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Trucks Coming future of vehicles and what to do now?
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  1. #1
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    Coming future of vehicles and what to do now?

    Alright, my newest vehicle is a 2006 model and I have a 2nd vehicle that is a 1995 model and I am sorta wondering what the future holds.

    Right now a brand new vehicle is complicated as all get out. But you can still find a v8 solid axle 4x4 on the big 3 makers lots.

    With hybrid, driverless, all electric, twin turbo, constant velocity transmissions, and lots of other words I consider being really expensive repairs I am debating in the next few years what to do.

    Now as much as I like to make fun of fiat, fix it again tony, the dodge, yeah it is ram but I call em dodge still, trucks can be bought with that lifetime bumper to bumper super warranty. That warranty is on top of the normal one and costs 2 or 3 grand. There are different levels and different co-pay, deductible, for taking your toy in to be worked on.

    The biggest warranty covers everything but wear stuff. So all those stupid computers and things are covered.

    I am in my mid 40s and gonna leave the sucker stock. Stock size tires, no lift, no monster bumper replacement. It will get a hitch, probably ordered that way. I would like a winch but will cross that when I get to it.

    Anyway, what do you see in the future of vehicles for the next 2 decades?

    One of my vehicles is a wrangler and worth a little bit. Other one is 200k miles and worth something I am sure but not much.

    Vehicle would be bought outright, or financed if worth it somehow.

    To some extent I could almost see myself buying a minivan and the super warranty but a mini van won't tow much.

    I will also say that while super warranty would cover all the things I mentioned as being really expensive parts at the start of this I want to keep things simple as I can.

    Vehicle would be about the base model, due to haggling and potential trade in I might work with what they have on the lot cause they will deal on those more than one I order in.

    Lifetime warranty has me skipping ford and general motors. General motors also gets skipped cause their v8 has not been updated in a long time. Ford would compete if they offered a lifetime warranty.

    This is a gas v8 truck. No diesel.

    3/4 ton or 1 ton. 4x4.

    I have a few years to figure this out. I am tired of working on my stuff and I am past wanting to modify everything.

    I expect the infrastructure stuff trump is talking about will be a big push for electric charging stations and electric vehicles will be way more common. I live rural. Want to tow a camper. And if I want to go I want 4x4 to let me go.
    working on unplugging.

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    If we avoid WW3, asteroids, world economic collapse, plagues, ice age, etc, twenty years will see a continuation of what we see now with the addition of natural gas, solar, electric power and driverless vehicles.

    Since I don't see avoiding at least one such calamity, it will come down to the nature of what actually happens. There are a lot of technologies that have been buried over the years, I suspect if there is a substantial amount of tech/people left, we will see some of that tech dusted off. Then again it could be back to horse and buggy as the high tech mode of transportation.
    Facts?? We don't need no stinkin facts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayku View Post
    If we avoid WW3, asteroids, world economic collapse, plagues, ice age, etc, twenty years will see a continuation of what we see now with the addition of natural gas, solar, electric power and driverless vehicles.

    Since I don't see avoiding at least one such calamity, it will come down to the nature of what actually happens. There are a lot of technologies that have been buried over the years, I suspect if there is a substantial amount of tech/people left, we will see some of that tech dusted off. Then again it could be back to horse and buggy as the high tech mode of transportation.

    there's much more probability of the gooberments getting the oil flowing and diesel being produced than herds and herds of horses suddenly appearing - the US horse population has to be at it's lowest point in modern history ....
    Illini Warrior

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    Dodge warranties are a joke. Late for a scheduled maintenance...voids your warranty. Lost a receipt for an oil change? Too bad...void! Wrong weight of oil? Void!

    Notice a pattern developing?

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