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Buying a leftover new truck?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Chris_NC06, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Chris_NC06

    Chris_NC06 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Sanford, NC
    Posts: 6,568

    Would you buy a brand new never titled 2005 truck? What should you look out for with a truck that's been sitting on a dealers lot for 7 years?
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  2. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,331

    Why in the hell did a truck sit for that long. I'd be worried about seals and bearings, maybe hoses as well. Rubber gets brittle. Grease gets hard. I bought a 03 z71 almost 2 years ago that had 15k on it. In that time I've had a lot of troubles that shouldn't come up in 35000 miles. Wheel bearing, universal joints, etc.
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  3. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    If it comes with a good warranty and cheap price then I would do it.
     
  4. Nate'sLawnCare

    Nate'sLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,001

    Was it a dealer demo or something? Did you find it around Raleigh?

    In your situation, if the price is right, it might be prudent to get an extended warranty on that truck. Let us know how it turns out.
     
  5. show-n-go

    show-n-go LawnSite Member
    Posts: 231

    What's the story on why it sat there? That's dumb of a dealer to allow inventory of any kind sit there over 120 days.
     
  6. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    If it comes with new warrantie go for it if any problems come up you covered:waving:
     
  7. Chris_NC06

    Chris_NC06 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Sanford, NC
    Posts: 6,568

    The truck is in Asheville, NC. I'm going to call the dealership tomorrow to get the story on the truck and some info on the warranty situation. Here is a link to the truck for those of you that are curious about it.

    http://m.commercialtrucktrader.com/listing?id=89381901
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  8. Chris_NC06

    Chris_NC06 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Sanford, NC
    Posts: 6,568

  9. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,674

    It may be worth the trouble if the price is right.
     
  10. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 6,227

    What would that setup go for today as a 2013 model???
     

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