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Old 02-13-2018, 06:43 AM   #1
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Default Good used truck deals are out there, be patient

You just have to be patient but not everyone that is selling a used truck is asking new truck prices.
Been looking for a used truck for my 18 year old son, and found a good one

In Montgomery, Texas

2008 Chevy 2500HD 4x4 Duramax LLM, with mini max tuner and cold air intake, new Michelin tires. New transfer case and Allison tranny ( under warranty) for 2 years or 24K miles. Ranch hand front bumper, camouflage Neoprene seat covers front and back over black leather interior ( not torn up)
5th wheel hook up, and a nice lear camper shell ( that he immediately took off)
Weather tech floor liners
New front end work also. Moog parts
250k miles

$14,000 cash

I have seen guys asking $19k to $22K for trucks in worse condition

Maybe all hope is not lost, keep looking guys. They are still out there
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Old 02-13-2018, 06:50 AM   #2
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Let's see a photo of it!
Glad you got a heck of a deal

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Old 02-13-2018, 08:09 AM   #4
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Absolutely love everything about it except the mileage. That’s a sharp truck and appears it has obviously been very well taken care of. You are right that’s a good deal and since it’s a Duramax maybe you will have good luck. With any used vehicle (diesel or not) you take a chance on having something wear out. Of course diesels are way more costly on repairs.
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:35 AM   #5
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Absolutely love everything about it except the mileage. Thatís a sharp truck and appears it has obviously been very well taken care of. You are right thatís a good deal and since itís a Duramax maybe you will have good luck. With any used vehicle (diesel or not) you take a chance on having something wear out. Of course diesels are way more costly on repairs.

That is true, but at that price I can afford a few repairs...
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:38 AM   #6
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Good lookin pickup bet he puts that camper back on when he realizes it will keep the bedding dry in the bed.


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Old 02-13-2018, 08:44 AM   #7
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You are not kidding. I have seen lots of people here trying to sell used pickups for more than I paid for new trucks.....what is even funnier are all of the people that post about it being a great deal and how man that one will not last long. I have found that most people have no clue about buying a vehicle. They go to the dealership and fall in love with one and then they just have to have it.

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You are not kidding. I have seen lots of people here trying to sell used pickups for more than I paid for new trucks.....what is even funnier are all of the people that post about it being a great deal and how man that one will not last long. I have found that most people have no clue about buying a vehicle. They go to the dealership and fall in love with one and then they just have to have it.

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I agree 100%. I have seen prices on here for the same truck I have and they are trying to sell it for more than I paid for mine 2 years ago.
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:51 AM   #9
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FB page called Diesels of East Texas...

You can find some trucks on there...
1/2 ton gas, 136K miles..2010 model, lift kit and wheels....$29,000

I just laugh when I see those
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Old 02-13-2018, 09:03 AM   #10
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Yep they are out there just have to be patient and hunt for them. Bought an 05 f150 lariat 70k miles back in 2010 for 12k blue book at the time was 19k+ took 9 months of hunting but it can be done


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Old 02-13-2018, 09:07 AM   #11
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The most people are buying the 2018 diesel fords, the better the pricing is getting on those 2015 platinum or king ranch f350s


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Old 02-13-2018, 02:00 PM   #12
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Lots of flooded out trucks out there too. Watch out for those "good deals"


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Old 02-13-2018, 02:08 PM   #14
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Man that truck is really in good shape
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Old 02-13-2018, 03:18 PM   #15
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Yep, used truck prices are crazy.

On the flip, my wife has really been wanting me to downsize from my z71 to a mid-size SUV. So I've been to a few dealerships looking at new vehicles and the trade-in value of my truck is laughable.

It's a 2007, Chevy z71 and the dealer offered me like 50% of the low-end private party value (using "fair" condition on KBB).
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Old 02-13-2018, 03:28 PM   #16
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Lot for an antique
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Old 02-13-2018, 03:33 PM   #17
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what kind of z71 ya got. i have a 2005 and am starting to have issues so looking for a replacement
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:37 PM   #18
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THIS is so true!! I'm in the market to trade my King Ranch and have been doing a LOT of internet searches. All the dealers I have talked to have also said the "flood" trucks are beginning to surface. Most are NOT from what I would consider a reputable dealer, but rather some "fly by night" advertiser. For those who "would" include a VIN....bad news.

