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zak406
01-07-2013, 01:16 AM
I recently sold my 85 dodge because of a blown head gasket along with it begging to rust. It was a great truck that I bought when I was 16 and used it for 6 years. So I have been looking at used trucks (not a fan of buying new). My requirments are simple, reg cab, 2500 or 3500, does not have to have power anything, 4x4 Diesel or gas (per diesel). Under 100000 for gas and ill take over 100 for a diesel. I cannot find anything for a decent price. I did a search on auto trade for 2003 chevy 2500 gas today. You cant find any of them for under 10000. Most of these trucks have 80-100 thousand miles. I mean I know you wont get something for nothing however 15000 for a gas regular cab that is damn close to 13 years old. Do places negotiate these prices or are they firm? Money is not much of an objective (ill spend money) but like I said I wont get ripped off. Ill most likely end up with a cummins probably a 2000-2002 but those prices are rediculous were talking 15000 for a 01 with 168000 miles. Do you all have these same problems? Were did you find deals? Is it just like this around me or is this every were?

whiffyspark
01-07-2013, 06:53 AM
This is why I'm considering buying new.
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RussellB
01-07-2013, 07:06 AM
I have been searching auto trader for the past two months for a truck. Prices are way to high for used trucks. I am going to sit a wait for a good deal.

alldayrj
01-07-2013, 07:56 AM
I would stay out of the dealers and scour craigslist. I got my 2003 diesel f250 for $10k with 100k miles.

I also think there are less true work trucks for sale. Everyone bought crew cabs loaded with options and need too much money for them on the resale
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LawnMan19
01-07-2013, 11:00 AM
Yeah, I'd check CL, but I would check Cars.com I know they have some good deals http://www.cars.com/for-sale/searchresults.action?prMx=15000&sf1Dir=DESC&prMn=0&mkId=20053&mdId=22128&rd=150&crSrtFlds=stkTypId-feedSegId-mkId-mdId-pseudoPrice&PMmt=1-1-0&stkTypId=28881&sf2Dir=ASC&sf1Nm=price&sf2Nm=miles&isDealerGrouping=false&rpp=50&feedSegId=28705&searchSource=GEO_SEARCH&pgId=2102&zc=15642

LawnMan19
01-07-2013, 12:22 PM
01' 2500 Duramax with a little over 100,000 only 9,990 you probably could get them down to 9,000 easily http://www.cars.com/go/search/detail.jsp?tracktype=usedcc&csDlId=&csDgId=&listingId=106570123&listingRecNum=65&criteria=prMx%3D15000%26sf1Dir%3DDESC%26prMn%3D0%26mkId%3D20053%26stkTyp%3DU%26mdId%3D22128%26rd%3D1 50%26crSrtFlds%3DstkTypId-feedSegId-mkId-mdId-pseudoPrice%26zc%3D15642%26rn%3D50%26PMmt%3D1-1-0%26stkTypId%3D28881%26sf2Dir%3DASC%26sf1Nm%3Dprice%26sf2Nm%3Dmiles%26isDealerGrouping%3Dfalse%26rpp %3D50%26feedSegId%3D28705&aff=national&listType=1

weaver
01-07-2013, 01:38 PM
I recently sold my 85 dodge because of a blown head gasket along with it begging to rust. It was a great truck that I bought when I was 16 and used it for 6 years. So I have been looking at used trucks (not a fan of buying new). My requirments are simple, reg cab, 2500 or 3500, does not have to have power anything, 4x4 Diesel or gas (per diesel). Under 100000 for gas and ill take over 100 for a diesel. I cannot find anything for a decent price. I did a search on auto trade for 2003 chevy 2500 gas today. You cant find any of them for under 10000. Most of these trucks have 80-100 thousand miles. I mean I know you wont get something for nothing however 15000 for a gas regular cab that is damn close to 13 years old. Do places negotiate these prices or are they firm? Money is not much of an objective (ill spend money) but like I said I wont get ripped off. Ill most likely end up with a cummins probably a 2000-2002 but those prices are rediculous were talking 15000 for a 01 with 168000 miles. Do you all have these same problems? Were did you find deals? Is it just like this around me or is this every were?

