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Old 01-31-2019, 04:21 PM
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I bought a 2 year old gmc denali Duramax and saved over 10k even at Laura GMC prices. I spent a year and half looking and was prepared to fly to St Louis to buy from Laura. Really glad the hunt is over Good luck
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Old 01-31-2019, 04:27 PM
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Just curious....how much do you think a dealer makes on a new truck sale?
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Old 01-31-2019, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by T-bone123 View Post
Just curious....how much do you think a dealer makes on a new truck sale?
Front end or back end?
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Front end or back end?
front end. Back end is totally dependent on customer
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Id guesstimate around an average of $800-1600 dollars. More on high end, less on fleet. That was my prior experience while working with Chrysler in the mid 2000s until 2015. Other manufacturers may be different. Lots of variables in the front end price.
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Originally Posted by chasvb1 View Post
Koons Group Buy 2019+ Ram Forum - 5thGenRams


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    I bought a Jeep Diesel through a forum group buy. Best deal I came up three years ago. Maybe worth a shot and a cheap airline ticket to DC if it pans out.

    I bought a Jeep Wrangler on a group buy from Koons. I really have not found pricing any cheaper.

    I do think the 2500 and 3500 2018's will have some great rebates and incentives soon. Ram really did a great job on the 2019's. The brought over many of the improvements from the 1500's
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    Old 01-31-2019, 04:46 PM
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    Cant comment on the ram prices. My last ram 2500 was a 2005 I got in 09. After owning a wrangler Ill never go with another Chrysler/doge vehicle again. But speaking truck prices I bought my 17 f250 last year and went through maybe 30+ dealers before I found one who would budge even a little. And like you I was offering reasonable prices and ended up trading a 17 mustang gt and a 1968 gmc. Dealer ended up being in Kentucky and Im in Florida so delivery and pickup of my trade ins were worked into the deal. Look outside your state and like others have said just walk if they wont work with you and take your money elsewhere. Buying any vehicle now is a ***tyy process
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    Old 01-31-2019, 04:59 PM
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    Shop on line and don't be scared to but out of state. Just bought me wife's new Colorado in Virginia, had it shipped to Long Island. Shipping was approx. $750. Door to door. The same truck priced out locals was easy $1500. - $2000. More, plus I had to listen to salesman BS about make an offer, he has to run it by manager, good faith deposit check, etc. call about 4 different trucks one afternoon couple months ago, couple high prices and one great price from the dealer in Virginia. He called me back next morning with a price that was OK but then he mentioned that NY sales tax was adding to the price he had given me. I thought about his number, hung on with him to confir with wife, and called him right back and bought the truck. His price included the tax already where all other prices were given were with no tax included. His only downfall was he hadn't added the local new vehicle tax from his county and the new price was $47. More and he apologized for not including it from the beginning. Never went to inspect truck, no test drive, just bought it and had it shipped home. In last 10-15 years I've only bought 1 vehicle locally and that was more hassle than any out of state purchase. I've even bought used out of state and only went to look at one truck because it was only 75 miles from home. Others from Texas, California, Iowa, and Missouri. Local buying to me just sucks dealing with the sales game, no time for me.
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    Old 01-31-2019, 05:07 PM
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    GM HD trucks are no longer being made for the '19 model year as they are in transition for the all new 2020 model. Fords apparently are being sold before they hit the dealer lots.

    Demand is high, supply is limited = sellers market.

    That'll all change when gas prices go up.
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    Old 01-31-2019, 05:29 PM
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    Originally Posted by fishknut View Post
    I bought a 2 year old gmc denali Duramax and saved over 10k even at Laura GMC prices. I spent a year and half looking and was prepared to fly to St Louis to buy from Laura. Really glad the hunt is over Good luck

    Laura has a Ram dealership too.

    https://www.lauracdjr.com
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    Old 02-01-2019, 04:14 AM
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    Originally Posted by SouthpawHD View Post
    GM HD trucks are no longer being made for the '19 model year as they are in transition for the all new 2020 model. Fords apparently are being sold before they hit the dealer lots.

    Demand is high, supply is limited = sellers market.

    That'll all change when gas prices go up.

    GMs are still being made. I think the scheduled plant shut down is end of April and 2020 production starts June 3. But, you are correct in that the pickings on the GM lots are pretty slim. In the process of buying a fleet 3500 diesel right now. Had to go about 1200 miles to find anything close to what I wanted. Could not find what I wanted anywhere so settled for close.
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    Old 02-01-2019, 06:57 AM
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    Thanks Guys for all the responses
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    Old 02-01-2019, 07:57 AM
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    For whatever it's worth, I bought a brand new 2018 Ram 2500 with Cummins, crew cab, 4x4, Big Horn edition. Its is actually pretty basic. Cloth interior, but does have the big screen, radio, backup camera, etc. I paid $51k out the door in May, 2018. No idea if its good or bad, but, that's what I paid.
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    Old 02-01-2019, 08:36 AM
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    You guys saying buy a used truck that's two or so years old haven't priced out used trucks. Folks are DELUSIONAL with their prices on used trucks even with a crapload of miles.

    I think new truck prices are absolutely nuts but it is what it is I suppose.
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    Old 02-01-2019, 09:24 AM
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    Originally Posted by swat1 View Post
    Laura has a Ram dealership too.

    https://www.lauracdjr.com
    Dang if I would have known that I would have bought a new Ram. I paid 53 for a two year old GMC (which I love) but I could have gotten a new Ram for 56....
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    Old 02-01-2019, 09:29 AM
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    No kidding. Prices on used trucks are now nearing what used ATV's are commanding. That's another segment that is insane
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    Old 02-01-2019, 10:25 AM
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    Originally Posted by WeeKilt View Post
    Id guesstimate around an average of $800-1600 dollars. More on high end, less on fleet. That was my prior experience while working with Chrysler in the mid 2000s until 2015. Other manufacturers may be different. Lots of variables in the front end price.
    i think your way off on your figures
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    Old 02-01-2019, 10:55 AM
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    I'm picking up a new 2018 F-150 XLT Crew Cab 4x4 today and the price after rebates is 41,500 plus TTT.
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    Old 02-01-2019, 02:01 PM
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    When I bought my diesel pickup, the dealer had 750 3/4 ton and 1 ton trucks on the lot. And he had cab & chassis units mounted with about every body known to man. The dealer has both Ram and Ford, and is about 20 miles from the NE edge of Atlanta's suburbs.

    See AkinsFord.com website for comparison prices on the Rams. They're individually owned and the largest car dealer in sales in Georgia. We were by there the other day, and I have never seen so many new vehicles--over 2700 units. They need to move'em, and use price to do so.

    If you can get by with what you have, wait for the new model of Ram HD trucks to arrive. They will just look newer for longer than buying one of the last of the old generation trucks. Actually they're a better value.
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    Old 02-01-2019, 02:10 PM
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    How much are you willing to pay for your Dodge?

    I searched for a couple of weeks just before Christmas, found a 2016 Ford F-350 Lariat dually 6.7L diesel w/20,000 miles, one owner, bought it, serviced it, and traded it in at the same dealer. Got copies of all service records. Certified Pre-Owned 12 months/12,000 miles bumper to bumper warranty. $40k, which I thought was a very fair deal.
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