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Okay....the time has come to get my oldest boy of three a vehicle. Been dreading this day for years, worries, insurance rates, etc., etc. But he's a great kid and has had his permit for awhile and we're now ready to take the plunge. I've got it narrowed down to two vehicles:
2002 Toyota Tundra V8 with 200K miles
2000 Ford F-150 V6 with 89K miles
I like and have driven both Fords and Toyotas (currently driving an '09 Tundra) and have really only looked at both brands for reasons I'd rather not get into. The Tundra is newer, a little nicer truck but a little rougher (dents, dings, etc.), holds its value better, will probably last longer, but has high miles. The Ford is VERY clean with zero visible marks or dents and has incredibly low miles. They are similarly equipped, have a clean CARFAX report, and both are one-owner vehicles and the sale price is going to be negligible (+/- $300).
I'm leaning heavily towards the Ford based on nothing but the miles, but looking for any input and a group of Eggheads is probably my best bet. He'll be 17 this summer and I'd love for this truck to get him through college. Thoughts?
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