A dealer here in Granbury told me they have shipped a great deal of their used units to the flood areas due to inventory demands there.
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what kind of z71 ya got. i have a 2005 and am starting to have issues so looking for a replacement


My knock around truck is a 2003 Z71. I put in a new motor, tranny, new front end and started on the exterior stuff. I thank god every day I didnít trade it. 30-40K for a 4wd truck compared to 3k to get it back to speed.
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what kind of z71 ya got. i have a 2005 and am starting to have issues so looking for a replacement
It's a 2007, extended cab, LTZ trim. Been a good truck and my daily driver for over 10 years. It does have a little cosmetic damage on the passenger side from a car backing into me in a parking lot a couple years ago.

Probably not much of an upgrade from a 2005.
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Old 02-13-2018, 06:16 PM   #21
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I've been shopping for an recent model ('13 to '16) F250 diesel for several hours day over the last couple of weeks. I'm blown away by the cost of a used F250.

I've almost gone to purchase a couple. Both were 2015 F250 Lariats

One had 39,*** miles, ingot metallic, new all toyo tires, clean as a whistle, 1 owner carfax and the dealer got down to $45,988.

The other almost identical, 30,*** miles, ingot metallic, 1 owner car fax clean bed no scratches for $45,900.
Both were trucks I'd be ecstatic to own and drive.

I considered these deals to be the best due to the lower miles on a F250 Lariat. I even went and pulled 30k cash for down payment. I missed the first one, it sold the night before. The 2nd went to auction and came back, still available at dealership again..wierd.

Now I've been talked into a brand new 2017 F250 Lariat. I've found some right at $54K, but I talked to another trusted dealer who advised me to wait until FEB 15 for truck month to begin and I will get one at an even better price due to the rebates Ford will release.

I figured, heck IF I'm going to spend 46k plus on a truck with 30 - 40k miles I might as well spend 6 TO 8k more on a brand new truck with zero miles, full warranty and a new body and interior!

What gets me, is that I never even CONSIDERED THE THOUGHT of buying a new truck because I drive 40,000 to 50,000 miles a year at minimum! I did not want to take the hit on new truck, but considering what these used trucks are costing...its almost foolish for me not to buy a new one.

I'm waiting on Feb 15th to see what happens with pricing on a new one, but I'm almost to the point of frustration and what my father calls paralysis of analysis due to all the researching and shopping I've been doing. I'm about to say **** it and just buy one and get it behind me.
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I've been shopping for an recent model ('13 to '16) F250 diesel for several hours day over the last couple of weeks. I'm blown away by the cost of a used F250.

I've almost gone to purchase a couple. Both were 2015 F250 Lariats

One had 39,*** miles, ingot metallic, new all toyo tires, clean as a whistle, 1 owner carfax and the dealer got down to $45,988.

The other almost identical, 30,*** miles, ingot metallic, 1 owner car fax clean bed no scratches for $45,900.
Both were trucks I'd be ecstatic to own and drive.

I considered these deals to be the best due to the lower miles on a F250 Lariat. I even went and pulled 30k cash for down payment. I missed the first one, it sold the night before. The 2nd went to auction and came back, still available at dealership again..wierd.

Now I've been talked into a brand new 2017 F250 Lariat. I've found some right at $54K, but I talked to another trusted dealer who advised me to wait until FEB 15 for truck month to begin and I will get one at an even better price due to the rebates Ford will release.

I figured, heck IF I'm going to spend 46k plus on a truck with 30 - 40k miles I might as well spend 6 TO 8k more on a brand new truck with zero miles, full warranty and a new body and interior!

What gets me, is that I never even CONSIDERED THE THOUGHT of buying a new truck because I drive 40,000 to 50,000 miles a year at minimum! I did not want to take the hit on new truck, but considering what these used trucks are costing...its almost foolish for me not to buy a new one.

