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I am looking at a 2019 Bighorn quad cab with the black package. Sticker is $49345. I have a 2013 Ram 2500 5.7 hemi reg cab 4x4 with 42000 miles to trade . I am the original owner.


Their offer is my truck plus $25171 out the door price. that includes $4500 in rebates. Does this sound good?
 

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Why don't you sell your truck privately, should get another 6 grand. On trade in's the dealership is always the big winner, as they capitalize on the buyers need to have an easy way out of their old vehicle.
 

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Just came here to say they're shafting you on that trade deal. I'd expect about that for my 2013 (so same model year) 1500 with nearly twice the miles on it that you have on yours.


Negotiate the sale price, in the case of this deal that's around $45k-that's very little discount for a truck from the Big 3.


Then work your trade deal
 

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It'll pull more than our 1500s with the 5.7 :gy: :thk:
 

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The '19 Big Horns are typically listed for about $7,000-8,000 off sticker around me, bringing the price to around $42-$43k.

For reference, there has been a crew cab 2012 2500 4x4 5.7 w/ 3.73 that I have watched for a while now, mostly because it has sat at the dealer lot for a minimum of 8 months listed at $26,900 with 66,000 miles.

If you have 4.10's you'll have an easier time selling your truck privately, probably to a plow guy, but with plenty of 6.4's out there, I think selling a regular cab, 5.7 with 3.73's will take a bit of time.

With that said, what are the comps for similar trucks, both the new truck and your current truck in your area?
 

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The new Bighorn is $7000 off sticker with the dealer discount and current rebates.
KBB and NADA list my truck at $18k to $19k trade in (with the 42000 miles), so the dealer is right on the mark at their offer.


Selling prices for trucks like mine are in the low to mid twenties, but getting that could be tough. Another thing, in PA you get a tax break with a trade, only paying sales tax on the difference spent, which would save me $1140, so I would have to get $20140 on a private sale to break even.


I am expecting the dealer to call today with a little sweeter offer. Thanks guys for your advice. It is a tough decision.
 

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Only you can answer your ? Lets look at this!!! $49,345.00 list less (19%) mark-up=$9375 now $39970 less rebate $4500=$35470 amount they want you to pay $25171=$10299 amount they are giving for your truck .
 

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Bump that....go down to Carmax and see what they will offer. Cash that check, and put it down. Depending on Carmax’s algorithim that day, you may get over KBB. I sold my wife’s Corolla to them and made out like a bandit.
 

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I just got a $500 coupon in the mail towards a new FCA vehicle. Still undecided though, but every little perk helps.
 

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I settled with trading my 2015 crew cab sport 1500 with 35,xxx miles. Dealer gave me $29,700 for my trade in. It was a Canadian import, no powertrain warranty (FCA doesn't transfer over the border), and had some body work done that I wish I had seen before buying it!

I got a '19 Bighorn crew cab 4x4, level 2, black pkg, with a MSRP of $51,195. Price before TTL and trade credit was $38009.
 

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That sounds like a good deal. How does the '19 drive compared to the '15? Is there any noticeable difference?
 

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That sounds like a good deal. How does the '19 drive compared to the '15? Is there any noticeable difference?
Thanks, I thought it was one of my better deals. Bought the truck at the end of the month and the dealer hadn't reached their sales goal.

Honestly, the ride isn't much different. Coils on all 4 corners...it is still a smoooooth ride for a truck. The interior is much more roomy with the extra 4 inches of cab space. My kids enjoy the huge rear seat. I'm no longer lifted on 35s so my fuel mileage is much better now lol.
 
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