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Old 09-24-2015, 05:11 PM   #1
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has anbody purchased a pick up from carmax? what is their service like when you buy the service agreement. I am thinking of a ford 1500 v 6 econo bost crew cab towing is rated at 11,900 #
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Old 09-24-2015, 05:39 PM   #2
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Yes it will "pull" that weight. No question there. Of greater concern with a tow vehicle is payload. The F150 improved some with the new aluminum body but if you are looking for a tow vehicle my suggestion would be 3/4 ton or better yet a 1 ton. I wish I had gone that route. Don't get me wrong. I love my truck but if I had it to do over I would have gone 1 ton. Service at Carmax? I have no clue. I just thought I would pass that on to you to consider. Good luck.
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Old 09-24-2015, 05:53 PM   #3
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has anbody purchased a pick up from carmax? what is their service like when you buy the service agreement. I am thinking of a ford 1500 v 6 econo bost crew cab towing is rated at 11,900 #
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Bought my Expedition from CarMax two years ago. I have an extended warranty, not sure what service agreement is. If you are talking about the warranty, it works like any other dealership. I have only had to use it once and the service was great. Made an appointment, dropped it off and they called me same day to come pick it up. No complaints.
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Old 09-27-2015, 02:46 PM   #4
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I've bought a car and a truck at Carmax. Their Maxcare is great. You paythe small deductible and they get your vehicle fixed, either in house or a make specific dealership. The 2006 Chrysler Pacifica my wife bought got a brand new full power driver's seat when it developed a catch when leaning back(50 buck deductible ). ABS sensor went on the fritz, they replaced all four senors (50 buck deductible) and just before the warranty expired, they replaced all motor and trans axle mounts when one went out (50 buck deductible). I feel we got more than our moneys worth on that car.

Bought a 2010 F250 with the dreaded 6.4 diesel. I have the Maxcare on it, so I'm not worried about my "ticking timebomb". It does have a $150 deductible, but that is cheap for diesel motor work.

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We love CARMAX...second time we used them, sold them our pickup and felt that we got a fair deal with less hassle then trying on our own. We tried to find our new tow car through them but apparently in Calif no one had AWD except in black...found ours in Lost Wages (Vegas lol). Happy Trails
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We love CARMAX...second time we used them, sold them our pickup and felt that we got a fair deal with less hassle then trying on our own. We tried to find our new tow car through them but apparently in Calif no one had AWD except in black...found ours in Lost Wages (Vegas lol). Happy Trails
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I was doing some research for a new to us car this past weekend and I looked at tons of dealerships and what I found was that Carmax was charging about $3000 to $4000 more for the same vehicles with same miles and same miles than other dear ships were listing. A few months ago and about 3,000 less miles I took one of our cars there to appraised and they offered us $6000 we got 2 trade in quotes from other dealerships this weekend for $10,200. However when I talked to them a year ago about my truck their offer for my truck was above most other dealerships. So I think it is hit or miss.


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I was doing some research for a new to us car this past weekend and I looked at tons of dealerships and what I found was that Carmax was charging about $3000 to $4000 more for the same vehicles with same miles and same miles than other dear ships were listing. A few months ago and about 3,000 less miles I took one of our cars there to appraised and they offered us $6000 we got 2 trade in quotes from other dealerships this weekend for $10,200. However when I talked to them a year ago about my truck their offer for my truck was above most other dealerships. So I think it is hit or miss.


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I've had the same. We sold my wife's old car for a couple thousand dollars more than we could get elsewhere. I took my truck there last year and they were lower by a couple grand
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has anbody purchased a pick up from carmax? what is their service like when you buy the service agreement. I am thinking of a ford 1500 v 6 econo bost crew cab towing is rated at 11,900 #
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Make sure it is max tow and HD to get that kind of capAcity. As stated above you will lose put on payload. What weight are you looking to tow?
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