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RetiredRealtorRick

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Posted: 09/19/21 08:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yup, we saw it. A new F-150, regular cab, short bed, "base" truck --- actually going down the road! Haven't seen one in a long, long time.

Now, bear in mind this base truck still carries a $30,000+ price tag, which is absurd in and of itself, but it restored my faith that not everybody that needs a truck goes crazy seeing how close to a $100,000 behemoth they can create.

I must admit that I was a little disappointed to see it in white, with all the other color choices that are available to make it look less like a commercial vehicle, but all in all was still a bit surprised to see it at all.

Just thought I'd share [emoticon]


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Probably destined for some park district janitors truck or something plebeian like that.
Surprised you don’t see more hot rod 2wd rcsb and nice 4x ‘s


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You must remember a dollar is not worth much anymore.I brought my first F150 in 76 300 6 banger 3 speed on the column with AM radio for $3,300 plus tax.


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I'll see your F150 and raise you a 2022 'Vette I saw in my neighborhood yesterday. It was white and anything but pedestrian looking. Can't tow, but I understand they can definitely "haul the mail". [emoticon]

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Being less than 2 hrs from Bowling Green my, where the Vett factory is. I’ve been seeing new ones a lot lately.

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I don't know about 2022 Vette but the 1969 could tow. I towed a Scotty camper with one in 1969.

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stickdog wrote:

You must remember a dollar is not worth much anymore.I brought my first F150 in 76 300 6 banger 3 speed on the column with AM radio for $3,300 plus tax.


I think I bought yours used in 83 for $1300 lol. I sold it in 93 for $400 with 113K miles.. probably still running [emoticon]

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RetiredRealtorRick wrote:

Now, bear in mind this base truck still carries a $30,000+ price tag, which is absurd in and of itself, but it restored my faith that not everybody that needs a truck goes crazy seeing how close to a $100,000 behemoth they can create.

Just thought I'd share [emoticon]


I have an F-150 XL on order 3.5L HD Ecoboost 4X4 Supercrew with the 3.73, 13,800 max towing, max Payload 2640, 19,500 GCWR. 51K with just a few upgrades. [emoticon]

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So much of today's pricing has to do with demand.

In the past 10 years, new passenger cars have gone up in price less than 5%, but new trucks have gone up approximately 40%.

The components required to build a truck cost no more than the components required to build a car, so the only reason for the absurd increase is that American's are willing to pay it. Much like shoddy quality RV's -- they'll keep making them that way as long as people keep buying them.

We'll all get smart one of these days [emoticon]

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A local dealer had a red Chevy 1500 regular cab short bed on the lot. It was gone the next day. I see it around town often. A young girl is driving it.

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