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ppine

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I definitely don't agree with the brutal depreciation. I bought a 2012 Ram 2500 Tradesman brand new in 2012 for 39,000. Bought that model because it was in my budget. Paid it off in 48 months. I got the itch for a new truck in April of 2018, 6 years later and traded it in for 33,000 and bought a 2500 Laramie. 6 years use 50k miles and only lost 6k. Thousand a year depreciation isn't bad. Diesels hold their value.


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We can all agree that new trucks are expensive. So are used ones. American manufacturers are phasing out most cars.

Jayco you are making a lot of assumptions. I bought a new one ton Ford diesel in 2002 for $35k. Today it is worth $20k where I live. I have seen some going for as high as $28k. That is actually very little depreciation. With some bolt on parts I get 23.8 mpg on the flats, 18 towing a boat and around 13.5 towing a trailer. My Lexus 6 cylinder gets around 25-26 but requires premium gas. Diesel costs less than regular here.

Tires and oil changes and a few other things cost more in a truck, but they last a long time. There is room for everything and every one. My truck can haul more than 2 Subarus.

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Posted: 09/24/19 11:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

6.7 tow rig wrote:

I definitely don't agree with the brutal depreciation. I bought a 2012 Ram 2500 Tradesman brand new in 2012 for 39,000. Bought that model because it was in my budget. Paid it off in 48 months. I got the itch for a new truck in April of 2018, 6 years later and traded it in for 33,000 and bought a 2500 Laramie. 6 years use 50k miles and only lost 6k. Thousand a year depreciation isn't bad. Diesels hold their value.


Of course you could have gotten perhaps $10,000 off in a straight sale, so you actually lost $16,000. Still not a bad deal, and probably better trade in than a gas truck.





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Our kid has a good job and bought a Benz. When she told us the price of it I said - Geez, On RV Net most folks have a pick up truck that cost more than that. [emoticon]


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Lynnmor wrote:

6.7 tow rig wrote:

I definitely don't agree with the brutal depreciation. I bought a 2012 Ram 2500 Tradesman brand new in 2012 for 39,000. Bought that model because it was in my budget. Paid it off in 48 months. I got the itch for a new truck in April of 2018, 6 years later and traded it in for 33,000 and bought a 2500 Laramie. 6 years use 50k miles and only lost 6k. Thousand a year depreciation isn't bad. Diesels hold their value.


Of course you could have gotten perhaps $10,000 off in a straight sale, so you actually lost $16,000. Still not a bad deal, and probably better trade in than a gas truck.


How do you know how much he paid for the new truck?


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How do you know how much he paid for the new truck?


I never experienced a dealer taking a trade-in that didn't use the MSRP, then deduct the value of the trade-in. YMMV. Common sense says that was the deal in this case.

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Modern trucks are anything but terrible. They can do everything. They last. I love trucks.

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I love my two old trucks and I love to wrench 'em and run 'em forever. It a good thing to have a sense of pride in learning all you can to properly take care of them and bullet proof them for reliability. Just last month I saved 1700 by learning and doing some timely service work myself. To use your mind and acquire ways to do difficult things is a big part of it

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Lynnmor wrote:

Grit dog wrote:


How do you know how much he paid for the new truck?


I never experienced a dealer taking a trade-in that didn't use the MSRP, then deduct the value of the trade-in. YMMV. Common sense says that was the deal in this case.


Maybe you should get the best dealer price, THEN tell the dealer you have a trade-in. You just have to be able to keep your mouth shut as the salesman tries to weasel info out of you.
That and laughing at the salesman every time he says MSRP is a way to break out of your dilemma. They need you; you don't need them. Plenty of other dealers to play against each other and they will happily cut each other's throats given half a chance.

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