That's all i'm finding also. Around here 02 to 04 Ex cab 4x4 gas with 120ish about 10k plus.. I been looking at them and possibly building a small lawn truck. Really no luck with either..

gallihergreen
01-07-2013, 05:51 PM
There are deals out there you just have to look hard enough.
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jbell36
01-07-2013, 06:55 PM
we have a '99 dodge quad cab 8' bed 4x4 cummins with 186,000 on it...dealer said they would give us $5k for it, but i think it's worth more around the $8k mark, haven't looked into it a whole lot yet...it's almost worth us keeping it but we want to update our fleet and that truck is step 1

zak406
01-07-2013, 08:20 PM
we have a '99 dodge quad cab 8' bed 4x4 cummins with 186,000 on it...dealer said they would give us $5k for it, but i think it's worth more around the $8k mark, haven't looked into it a whole lot yet...it's almost worth us keeping it but we want to update our fleet and that truck is step 1

I can tell you this much an R TITLE 2001 dodge 2500 cummins turbo 5 speed with 238 thousand is being sold here for 8600 or 8900. I would say your getting low balled but then again that may be a good thing for a guy like me :laugh: :cool2:

Deori
01-08-2013, 12:04 AM
It seems like truck prices have definitely been UP in the past 6 months. They do fluctuate a little. When gas was up around $4 a gallon, there were more deals to be had I think. I agree with what another poster said about people trying to offload their crew cab grocery getters for big bucks.

Keep an eye on Craigslist. There are deals to be had, much better if you can bide your time until the right one comes along. Private sellers and dealers both, I see them trying to get well over 10K for a ten year old gas truck with over 100K miles. It's crazy to me! I've always been a fan of buying vehicles 2-3 years old with 30K or less on them, but these days that'll run you like 25K. It's just getting crazy so I'm sitting on my tired old truck and rolling on with no payments for now. Good luck man, keep your eyes open!
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zak406
01-08-2013, 12:38 AM
It seems like truck prices have definitely been UP in the past 6 months. They do fluctuate a little. When gas was up around $4 a gallon, there were more deals to be had I think. I agree with what another poster said about people trying to offload their crew cab grocery getters for big bucks.

Keep an eye on Craigslist. There are deals to be had, much better if you can bide your time until the right one comes along. Private sellers and dealers both, I see them trying to get well over 10K for a ten year old gas truck with over 100K miles. It's crazy to me! I've always been a fan of buying vehicles 2-3 years old with 30K or less on them, but these days that'll run you like 25K. It's just getting crazy so I'm sitting on my tired old truck and rolling on with no payments for now. Good luck man, keep your eyes open!
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Like I said earlier I dont mind spending money and I dont mind traveling to get a truck. We flew to boston to get a truck for my brother last summer and it turned out great. Getting back to it though I dont mind spending money, however I am trying to keep my business debt free for as long as possible. So I dont want to finance a new truck (I obviously dont have the cash for that and even if I did I wouldnt spend it on a brand new truck). Something used however is doable. My other issue is I commute to school and hockey practice anywere from 3-7 days a week. It isnt uncommon for me to put on 500 miles a week just in commuting for school and hockey that is where I think a diesel would be benificial for me. That is still not even thinking about business. In the summer im towing or hauling something every day often it is quite weighted. Further more I have 3-4 more years of school left (im going to try to get a ga position to get free grad school). OFf the top of my head with school alone it is possible for me to put on 56000 miles alone in the next 3-4 years. Once again that is just school and hockey and not factoring in business. I probably drive another 10-15 thousand miles a year for business and business related ventures. Again that is not factoring in any free time. Thats were I think gas would be a waste of time. 100000 miles in 3-4 years not to mention im buying used in all likely hood it will come with some miles. Im not saying a gas truck cant go over 100000 but putting millage on like that will kill any resale value i may have. I am seriously considering getting an r titled cummins from a place called balsleys. Thats all they do is buy wrecked trucks and fix them. As long as it would check out with my mechanic (family friend) and be able to be insured I would be ok with that. I just cant see people paying all this money for used trucks. Its almost like you would have to be rich or dumb to pay what people are asking for these trucks....