I'm waiting on Feb 15th to see what happens with pricing on a new one, but I'm almost to the point of frustration and what my father calls paralysis of analysis due to all the researching and shopping I've been doing. I'm about to say **** it and just buy one and get it behind me.


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Old 02-13-2018, 06:58 PM   #23
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I bought a 2006 4 door dodge TRX 4x4 with 65k for 12k.
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Old 02-13-2018, 07:00 PM   #24
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I've been shopping for an recent model ('13 to '16) F250 diesel for several hours day over the last couple of weeks. I'm blown away by the cost of a used F250.

I've almost gone to purchase a couple. Both were 2015 F250 Lariats

One had 39,*** miles, ingot metallic, new all toyo tires, clean as a whistle, 1 owner carfax and the dealer got down to $45,988.

The other almost identical, 30,*** miles, ingot metallic, 1 owner car fax clean bed no scratches for $45,900.
Both were trucks I'd be ecstatic to own and drive.

I considered these deals to be the best due to the lower miles on a F250 Lariat. I even went and pulled 30k cash for down payment. I missed the first one, it sold the night before. The 2nd went to auction and came back, still available at dealership again..wierd.

Now I've been talked into a brand new 2017 F250 Lariat. I've found some right at $54K, but I talked to another trusted dealer who advised me to wait until FEB 15 for truck month to begin and I will get one at an even better price due to the rebates Ford will release.

I figured, heck IF I'm going to spend 46k plus on a truck with 30 - 40k miles I might as well spend 6 TO 8k more on a brand new truck with zero miles, full warranty and a new body and interior!

What gets me, is that I never even CONSIDERED THE THOUGHT of buying a new truck because I drive 40,000 to 50,000 miles a year at minimum! I did not want to take the hit on new truck, but considering what these used trucks are costing...its almost foolish for me not to buy a new one.

I'm waiting on Feb 15th to see what happens with pricing on a new one, but I'm almost to the point of frustration and what my father calls paralysis of analysis due to all the researching and shopping I've been doing. I'm about to say **** it and just buy one and get it behind me.
Man I'm in the EXACT same boat! I don't know what the heck to do at this point. I'm going to continue a little longer on the used search, but I'm very tempted to buy new.

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Old 02-13-2018, 07:02 PM   #25
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Man I'm in the EXACT same boat! I don't know what the heck to do at this point. I'm going to continue a little longer on the used search, but I'm very tempted to buy new.

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I'm going to wait to see what truck month actually turns out to be. I'm also thinking after truck month there will potentially be better deals on used trucks...maybe. I was told by the GM of a dealer I trust that teuck month and the end of the year are the best deals on new trucks

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Old 02-13-2018, 07:03 PM   #26
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Saw a 2011 F350 King Ranch on 2coolfishing today with a 141k miles for 27900 or obo.
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Old 02-13-2018, 07:23 PM   #27
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Good looking truck! Whereabouts in Montgomery did you pick it up?

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Old 02-13-2018, 07:30 PM   #28
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Yep. Just got the phone call that the delivery truck is an hour out from us. My new-to-me used truck will be here tonight.

Looks like you got a good deal on a great looking truck!

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So $20K for a decade old truck is a good deal? I must be way out of touch.....I know trucks are high, but this seems a bit much. According to everyone's dialogue, this is normal procedure?
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So $20K for a decade old truck is a good deal? I must be way out of touch.....I know trucks are high, but this seems a bit much. According to everyone's dialogue, this is normal procedure?
OP gave $14K if that’s the truck you are referring to
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I got a slightly use duramax for sale . 2005 with 260k . Body is a little rough .
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Old 02-13-2018, 10:08 PM   #33
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I've been shopping for an recent model ('13 to '16) F250 diesel for several hours day over the last couple of weeks. I'm blown away by the cost of a used F250.

I've almost gone to purchase a couple. Both were 2015 F250 Lariats

One had 39,*** miles, ingot metallic, new all toyo tires, clean as a whistle, 1 owner carfax and the dealer got down to $45,988.

