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Old 05-13-2011, 04:16 AM
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I'm about to buy a 2011 2500 dodge diesel. I was wondering what you guys think of this deal.
MRSP $53700.00 dealer offered $46600.00.

Any thoughts if this is a good deal, I always want more off, but don't really know what is realistic.

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Old 05-13-2011, 04:23 AM
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Maybe get another quote from another dealer?
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Maybe I am getting too old, but nearly 50 large for a 3/4 ton pickup seems like an absurd price. But that is what they are going for apparentley. Let the dealer know you will be shopping at least one more dealer and see what he does, if anything.
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I just dropped off my F250 for service and they gave me a 2011 F250 there were 2 things I could not believe about the truck first how absolutely awesome it was the advances in the truck are amazing and second the sticker on the truck is 55K
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I just got a 2011 f250. Sticker was 61k and I paid 49k. Seems like there may be some more wiggle room in that price
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Maybe I am getting too old, but nearly 50 large for a 3/4 ton pickup seems like an absurd price. But that is what they are going for apparentley. Let the dealer know you will be shopping at least one more dealer and see what he does, if anything.
My first 2 houses cost less than a Dodge diesel...
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Old 05-13-2011, 06:15 AM
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outcast...was that price with any rebates? or is that how much just dealer took off....if not, wait a month or two for the rebates to come out and they will subtract that from your 46k. Im in the market too....probably going to wait for fall....keep us up to date on what kinda deal you get....thanks
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Wait a few weeks until diesel hits $5 again. Then they will pay you to take it.
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You should be right about 10k off sticker on that truck
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Old 05-13-2011, 07:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Capttater View Post
Wait a few weeks until diesel hits $5 again. Then they will pay you to take it.
i went from a hemi ram that required hi test to run right (same cost as diesel) i saw 13 around town 17 highway, plus the truck was pure junk. I am now in a 2011 f250 power stroke, i see 18-19 around town 24 highway. Either way i'm making out better now, plus there are some issue with the newer cummins
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Old 05-13-2011, 11:51 AM
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That's a lot of money for technology that I'm not confident in. While diesels have been around for ages, I think the newer emissions constraints have really made it tough for the diesel engine manufacturers.

You can find plenty of complaints about the 6.0 powerstrokes when they came out, for instance. People also complained about mileage going down on some of the newer model years. The new Cummins supposedly meets emissions without needed a urea tank, but I don't think I want to be a test case.

I guess I'm just not sure what you get anymore for spending an extra $8k for the motor and 10% more for fuel really gets you if you're just a regular driver.
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Lot of money for a FIAT
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Old 05-13-2011, 02:06 PM
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You need to get to know someone who works for dodge and get a "green sheet " number. The discount will floor you. Should be more than 10 off, no trade in tho or they'll only give you 60% of the trade in value. Havn't heard of any serious problems, Check on the dodge diesel forum.
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Originally Posted by jerseysportfisher View Post
i went from a hemi ram that required hi test to run right (same cost as diesel) i saw 13 around town 17 highway, plus the truck was pure junk. I am now in a 2011 f250 power stroke, i see 18-19 around town 24 highway. Either way i'm making out better now, plus there are some issue with the newer cummins
Im callin bullshit on those numbers!
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i second the bullchit fords are still having problems with the new stroke if you dont plan on pulling anything your alright. Cummins are a tried and true. the truck will fall apart before the motor gives out and as far as fuel milage nothing and i mean nothing gets better milage than cummins. ford f250 3/4 ton will never see 18 miles to gallon unless going downhill 30 miles. im not a hater just the facts.
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Originally Posted by lobstercatcher View Post
My first 2 houses cost less than a Dodge diesel...
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OP,, I had to pull a few new dodge trucks the other day.
Dressed out tail gate special 1500 sticker was 49 something. Right at 50G
I'm one for more value per dollar than anything else and a solid black 3500 dually was only 43 and had nav, heated seats, ect.
For my money I'd go with the 3500 but thats what fits my needs and style. Might be totally wrong for you. When you get what you want its worth what you have to pay for it. Get what makes you happy and you'll never go wrong........
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A local Dodge/Ram dealer has been plastering the airwaves with a commercial that states a $10K discount on ANY and ALL Cummins powered 2011's in stock and they claim to have over 70 of them.

Yes, they are a whore-house and always have been.

Best of luck with the purchase!
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Im callin bullshit on those numbers!
3:31 gear makes all the difference
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The latest offer is MSRP $53700.00. I have a 2005 2500 Hemi with 85000K on it. It's in decent shape, but has some cosmetic stuff. They offered me 15K for my truck. So current offer is $46645.00 minus 15K for my truck. And yes that does include the rebaits.
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Originally Posted by Gottarpon View Post
I just dropped off my F250 for service and they gave me a 2011 F250 there were 2 things I could not believe about the truck first how absolutely awesome it was the advances in the truck are amazing and second the sticker on the truck is 55K

That was a cheap one from what I have seen. I was wandering the lot while I had oil changed on mine a couple weeks ago and saw a Lariat with a sticker over $62K.
My 06 King Ranch is going to have to last me a loooooong time.
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