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Goran just bought a $70,000 GMC Sierra Denali because he didn't listen to Paul Krugman and actually made money

By Goran_K following x   2017 Oct 6, 11:20am 2,184 views   226 comments   watch   quote     share  

As you may have remembered, back in June 2017, I posted a thread where I was looking for a full size truck (to replace my Audi Q5 as my primary mode of transportation).

Looked at Toyota Tundras, Ford F150s, and Dodge 1500 Rebels. In the end, the truck that fit me the best was the GMC Sierra Denali.



GMC Sierra Denali Quick stats
- 420 hp @ 5600 rpm
- 460 lb-ft of torque @ 4100 rpm
- 4x4 Drive
- Onyx Black paint
- DENALI ULTIMATE PACKAGE
- 8.1 inch nav/entertainment screen

This truck kicks ass. Thanks Trump.

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41 lostand confused   2017 Oct 6, 2:37pm   ↑ like (2)   ↑ dislike (2)     quote        
Goran_K enjoy the sweet ride. be careful fo these types!!!
42 ThreeBays   2017 Oct 6, 2:45pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        
There are some things money can't buy (sense, taste).

For everything else there's MasterCard.
43 Goran_K   2017 Oct 6, 3:12pm   ↑ like (3)   ↑ dislike (3)     quote        
iwog says
A lot of people listened to me. Why don't you ask them if they lost their ass?

Most of them went into NAC @ 14 and ARLP @ 10, 11, and then 12.


Cool dude. You can pick one or two winners. So can most day traders.

iwog, post an account screen shot showing your aggregate gains YOY. Especially 2014-2015 when you told everyone who would listen that you were "all cash".

Don't talk shit. Just show the numbers. I'll wait.
44 Goran_K   2017 Oct 6, 3:14pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        
GM should rename the truck to GMC Sierra DENIAL. Or Goran_K could just get DENIAL as a vanity plate.
Ford also has an SUV I would like to rename: the Ford EXTINCTION.


Don't worry, I'll floor it extra hard on the highway today in honor of the Cult of Al Gore.
45 Goran_K   2017 Oct 6, 3:15pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        
lostand confused says
Goran_K enjoy the sweet ride. be careful fo these types!!!


Why do those types always look like that?
46 Heraclitusstudent   2017 Oct 6, 3:35pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        
Monster truck, dropped numbers, guns, bragging... Goran seems to be compensating a bit...
47 me123   2017 Oct 6, 3:37pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        
lostand confused says
bob2356 says
Good looking truck. About $68,000 more than I usually pay for a truck, but I like people to take a lot of depreciation first before I buy.

Huh??? You buy $2,000 trucks????


That's all bobby can afford on this monthly Medicaid check.
48 me123   2017 Oct 6, 3:41pm   ↑ like (2)   ↑ dislike (2)     quote        
Heraclitusstudent says
Monster truck, dropped numbers, guns, bragging... Goran seems to be compensating a bit...


Jealous? While you whine nonstop about income inequality and the cost of buying a house. I wonder who really has a problem here.
49 me123   2017 Oct 6, 3:44pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        
Goran_K says
GMC Sierra Denali Quick stats
- 420 hp @ 5600 rpm
- 460 lb-ft of torque @ 4100 rpm
- 4x4 Drive
- Onyx Black paint
- DENALI ULTIMATE PACKAGE
- 8.1 inch nav/entertainment screen

This truck kicks ass. Thanks Trump.


You should go post this over on that Car thread to show those women that real men drive trucks, not cars.
50 Heraclitusstudent   2017 Oct 6, 3:55pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
me123 says
Jealous? While you whine nonstop about income inequality and the cost of buying a house. I wonder who really has a problem here.

Yeah do I need to compare my d- to Goran's to see that he's compensating?
Uh...no.
51 Goran_K   2017 Oct 6, 4:00pm   ↑ like (3)   ↑ dislike (3)     quote        
Heraclitusstudent says
Monster truck, dropped numbers, guns, bragging... Goran seems to be compensating a bit...


Trucks, guns, money? Isn't that just being an American male of some esteem?
52 bob2356   2017 Oct 6, 4:03pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
me123 says
lostand confused says
bob2356 says
Good looking truck. About $68,000 more than I usually pay for a truck, but I like people to take a lot of depreciation first before I buy.

Huh??? You buy $2,000 trucks????