The other almost identical, 30,*** miles, ingot metallic, 1 owner car fax clean bed no scratches for $45,900.
Both were trucks I'd be ecstatic to own and drive.

I considered these deals to be the best due to the lower miles on a F250 Lariat. I even went and pulled 30k cash for down payment. I missed the first one, it sold the night before. The 2nd went to auction and came back, still available at dealership again..wierd.

Now I've been talked into a brand new 2017 F250 Lariat. I've found some right at $54K, but I talked to another trusted dealer who advised me to wait until FEB 15 for truck month to begin and I will get one at an even better price due to the rebates Ford will release.

I figured, heck IF I'm going to spend 46k plus on a truck with 30 - 40k miles I might as well spend 6 TO 8k more on a brand new truck with zero miles, full warranty and a new body and interior!

What gets me, is that I never even CONSIDERED THE THOUGHT of buying a new truck because I drive 40,000 to 50,000 miles a year at minimum! I did not want to take the hit on new truck, but considering what these used trucks are costing...its almost foolish for me not to buy a new one.

I'm waiting on Feb 15th to see what happens with pricing on a new one, but I'm almost to the point of frustration and what my father calls paralysis of analysis due to all the researching and shopping I've been doing. I'm about to say **** it and just buy one and get it behind me.

Stick with a 15 or newer if youre gunna buy a 6.7. Fixed a few things that had bugs and its got more power. Looking for one for myself right now. I've been watching trucks since last june and the prices are slowly but steadily dropping. I saw another drop with the release of the 18s, good deals are to be found, but you have to be patient.
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Stick with a 15 or newer if youre gunna buy a 6.7. Fixed a few things that had bugs and its got more power. Looking for one for myself right now. I've been watching trucks since last june and the prices are slowly but steadily dropping. I saw another drop with the release of the 18s, good deals are to be found, but you have to be patient.
Good info, I'm trying to be patient! I've got a 2013 F150 Platinum with 160k miles for sale when I get into another truck!

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Good info, I'm trying to be patient! I've got a 2013 F150 Platinum with 160k miles for sale when I get into another truck!

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Just turned in my taxes today so when I pay them bad boys off I can pull the trigger on a new to me F350! Wanting a platinum or king ranch but will take a lariat if I have to! Really like the brown leather in each of those options! Budget is 43k or less, which is very doable on a 2015 truck with less than 100k miles. You can find them all day long for under 40k with over 100k miles on them!


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I canít tell whether ppl are being sarcastic in this thread or not....Yíall that are shopping for used trucks with 75-100k miles in the 40k range are out of your minds. Buy new and put every dealer against each other for the same truck within a 300 mile radius....youíll find an Acorn, I promise ya. Even used there is much better deals out there, you may have to drive a good bit but worth it in the end.
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I canít say that I understand the appeal of the super high-end trucks. Power equipment is nice (windows, locks, mirrors) as is Bluetooth and maybe some chrome accents, but you can get all that in an xlt and save $15k+. This is a truck purchase, after all.
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I canít say that I understand the appeal of the super high-end trucks. Power equipment is nice (windows, locks, mirrors) as is Bluetooth and maybe some chrome accents, but you can get all that in an xlt and save $15k+. This is a truck purchase, after all.


In my case the reason Iím looking for a platinum is because my company is platinum Landscapes. Another reason I wonít buy an xlt is because I want a factory radio with a backup camera in it as I pull a trailer almost every single day. Cloth seats stain and hold sweat bad as well. So itís for marketing and functionality, plus itís a classy looking truck!


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I canít tell whether ppl are being sarcastic in this thread or not....Yíall that are shopping for used trucks with 75-100k miles in the 40k range are out of your minds. Buy new and put every dealer against each other for the same truck within a 300 mile radius....youíll find an Acorn, I promise ya. Even used there is much better deals out there, you may have to drive a good bit but worth it in the end.


