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Old 07-21-2019, 06:50 PM   #11
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I will definitely look into the extended warranty,
The power wagon is hard to find in Cali.
I may take a road trip.....
I average 12 city, He mostly dives highway and gets about 19. I love mine! Matter of fact, itís probably my favorite truck that Iíve ever owned, and Iíve owned pretty much every brand out there. Not saying I have a couple close 2nds. You wonít be disappointed one bit!

Although you probably wonít ever use the heated seats/steering wheel option, but thatís nice out here....
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Old 07-21-2019, 08:05 PM   #12
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Lets assume that a new truck costs 60,000 dollars.

You've set 7 years as the life of the truck and depreciate it over that time.

60,000 divided by 7= $8571 per year. You're annual charged hour sheet is showing 1425 hours. 8571 divided by 1425 = 6.01 additional per hour needs to be charged to buy the truck.
Maybe for a large outfit it makes sense because you actually make those hours. For me it's way WAY less hours.

Remember you guys pay half of what it costs us. These next number are just what I've seen in 5 minutes looking on ads. Average price for a GMC Savana is 46K. Now I need AWD for winter or forget going to work when it snows and I also need side doors on the driver side. Those side doors are probably a custom order. I'm real lucky I have side doors and AWD, not a single mechanic I spoke too ever saw one like mine. Bring that a total of a guesstimate of 60K That's a lot of dough!

Guesstimate over 1300$ in monthly payments(5 years) including insurance and I would have to work 2-3 weeks each month just to pay the truck. Where and how the F do you make that much money???? Seriously there would be months I would have to deprive myself from putting food on the table.
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a new chevy 3500 extended van is around 35k....and if you dont have to spend 6 to 10k a year in repairs ..then add in lost time to make money and your time labor and aggravation to the mix..its a NO additional cost to buy that new van...
I had to spend that much because I has to overhaul the tranny 3K, tires and rims 1.5K, new brakes parts etc.
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All of you guys doing the math are correct for the most part except HE IS USING CANADIAN DOLLARS. His costs only look higher. His rates are probably much "higher" too.






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All of you guys doing the math are correct for the most part except HE IS USING CANADIAN DOLLARS. His costs only look higher. His rates are probably much "higher" too.






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Very true. Itís the reason all our talking heads from Hollywood never follow up on their promises to move to Canada when a Republican is elected.
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All of you guys doing the math are correct for the most part except HE IS USING CANADIAN DOLLARS. His costs only look higher. His rates are probably much "higher" too.






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Actually as a fact even if our prices look bigger I read an article or a legit marketplace show that said Americans pay on average 50-80% LESS than us.
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