That's all bobby can afford on this monthly Medicaid check.


Too funny coming from someone hoping their yearly income will break into 5 figures some day.

lostand confused says
bob2356 says
Good looking truck. About $68,000 more than I usually pay for a truck, but I like people to take a lot of depreciation first before I buy.

Huh??? You buy $2,000 trucks????


and contentedly drive them for many many years.
53 Goran_K   2017 Oct 6, 4:28pm   ↑ like (2)   ↑ dislike (2)     quote        
bob2356 says
and contentedly drive them for many many years.


I'm not saying you're lying, but a cursory glance at AutoTrader and Cars.com shows me that $2,000 trucks look like they would drive like complete garbage without some serious work and there aren't very many choices.

I guess you're a very lucky guy to be getting all these super reliable $2,000 trucks (that somehow don't end up on two of the largest online car selling websites on the planet) that you can drive problem free without any work.
54 lostand confused   2017 Oct 6, 4:33pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        
bob2356 says
and contentedly drive them for many many years

Where do you get them. My first car was a Geo metro I bought used 3 years old and 45k miles on it for 3,400 and thsi was in the 90s. I drove that thing for another 100k miles with only occasional oil changes and one tire change, before the tranny gave out.

But a 2,000 bucks truck that can tow reliably in hilly country?? Do you tow live cargo by any chance? Coming down with 12,000 pounds down the sierras-sorry -stuff happens -but on a 2k truck. Well maybe you are just lucky?? Do you buy 2k and replace evrything-just curious, because you mentioned you towed.
55 Goran_K   2017 Oct 6, 4:44pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        
lostand confused says
But a 2,000 bucks truck that can tow reliably in hilly country?? Do you tow live cargo by any chance? Coming down with 12,000 pounds down the sierras-sorry -stuff happens -but on a 2k truck. Well maybe you are just lucky?? Do you buy 2k and replace evrything-just curious, because you mentioned you towed.


I'd like to know this too.
56 Goran_K   2017 Oct 6, 4:47pm   ↑ like (2)   ↑ dislike (2)     quote        
Heraclitusstudent says
Yeah do I need to compare my d- to Goran's to see that he's compensating?
Uh...no.


No, but you'll make multiple post thinking about it right? Care to make another one pretending that you don't care? You're almost convincing us.
57 iwog   2017 Oct 6, 4:58pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
Goran_K says
iwog, post an account screen shot showing your aggregate gains YOY. Especially 2014-2015 when you told everyone who would listen that you were "all cash".

Don't talk shit. Just show the numbers. I'll wait.


That's a lame request. Quite arrogant and babyish and nothing I engage in. If you're worried you have a small dick, find someone else to challenge.

I've said many times that for the purposes of any argument I make here, you can presume I'm broke and living with my mom and I mean it. If you're so pathetic that you need to argue the merits of the person instead of the argument, you've lost LONG ago.
58 Ironworker   2017 Oct 6, 5:36pm   ↑ like (2)   ↑ dislike (2)     quote        
Nice truck. Congratulations. I will probably go for the cheaper version of Silverado sometime in the future. I love trucks too. I own big piece of land in Washoe county.
59 me123   2017 Oct 6, 6:38pm   ↑ like (2)   ↑ dislike (2)     quote        
bob2356 says
me123 says
lostand confused says
bob2356 says
Good looking truck. About $68,000 more than I usually pay for a truck, but I like people to take a lot of depreciation first before I buy.

Huh??? You buy $2,000 trucks????


That's all bobby can afford on this monthly Medicaid check.


Too funny coming from someone hoping their yearly income will break into 5 figures some day


That's even funnier, considering you buy $2000 vehicles and I always buy brand new vehicles.

I really wish I could get my yearly income down to 5 figures, I really hate paying taxes on a 6 figure income.
60 me123   2017 Oct 6, 6:42pm   ↑ like (4)   ↑ dislike (4)     quote        
iwog says
've said many times that for the purposes of any argument I make here, you can presume I'm broke and living with my mom and I mean it.


Well, you do drive for uber, which only cash poor people do, so I would believe you live with your mom (or sponge off of your wife).
61 me123   2017 Oct 6, 6:45pm   ↑ like (5)   ↑ dislike (5)     quote        
iwog says
If you're so pathetic that you need to argue the merits of the person instead of the argument, you've lost LONG ago.


