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#228 of 856 Fax attack Update/Randall Noe Update
Mar 15, 2002 (7:17 pm)
I faxed 20 dealers in the Southern California area and received five responses. The deals ranged from MSRP(the dealer is on dope) to factory invoice.
I also called Randall Noe and spoke to KellyAnn and she gave me a killer deal on a 2002 Dodge Ram Quad Cab "Lone Star" edition. Pickup is equipped with auto,power windows and locks, AC, Overhead console, Cruise, Tilt, 20" tires/rims, fog lamps, anti-spin rerear endnd AM/FM CD for a total of $21,685(that includes the $1500 rebate)plus T.T.L. I am not sure that is the pickup I want but I saw a similar one here going for $30,000. The deal sounds too good to be true.
I called the dealer that gave me the factory invoice and he said that deal was so good that he suggested that I fly to Texas and drive the pickup back home.
I just have to figure out my costs. I checked flights to Dallas from Los Angeles are about $500 one way. The drive back is about 1450 miles( 24 hrs of driving). I think fuel costs will be like $200.
Anyone from the Los Angeles area thinking of going to Texas to buy a Ram let me know. Maybe we can fly out the same time and drive back. You can e-mail me at bejaar2000yahoo.com.
#229 of 856 OK, that was you...Brando69
Mar 15, 2002 (7:59 pm)
I thought that was someone else who sent me the email...Check with Southwest Airlines. Don't know if they fly out of your area. Fly into Love Field. Someone from the sales team will come pick you up. That is a sweet deal, bro. I would jump all over it. Whatever it takes to get to Truckville, make it happen. You will not regret dealing with the good old boys, and girls, in Texas!
Mar 15, 2002 (8:11 pm)
By the way, I know what you are thinking right now. I almost did not go to Texas because I thought it was too good to be true. I took the chance and I am driving my dream truck. Like all good friends, mine were waiting for me to come home empty handed. A friend of my wife told her that her Husband just received his 02 Quad that has been on order since October! Same color as mine, he has leather and a few comfy options. He used a relatives DC discount and still paid over $30 large. Toyota1 joked about we be nickle and dimin...my Wife was too embarrassed to tell his Wife what I paid.
You can be sitting in the truck next week. Get into the Mayors Club while the getting is good.
#231 of 856 Waiting Period
Mar 15, 2002 (9:44 pm)
Does anyone have any info on how long it takes for a newly ordered truck to reach the dealer? I live in the N.Y. area. DC gives me a different story than the dealer. I wonder who's lying. My truck was ordered on 3/15.
#232 of 856 Good deals..........
Mar 15, 2002 (9:49 pm)
No nickel and dime-ing at the Dodge dealers. Here in the south they have a large inventory at many locations. I found 6 equipped how I wanted at one dealership, with the 24G package, tow package, posi, fog lights, steel loading floor, deluxe stereo, multi speed auto and V-8. Didn't want the 360--not that much more power for the increase in fuel consumption. The 4.7 accelerates briskly, although I wouldn't turn down a spare twenty. I bought mine at 0%, $214 below invoice and a 7/100k. How can anyone argue over that??!!
#233 of 856 Texas truck in California
Mar 16, 2002 (6:59 am)
I thought California has different emission requirements? If you buy a Texas truck - will it pass California smog check without modifications? I know a guy that bought a new truck in Kansas, then moved to California -he ended up spending several hundred $$ getting his new truck inspected - dealer was no help. This was 10 years ago, so maybe it is different today.
#234 of 856 Texas truck in California
Mar 16, 2002 (8:44 am)
You are correct xyz71. The vehicle must meet California emissions requirements and I am checking with our department of motor vehicles. It appears that 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 should have no problem because it is an ultra low emissions vehicle. I will make sure before I go to Texas.
#235 of 856 California's Emissions Update
Mar 16, 2002 (9:54 am)
I contacted our department of motor vehicles today. I was told that as long as the new vehicle has an emissions device on it and it passes California's smog test there should be no problem. I know that the 2002 is an ULEV vehicle and it should have no problems passing the smog test in California. I will also call Dodge and see if vehicles sold in California have any special emissions devices installed on them.
Mar 16, 2002 (10:27 am)
Brando69 looks like he is campaigning to be the next Mayor. Doing his homework. He is going to be very happy in Truckville!
Tell Kelly Ann I said hello.
Mar 16, 2002 (11:02 am)
I want that Dodge Ram 1500. I can buy it now if I go to the dealer in my area and can get it for invoice minus $1500. It's a black beauty! I just have to wait and see if I can buy it in Texas and bring it back to the commie state of Kalifornia.