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  1. #1
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    Going into business for myself shortly. Went to a local ford dealership for a price on a new van. 2004, 1 ton extended van with side windows and tow package, xlt package(power windows and locks, chrome bumpers and alloy rims), hvac bin package installed, truck is special order because of color(black), keyless entry, cab/cargo divider
    $27,000 Does this price seam ballpark to you guys. I think I might be paying a little more because this is my first van purchase with commercial sales department at dealership, price might go down with each subsequent purchase?

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    NO

    what a rip.
    GM 2500 with bins , 18,000 bucks. 2004 model. Do some more shopping even if you have buy from a dealer 500 miles away.

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    That Ford price seems right to what I've seen.

    That Chevy mentioned is just a really great deal, I'd jump all over that.

    Around here Chevy's start at $27k with no options, nothing in them.
    There are 3 ways to do anything in life; Good, Fast, Slow: You can pick any 2.

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    I bought a chevy about a year ago, was about $25,000, had larger V-8, tow package, shelving, 3/4 ton, cruise and tilt. that sounds decent for a 1 ton, the only thing I do not like about ford is the twin I-beam front end. you can't keep them aligned. I have bought 10 vehicles in last 4 years from the same dealer.

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    I was looking to buy a new truck last fall, as the one that I was replaceing was 10 years old. I looked and found the new Supreme bodies both more room and less money.

    The Chevy 1 ton with complete body, racks inside and 6 doors on the outside fiberglass was $23,000.00

    And with the GMAC financing at 3% for 5 years who could go wrong.

    Bernie

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    good price to me

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    Great price

    Originally posted by appltech1
    what a rip.
    GM 2500 with bins , 18,000 bucks. 2004 model. Do some more shopping even if you have buy from a dealer 500 miles away.
    Was this new?

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    Re: Great price

    Originally posted by rob10
    Originally posted by appltech1
    what a rip.
    GM 2500 with bins , 18,000 bucks. 2004 model. Do some more shopping even if you have buy from a dealer 500 miles away.
    Was this new?
    10-4 good buddy. V-8 with bins. Radio, a/c. No power locks or cruise control or tilt wheel. But I'm not driving it to the beach. LOL . I have to have 9,000 lb comm tags because 8600 lb suspension. Maybe i'll give them a call , see what the going price is today. I'll get back to ya.

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    Special order, keyless entry, etc.

    it depends on all the accessories you get.

    18grand tells me that it's bare bones

    27grand=loaded

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    Man

    buy one with 30,000 miles, are ya crazy? Work for your biz and pocketbook, not the truck note!
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    Re: Man

    Originally posted by spotts
    buy one with 30,000 miles, are ya crazy? Work for your biz and pocketbook, not the truck note!
    I have always found that a one to two year old car/truck is the best deal.
    (Still under warrenty that is)

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    Originally posted by bjd
    I was looking to buy a new truck last fall, as the one that I was replaceing was 10 years old. I looked and found the new Supreme bodies both more room and less money.

    The Chevy 1 ton with complete body, racks inside and 6 doors on the outside fiberglass was $23,000.00

    And with the GMAC financing at 3% for 5 years who could go wrong.

    Bernie
    I paid $20,500 (no trade) for that truck in March of '03. Best truck I ever owned. It came out being cheaper than a regular Chevy cargo van, because I didn't like their shelf packages, and what I wanted would have run me another $1500, bringing a 1 ton cargo van to something like $22k if I remember right (A/C, no cruise or power windows)

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    Depends

    More importantly is what you will be doing with the (tool) er truck.

    What do you do ?? residential hvac,& lite commercial hvac only,that's a good truck, and ok price.

    Hvac/r or w/ hydronics & or installs w/ duct,heavy commercial service ,or plbg that trucks too small, think about what it is you will be doing then buy then right tool.

    Not trying to be a smartass but buy what you need.Not what your competion is using.

    Another words the right tool for the right job, a couple of thousand one way or another on the initial out lay can make a BIG difference in the long run.

    Good Luck whatever you buy just like the post in residential section, get a calc etc. Don't buy a truck just for the cost alone, how about the service the dealer service.

    [Edited by pjs on 08-05-2004 at 07:47 PM]

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