Did you really post that, coming from the undisputed king of personal insults and attacks?
62 anonymous   2017 Oct 6, 7:38pm   ↑ like (4)   ↑ dislike (4)     quote        
Nice truck. Glad to see you ignored Krugman. I guess you also quit listening to Peter Schiff who you used to vigorously defend years ago.

Schiff called for the market to be a disaster under Trump. And the year before...and the year before...
63 bob2356   2017 Oct 7, 1:26pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        
Goran_K says
I guess you're a very lucky guy to be getting all these super reliable $2,000 trucks (that somehow don't end up on two of the largest online car selling websites on the planet) that you can drive problem free without any work

.
lostand confused says
But a 2,000 bucks truck that can tow reliably in hilly country?? Do you tow live cargo by any chance? Coming down with 12,000 pounds down the sierras-sorry -stuff happens -but on a 2k truck. Well maybe you are just lucky?? Do you buy 2k and replace evrything-just curious, because you mentioned you towed.


Who said anything about no work? All cars need work. I do my own work. I use good quality parts, oem or better. Since I'm not on the clock I can do a lot better and more comprehensive job than a line mechanic can afford to do. I like fixing cars, it's not rocket science. Parts are a lot cheaper than car payments and comp insurance. I keep careful records, the suburban averaged $600 for 15k driving a year the last 4 years not including tires. That's $50 a month with zero depreciation. I'll take be a bottom feeder thank you very much.

Why am I lucky? My brakes are better than OEM and have fresh fluid to boot. Trust me your dealer doing a routine brake job won't be replacing the brake fluid, cleaning and lubing the pins, lubing dry boots, or truing up the rotors even though they are not scored like I do. What kind of stuff happens if everything is checked out frequently? Almost all problems give you warnings that something is up. Just fix it at the first sign something doesn't seem right. I've haven't been stranded in years, but it could happen. It could happen with a brand new car too. That's what AAA is for.

Keeping things for years and years means if I see a killer deal that upgrades my ride I can grab it. That stuff is usually local and frequently word of mouth. I don't have to shop or be under any pressure to buy.


Hey, enjoy your truck it's a beauty. Don't know why you want to be insulting just because other people have different priorities. Whatever dude.
64 me123   2017 Oct 7, 1:33pm   ↑ like (3)   ↑ dislike (3)     quote        
bob2356 says
Don't know why you want to be insulting just because other people have different priorities.
;

Did you really just post that? wow, you and that duck are suffering from the same illness.
65 CBOEtrader   2017 Oct 7, 1:40pm   ↑ like (2)   ↑ dislike (2)     quote        
me123 says
lostand confused says
bob2356 says
Good looking truck. About $68,000 more than I usually pay for a truck, but I like people to take a lot of depreciation first before I buy.

Huh??? You buy $2,000 trucks????


That's all bobby can afford on this monthly Medicaid check.


Lol Medicaid is health insurance for the despondent. I believe you mean SSI :)

For the record, I think its cool that Bob save a money on a $2k truck as long as the thing is reliable
66 anonymous   2017 Oct 7, 3:13pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        
Proud owner of a 74 ford 3/4 ton here. Me & a neighbor bought it 5 years ago for $1400. Can sell it for that now.

Note - this is NOT a daily driver. We don't drive more than 50 miles or much past 50mph. Probably put about 2000 miles a year on it. Plus by driving our modern midsize sedans we are far more environmentally friendly than Goran or my fellow urban warrior who needs it only once in every 20 trips.

The other thing is that IF they make it more than say 20 years they seem to run FOREVER. It's almost a "selection bias" issue that if you can make it to 25-you can just as easily make it to 40. In the 5 years we have had it I can count on one hand the number of times it has broken down on me or my neighbor
67 bob2356   2017 Oct 7, 7:23pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        
me123 says
bob2356 says
Don't know why you want to be insulting just because other people have different priorities.
;

Did you really just post that? wow, you and that duck are suffering from the same illness.


I was talking to someone who could afford a cool truck, not patnets village idiot. It is good to see you back however. Every group needs a lowest common denominator.

me123 says

That's even funnier, considering you buy $2000 vehicles and I always buy brand new vehicles.

I really wish I could get my yearly income down to 5 figures, I really hate paying taxes on a 6 figure income.