Itís a diesel motor. My 7.3 has 422,000 miles, and the 6.7 is a dang good motor that holds its value. Mind you these used trucks are still only 2-3 years old, and cost mid 60s new. You canít touch a 2017 6.7 in kr or platinum for less than 60k. My dad had a 15 with 89,000 when he traded it in on a 17. He paid 58 for a lariat with navigation, no sunroof, no led lights, no 360 cameras. The reason Iím looking for a used truck is because in that 2-3 year depreciated price, the payment goes from $950 to around $650. When youíre growing a business you canít just go out and buy brand new stuff even if you can afford it, as I would love to, but itís just not a thing I want to try to do while still being in school!


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OP gave $14K if thatís the truck you are referring to
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Old 02-14-2018, 07:25 AM   #41
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In my case the reason Iím looking for a platinum is because my company is platinum Landscapes. Another reason I wonít buy an xlt is because I want a factory radio with a backup camera in it as I pull a trailer almost every single day. Cloth seats stain and hold sweat bad as well. So itís for marketing and functionality, plus itís a classy looking truck!


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Not knocking your choice by any means, but you can get factory backup cameras in an XL these days. Itís a smaller screen in them though. Or you can get the large full size screen in a XLT. I love the way the Platinum looks, but thereís a few options I refuse to have.
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Old 02-14-2018, 07:30 AM   #42
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Not knocking your choice by any means, but you can get factory backup cameras in an XL these days. Itís a smaller screen in them though. Or you can get the large full size screen in a XLT. I love the way the Platinum looks, but thereís a few options I refuse to have.
I got the xlt premium in my new f250 it has the bigger screen/navigation etc but only paid 48k brand new. Diesel, fx4, 4 door etc
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Old 02-14-2018, 07:30 AM   #43
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Not knocking your choice by any means, but you can get factory backup cameras in an XL these days. Itís a smaller screen in them though. Or you can get the large full size screen in a XLT. I love the way the Platinum looks, but thereís a few options I refuse to have.


I agree, and yes part of my choice is looks. But thatís also why I stepped my price range down to get an older truck! Quoting jobs in a nice clean truck versus an old 1500 Chevy thatís beat up all over does make a difference in some places! Iíve got a work truck, just time to get into something newer and fancier lol


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Any interest in selling the camper shell?
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Old 02-14-2018, 07:39 AM   #45
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I got the xlt premium in my new f250 it has the bigger screen/navigation etc but only paid 48k brand new. Diesel, fx4, 4 door etc
That's the same type of truck I was looking at. Not a big fan of leather so I wanted an XLT but the larger screen. Only found one in the area.
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:07 AM   #46
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Good looking truck! Whereabouts in Montgomery did you pick it up?

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I saw it online and he lives up on Honea/Egypt Road North of new Magnolia...
Coast Guard guy just got home from Kodiak, AK.

Picked up a nice 24' enclosed trailer too....
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:09 AM   #47
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Any interest in selling the camper shell?

Yes, I am.

Make me an offer on it, and I will make you a deal.

I pull a 5th wheel with my truck about 4 times a year and I don't see me wanting to take it off and on that much.

PM me
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:20 AM   #48
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I just happened upon this truck by accident. I heard that a friend of my wife's cousin was trading in his Dmax for a gasser. I made him a sight unseen offer of $40K, based off a picture he texted me. I learned later that the dealership offered him $38k trade in.

The truck is 2016 Chevrolet 3500 4x4 Dually w/Duramax, 15K miles, "WT" package. Has a full screen back up camera, Bluetooth, vinyl floors & seats, & power tow mirrors w/defrost. It's a dang nice truck with more bells & wistles than my 2002 Lariat F350 had!
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PM sent.ok
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Old 02-14-2018, 12:15 PM   #50
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Good buy OP, glad you are happy with it.

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You are not kidding. I have seen lots of people here trying to sell used pickups for more than I paid for new trucks.....what is even funnier are all of the people that post about it being a great deal and how man that one will not last long. I have found that most people have no clue about buying a vehicle. They go to the dealership and fall in love with one and then they just have to have it.

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Lol, yep. That's 95% of Americans. "Who cares about the loan, look what I got" even though the bank owns it.

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