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#9 of 18 Nav System
Oct 17, 2004 (4:54 pm)
When the hell is Ford going to come up with NAV. I cannot believe they are the last to the party with the NAV. I love the new exterior & interior of the F150, but where in the hell is the NAV system.
#10 of 18 well i bailed on Ford as of tonight...................
Nov 01, 2004 (8:08 pm)
I just sold my new F150 and bought a Titan tonight...........i hated to admit it but after driving my buds Titan I was jealous. That truck is everything and more than the F 150 and it was alot cheaper.........especially now on 11/1/04. I got the truck for 5K below list and i got $2300 in options for about 700 bucks........
#11 of 18 sold your new f150?
Nov 02, 2004 (10:19 am)
how much did you lose on your "new" f150?
how many miles did you have?
i too often suffer from the "grass is greener on the other side" syndrome, but would never hear the end of it from my wife if I sold my new car the first year of owning it.
#12 of 18 Can't Decide
Nov 29, 2004 (1:11 am)
I am currently looking at purchasing a new 2004 (or possibly a 2002 or 2003) truck. I have it narrowed down to three - a Ford F150 4X4 Extended Cab, the Chevy Silverado 1500 4X4 Extended Cab or the GMC Sierra 1500 4X4 Extended Cab. I realize that the Silverado and Sierra are fairly similar but I can not decide which of these 3 trucks is the better truck. I have been reading various posts and done some research on the internet but I am just getting more confused as to which is the best truck.
Can someone help me out here?
#13 of 18 Need Help for (New) Used Truck
Mar 17, 2005 (1:15 pm)
Hello. I currently own a 1996 5.2L ext. cab dodge dakota with 108000 miles on it. There haven't been too many issues besides the usual (ball joints, radiator, an incident with 02 sensor). I've done minor mods (k&n, dual exhaust, tires, stereo) and it has served me well throughout high school.
However, I will be attending college this fall and the school is downtown which doesnt cater to my boat. City parking is awful as it is.
I need a 4x4 truck that is a single cab and at least a v6. This said: which of the compact trucks out there are the most reliable? I know Toyota is great, but i've been checking for months and none are for sale in my area under 150k miles.
My budget is about what i can get for my dakota ($5-6000).
S10, Sonoma, Ranger? I will even consider a Wrangler/CJ if it is recommended. This site is helpful but the consumer ratings often vary from 6 to 9 without much consistency.
THANKS FOR ANY HELP!!!
#14 of 18 Best time to buy a used pickup
Mar 23, 2005 (7:01 am)
I wonder if anyone has any insight on the best time to buy a used pickup, particularly in areas that experience snowy winters.
I'm currently in the market for a slightly used (2002-2003) compact pickup, primarily looking at the Toyota Tacoma, but also considering a Ford Ranger. At the moment (mid-March) there are practically none on the market, and the ones that are available are priced very high (negotiations did not lower the prices). I can only attribute this to the fact that I live in New England and we're just coming off a very snowy winter, so people don't want to give up their 4x4 trucks.
Has anyone experienced a general decline in demand and price for 4x4 pickups at a certain time of the year, maybe mid-summer? Are dealers sensitive to seasonal demands, and will they adjust their pricing accordingly??
#15 of 18 Re: Best time to buy a used pickup [mattdurgin]
Mar 24, 2005 (11:11 am)
best time to buy a 4x4 is in spring when the snow is gone and everyone is thinking about convertibles, motorcycles, and even jeeps.
hope that helps.
#16 of 18 Negotiating price for used truck at retailer
Mar 27, 2005 (9:45 am)
I am getting ready to purchase a 1999 Toyota 4-runner According to TMV, the price stated $13,500.00 [retail] and then I entered the same information at Kelly Bluebook. The price was $900.00 lower. Which amount do I start with at the dealership? How much should I be able to purchase the truck for - do I go buy the Kelly Blue Book or TMV?? Thanks.
#17 of 18 Re: Negotiating price for used truck at retailer [ohdaddy926]
Mar 30, 2005 (3:59 am)
I would be inclined to say go with what they use to help with pricing: the KBB.
There will almost always be a difference amongst price guides and $900 on a $13k vehicle is not too bad of a disparity.
Also keep in mind that if the vehicle is in esp. good condition and is of a lasting brand, like toyota, the price will be higher than listed. I posted above that I found a few 93-96 toyota tacomas that were going for as much as 96-99 rangers and s10s simply because of their durability.
#18 of 18 Re: Help w/Decisions on New Truck [mrg]
Apr 20, 2005 (7:21 pm)
What ever you do, stay away from GMC. It has cost me dearly! Every problem is not reproducible to GMC dealerships until the warranty runs out