Sorry but you can't include the decimal point and comma as figures. They would have taught you that if you had stayed in school long enough to graduate 6th grade. Brand new match box cars don't count in this thread.
68 errc   2017 Oct 7, 9:06pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
Goran_K says
lostand confused says
But a 2,000 bucks truck that can tow reliably in hilly country?? Do you tow live cargo by any chance? Coming down with 12,000 pounds down the sierras-sorry -stuff happens -but on a 2k truck. Well maybe you are just lucky?? Do you buy 2k and replace evrything-just curious, because you mentioned you towed.


I'd like to know this too.


I bought a 97 Expedition for 1600 about two years ago. Never let me sit. I had to put a battery and an alternator in it shortly after purchasing. Never let me sit, and it was fun to drive. I beat the hell out of it. I just scrapped it for 350.

If you’re a good horse trader, you can always find good deals. You just have to know what you’re doing and know how to work deals.
69 Heraclitusstudent   2017 Oct 7, 10:22pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        
Goran_K says
Trucks, guns, money? Isn't that just being an American male of some esteem?


In a ghetto, it is.
70 bob2356   2017 Oct 8, 4:34am   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        
Heraclitusstudent says
Goran_K says
Trucks, guns, money? Isn't that just being an American male of some esteem?


In a ghetto, it is.


Replace the money part with dog and you have the red states idea of esteem..
71 BayAreaObserver   2017 Oct 8, 5:23am   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
"You just have to know what you’re doing and know how to work deals"

.Hmmm - sounds familiar...

President Donald Trump faced mounting losses at his Scottish golf resorts last year, forcing him to pour more cash into the properties to cover the shortfall.

Losses at Trump Turnberry more than doubled to 17.6 million pounds ($23 million) in 2016 while revenue fell 21 percent to 9 million pounds, according to accounts filed in the U.K. The company attributed the loss to currency fluctuations and the resort being closed for renovation for six months of the year. Trump flew to Turnberry to reopen the resort on June 24, 2016, the day after the U.K. voted to leave the European Union.

Trump’s course north of Aberdeen also posted widening losses of 1.4 million pounds, an increase of 28 percent, while revenue fell 12 percent. The company said the drop in revenue was due to the fall in the price of oil, the subsequent downturn in the economy of northeast Scotland and a severe winter storm which damaged part of the site.

Trump has poured millions into both of his courses in Scotland but neither has made a profit under his ownership. Turnberry has been Trump’s most costly investment. In 2016, he increased his loan to the company to 112 million pounds, up from 63 million pounds the year before, as he renovated Turnberry’s hotel and reconfigured its championship golf course. Trump loaned an additional 1.2 million pounds to his resort north of Aberdeen in response to declining revenue and an increase in net liabilities, bringing the total amount he’s loaned the company to 40.6 million pounds.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-07/trump-boosts-loans-to-scottish-golf-courses-amid-mounting-losses

74 BlueSardine   2017 Oct 8, 7:50am   ↑ like (2)   ↑ dislike (2)     quote        
Who gives a fuck when you're a top feeder.
HEY YOU says
How much did it depreciate the moment you closed the deal.
75 jvolstad   2017 Oct 8, 3:24pm   ↑ like (4)   ↑ dislike (4)     quote        
What a waste of money. I have never understood why people want to drive these huge trucks for daily transportation.

If I had $70K to spend for a new car, I would go with a Honda Accord and donate the rest charity.
76 BayAreaObserver   2017 Oct 8, 3:26pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        
My pain limit for a ride has to be under 20K, well under.
77 anonymous   2017 Oct 8, 7:42pm   ↑ like (3)   ↑ dislike (3)     quote        
Everyone is entitled to a vice - Marybeth two. Like others I top out in the high 20s for a car but will gleefully drop $300 for an over the top meal/experience. Same goes with travel - will spend serious coin for a bucket list experience.

So I cut the guy a break if his thing is vehicles. While I think his spending is wasteful if he isn't into food/wine he thinks the same about my "wasteful" meal when he can get one for 7.99 at the Olive Garden. To each his own.
79 zzyzzx   2017 Oct 9, 8:22am   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
70K for a truck, no wonder GM stock is doing so well lately.
80 iwog   2017 Oct 9, 8:25am   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        
anonymous says
Everyone is entitled to a vice


I agree and I don't think most people are disputing that.

I think people are annoyed that Goran would make the ridiculous assertion that his truck emits less CO2 than a typical lawnmower.

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