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Old 07-20-2011, 04:07 PM
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Hehe, didn't mean to imply that $500 would swing this particular deal one way or another. It's just one factor in a bunch.

Sorry to digress, but re the "on sale" thing...

My wife's mom once was going out shopping for a dress for some wedding or something. She'd decided ahead of time that she was going to try to spend no more than about $250, but she found a dress that was "on sale" for $450, supposedly marked down from $850. She was so happy with all of the money she "saved" that she bought all kinds of other stuff to go along with it.
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I rarely trade in a vehicle as most dealerships try and low ball your vehicle. I do most of my negotiating on email, so that everything is in writing...

I just had my mechanic go over my vehicle and change/check all fluids, tires, etc... It's at a detailer as I type this, so she will shine like a penny before I put it on craigslist. Maryland does allow the sales tax savings (6%) as you mentioned but low ball offers won't make it worth it. I've been quoted $6500 to $8000 on my fully loaded vehicle (V8, 4x4, NAV, etc...) from dealers. The car only has 65,000 miles.

I'm hoping for $13,000 from a private sale.
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UPDATE:

I sold my XUV for $13500 and ended up picking up the estate truck for $26000!!!

My credit union had a sale for used trucks @ 2.74%!

This Sport model included mud flaps, chrome wheel well trim (after market - I may remove them) and a full color matching Leer cap w/a bed rug.

I'm looking to flip the tires to the "black" side as the "white" lettering is showing (Goodyear HP), adding a step bar and heated seats up front. Has anyone else done that yet?

The Hard Drive sound system sounds pretty good, but the XUV's Bose sound is a tad better. Other than that, the truck has exceeded my expectations.

I picked the truck up in Florida and found that it initially drove "okay". As it turns out, the truck had 87 octane... I added 91 octane on a 1/4 tank and the Hemi really woke up! My gas mileage also shot up from 19 mpg to 21.5 mpg highway driving at 65 mph. I pushed it on the 2nd tank to 70 to 75mph and my mileage dropped back to 19mpg.

The seats (I think that the leather/ mesh combo is actually vinyl/mesh) are actually much more comfortable than my XUV's full leather seats. I drove all the way back to Maryland without any discomfort!

I haven't yet figured out how to post a picture.

Thanks for everyone's encouragement!
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:25 AM
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Call Cowboy Dodge in Silsbee TX, they use a leather company that is pretty much nationwide, they added leather, heated and cooled. Love them! I think way better than Katzkin. I had done through dealer and was told it carried on to my lifetime warranty.
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Are the rebates and incentives that different by region? I paid a little under $29k for my $39,8xx msrp truck. In the Houston area $11k-$13k off msrp seems to be the norm. This is on $39k-$43k msrp trucks.
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i just traded in my 05 RAM for a used 2011. I got a lot of money from a dealer for my old truck, so I am happy with the deal I got. I had to negotiate a bit, but they finally took my initial offer. 2011 is rides like a Cadillac compared to my old 05. My 05 with 4.7 was averaging 13mpg this one is 17-18. Highway, the old one would get up to 17, this one can get upto 24mph @70mph. Both are 4.7l engines.
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