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Old 10-29-2020, 09:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've decided to move on from my 1998 dodge 1500. I've had my truck for 18 years but it's now time to part ways. I can't believe how stressful it is trying to decide on a replacement in my price range (under 15k). I'm looking to replace it with a 3/4 ton that can pull a heavy 26" bumper pull camp trailer, which my 5.9 360 engine really struggles doing.

Anyone else stress over buying a car/truck?
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Old 10-29-2020, 09:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I just bought a new Silverado, you would think truck shopping would be kinda fun, aside from the money but no, it was 2 of the worst 2 weeks I've spent in a long time. The salesmen will tell you anything to get you on the lot thinking they can talk you into what they have, even though you gave them a short list of must haves and what they have doesn't even check half the boxes. Good luck, I don't envy you in your search.
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I watched a thing on the news today that said that used truck prices are up around 31% right now and that the used truck supply is very low on the dealers lots.

Now this is in Colorado but I hear that Utah is in the same boat.

They are saying that everyone now wants a truck. I guess that they need one to bug out in.
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I watched a thing on the news today that said that used truck prices are up around 31% right now and that the used truck supply is very low on the dealers lots.

Now this is in Colorado but I hear that Utah is in the same boat.

They are saying that everyone now wants a truck. I guess that they need one to bug out in.
I'm shocked by all the newer trucks I see around the salt lake valley. Even at the grocery store, 1/3 of the vehicles are trucks.
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People have money to spend on them.

I have a 24 year old Ford diesel that is going to have to make it a few more years.

A few weeks ago I was offered $10,000 for it when I was fueling up, but the problem is how am I going to replace it?
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Old 10-29-2020, 10:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I looked up Jerry Steiner GMC day before yesterday to see what their inventory was... they had exactly ZERO 3/4 GMCs in stock! Unbelievable... not one single 2500.

It is the absolutely worst time to look for a truck... new or used. Wait till spring at least.

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Anyone else stress over buying a car/truck?
I'm in the same boat. Brent Brown sent me a text saying they had a couple of what I wanted in stock, so I may pay them a visit next week, but I'm just not sure......
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My 2005 GMC only has 106,000 miles. Every dealer I've talked to about other trucks, DROOL over the thought of getting that thing on trade. Its still a really good truck so I'm not in a rush to unload it. Got a new Oil Pressure gauge on order to fix the pegged needle... its the only thing wrong with the entire truck.


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I am extremely lucky to have a 2015 Ram 1 ton 4 door long bed with only 34k on it.
It stays in my shop out of the sun.
I dread having to replace it and just hope it outlasts me.
Other than killer interest rates if you can work it in your favor, I agree with Dallan, do whatever you need to if you can possibly wait until spring.
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Old 10-30-2020, 06:05 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I had a great experience last December when I purchased a new Cummins. They (Ken Garff W.V.) showed me the truck I was wanting. In fact they showed me many trucks.


Once I decided what one I wanted we started crunching numbers. I had a # on my trade, and they had a # too. I drove off the lot in my old truck and before I made it two blocks they were on the phone asking me to come back. I dint go back and stuck to my guns on the price of both trucks.


About an hour later I get a call from the manager and he wanted me to come back. I said only if you agree to the $$ I am willing to accept for the trade and the $$ of the new truck. Now mind you, I spent a few days doing my homework on truck prices and also trade price.


He would agree on the $$ ONLY if my credit was where I told them it was. DONT allow a dealership to pull your credit without coming to an agreement on a deal FIRST!! It's a "hard hit" on your credit. Anyway... I gave him the information needed to pull the report and five minutes later he said I could come and get my new Cummins.


They had it all washed up and looking like a Prom Queen when I got there.
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