Car Market's Dropping - What are you eyeing

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Those LT based trucks seem alright but the afm also seems to be an issue and things are far more expensive parts wise and tuning. I’m sure it’s fine if the truck was taken care of.

The 5.0 still has phaser issues but they seem easy enough to live with or replace yourself (if no warranty). Also seems like the phasers don’t just fail but rather sound like trash and throw codes but more common than afm failure.

I think the ford wins for cab room by a land slide and the 5.0 sounds good. Both are hard has hell to find a 6.5’ bed though with a crew.
Unless the phaser is physically broken, switching to heavier oil fixes the rattle sound and stops them from throwing codes most of the time, I’ve never had the issue personally currently on my 4th 5.0
 
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I have a bad habit of my tastes outgrowing my budget, before I buy anything lol.
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They do but just because Porsche had a “record year” doesn’t mean that if was due to the 911 line. I was more curious if there were more turbos sold.
Luxury car companies had a record year. They sold more vehicles than ever. Good for those of us waiting on the used market.
 

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Saving for a house right now, so not looking to get a loan on anything except a house.

But, I've seen several cars I'd definitely consider jumping on.

Several times have seen C7Z's in the 50's with decent miles. I also found a Alfa Giulia Quadrofolio for $45k the other day with not bad miles.


I mean,2018 Giulia Q: $38k, for a 29k miles 505hp 4dr sedan is super tempting.
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During the riots in the cities the local dealer was discounting these and the Stelvio heavily.

I regret not getting one. Charismatic , sweet driving cars, the Alfas.

Anyway I’m still looking for a truck. Leaning towards a Ram 1500 Limited for the comfort but also like the idea of a 5.0 F150 RCSB with a blower.

Also wife is looking to replace the family hauler. Maybe this summer, maybe further out depending on how the market looks. She likes the Aviator but they’re still priced pretty high for a low mile CPO.

Either way I need one of these to be able to tow ~ 4k lbs regularly.
 
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I'm all over the place, as usual.

It's largely going to come down to whether or not we move and get a mortgage again.

Bored with my TDI Passat and thinking about sending it down the road but it's so cheap to operate that my inner Jew just can't let go.
If we don't move I might make this happen. Or relegate it to wifey duties as she doesn't care. I'd put her A6 on a lift and use it for our highway car.

Potential replacements:
RCSB F150, 5.0/Whipple.
Duramax 1/2 ton Denali - would think about sending my LBZ if we went this route.

I also am seriously thinking about sending my C10 this spring once the market turns around and replacing it with a HC redeye but they gotta come off the stupid pricing list.
 

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Those LT based trucks seem alright but the afm also seems to be an issue and things are far more expensive parts wise and tuning. I’m sure it’s fine if the truck was taken care of.

The 5.0 still has phaser issues but they seem easy enough to live with or replace yourself (if no warranty). Also seems like the phasers don’t just fail but rather sound like trash and throw codes but more common than afm failure.

I think the ford wins for cab room by a land slide and the 5.0 sounds good. Both are hard has hell to find a 6.5’ bed though with a crew.


i likely see more ford's that setup than gm's.
 
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