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Old 04-23-2013, 08:06 AM
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What types of things have been going wrong with your 09? Unfortunately that can be the risk of buying used....you may be buying someone else's problem. But most often it is not a problem that cannot be fixed. That's why it is extremely important to scour a used vehicle and it's documentation prior to buying. But I can guarantee you that 90% of us have bought one without the proper research at some point or another. I know I have!

Anyway, what is the extent of the accidents that your truck has been involved in? Not sure about where you are but here in NC sellers have a legal responsibility to disclose accidents that cause a certain amount of damage to any potential buyer. If they fail to do this it can actually be grounds for them to be forced to buy the vehicle back. Also, it may be the number of accidents that has been reported on it that is making them shy away from your truck but the fact that it has accidents reported alone is not enough to call it worthless to them. Most franchised dealers will not sell a vehicle on their main lot that has been in a severe enough accident (usually causing damage greater than 25% of the vehicle's value) to have a salvage or rebuilt branded title. These dealerships can, however, sell these types of vehicles from smaller, wholesale or value lots that are usually located away from the dealership. Also, private non-franchised dealers can sell these vehicles all day long. They just have to disclose it to the buyer.

None of that may really help you any but it's something to think about anyway. I know from experience about that "sick" feeling you can develop when you think you have made a mistake or bought a problem for yourself. It would be awfully easy to let that feeling motivate you into getting in deeper. I think you need to weigh your happiness with your current truck against the financial side of things and go from there. Good luck!
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