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Old 03-26-2015, 06:26 PM   #1
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Automotive sticker shock

Took my 2006 Ford Explorer to the local Ford dealer this morning for some minor repairs. While waiting I decided to look around.

New Explorer $36000

New F250 $65000

I told them to make sure mine was fixed right or I may have to start walking.
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Old 03-26-2015, 07:18 PM   #2
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Yup, it is shocking. We just priced F150s, Expeditions, Escalades and Touaregs - all in the $65k+++ range.
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Old 03-26-2015, 09:08 PM   #3
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I want a new Ram 4x4 2500 so bad.... BUT we want things paid off, so I guess I'll drive my old jeep for a while... Just throw some more parts at it and hope something sticks.....
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One thing I was surprised at recently is how well Jeeps hold their value. I had a 2008 Wrangler that was 2WD and I needed to trade for a 4x4 so I could use it as a toad. I had bought it brand new in early '09 in the low $20's, and when I traded it last year they actually gave me the same price as what I paid for it!! I've never had a car even come close to holding its value over 5 years like that.


I had also originally planned on buying a used one as a toad, but the used prices were so high, it barely cost more to buy brand new.
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Good post! I was starting to think I was the only one out here who was wondering how on earth people could possibly afford to drive suitable tow vehicles! Last time I bought was for a 2008 GMC 1500 stripped work truck - I got the 4.8L V8, on sale, and while I dearly would have loved to get one of the bigger motor options or a 2500 model, it would have doubled the price. Simply couldn't afford it.

Bringing home was not without its humor. My 19 year old daughter of the time was very excited, and she begged me to let her take it to show off the boys in her group of friends. She returned about 2 hours later, reporting everyone was impressed. She then paused, and asked, "But how do you make the windows go up and down?" Turns out that in her 19 years, all of our previous vehicles had power windows....this was the first time she had ever seen manual windows!

And as per other posts, gotta keep throwing parts at it to keep in running. When it stops,so do my RVing days....

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One thing I was surprised at recently is how well Jeeps hold their value. I had a 2008 Wrangler that was 2WD and I needed to trade for a 4x4 so I could use it as a toad. I had bought it brand new in early '09 in the low $20's, and when I traded it last year they actually gave me the same price as what I paid for it!! I've never had a car even come close to holding its value over 5 years like that.


I had also originally planned on buying a used one as a toad, but the used prices were so high, it barely cost more to buy brand new.

Red Raider,

It's all in the numbers. They appraise your car. The appraiser puts a price on it that the used car department can make a profit at ( not the sticker price you bought it for) and then from the price of the new one, ( since there is about a $4500 difference from sticker price to invoice ( what the dealer paid for the vehicle) plus $1,000's of dollars of incentives, plus stair step programs ( which I won't get into here) they were able to show you that much for your trade but you really didn't get that much. I was a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep used car manager for years.
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Yeah and they don't even come with a toilet,tv,and bed.
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For $65,000 you can get a nice 250 SUV with a diesel engine and all kids of goodies....
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There was only one rig out there that was a contender when I was looking! (and almost pulled the trigger on) The RAM 3500 dually!... Absolutely Best in Class! ...BUT!! After owning 3 dually's and 1/2 a dozen 3/4 tons in the past! (all 4X4's)

...And that sticker!

I changed class and spent 1/2 the amount on a whole lot more truck!

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One thing I was surprised at recently is how well Jeeps hold their value. I had a 2008 Wrangler that was 2WD and I needed to trade for a 4x4 so I could use it as a toad. I had bought it brand new in early '09 in the low $20's, and when I traded it last year they actually gave me the same price as what I paid for it!! I've never had a car even come close to holding its value over 5 years like that.


I had also originally planned on buying a used one as a toad, but the used prices were so high, it barely cost more to buy brand new.
Thats good to know !!! Mine is a 04 Grand Cherokee, with almost every option of that year. 70K miles... I truley love it, so comfy,, great driving,,, V8, just time to get a truck (or almost time) so we can trade/sell the class A for a TT.... (or 5th W)
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