Originally Posted by thaifighter
I'm having a bit of a spiritual crisis with this question...
I went car shopping today
After doing my research I decided to return to my roots, which is good old-fashioned American muscle. Ive owned two mustangs and a camaro and various big trucks over the years, and I totally prefer US engineering over Japanese or European. This may be because of my size or it may be because I just like to buy things that put our citizens to work. I dont begrudge anyone else their choices, thats just my preference.
I went to 3 ford dealerships to check out the 2009 mustangs, and got the same BS run around from everyone about 100 over invoice and what a great deal blah blah blah. (These clowns dont know who they are dealing with yet)
At the third, they had a 2007 f150 pickup that sticker price was 31000, but they were asking 20. Its not exactly what Id pick, but its a good solid piece of gear that Id be totally happy to drive. They said total was 22 out the door. Translation: I can get it for 18-19.
They also had just the mustang I wanted, convertible, triple black, and the sticker price is 36k. They offered it out the door for 33. Translation: not a penny more than 29.
But then, in a cruel twist of fate
They had a 2007 Saleen
Tricked out to the gills
Track ready (yes I am certified)
Only 500 were made
Guaranteed Id be replacing the tires once every 3 months with the way Id drive it
Asking 40,000, total 43 out the door. Translation:38 or no go
Now I am asking myself what would Jesus do? (thats hay-soos for those of you in our audience that dont know many Mexicans)
I called my brother and asked him for advice on this as I am torn
He told me buy the truck and rake them over the coals on it. (polite version)
To which I deftly replied, You are no f@&k^ng help at all, if I wanted practical advice Id have called Dad.
Hes right of course. I have been waiting for the housing market to bottom out for the opportunity to pick up a bargain and either buy or build. The saleen is almost 400 more a month than the truck and thats at 60 months as opposed to 48 and that would put a fair dent in the amount of house I could buy
about 50k worth...
And If I am buying a house, I need a truck to haul crap.
Or a performance built, 465 HP chick-magnet
:P :P :P :P