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Old 03-30-2013, 08:17 AM
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Hi guys - I need help. I found a 2013 Laramie, deep cherry red with the canyon brown, light frost interior. I love the interior and the cherry red is OK. It has one option I don't need, the CD player and is missing one option I wanted, the LSD. It does have the new 8 speed tranny, trailer brake controller, navigation, remote start, spray in bedliner, park sense, chrome body side moldings, wheel to wheel side steps, convenience group, and bucket seats.

MSRP is $49,475, invoice is $45,262. Dealer offered it for $45,580 out the door which includes 6% Michigan state tax. Dealer said that is as low as he can go.

Is this a good deal or can I do better? Living in a northern climate, I am really concerned about not having LSD. Dealer said to put the truck in auto 4 wheel drive when needed.

He also has another truck with LSD but no trailer brake controller and it has the 6 speed tranny.

I'm on the fence , opinions?

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How soon do you want the truck? There aren't many 8 speeds out there so your option may be taking this one or waiting awhile. The OTD price is not bad if there isn't a trade-in involved. With a $2250 rebate and 6% sales tax, that would put the price right around invoice. That's not bad considering how few 8 speeds are out there right now. I would want the LSD but I would want the 8 speed more.
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On your price, see what rebates that includes. If there are other rebates that I'm missing, it might not be a good price.
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On your price, see what rebates that includes. If there are other rebates that I'm missing, it might not be a good price.
Two incentives, $1750, and $500.
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Yeah, I'd want both limited slip and 8 speed! I'd wait.
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I live in Wisconsin and don't have limited slip differntial and was fine this winter without it. The traction control worked really good and 4x4 I used just a few times in snow.
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I would tell him to have a LSD put in the truck and you will take it, if you are good with the price.
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Hi guys - I need help. I found a 2013 Laramie, deep cherry red with the canyon brown, light frost interior. I love the interior and the cherry red is OK. It has one option I don't need, the CD player and is missing one option I wanted, the LSD. It does have the new 8 speed tranny, trailer brake controller, navigation, remote start, spray in bedliner, park sense, chrome body side moldings, wheel to wheel side steps, convenience group, and bucket seats.

MSRP is $49,475, invoice is $45,262. Dealer offered it for $45,580 out the door which includes 6% Michigan state tax. Dealer said that is as low as he can go.

Is this a good deal or can I do better? Living in a northern climate, I am really concerned about not having LSD. Dealer said to put the truck in auto 4 wheel drive when needed.

He also has another truck with LSD but no trailer brake controller and it has the 6 speed tranny.

I'm on the fence , opinions?

Thanks
I would wait. I'm not so sure that's a great price if rebates are upwards of $1750 or more. Rebates should come off his lowest price. A dealer can sell at invoice and keep all the holdback, which is usally $1000-$1800 on a truck like that...just guessing.

Also, however, as FordA did say, there are not many 8 speeds out there, so dealer may not be willing to come off much more. Supply and demand!

Tough call, however, if you need a truck now. Let us know how you come out.
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I would get the absolute dead cost from the dealer (my salesman showed it to me even the hold back amounts) or get it from one of the internet services that will supply you the vehicle cost for like $15.00. Then offer the dealer whatever you feel comfortable with him making on the deal. It's their choice, they can take it or leave it.

Further, you might be better to take the truck with the LSD and 6 speed and just install the trailer brake unit, if the LSD is that important to you. Honestly, I doubt whether it has a 6 speed, 8 speed, LSD will make any difference to how much you enjoy your new Laramie.

I personally would miss the console shifter more than I would miss the 2 extra speeds and that KNOB on the dash. Either way, you'll love your truck but the shifter just feels.....more right, to me. Good Luck
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The dealer is offering invoice less the two incentives ($2250) but hanging on to the hold back amount. When I get with them tomorrow, I am going to push for another $1000 off, if they go for it I'll own a new RAM, if not, well, guess I'll wait for the 2014 when I should be able to order what I want.
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