If I were still hunting for a cheap beater to plow my driveway, I’d go pick this up. The ad is simple, and comes across as honest. The price is low enough to gamble a little, and expect something to break.
Here’s the whole text of the ad:
3/4 ton chevy plow truck, runs and drives, stops, plow works good.
That’s all you need to know, really. The two pics show you that, in fact, there’s a truck there. And a plow. Fine.
Yup, I’ll take it. Except, no. I’ve got someone plowing the driveway for $40 a whack, and at that rate, it would take 40 storms to break even. That’s not happening. But a few months ago, I might have snapped this up. There is a certain convenience of being able to plow the driveway how you want it, when you want it, and having a beater vehicle for that can be fun.
But for now, I’m banking the difference and maybe buying a friend’s 2002 F-250 that’s in great shape... but not until spring or summer. It would be inspectable, it has a tiny back seat that would carry my kids in a pinch, and it has a plow. He’s plowed with it but barely leaves his property, and it really is in good condition overall. That might be the ticket.
But browsing craigslist for beater trucks is still fun.