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srl28
03-01-2011, 09:17 PM
Lately I've been bouncing from dealer to dealer to get some prices on a somewhat basic regular cab 250/350 or 2500. Plain white, 4x4 xl trim, plow prep, tow pkg. Basic interior thats it! Been getting prices of 33k down to the lowest I've found before tax of $29k and change.

Basically I can't find a basic regular cab truck for under 30k before tax. Is it just me or what?

jackedf150
03-01-2011, 09:22 PM
Ive been hunting for a new reg. cab chevy 2500hd w/t trim with plow prep and it seems they list at 32k and after rebates they are around 27k.

White Gardens
03-01-2011, 09:34 PM
That's not too bad new at 27 I would think, but I still agree that 30K is the ballpark and thinking about a new diesel makes me want to hurl. :dizzy:


What is getting me is some of the high mile 01 and higher used trucks and what those are going for. Almost worth it going new.

srl28
03-01-2011, 11:58 PM
White Gardens-
Thats what drove me, no pun intended, to look at new trucks. Usually I try to find nicer, clean used trucks, couple years old and not beat. But the used market is full of either junk or overpriced trucks. Lowest I got was 32k including tax and tags. OUCH! For a reg. cab gasser plain jane

mowerbrad
03-02-2011, 12:57 AM
Prices on used trucks are through the roof!!! I remember when i was shopping for my truck (I bought used) and I went through so many trucks until I found the one I liked. Looking back on it, almost all the trucks that I went through were way over priced. There is a 2001 F250 crew cab near me for sale, 300,000 miles, 7.3L diesel and the owner is asking $10,000. A few years ago you couldn't get near that price for a 10 year old diesel. Now's the time to sell but not the time to buy.

New is probably the best way to go if you are looking for a fairly basic truck.

SNAPPER MAN
03-02-2011, 08:53 AM
Wow that is crazy. Here you can get a reg cab 250 or 2500 work truck gasser for $25k all day. Extended cabs are going for $26-27k and a crew cab for $30k.
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Evan528
03-02-2011, 09:49 AM
Snapper, I am guessing the prices you give are for 2wd? Most people dont buy 2wd trucks around here.

buttaluv
03-02-2011, 09:50 AM
I'm glad I'm not the only one, I've been looking at Junk all winter, then finally broke down and started looking at new.....now, I'm back at looking at junk!!! I dunno what to do.

Landrus2
03-02-2011, 09:54 AM
Good Used low miles trucks are not going to be cheap

White Gardens
03-02-2011, 10:00 AM
About 1.5 years ago you could find a great used truck for what it was worth.

Now I can't figure out why the used price increase, it's just perplexes me. I'm in the same boat too as I would like to upgrade from my 01 S-10 to a bigger truck.

You would think with fuel prices at what they are that the bigger used trucks would drop in price again, but I haven't seen it yet.

I'm a used buyer too, I don't care if I get a sweet deal and have to do some work to the truck, but even the used stuff is making me think that I'd be better off buying new.

Deori
03-03-2011, 01:18 AM
I agree that used trucks are through the roof in my area as well. I think that Cash for Clunkers might have played a role in that? Surely a lot of trucks were sacrificed in that farce, limiting the supply of decent older trucks? Just a thought.

About 1.5 years ago you could find a great used truck for what it was worth.

Now I can't figure out why the used price increase, it's just perplexes me. I'm in the same boat too as I would like to upgrade from my 01 S-10 to a bigger truck.

You would think with fuel prices at what they are that the bigger used trucks would drop in price again, but I haven't seen it yet.

I'm a used buyer too, I don't care if I get a sweet deal and have to do some work to the truck, but even the used stuff is making me think that I'd be better off buying new.

highlander316
03-03-2011, 10:32 AM
come to PA. I just picked up a 2010 leftover GMC 3500 dump last night, white, 6.0 gas, 30k out the door with tax, tags, and title. When I bought my 07 2500 new, I paid slightly less and got a 8' Western on the front also.

Deori
03-03-2011, 05:39 PM
+1 if you're going to buy new and don't have to have the most absolutely brand new truck, then your best bet is to wait until the new models arrive and then buy the previous year's leftover new inventory. IE it's 2011, so any 2010s left on the lot will be discounted as highlander316 said. Still a brand new truck in my book.

come to PA. I just picked up a 2010 leftover GMC 3500 dump last night, white, 6.0 gas, 30k out the door with tax, tags, and title. When I bought my 07 2500 new, I paid slightly less and got a 8' Western on the front also.

srl28
03-03-2011, 10:43 PM
Where in PA?? That was my next move as I'm not far from PA at all and have done that before on a few things

highlander316
03-03-2011, 10:48 PM
i'm from Easton. What brands are you looking for?

srl28
03-03-2011, 11:07 PM
Doesnt really matter, generally a Ford guy and drove a 2010 and 2011 and liked them alot. But checked out a 2500 and liked that too so chevy or gmc is fine. Really not a dodge fan

4 seasons lawn&land
03-03-2011, 11:14 PM
Ive been trying to figure out what the best value is in 3/4-1 ton pick-ups for purely making profit. Setting all other things aside like looks, status and comfort options. Breaking it down into brackets you could buy

a very clean 1990's model with under 30,000 miles for $10,000
also clean early 2000's model, also under 30,000 miles for around $15,000
a late 2000's model, again, under 30,000 miles for around $20,000
or a brand new plain jane truck for a bit over $25000

Id say the new truck is definately better than the late model used but the older categories caught my attention.

MLI
03-04-2011, 08:38 AM
srl.....Quirk Ford in Quincy Ma. has 2010 leftovers for $24k with commercial rebate. Its xl with ac. I bought my 04 f250 in 05 with a Fisher MM2 on it for $24500. I haven't seen that deal in awhile, but looking at the prices you folks are throwing up, i'd say $24k isnt too bad.