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Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Tipton, Iowa
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Its really pretty easy... Figure out what you want to pay for the newer truck. Then figure out what you have to have for your trade in, and if you owe a little more than its worth consider that too. Lets just say for sake of argument that you want to pay $16k for the truck, you're trades worth $7k (just throwing #s out for an example here, ok?) You owe $8k on your truck so you're $1000 neg. equity. Walk in and tell the salesman you'll give him your truck and $10k for the newer one. They'll most likely come back with a number like $12-13k difference, maybe you want to go an extra $500, maybe not. Make them come to you Micah. After one or two tries just get up and say you've got other places to go, more trucks to check on... One tip I've found actually works is print up a BUNCH of used truck ads from dealers in your area. Have them sitting on the seat or arm rest of your truck. If a dealer employee checks out your rig as a potential trade in they'll no doubt see and maybe even go through these print outs. It's a subtle hint to them that tells them "this guy is GOING to buy a truck somewhere". I know it sounds corny, but it actually has worked in the past. Another sneaky trick is to take another truck from a different dealer on a test drive, pull it right up in the lot where this truck is and park it right in the middle of the dam lot. Hop out and start trying to wheel and deal on the truck you want. It drives the salesman nuts to see some other lots trucks sitting on their lot. Kind of evil, but fun! Good luck!
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'06 True Blue/Silver 250 crew cab
ARP's, EGR blocked
AFE stg.2, MBRP 4" pipe
Air Dog 150, ITP reg. return
Bulletproof oil bypass system
Ride rite air springs in the rear
EGT, boost, and fuel pressure gauges by DiProcol on the pillar
Plus a few other odds and ends...