Used truck prices

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by zak406, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. zak406

    zak406 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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?
     
  2. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    This is why I'm considering buying new.
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  3. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
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    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.
     
  4. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    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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  5. LawnMan19

    LawnMan19 LawnSite Gold Member
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    LawnMan19 LawnSite Gold Member
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  7. weaver

    weaver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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..
     
  8. Chris_NC06

    Chris_NC06 LawnSite Fanatic
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    There are deals out there you just have to look hard enough.
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  9. jbell36

    jbell36 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from KANSAS
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    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
     
  10. zak406

    zak406 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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:
     

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