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I got a letter from the dealer that sold me my truck. They want to buy my truck back 'above market value' and offer me a deal on a new or preowned truck. They also claim that the upgrade will be 'at little to no cost to me'. How can they do this? They do have 2 2011's with a 5.0 that I like and a 2012 with the ecoboost. There is also a really low mileage 2010. That would serve me very well. Thoughts? Comments? Things I should be on the lookout for? If I can trade up for not much $ my 06 will be gone
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Throw the letter in the trash. When you are ready to buy a vehicle go to a dealership prepared. Fall for the gimmick that letter is and you'll leave the dealership with sore hindquarters.
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^ This.
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Throw the letter in the trash. When you are ready to buy a vehicle go to a dealership prepared. Fall for the gimmick that letter is and you'll leave the dealership with sore hindquarters.
You really think its a gimmick? I'm not disagreeing with you, and I do understand that it would cost me some more money, the question is how much more. With the length of time left on my current loan, I could probably get into a new truck with almost no extension of the loan term as long as the interest rate is good. If I don't like the numbers on the table, I'll walk. When I bought the current truck I planned to keep it until it dies. So if it doesn't work out, I have no problem keeping my current truck.
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i would look, but not act ecstatic about it... they will try harder to sell you...
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You really think its a gimmick? I'm not disagreeing with you, and I do understand that it would cost me some more money, the question is how much more. With the length of time left on my current loan, I could probably get into a new truck with almost no extension of the loan term as long as the interest rate is good. If I don't like the numbers on the table, I'll walk. When I bought the current truck I planned to keep it until it dies. So if it doesn't work out, I have no problem keeping my current truck.
Yes, I really think it's a gimmick. I've seen those types of letters before and they are nothing more than bait to get you into the dealership. You will not get a better deal because of it.
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of course it's a gimmick, but you choose whether to use it...
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Yes, I really think it's a gimmick. I've seen those types of letters before and they are nothing more than bait to get you into the dealership. You will not get a better deal because of it.
Fair enough. I'm going to take my truck in on Saturday and see what they have to say. I won't be acting ecstatic, I have a really good feeling the numbers won't work. If they work, great. If not, I have no problem running the current truck into the ground.
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If you want to upgrade just go to the dealer, shoot them a low deal, let them counter, then say no I'm not paying that and leave. They will call back.
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an idea...
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I am waiting for my letter. I have 12 payments left on mine.
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I am waiting for my letter. I have 12 payments left on mine.
I have 4 years left on my 06. Which is why I am even remotely considering the idea
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If you want to upgrade just go to the dealer, shoot them a low deal, let them counter, then say no I'm not paying that and leave. They will call back.
That just may be what happens. They do have a couple of 2011's that I like in stock
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They just want more money.
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well, yeah... of course they do... they buy your truck for, say, 10k, then mark it up to 13,900 and then charge a new buyer huge interest and end up getting like 20k for the truck...
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I have no doubt that they want more money. I talked to them on the phone and they told me they were after 06 ish trucks due to a high demand and a low supply We will see how bad they really want a clean low mileage truck
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its a crock of bull. i get letters like that all the time. heres the thing. theyre all from dealers that have never seen my truck. the dealer i bought my truck at and the dealer its serviced at have never sent me one of those letters. I was on the phone with my dad yesterday and he was reading to me what i had in the mail at home and I had one of those letters. same reasonings and everything you have already stated. from a dealer ive never been to or talked to anyone from. dont even open those letters, just throw them away
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If they could get me into a raptor for the same monthly payment I'd consider it....
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its a crock of bull. i get letters like that all the time. heres the thing. theyre all from dealers that have never seen my truck. the dealer i bought my truck at and the dealer its serviced at have never sent me one of those letters. I was on the phone with my dad yesterday and he was reading to me what i had in the mail at home and I had one of those letters. same reasonings and everything you have already stated. from a dealer ive never been to or talked to anyone from. dont even open those letters, just throw them away
I initially thought it was a recall notice. But after I opened it realized that recall letters come from ford not the dealer
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So I went to the dealer today. I came home with my 06 and I am keeping it. I drove a really nice clean 2010 with 37k km on it. I gotta say, the new 6spd trans BLOWS. It honestly didn't feel any different from my 06 with the 4.6. The 1-2 shift was awful. I have never felt a truck fall on it's face going into second gear like that before. Plus the 2010 had 100 pounds [U]less[U]payload than my truck. My dealer was great though. They flat out told me, they couldn't give me enough for my 06 to make the upgrade worth my while.
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The shift should be a software fix....Did you ask them why they sent you that letter then? I'd be pissed.
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The shift should be a software fix....Did you ask them why they sent you that letter then? I'd be pissed.
I figured that a programmer could fix the problem. I was a little annoyed, but they did apparently send out a bunch of them. I didn't drive a 2011, which is what I went there for in the first place. But the 2010 I drove was quite a bit cheaper, I just wasn't at all impressed with the truck Made leaving with my 06 that much easier
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