How to trade-in/sell truck to dealership?

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When you ask if you should wash it, I am thinking a 6 yrs old would ask that.
You are going to get a **** poor offer I would think.
Dealers don't want a bunch of add ons, I will not buy a truck like that.
I think it will end up at a auction sale, if you find a dealer that wants it.

PS , if you want a new truck, now would be the time to tyrade it in, you may get a fair price for it.
Other brands will know what to look for, unless he a new guy, but they don't use new guys to check out trades from what I see.
 
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All I can say is Carma, what goes around comes around, Buyer beware of your polished poke a dot Pig!!!
 

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Ask a question and never come back?
Did not like the answers I guess. Bye.
 

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Clean it up and place a for sale sign with phone number. Park in lots at big box home improvement stores. Preferably, first row close to contractor's entrance/exit
 
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Hi Everyone!

I will be selling my 2013 truck, 120k miles as it's quickly developing a whole bunch of issues... lifters/cam knocking sounds, brake system pulsating, transmission doesn't shift to D/R quick anymore.

I decided to trade it in, or sell it to a dealership because i can't look into eyes of private buyer and lie to them that it's a good truck. It will be very expensive to fix it all, and i'm also afraid they will try to get back at me. I bought a few cars at dealership and familiar with the negotiations game, but never sold/trade-in car to dealership before.

A few questions:

1. My truck developed knocking (cam/lifters) in the past month. No CEL yet. It's very light knocking so far, but if you listen to engine, or rev it, you can clearly hear it.

What does dealer do when you take your truck for sale or trade in? Do they have their mechanic evaluate the truck? How thoroughly do they inspect it before giving you an offer?

2. I also have "service brake system" light come on 1-2 times per week, then it goes away. I checked with my basic OBD bluetooth scanner, and didn't see any codes show up. Will dealer check with their advanced code reader for any codes/issues before giving me offer?

3. I have a few nice add-ons on my truck: Morimoto XB led headlights/tail lights, ARE contractor truck cap, yakima rack, PPE larger capacity transmission pan, heavy duty TufTruck rear coil springs to carry heavy loads - while these items would be very attractive to private buyers, especially at $3-4k contractor cap, does dealership consider any of these items in their offer?

4. Should i consider selling the ARE truck cap separately and trade-in without it, as dealership will not pay me anything extra for it?

4. My truck is very dirty... and has a few scratches around. Should i waste time washing it or it wont matter for what dealership will offer me for it?

5. I didn't decide if i want to trade-in for another Ram, or if i will buy another brand truck.

What are my better chances? If i take my truck for trade-in at e.g. Toyota dealership, is there a less chance they will know about the Lifter/knocking issue and will not try to give me lower price because of this issue?
OR - should i sell my truck to Ram dealership, and then go and just buy another brand truck after that?

My main concern is that dealership will want to REALLY low-ball me because they will know it's a Cam/Lifter issue. Or how does this work when you trade in truck with potential issues???

Any help is greatly appreciated!!! Thank you!
Soooooo...you want to scam the dealer by lying/omitting condition information? I know we all hate dealerships but morality shouldn’t be dismissed just because the other party is unscrupulous. If a sales person or used car Mgr takes in something broken like your truck and they paid full price for it assuming they are unaware those repairs will be needed they could lose their job.

Bad form mate.
 
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So all went well, sold it to Carmax at $12500 couple of months ago. I had it detailed but it really didn't seem to matter with carmax as they give you a price even before you bring it to them. Carmax sales rep did a thorough 15 min walk through and also test drive but didn't know what a bad lifter sound like, or didn't care...

And no, I don't feel guilty AT All... Let those dealers have it. I'm shocked that a couple of you actually criticizing me selling my broken truck to a dealer. You would do it too in a heartbeat to get rid of it. And don't tell me you'll open your mouth during the sale to disclose every issue with your 10 years old truck and take off 90% of your trucks value because you want to be honest to the dealer. .. LOL they'll pay me nothing but will still sell the truck to someone for full price.

Truck went to auction and smaller dealer near LA still has my truck on their lot for $18k.
 

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You would do it too in a heartbeat to get rid of it. And don't tell me you'll open your mouth during the sale to disclose every issue

I would and have. In fact I’ve been brutally honest before and still got a good offer. I’m not sorry I have integrity.
 
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