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Old 08-11-2012, 04:16 PM
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I have a 2011 Outdoorsman 4.7 with 8,000 miles and actually a very nice ride. But there is a Deep Cherry 5.7 Laramie calling me- at $45,600 and dealer says I can get it for 38. But they offer me 20k for the Outdoorsman. KBB suggest a trade of 22,5, or me selling it for 25k. The dealer said we lose 1/3rd in the 1st year and Edmunds seems to verify that. Should I expect more on my trade- about 2-5k more? I DO and they don't. Thanks- Ed
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My grand prix that I traded in for my ram I got alot less then what kbb said I should. They said I should have got 2150-3000 for it and I only got 1500. I took it because I didn't want the hassle of trying to sell the car also.
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Sounds like a pretty good price for a trade.

It's been my experience that you get raped pretty hard on trade in values. There are a lot of factors involved, but I've seen as much as $5K less than KBB given. I've also seen a bit more than KBB given.

If you're getting a $45K truck for $38K AND they're giving you $20K for your current ride, t hen it sounds like they're trying to do you right.

I doubt that there is any additional wiggle room on that deal

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Always go by NADA and not KBB.
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i have always negotiated price of new vehicle before i talk trade. i always go by kbb for trade, enough dea;ers by me to get a better deal than op is talking.
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Ya dealers and even CarMax are giving less than KBB anymore. When I was getting rid of my Chevy duramax, I had not choice but to sell it Private Party to get it's real value out of it. I had previously had good experience with Carmax: They had given me a good amount more than the dealer on trade - I've sold two cars to them direct. and bought 1 from them.

So Private party is your best bet for the most money, it's just more hassle
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