Groomer
01-08-2013, 04:19 PM
I have a 99 F150 XL that I bought new. Its currently for sale at 5,500.00 and only has 84g on the odometer, yup, 84g original miles-very clean. Here's a pic-oh, it a V6.

McG_Landscaping
01-08-2013, 05:38 PM
its tough finding a truck around here like you want. good luck!

skorum03
01-09-2013, 12:34 AM
Used cars never used to be so expensive. I hate to say it, but that cash for clunkers program that the government ran about 4 years ago hurt the used car market and everything was all of a sudden worth way more. Can't do much about that now though

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RSK Property Maintenance
01-09-2013, 12:54 AM
they are negotiable, some more then others, you can't be afraid to walk away from a dealer and say no. I was looking at a 2010 f350 xlt 6.4 twin turbo diesel regular cab and they want 29,500 for the truck and over the phone i got them to 28,500 with taxes and reg included and the truck is still under the factory warranty until 3.25.2016 not really a great deal but something i could live with, i found another truck identical but its an 08 with 70,000 miles same truck, power windows, locks, mirrors, heated mirrors, 60/40 cloth seat both have electronic 4x4, keyless entry, the pin pad on the drivers side for remote less entry. both have the nicer wheels and new tires, and they were asking 26000 and i got them to 21,000 over the phone and the sales man said they will take less once i'm there in person. going to look at the 08 this week, and hopefully buy it for 19000 out the door with taxes and reg included.

Deori
01-09-2013, 03:40 AM
With dealers I think it's hard to gauge how high their markup is on used vehicles so it's hard to know how far down they can go. Anyone with some inside know how much dealer markup usually is percentage wise or does that just vary way too much to tell? I'm in the market for a new vehicle myself haha.
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Groomer
01-09-2013, 11:11 AM
I just bought a 2011 STX F150 supercab, 3.7 V6 4x4, with only 6 thousand miles-still smells new!(That's why I'm selling the red one I posted.)

I've been shopping the internet for a month-you gotta take your time and play the game. But I have found when it comes to trucks the internet pricing is pretty close to what your gonna pay. I waited till they dropped another grand off the price and then pulled the trigger.

Groomer
01-09-2013, 12:51 PM
here's the "new" 2011.

weaver
01-09-2013, 12:56 PM
here's the "new" 2011.

That's nice Groomer... That's what i'd like to get but will have to settle for an 04 or 05 something around that year and will most definately have more than 6k miles...

Valk
01-09-2013, 01:11 PM
Groomer, nice trucks! How long are the beds in both of those Fords? What kind of gas mileage did your older '99 get? How about your newer truck's MPGs?

Groomer
01-09-2013, 01:21 PM
Valk, both trucks have the shorter (5.5?) beds, which is plenty.
The 99 with the V6 really does well on gas, although to be honest, I have never checked it! A tank, in-season, usually lasts me 1.5-2 weeks. All my accounts are so close, is why it only has 84g in 13 years!

The 2011, from what I can tell, is gonna be pretty easy on the gas intake-the 3.7 V6 is super smooth and quiet. and for my situation, has all the power I need. (My trailer holds 3 48" walkbehinds.)

Deori
01-19-2013, 05:32 AM
Just an update on this. I've been casually browsing trucks online a lot in the last year. Saw one last night that I liked so much I went ahead and checked it out in person today and ended up coming home with it! It's a 2007 F-150 XLT with the 5.4. It has 39K miles on it and I got out the door for $15,000 including all taxes and BS fees. Looks super clean inside & out. Like I said, I've watched the truck market a lot in the last year and feel like I got exactly what I wanted for a great price. Hard to believe that an 07 is going on 6 years old now, lol. Oh well, I like the look of the 04-08 F-150s better anyways. I feel like the 09+ ones are a little goofy looking, no offense to anyone.

So there are deals to be had, but start looking well before you need that next truck if you can so you can wait out what you want at a fair price. I'm going to keep using my old truck for a little while and enjoy having a clean, new (to me) truck for a few months at least :)

Oh and while I did get this at a dealership, I found it on Autotrader. I would recommend you guys check that out as I was seeing some better deals than on Craigslist or the dealer's own sites. Best of luck guys!