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Old 11-01-2014, 01:03 PM   #11
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Just keep looking....the deal you want will pop up...its all patience..

We spent a year and drove almost 13 suv's in 3 different states before wife decided she wanted the x5m......then we had to order and wait for it....lol...all the while we have an explorer sport which imho is the same dang thing? ?..my son likes it....lol
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Old 11-01-2014, 01:29 PM   #12
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I'm in big trouble. He let me take the Ram for a drive.... that ecodiesel is sweet. I reset the computer and was getting 28mpg on my 20 mile test drive through the hills. All I can say right now is wow! I torqued up a long steep grade -- I can so see this thing pulling my trailer.
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Old 11-01-2014, 04:30 PM   #13
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Any particular reason you're not looking at used vehicles? I find trucks to be so expensive anyway that the premium you pay for a new one, and subsequent and immediate depreciation, is gut wrenching. I'm sure you could find something a year or two old that still has some warranty left.
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Old 11-01-2014, 05:27 PM   #14
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Used would be great, if I could find something at a dealer suitable for towing. They seem to be few and far between around here. I just started looking, though, so maybe something will come up.

The real issues is my current lease. I have to work with a dealer to handle that. The reason I started now instead of the spring, was the thought that they may be trying to move 2014s. That, and, when I checked trade in values for my highlander, they seemed to indicate I was at a break even position so I figured I'd give it a go. My problem isn't the lease, my problem is the price of vehicles and the payment that I'm trying to stay within. I could have had the tundra for $160/month over my current payment, no thanks.

The way I look at it, we want to go to Myrtle Beach in April. It would be nice to have a more suitable vehicle for the 1700 mile round trip, but I'm going either way! I have time...
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Old 11-01-2014, 06:21 PM   #15
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Chevy's been advertising "Pickup month" recently, but my local dealer didn't seem to have a lot of them.
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Used would be great, if I could find something at a dealer suitable for towing. They seem to be few and far between around here. I just started looking, though, so maybe something will come up.

The real issues is my current lease. I have to work with a dealer to handle that. The reason I started now instead of the spring, was the thought that they may be trying to move 2014s. That, and, when I checked trade in values for my highlander, they seemed to indicate I was at a break even position so I figured I'd give it a go. My problem isn't the lease, my problem is the price of vehicles and the payment that I'm trying to stay within. I could have had the tundra for $160/month over my current payment, no thanks.

The way I look at it, we want to go to Myrtle Beach in April. It would be nice to have a more suitable vehicle for the 1700 mile round trip, but I'm going either way! I have time...
I've been in your shoes on this issue. In the beginning I was lucky enough to be able to borrow a TV from a family member. Then came the day that offer ended and I had to get a truck sooner than expected.

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Old 11-01-2014, 07:06 PM   #17
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Just drive'm all. Gas and diesel and get what you like and can afford. I bought my first 2500 Chevy in '11 after owning Fords and driving them for work trucks for many years.
The '11 2500 was the first year they offset the rear axle to the rear of the leafs and used the fully boxed frame. Great truck for towing and even better if you get an oil burner. I like my '11 so much I just bought a '15 dually.
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Old 11-01-2014, 07:13 PM   #18
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I drive a lot, so finding an economical solution for daily driver is crucial. The highlander is the wife's car, I have a 2014 Rav4 -- I put 19k miles on it since March. Now you can see how giddy I was when the ecodiesel mileage computer hit 28mpg and kept climbing. Wifey can take over the Rav, and I get back into a truck! I've had just about every brand over the years, all half ton, but moved to a small SUV for economy sake because of the miles I drive.
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Old 11-01-2014, 07:22 PM   #19
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I'm in big trouble. He let me take the Ram for a drive.... that ecodiesel is sweet. I reset the computer and was getting 28mpg on my 20 mile test drive through the hills. All I can say right now is wow! I torqued up a long steep grade -- I can so see this thing pulling my trailer.
So who makes the ecodiesel for Dodge. European? fiat? I assume they did not build this engine from scratch.
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Old 11-01-2014, 07:24 PM   #20
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Think about March for that new truck. They may have start dealing for the 2016 season coming up. The inventory will still be good for choices and time for the discounts are getting better. I bought my 2014 GMC 2500 crewcab Duramax 4X4 for $44,000 in March. It had more than $10,000 off of sticker. It's something like going to Vegas.
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