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Oh another Grabber Orange GT for sale.
damn I need to sell my Z28 and get some Mustang money.


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Get a Raptor.....that is the only truck I would ever trade my car for.


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If you're not a farmer or contractor, your Mustang is actually a more practical vehicle for daily use than a truck.
Handy as a secondary vehicle if you are doing a lot of landscaping and home repair or upgrades.

Something to be said about throwing a bunch of concrete, plywood, and gardeing supplies in the back of the truck and not giving a damn about it getting dirty.

Someone asked me to help take 400lbs of metal to the heat treatment place yesterday.

I said, "no way". I can't get into half the driveways as it is. And the suspension is so stiff, I can't have steel plate bouncing around all over the trunk. And hell if I'm going to lay any of it on the seats either.

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I did have a truck, way back when.

I had to sell it and get a Jeep Cherokee after having a kid and needing a car that could fit car seats and family.

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you could always get what i have but i do a lot of pulling and i live on a farm
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Well I do not live on a farm but do live in a pretty rural area where the roads are, let’s just say not the best. Coincidently I do work in construction but not in the field but in the office. Part of this is my own fault as I do not drive the car as an everyday driver; it only comes out on nice sunny days and dry roads. I just can’t bring myself to have it on wet nasty roads (that’s all on me).

Funny enough I too used to have a truck then traded that for a jeep as everyone else wanted to use my truck for a truck more then me. But now with just purchasing a house the tables have turned and now I am looking to borrow someone else’s truck all the time. As I mentioned before the option of getting a cheaper used truck won’t help the financial situation (and I can’t use the X-Plan on a used vehicle). Unless someone out there would like to pay the car off for me then PROBLEM SOLVED…..haha
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Trucks are handy, no doubt. I've always had the internal argument of 'truck or not' because of occasional hauling capabilities. I've had one pick-up but a long series of SUVs, since most of what I carry has to be locked up or protected from the weather, and the seating options are better.

Anything that doesn't fit in the back I just borrow or rent a trailer.

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Sell the motorcycle, buy better beater, keep Mustang. Wife won't get to enjoy the bike anyway as someone has to watch the kid.
Other than gas mileage there is no practicality to the motorcycle. I've had several long time rider friends laid up for several months to a year due to simple things that were not their fault on a motorcycle. Big deal it happens right... hard for a family when you have a kid.

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Sell the motorcycle, buy better beater, keep Mustang. Wife won't get to enjoy the bike anyway as someone has to watch the kid.
Other than gas mileage there is no practicality to the motorcycle. I've had several long time rider friends laid up for several months to a year due to simple things that were not their fault on a motorcycle. Big deal it happens right... hard for a family when you have a kid.
If that's possible for you, I say do that If it's not then you have to do what you have to do, even if that means getting rid of the Stang

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Funny enough I too used to have a truck then traded that for a jeep as everyone else wanted to use my truck for a truck more then me. But now with just purchasing a house the tables have turned and now I am looking to borrow someone else’s truck all the time. As I mentioned before the option of getting a cheaper used truck won’t help the financial situation (and I can’t use the X-Plan on a used vehicle). Unless someone out there would like to pay the car off for me then PROBLEM SOLVED…..haha
If you can't find a decent used truck, consider getting a trailer for your other vehicle. Lots cheaper and really more useful than a truck as far as being able to carry stuff.
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You likely won't keep the bike long... trust me.. once the little bundle of joy comes along women have a tendency of viewing the bikes as death machines...
The new F-150's are nice, but you'll have to get a quad cab to haul the kid around, which means a shorter bed, which means close to worthless for most things people need trucks for. I traded my '04 F-150 for this '10 V6, haven't needed a truck bed once...
A "practical" vehicle with a baby coming soon would be a 4 door sedan, like a Fusion...

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You likely won't keep the bike long... trust me.. once the little bundle of joy comes along women have a tendency of viewing the bikes as death machines...
The new F-150's are nice, but you'll have to get a quad cab to haul the kid around, which means a shorter bed, which means close to worthless for most things people need trucks for. I traded my '04 F-150 for this '10 V6, haven't needed a truck bed once...
A "practical" vehicle with a baby coming soon would be a 4 door sedan, like a Fusion...
Hmm I don't have a kid but my gf still considers those a death machine

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Surprisingly enough my wife is completly fine with a bike.....After many, many discussions it is leaning towards the car STAYING!!!!
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Since you live in Upstate NY don't you have a "winter rat"? I lived there for 11 years and for over half of them I had either an '81 Ford Escort or a '69 F100, supposedly to keep the salt off my nice car. It didn't work, by the way, as my 1985 TBird still rusted from the rocker panels on up.

The F100 was a hoot. It had moss growing out of the rust holes, but the 360 big block would beat nearly any car going up steep hills on Rte 20.

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Yes I do have a "winter rat" but that is what started all of this. It needs a little money put into it and the wife was going down the path that it would make more since to take the money that needs to go into that and put it towards a new vehicle that can be driven everyday. Then we have one car payment on a car that is driven 12 months not just 4-5 months.

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