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- Oct 2, 2020
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- Battle Ground, WA
- Aerospace Engineering
I spend a great deal of time hunting and fishing. I live in Washington state, and to say it mildly.... it rains far to much. That being said, the CT will be an excellent option for me.Definitely not scraping by. Can afford the truck even by the Dave Ramsey rules. Just generally very frugal when it comes to buying vehicles. I generally buy 2-3 yr old vehicles and hold for 200k+ miles. Posted the question, because I wanted to see how other people worked it out in their heads. Maybe there was something I hadn't considered. Since it's not only my daily driver, but also my hunting truck, I do need the tri-motor range. We also make several CO to MO and MI trips annually. The 500+ was the only thing that even made me consider buying.
The FSD add on was really only done because I felt like it might help the resale value 20 years from now, but since I have no idea how it transfers, or if can transfer, or if a model without FSD can acquire FSD with a new owner, the FSD may not be worth it to me. I would really like to know for certain how the transfer will or will not work before I finalize the purchase.
For hunting, on public land hunts (which is 90% of the time), after I’m out of sight of my $60k truck , I struggle knowing things are easy pickings for theft. The CT will make it much much harder for theft, and if they do get their way, I have a picture as a starting point to catching them. There are mazes of logging roads out here, and sometimes finding a spot to park a camper is very hard to do, and with the CT, I can park on the side and camp inside the truck comfortably... little refrigerator keeping the beverages cold, the little portable tv, charging my phone and camera equipment, gps is now easy breezy. Also, every hunting rig I’ve owned has had the paint scratched to death by branches, ding and dents sliding down some mud or ice to find the only tree near the road.
I also think of this.... I will love the fact that I can have my CT all packed up for fishing and hunting, so when I get off work I’ll have it good to go, without the worry of leaving highly valuable equipment open to the eye of a thief.
I should tell you I just love it. It’s fast as a super car, it goes like a rock climber and a Baja ...high speed off roading is freaking amazing.