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First new truck since '97.
It kills me to make such a poor investment.
Base truck + power seat, hard tonneau, and bedliner.
Plans:
Black out all decals and emblems
AMP power steps
Heated seats


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A poor investment is one that you have to take out a loan for in order to purchase. Evenso, a house is usually considered a good investment.

A poor investment might be a dirt bike, or a sport boat, or a sport airplane, that you seldom use.

But for fetching a half yard of garden soil, rock, or paving stones, or for a third-of-a-cord of firewood, or lumber for a new out-building ... even a financed pickup truck can be a Good Investment. A pickup that features a huge rear seat area and fine, upscale amenities is a bonus.

Finally ... a brand new Trail Boss that one has saved up for and which required no borrowing, well ... a Great Blessing is beyond a good investment.
(Not having any debt is a very good way to enjoy Freedom.)

But perhaps you were being facetious ...
 
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A poor investment is one that you have to take out a loan for in order to purchase. Evenso, a house is usually considered a good investment.

A poor investment might be a dirt bike, or a sport boat, or a sport airplane, that you seldom use.

But for fetching a half yard of garden soil, rock, or paving stones, or for a third-of-a-cord of firewood, or lumber for a new out-building ... even a financed pickup truck can be a Good Investment. A pickup that features a huge rear seat area and fine, upscale amenities is a bonus.

Finally ... a brand new Trail Boss that one has saved up for and which required no borrowing, well ... a Great Blessing is beyond a good investment.
(Not having any debt is a very good way to enjoy Freedom.)

But perhaps you were being facetious ...
I'm curious what your rate of return is.
There are a million better investments than throwing $50k cash on your dealers desk.
Maybe a better plan would of been to take 3 or 4 yrs at 0% and invest the $50K?
I guess that all depends on your situation and how you plan to use the truck.
Glad you have your Freedom. Hope your shoulder doesn't hurt.
 
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So is it the 2.7 turbo being a 22 LTD? That will kill your resale in the future. I saw someone else post that they were knocked down $1400 on trade in for the truck being the 4 banger instead of the 5.3.
 
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Yes 2.7 turbo, more hp and tq than my '97 5.7l HD. I also got a '$2k rebate for the 4 banger. So a $1400 drop still puts me $ 600 ahead. This Truck will be my DD. 120 miles round trip per day, I hope to get 200,000+ before I'm done. Not too worried about resale
 

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9300 miles and I love my L3B. I drive 60 mph on hwy here and get 26.2 mpg pretty consistently if no wind. Of course wind, weather ( snowing today) and grade on mountain highways not to mention I am off road for 7-8 miles once off 2 lane highway when I go anywhere.

This engine likes 87 octane or higher. 85 octane is regular here but after scanning saw more timing being pulled on 85 octane. 87 or mixed up to 88 or so makes less timing retard and better MPG.
We've done 3 oil analysis so far with great results. Amsoil OE 5w30 being used and I changed out OEM air filter at 8600 miles because of mountain dust. I have tested the OEM ACDELCO, QS synthetic, Mobil 1, and now Amsoil and going to stick with Amsoil.

I operate from 10,000' msl down to 7500' most of the time.

I drove up to Pueblo CO yesterday @ 75 mph on I-25 and saw 23 MPG. For a Trail Boss thats great. No one is having lifter or cams being eaten on this hand crafted valve train. If you have a new V8 beware metallurgy defects are gonna kill ya at some point. Shame really.
All these engines overfuel for cooling and that makes shellac that will damage weak lifters and cam alloys over a short interval as many are seeing. Good fuel and engine oil can really help.

I order my oil analysis here and love the service :

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I'm retired ( forcibly) disabled vet and this is our only car.

If driven/cruised at lower RPM for optimum TQ it reminds me of a diesel but quiet. Driving it unloaded here in mountains its amazingly efficient, quiet, and smooth.

If towing and driving at higher than say 2000 rpm it will boost the shit out of itself and produce lots of power but you'll burn fuel doing it out of 2.7 L and 22 psi boost capacity. Reality of tradeoff since most of us do NOT need max TQ or HP all the time.

It has a an electronically controlled blow off/relief valve so on start allow it to do its BIT test or it will burp taking off too fast. My wife demonstrated that since she waits for nothing but WOT! LOL Once gauges do their dance and come back to center its ready.
 

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With today’s gas prices that 2.7 might add value👍
I highly doubt that since GM is already knocking $1500 of the sticker for any trucks equipped with it. That's not even dealer discounts or rebates, that's a straight deduction on the window sticker, even brand new refreshed 22's.
 

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I highly doubt that since GM is already knocking $1500 of the sticker for any trucks equipped with it. That's not even dealer discounts or rebates, that's a straight deduction on the window sticker, even brand new refreshed 22's.
Maybe. In the meantime us L3B folk are saving another $2000 a year in fuel vs lifter and cam eating 8’s.
 
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