Out shopping for a truck. A F-650 or F-750 large truck and that is not big enough for your ego.
Well pretend you are a foreign government – get fake id and consider getting one of the giant army version TRUCKS.
Read this sort of ad – Approximately 13,000 mine-resistant ambush-protected trucks have “outlived their original purpose” and are now being given away as-is for free by the US military. Imagine the torque and power the power plants of these monsters put out.
Who could ask for more terrorizing your neighborhood , friends and family.
Its great. Yet remember first and foremost as with any vehicle or other purchase process – have your needs and requirements met. Otherwise its poor value no matter what it says on the bottom line of the finance contract.
Yet if you can get one of these behemoths at a good finance rate who cares about the miles per gallon mpg ratings. One might wonder what your monthly auto payment and finance charges would be ?
The funny or amusing part is that you would think that the automobile /truck makers who produced these vehicles and parts out their assembly lines and factory doors would be tickled pink.
After all its like a milk marketing board spills surplus milk down the drain , while no one knows the price of a quart of milk, or the Canadians dumping excess supply butter in the Atlantic Ocean during the great depression of the 1930s while most families had trouble getting food on their table. In 2014 this is the equivalent of food rotting in storehouses while 50 million Americans are on food stamps.
Navistar International, Oshkosh, and BAE Systems are not pleased with this development, as they were hoping to cash in on the maintenance revenue of the US military’s MRAP fleet. Five companies in total got a piece of the $50 billion contract to build MRAP trucks seven years ago.
Of course the repair market would still exist if the trucks change ownership, but the companies are concerned many will be scrapped.
WSJ in its article” Pentagon’s Truck Giveaway Could Dent Defense Contractors
Scrapping 13,000 Used Armored Patrol Trucks Would Cut Into Replacement-Parts Business at Navistar, Oshkosh, BAE” says “Navistar’s defense-related revenue fell 51% last year” and just posted a weak $39 million sales quarter after raking in $2 billion “just a few years ago.” Oshkosh is also seeing a revenue drop and BAE is closing a truck plant in Texas. And that does not even involve winter time driving complete with ice ruts.
Welll the companies are not pleased . They were it seems counting on highly lucrative truck repair invoices and contracts. Just remember when you are storming your giveaway clearance out the door priced “Monster Truck” down the road – barreling along to have both hands on the wheel and use your Bluetooth phone headset.
After all its safety first , or a flat pumpkin later.
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