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post #1 of 12 Old 11-14-2007, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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Are our trucks really worthless now?

I am thinking about selling my truck due to a change in my personal situation and family obligations. I've been looking around to see what it's worth, and if ebay is any indication, it looks like almost nothing. Six months ago when I started looking for trucks, 06s 4x4 diesel crew cab Lariats with 35,000 miles or so were going for around 35k. Now, I can't find an ended auction on ebay with a truck that even met the reserve. Even trucks with 10,000 miles on them are not getting bid up to any more than 27k or so.

I guess it's because of the fuel prices. Has anybody here sold a late model Super Duty lately? I was just curious if this was just an Ebay phenomenon.


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i think you could get alot more then 27 for your truck

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Dont know man, times r tuff but dont do by Ebay prices. Advertise on the Diesel enthusiest sites first
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people aren't looking to make huge purchases right now -- specially with the stock market going bizerk and the housing market crappy and fuel prices thru the roof...

big trucks are MUCH easier to buy for a good price at this point ....
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sorry to tell you this buddy but bout 2 months ago at a small stearership in the middle of bumfuct egypt I saw an 06 xlt supercab long box 4x4 6.0 litre still new on the lot for 32 thousand. that was a rare find but im thinkin 27-30 is bout as good as your gonna get.



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Don't forget, the new trucks being out will also lower the mkt.

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Dang, Chad. Things must be getting rough when a man has to think about selling his truck. That's not right.

What I was told when I picked up a bargain on my 06 F350 is...

the drought hit the farmers pretty hard, and the housing crunch has slammed the contractors. Those are the two biggest buyers of diesel trucks. So the market for used diesels is way down, not due to fuel prices (if anything, that makes the thrifty diesel even more attractive) but due to the primary buyers being on hard times.

And winter is a lousy time to sell a diesel. If you can hang on until next spring, you should do better. Check traderonline.com for average asking prices. That's where I found my PS. As of September, 06 F250 crew cabs with low miles were going for $28-32.
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Yeah, when I bought the thing, I was counting on steady contract work for at least the next year. The SOB that was supposed to give me the work is not even returning my calls, and this truck is just turning into a money pit. Add that to the fight I've had with Ford trying to get a noisy turbo replaced and the fact I've only got to drive the truck 2 days in the last 3 weeks since it's been sitting at the dealer... I was ready to cut my losses and sell it, but there's no way in hell I'm taking 27 grand for it when the low end of the private party value is 32. I'll just park it and drive my car before I take a 5k loss for 4 months of use.

John, what kind of mileage are you getting? I'm only seeing 12-13 now at best. My old gas truck does better than that. Mine used to get a lot better. I'm sure the winter blend fuel has something to do with it, but it can't make this much difference. It's probably related to the failing turbo that the dealer refuses to replace.


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That's not good at all if you're still on stock tires etc. My 350 DRW is getting better than that. Do you have another dealer to go to by chance?

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Big Duke is getting around 13-14 in town. On the road, it gets around 16 at 75, though that jumps up to about 18 if you can draft on a box trailer semi. At 55, it's between 20 and 21 on a flat road.

Have you checked the EGR valve? If they clog up and stay open, that can hammer your mileage. Which dealer is giving you a hard time? Hope it's not Paul Miller, they're crooked to the core. Jack Kain treated me pretty well on some work on my old Escort wagon.

I have a feeling that prices and sales will pick up in the spring. They should have the subprime interest mess tamed down by then.

I might be able to put you in touch with a guy who does a lot of remodeling work. Don't know if he's looking for subs, but I'll see if I can find him. He did a great job on my kitchen.
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