I hear that. Biggest mistake of my life buying new. Not just the damn payments every month - that's bad enough .... but then your insurance goes thru the roof, sales tax is enough to choke a horse, then every year in MA you get hit with excise tax based on the vehicles value. I've grown accustomed to $5 excise bills over the past 20+ years or so .... then I get hit with one just shy of $400!!
If I had taken the amount of cash I spend on the truck, taxes, insurance, and accessories, I could have built a 100% stainless steel '71 Chevy C20 with an overdrive tranny, tranny splitter (adding 4 more gears) that would have had more power, better mileage, & outlasted my current truck by several decades. Then I'd have enough left over to build another barn, re-roof the one I currently have, buy a few more motorcycles, & a few more cars for the wifey.