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Posted: 02/08/19 09:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Been looking at a new holdover 2018 Chevy .. discount is deep enough to makes sense.. but, given the changes in the 1500 from 2018 to the current year, are there useful improvements such that the 19 is so much better that going with a holdover 18 doesn't make sense regardless of the 'it's last year's truck' discount?


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The '19's have more tech. Looks are subjective, I like both. You can plan on losing about $2500 just simply that the '18 is a year old, new truck. If you trade often then that's an issue to think about. If you keep them a long time, then not so much. I would test drive both and see what you think, that is likely the best way to decide if the savings is worth the return. Either way, both are a lot of money and it doesn't help if you bought the cheaper truck and not the truck you really wanted. I always try to order trucks around sept/oct so that I got them before year end and they were current model year trucks. I hate buying a year behind, but that's my take.


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Nice thing about buying year end..... vs up front. Is your ave miles per year per say might be lower per year. Where as I bought a 96 in early Dec 95. On the one year mark, I had 30,000 miles on it!

Plus and minus's to either option. You can a lot of times make a better deal on a year end rig, than the early year option.

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Don't forget to look at the options you may have to do without or don't want/need on the 18. If options do not matter to you go with the 18. As long as the price is right why not.


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Really depends on the price discount for the '18.

I did buy a 2018 in July knowing things where changing, but my discount was substantial enough to overcome what I thought was coming. Having driven a new '19, there some minor things that are nice, but not enough for me to pay that extra $10k+ it would take to get it.


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Around here I've heard adds for '18s at around $15k off.
Unless you're dieing for the new body style, that's a pretty good deal. iirc, the changes are predominately sheet metal and interior technology stuff.
I think the new ones look good. The off road version looks sweet.


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If you drive a vehicle till the wheels fall off, then absolutely buy a holdover. If you trade every few years, then that's where it can get a little iffy. You would already have a truck that'd have 1 year of depreciation already built in and it would have a trade in value based on the model year, not the purchased year.

I'd check to see what a 2018 is selling for on the used car market to see how much of a difference there is. If it's less than say 7-8K than a 2019, and you can get if for $10K+ off the MSRP, then it would probably be a good deal.


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