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Hot Rods 65,000.00 What would you buy?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 0NE BAD 51 MERC, Dec 7, 2019.

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  1. hotrodjack33
    Joined: Aug 19, 2019
    Posts: 1,055


    Well, a $65,000 vehicle will cost you about $80.000 after 5 years of financing...and what do you get for that 80K ?... a 5 year old vehicle that has depreciated down to about $25.000. HOW STUPID can you get? Yet million of people do it...morons
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  2. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 11,562

    from Quincy, IL

    Be thankful they do......otherwise there wouldn’t be any five year old pickups to buy for $25,000.........

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  3. hotrodjack33
    Joined: Aug 19, 2019
    Posts: 1,055


    Never thought of it THAT way;)
  4. abe lugo
    Joined: Nov 8, 2002
    Posts: 2,238

    abe lugo

    Can believe this thread is still here. buy a Toyota pickup for daily. Even a 10 year old one. Use the rest to buy a nice running vintage car. Then sell the project you will never get to.
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  5. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 18,785

    from Michigan

    I already have all I want..... I'd take that 65 grand and save it for retirement.....;)
  6. T. Turtle
    Joined: May 20, 2018
    Posts: 198

    T. Turtle

    Finish my car, enjoy it and have enough left towards my pension?
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  7. I hemmed and hawed on a stock that was tanking a few years ago. It dropped to below two dollars a share, a few months later the company was taken over and the price soared. I could of bought 30 of those trucks(I wouldn't have bought one) or retired earlier on the 50 thousand I was going to throw at it. Oh well, lesson learned.:(
  8. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
    Posts: 2,163

    from NKy

    A 25 year old red head , and an attorney . I already get the deepest feelings one of us will be in need of one shortly .
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  9. rustydusty
    Joined: Apr 19, 2010
    Posts: 1,589


    A nice '47 Hudson pickup, and a low mileage Chevy ssr for a daily driver...
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  10. I believe that is a good answer.

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  11. I buy more tools, then use what was left to buy some kind of 50's or early 60's Chevrolet wagon or Suburban or build a vintage ramp truck. to tow my vintage stock car project to the track.
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  12. 1934coupe
    Joined: Feb 22, 2007
    Posts: 4,016


    In 72 I made $160/week which equals $8320/year my new 72 Nova cost $3000. about a third of what I made. Now in 2019 that 65K trunk would eat up all I make in a year so I don't think I'll be spending that kind of money on anything.

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  13. WiredSpider
    Joined: Dec 29, 2012
    Posts: 689


    50K off my mortgage,15K in the bank
  14. topher5150
    Joined: Feb 10, 2017
    Posts: 1,982


    Even if I had the money I could never bring myself to spend that much money that will lose most of it's value in 10-15 years

    Sent from my moto z4 using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
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  15. RodStRace
    Joined: Dec 7, 2007
    Posts: 2,290


    Finish my '40 coupe, have someone sell off my other projects/drivers (I hate dealing with selling stuff), get a nice 15 year old truck for errands, get some concrete work done around the property, and bank the rest. Maybe do one other project or get the T-bucket I've wanted since I was a teenager.

    EDIT: for OP, I'm going to say what new vehicle I'd even consider if that is where the money must be spent, AND it had to be a single vehicle, not a cheap truck and a commuter....
    Purple Hellcat Challenger stick shift. NOT HAMB friendly, but that's my choice for new. 61K list price at build a dodge.
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    from IDAHO

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  17. A shop full of tools and a '36 Ford 3W project...:D
  18. trollst
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
    Posts: 1,756


    Not sure really, I worked so damned hard to save a little in my retirement that I've become a cheap sob, I'd like a 32 five window already done, like to buy back some age credits, but apparently you can't do that, repaint my 36.....
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  19. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,235


    $65,000? Pay off the house, repair & upgrade the house, maybe finish a project, hire someone to wire it.

  20. ...I'd sure buy more than just one new pickup...besides, none of em look good to me, not like the older ones do.
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  21. jvo
    Joined: Nov 11, 2008
    Posts: 220


    I've done the brand new vehicle thing 5 times in my life, and I have regretted it 5 times. Novelty wears off in about 3 months, but the payments don't wear off for 3 years. And nowadays, they want you to take out a 7 year mortgage to buy one. Never ever again. Never.
    I drive a 63 F100, winter and summer. If it rusts, I'll fix it. I have other projects that I wouldn't drive in winter, but this truck was new once, and nobody worried about driving it in winter then. I love my truck, and I know I get far more compliments and thumbs up than anyone driving their "one ton, quad cab, duramax dually diesel". Oh, and I forgot to add the statement we always use. "Loaded with leather". So lame that so many of us have been caught up in that in the past. No more for me. The wife needs to drive something decent, and that right now is our last new vehicle, a 2006 Saturn Vue with 310,000 kms on it.
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  22. olscrounger
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
    Posts: 3,892


    Save it. No need for any more cars for my self. Have $$ stashed for next project if I decide to do another one. At 76 I have more than enough for us to live on and no bills, mortgage or any other debt. Have actually started selling off some collectibles, etc. and banked that money as well. As for new vehicles I want something big and reliable for my wife to drive. She gets a new one about every 15 years and pays cash.-current one is a 19 Denali-last one was a 95 Impala SS.
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  23. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 6,681

    jimmy six

    Ur looking at the wrong F-150. I spent in the mid 40’s and had enough to buy a nice cruiser.
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  24. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 10,576

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    Raising my kids I drove rusty old beaters and did what I could to keep them on the road.

    Now I’m done with that.
    I bought that pretty blue 2018 F150 with the 5 litre and put a Borla S type exhaust on it.

    Lariat trim, its a beautiful truck and I expect it will last longer than a similar truck with a steel body.
    And it’s not financed. :cool:
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  25. Terraizer
    Joined: Jul 18, 2006
    Posts: 501


    $65,000 I would build a new bigger shop and maybe buy some new equipment for the shop.
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  26. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 18,785

    from Michigan

    I'm on my fifth and last one also..... 3 of those I still have.. I plan on selling 2 of those..
  27. So, tell us about the blue color. What's it going on?

    I have NO interest in a new f150 or a new anything.

  28. RmK57
    Joined: Dec 31, 2008
    Posts: 1,516


    Late 50's f-100, then put the remaining $55,000 towards the kids university tuition.
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  29. partsdawg
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 2,700

    from Minnesota

    Buy As many project cars and parts as I could until the money ran out. Take pictures of the stuff while filling the building then lock it up tight.
    Spend the next few years posting pics on social media sites and watch the whiny posts about hoarders.
    Wait a few years the go back inside and blow a few buckets of genuine barn dust on everything then hold a well advertised auction .;)
  30. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
    Joined: Nov 12, 2010
    Posts: 1,291

    0NE BAD 51 MERC

    A 52 Chevy coupe that I have had for 20 years, It is a few projects down the list. 60's drag car inspired, think Stone, Woods and Cook in a Chevy. lol I would never spend that on a new truck either. Bought my last new one in 96 and drove it for 20 years. Got the 2014 in 2015 and hope it last that long. I would be 80 by that time! Lou in post #46 understood the question , If you where a person who actually had 65,000.00 to piss away on a car or truck {NOT ME!!} what would it be? lol Some of you guys take shit way to seriously ;) Larry
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