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Bahhhhh

my buddy offered me $2500 cash , hes the one that did a LOT of the work on my SAS.

My truck needs
-Head gasket/machine work OR a new engine
-Tranny is starting to dump
-Clutch/Slave crapping out
-suspension and steering need to be redone.

Hes gonna drop a 350 in it and make it a mud truck.

$2500 is a nice down payment on a new truck. Maybe a downpayment and a jeep frame/tub to build.. I also have access to a cheap 95 ranger body and frame i could build off of.

This hobby is just soooo damn expensive. my head is so twisted up right now i just need to vent it. I know pretty much everyone here is gonna say keep,a and i want to, but i would prefer not redoing everything and just starting over in a year or two.. until then i can tow people around in exchange for a seat.



i cant make a clear decision. either way i'm gonna be torn up.
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I say get rid of the POS! lol
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$2500 is a nice chunk. I'd probably do it.
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How much money do you have? IDK about up there but around here ranger engines are always on CL for pretty cheap, only issue I could see would be where are you gonna do the swap? IDK if it was me I'd probably just keep the ranger and try and get it worked out. A new truck = payments & you wont be able to have fun driving it on trails.
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its worth $4500 towards a Jetta and one step closer to royally ****ing our economy hahah
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If you are looking to sell that is good money.
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How much money do you have? IDK about up there but around here ranger engines are always on CL for pretty cheap, only issue I could see would be where are you gonna do the swap? IDK if it was me I'd probably just keep the ranger and try and get it worked out. A new truck = payments & you wont be able to have fun driving it on trails.
where? I'm a mechanic... so at the shop i work at


I'll be towing my buddies rigs around in exchange for splitting fuel and a seat... easier to drink beer when your not trying to drive
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A new truck = payments & you wont be able to have fun driving it on trails.
Payments get old, real fast. I almost wish I would have keep my old but paid off vehicle.
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Meh, I don't mind payments when it means nicer stuff.
I don't know what type of Jetta you're looking at but I freakin love ours.
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Meh, I don't mind payments when it means nicer stuff.
I don't know what type of Jetta you're looking at but I freakin love ours.

If it was the cash for clunkers it would be a new TDi..

and yea, a few friends are telling me to get junkers but i want something decent.
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I say get the $2500.
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do you have a daily driver? If so, GET RID OF IT WHILE YOU STILL CAN!!!!!
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do you have a daily driver? If so, GET RID OF IT WHILE YOU STILL CAN!!!!!
I've been driving my step moms car.. but i want a diesel

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sell it
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I'm not a big fan of Cash for Clunkers but see how much you could get for it if you bring it in. you might get more than $2500. But I say sell it.
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Bah, I don't like the idea of the cash for clunkers BS at all, lol.
But a new TDI would be sweet, that will likely be my wife's next car actually.
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Do the cash for clunkers and get you a nice tow rig, then split a big gooseneck between a few friends and have a dang good time!

I pay dearly for my truck but every penny is worth it especially when you sit in the drivers seat...and for me its cheaper to run than my truck, I was fixing stuff all the time in the ranger!
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cash for clunkers ended already, they ended it last thursday at midnight, it ran out of $$$, they are unsure if they are going to be do it again, they have to find funding
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Do the cash for clunkers and get you a nice tow rig, then split a big gooseneck between a few friends and have a dang good time!

I pay dearly for my truck but every penny is worth it especially when you sit in the drivers seat...and for me its cheaper to run than my truck, I was fixing stuff all the time in the ranger!
I cant afford the $900 monthly payment on a $50,000 truck.


maybe if i didn't pay $400 a month on tool payments
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cash for clunkers ended already, they ended it last thursday at midnight, it ran out of $$$, they are unsure if they are going to be do it again, they have to find funding
congress approved another 2 billion.
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Meh, I don't mind payments when it means nicer stuff.
I don't know what type of Jetta you're looking at but I freakin love ours.
Yeah I'm the same way. I don't mind paying every month for a 10x nicer truck.

Matt just sell the truck, you know you want too. Just do it
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Do the cash for clunkers and get you a nice tow rig, then split a big gooseneck between a few friends and have a dang good time!

I pay dearly for my truck but every penny is worth it especially when you sit in the drivers seat...and for me its cheaper to run than my truck, I was fixing stuff all the time in the ranger!

^^ It still wont approve to accutally get the money you have to buy a NEW a car that gets an amount (forgot what it was) better millege. Its BS. and there running amount of money is BS.

Get a jeep!
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congress approved another 2 billion.
great, something else we can all pay for
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HOLY ****!!

dodge has THE MOST RETARDED ******* ORERING SYSTEM EVERRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!


cant get bucket seats with a diesel
cant get leather seats with the trim i want? maybe its the color.. idk

there were a few other stupid things..


Jpro, when did you say the computers got locked after?
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^^ It still wont approve to accutally get the money you have to buy a NEW a car that gets an amount (forgot what it was) better millege. Its BS. and there running amount of money is BS.

Get a jeep!

Dohhh, didn't put 2 and two together lol

Will a jeep even qualify?

You coudld do what I did, just sell the ranger and get a used tow rig...probably still cheaper than cash for clunks and a new truck. I mean I could have got 9k off a dodge, but still sticker is 56k...so 47k financed, no thanks!
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