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  1. #1
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    Are they worth jumping on board? The local dealer special (Ford) ends Friday. I was looking at an 05 F150 (Not going to argue Ford/Chevy/Dodge right now ) AND I was looking for input.

    Basically If I go after the same truck next month, how much am I really going to miss out on...

    This one is about $25,000 with the rebates they have right now..
    You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel...

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  2. #2
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    Chad

    there is very little difference if you buy it now or after the sale. they are going to be on final clearance in a few weeks anyway.

    they are always going to get your money

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    Yeah, that thing is already a year old in their eyes...it'll probably be even cheaper in a month or so.

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    Here is the situation I am in. I leased a 2004 Ranger 2 years ago, well the lease is up in 3 months. Right now I am real close to hitting the max milage I was allowed without the fee, so I stopped in today. With $2500 down I could walk out with a 2005 F150 leased again, for $275 a month.

    Also, cant afford the payments to buy so thats another dead horse hah......
    You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel...

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  5. #5
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    that's the never ending hole of a lease.

    do your best not to lease, it is really tough to get out of the re-lease loop.

    now we are going to hear how a lease is deductable more so than a purchase.


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    Hell trucks rust out in 5 years here anyways......

    Lease works for me, but to each their own...
    You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel...

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  7. #7
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    Thumbs down Pay what we pay ????

    Screw the General Motors Pick-up trucks They went BACK to REAR-DRUM BRAKES ON THE 2005 MODELS!!!! THAT'S a Disgrace. FORD AND DODGE PICK-UPS have REAR "DISC" BRAKES

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    I'll sell you mine low miles runs great!!




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    Re: Pay what we pay ????

    Originally posted by uncle buck
    Screw the General Motors Pick-up trucks They went BACK to REAR-DRUM BRAKES ON THE 2005 MODELS!!!! THAT'S a Disgrace. FORD AND DODGE PICK-UPS have REAR "DISC" BRAKES
    Can you believe that? What's the deal anyway? The discs are more reliable, but I do have problems with the rear calibers sticking when they get totally loaded with mud.
    51% of the roads in my County are gravel which really sucks at times.

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    First, there's a reason 'lease' rhymes with 'fleece.'

    Second, can you say "upside down?"

    Third, the best day of the month to buy a vehicle is the last Saturday and even better if it's raining. Usually, there are little 'side spiffs' in place on the last weekend of the month, so each sale has an added incentive to the sales rep.

    Fourth, manufacturers are going to have a tough row to hoe to go back to pre-"pay the same price as us" days. Now that everyone knows what they 'can' sell the vehicle for, no one is going to want to pay full pop from now on.

    P. S. Don't kid yourself. The manufacturers and dealers are still making a good percentage even selling the vehicles at this 'reduced' amount.
    Everyone has a purpose in life..........even if it's to be a bad example.

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  11. #11
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    Originally posted by 2hot2coolme
    I'll sell you mine low miles runs great!!




    What?? No takers?? You guys don't know a good truck when you see one!!!

  12. #12
    Originally posted by 2hot2coolme
    What?? No takers?? You guys don't know a good truck when you see one!!!
    Might have "low miles, and runs great", but it looks like ****!














    Just hanking your chain.

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    Back in 1989 when I got out of the Marines my fist 2 jobs was car salesmen....the creative math dealerships use would make Enron look like kindergarten kids....would give people ungodly amounts for their trade...then add that amount back into the price of the car...show you the invoice that dealer had printed up...add in a few "dealer fees" and do some slid of hand that David Coperfeild would be impressed with...customer thinks he stuck it to dealership...wow they gave me 5 grand for my Ford Pinto that would not even start...and sold me the car below invoice price.....and everyone smiled....only problem was the 2 dealerships I worked for had some creative math when it came to commissions...I made $12.50 commission on a $30,000 car and they showed me the math and how $12 worked out to 5% commission.

    I don't trust car dealers...don't even go near a lot if I can avoid it.
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