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Price of pickups!

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by srl28, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. srl28

    srl28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,177

    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?
  2. jackedf150

    jackedf150 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 443

    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.
  3. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    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.
  4. srl28

    srl28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,177

    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
  5. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,268

    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 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    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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  7. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    Snapper, I am guessing the prices you give are for 2wd? Most people dont buy 2wd trucks around here.
  8. buttaluv

    buttaluv LawnSite Senior Member
    from MidWest
    Messages: 569

    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.
  9. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,021

    Good Used low miles trucks are not going to be cheap
  10. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    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.

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