Originally Posted by wellcom2knoxvile
the best advice i can give you is DONT BUY A NEW TRUCK! look for a lightly used or older vehicle. new vehicles are priced ridiculously high and the money you save from buying used is totally worth it.
here is my perspective.
-The dealer will give me a fair price for my trade(about what I've been offered privately), and by trading in a car worth more than the ranger I'm not going to pay tax on the ranger (paid it already on the first car) thats a savings of 13% (which I would pay on a used car) = + 1 for new truck
-2010 has standard Vehicle Stability Control and Tire Pressure Monitoring (did 2009 and older have this???)
-2010 has full manufacturers warranty coverage
-2010 hasn't been raped by someone / used as a delivery truck or otherwise abused
Most importantly, Ford Canada is offering $2500 off the new Ranger, AND they have a deal with COSTCO that gives another $1000 off.
Factor in the tax savings by trading in my car, and the $3500 off and I'm going to be getting a brand new 2010 for less than the dealer is advertising used 2007's
I'm even getting it a couple thousand less than in the United States (retail)
Just so you know the final price
I'm talking $12,900 on the road for a regular cab or $13,700 on the road for an extended cab 4 cylinder
At those prices, with the added features of a 2010 / nobody has ever touched it before / its got full factory warranty etc..etc.... I'm crazy not to buy new.
Sure there are some local Rangers used for around $10,000 (Canadian) but they all have around 100,000km