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What did you Trade in for the new one?

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  1. nolafishr

    nolafishr Member

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    I am curious to know what everyone traded in for their new trucks? I looked at some of the new ones and I am not sure if I want to pull the trigger. I have a 2015 Ram 2500 Cummins Diesel with 37700 miles and I don't know if I would trade it. My truck runs great and does not give me any problems. I am asking because I thought of trading for a new 2500 with the 6.4 Hemi, I don't do much heavy towing anymore. I am in a good situation with my payoff and mileage on my truck, it is just getting a dealer to give me a good price for my truck.
     
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  2. RainDesert

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    I will be trading in my 2018 mega 6.7 for a 2019 2500 6.4.
     
  3. BruceMorgan

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    Paid cash and then sold my Frontier to my daughters fiancé.

    Why do anything? You have a low miles four year old trouble free truck. Certainly gas vs diesel is a difference and 2019 is the new gen. But still. Just bored with it?
     
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    Why?

    I’m curious why people trade nearly new for new. Circumstances and needs change? It didn’t work for you as you hoped?
     
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    The Ram is great, first one in a long time, and I just wasn't happy with the 2017 Ford I had. I got a good deal on the mega because my friend runs the Ram dealer. This time I want to order Ram boxes for sure, I prefer the fold up rear seats of the CrewCab, I prefer tradesman level options, and I want to go back to gas. For my business trading every 1-2+ years works out.
     
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  6. turkeybird56

    turkeybird56 Military Vet 1976-1996 Retired US Army Military

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    I traded in a MY 15 ED for MY 19 HEMI. ED was a great truck, but MX expensive and since I basically do very little towing, the ED did not fit my needs any more....

    But it was a Great Truck, had zero issues, just did not need the Diesel ne more.....
     
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    I went from a 97 ram 5.2 L with 213,000 miles to a 2014 ram 6.4, I just was overdue for an upgrade
     
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    That makes sense if a daily driver and used as a business vehicle.

    I've never traded in a truck. Our son got the 91 Nissan; it was stolen in San Diego. He then got the 78 Chevy that he sold when he bought a newer truck. The '05 Colorado we bought new survived me and three teenage drivers until my youngest daughter totalled it in '12. I replaced that with a '08 Frontier that as I said I sold to family and now we have the Ram.
     
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    Don't have a trade in tax credit in Washington?
     
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    We do - the taxable part of the sale is (sale price - trade in), and I live in a 10% sales tax area (no income tax though!), so a $10K trade in would have saved me $1000 in taxes. And the math also says you have to get at least 10% more out of a private sale to be break-even vs. trading something in.

    I've just never had a truck to trade in except for the Frontier, and I preferred selling it to my future son-in-law (wedding is in June) than just watch it go. He jumped at the chance. :)
     
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