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Old 05-20-2011, 09:39 AM
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Thought I would pass along my situation.

On 5/5, I decided to start looking to trade trucks, and with in a few days my dealer located a truck that I thought would suit my needs. 1500 Crew Cab Sport 4x4 with Ramboxes and Leather in Deep Cherry Red. It was a demo, was to have 5000 miles on it and be absolutely MINT. Well before I could trade I had a recall on my Avalanche, they GM was going to pay me $100 to do, so I wanted to do it prior to trading. As they were doing the recall discovered I needed a new engine! Took truck in 5/10, got it back on 5/12, so three days of rental car joy! On 5/12 I also signed a purchase agreement on the new Ram and put down a sizeable down payment, they had to go 350 miles to get it, so they went to fetch it.

On 5/14 I took deliver of my new Ram, and it had 6000 miles and condition issues. Decided I would take it for the weekend and bring it back on Monday 5/16. Well after a child illness in my household it was pushed back to Tuesday 5/17. Back into a rental, this time an AVEO! Talked to them on 5/19 and found out that we are HOPING for it to be ready on 5/25-5/26!

Front bumper was cracked and needed to be replaced, inner fender well, support brackets all had to be repaced. Rear bumper needed to be repainted, rear drivers side door has to be repainted, both mirror covers have to be repainted. Dent had to be removed from front passenger door, both step bars have to be replaced and apparently they are on back order. So after the new that it will be another week in a rental, I said its time to get me out of a damn AVEO! Today we are swapping my rentals, I am not exactly sure what I will be getting.

The good news is the like 100 miles I got to put on my new truck were great, the nearly three weeks of rental cars and not.
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:22 AM
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That is a lot of work on a truck with 6K miles. Sorry about your rental. I was in a rental for 2 months one time.
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I hope you got the best deal ever...these trucks are already close to 10k off sticker, so with all that mileage and damage, you should have been able to steel it!
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:11 PM
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New Rental is in hand, Crew Cab FORD, nothing I hate more in the world then a FORD. But it is better than the Aveo.

Ya it is alot of work to a new truck, about $3500. Now the two dealers are arguing about who is going to pay the bill. I love the truck is extremely rare, so a little hassle is worth it.
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Oh I got a good deal, $13k off.
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I wish you luck on the Ram

sounds like it had a fight with some snow banks & lost
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Talked to the body shop and sounds like my new baby can come back home tonight. I have been driving a Ford F-150 for the last 5 days, I have always hated Ford and needless to say I am DAMN glad I don't own one. Its been okay, but I will take my new Ram or a Chevy any day.

Hopefully there are no surprises when I go to get it tonight.
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We're going to need pictures
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Let us know how it looks when you get it back.
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It is home, the salesman delivered it tonight and returned the rental for me. Truck looks like a new truck now, work appears flawless and paint match is spot on. We were trying to find where the door was repainted and couldn't, which is EXACTLY what you want. I will get some pictures in the morning, I took one picture the day I got it, before I returned it, and it was black image. So didn't even have a picture to get me through the last week.

Took it for a 2 mile drive and it was great, beats the hell out of that crappy FORD!
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