a couple of months.
So, I decided to use the 'windfall' to get rid of as much debt as possible. And then use the spring and summer to save up the cash to commission my dream truck.
In the meantime, I have bought the Explorer off my folks for some extra work on their car. I am in the process of catching up on 10 years of neglected maintenance and it will be my daily driver for the next 2-3 years with the F-350 fulfilling its role of chore truck and will be doing a much better job of being the backup vehicle when my parent's car or the Explorer is down for service or repair.
The only long-term question will be, "Should I use my Dream Truck as my daily driver?" But that is not a question that needs considering right now.