Buying an Old Car

October 11th, 2017 at 4:23:38 PM permalink
petroglyph
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Quote: AZDuffman
Check the place I used in FL. Easy as can be.
Made me wonder in the last couple of hurricanes how long it would take for those flood vehicles to hit the market.
Everyone gets thrown from the plane to maintain altitude
October 11th, 2017 at 5:32:42 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: petroglyph
It's one of my two greatest fears.


Last year my wife went to the biggest
car dealership in the county to by a
used car. She wanted to go alone, so
of course she came home 2 hours
later with a brand new car. A woman
by herself is like chum in the water
to sharks.

In the next 3 weeks 2 of her sisters also
went there and bought new cars from
the same salesman because of sibling
rivalry. Women, you can't make this
stuff up.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
October 11th, 2017 at 10:25:09 PM permalink
Ayecarumba
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There are broker services that do the searching for you. Takes a lot of the stress out since the price range is stated up front.

Have you considered a small 4x4? I heard a report about Ford producing a Platinum Limited Something or The Other edition F150 with a $100k sticker. Yikes! However, the baby fur seal seat covers are pretty comfy... hehe
October 12th, 2017 at 7:30:04 AM permalink
DRich
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Would you really consider buying a 30 year old truck?
October 12th, 2017 at 1:15:58 PM permalink
Mosca
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Quote: Face
Where's Mosca? I've paid work for him here




Here's a '16 Ram 1500 with 20k miles for $28k.
October 12th, 2017 at 1:21:06 PM permalink
Mosca
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The Ram trucks are pretty nice, maybe the best domestic product made by FCA. Come on down and look at it, if you think you want to spend that much. We try to price them right, right off the bat, because we know people shop prices on the internet. But remember, we are a retail store, and have to make a buck. If it fits your needs, give me a call. We have half a dozen or so to pick from.
October 12th, 2017 at 4:30:21 PM permalink
Face
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Quote: DRich
Would you really consider buying a 30 year old truck?


Umm, did you see it? ;)

One of the auction finds I coveted, if not for being so far away, was a '77. Age doesn't really mean anything to me, other than those years you know to avoid certain brands. But this truck specifically, while I'd buy in a heartbeat otherwise, is not a viable option here in NY. Even if that was all new metal, without the factory zinc coating, it'd be a s#$%box in 3 years.

So yes, but no =)

Quote: Mosca


Hi, have we met? ;)

I appreciate the "ask and you shall receive treatment" (and good to see you're still around), but that's about 4x's where I wanna be. TBH I'm struggling a little bit finding security in life and a long term loan is a stress I don't wanna handle. I'm more hoping to find a four figure high miler to fill a need for 2-4 years. I would suppose your shop is a little more cutting edge, whereas I need more a Jimmy Jack's Used Car Shack experience.
Be bold and risk defeat, or be cautious and encourage it.
October 12th, 2017 at 6:58:59 PM permalink
Evenbob
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I wouldn't spend that much on a vehicle if
I was rich. There's something obscene about
it.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
October 13th, 2017 at 2:28:14 PM permalink
Mosca
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No problem, you'd mentioned $22k 112000 mile trucks, it wasn't clear that the price was the issue rather than the miles. Actually it's really hard to get nice used trucks at any mileage, anyone who already has one keeps it. These are ex-rentals.
October 14th, 2017 at 5:24:46 AM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: Mosca
No problem, you'd mentioned $22k 112000 mile trucks, it wasn't clear that the price was the issue rather than the miles. Actually it's really hard to get nice used trucks at any mileage, anyone who already has one keeps it. These are ex-rentals.


I noticed that when looking for my current SUV. I like the new Ridgeline, but people run them for 200000 miles before they let them go.
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it