what to offer a car dealer on a new truck

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i'm tired of working on my old truck
so i've been looking on the internet at new 4wds
there's a place in ms that is advertising their z71's for about a thousand more than their standard work trucks so i decided to go look at them
the one i liked listed at 41,000 and has all the bells and whistles with a 5.3 -6 speed
now my old truck is an 02 silverado ext cab 4wd has 135,000 and several problems but they offered me 4500 on a trade in which with some haggling so far they have come down to 29,600 out the door
do i jump on this price or haggle some more
they have already thrown in a bedliner and fender well liners
so i'm thinking they are ready to deal
what do you think?
 

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Keep haggling, then check other dealers and play them against each other. In the end they dont give a crap about you. Just want your money.
 

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i've been to a couple of others and have gotten nowhere close to this deal but i thinking they might go futher
 

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Don't call them for a couple of days. When they call you back, tell them you are still shopping. Closer to the end of the month it gets, the better likelihood they'll come down even more.
 

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Serra Chevrolet in Jackson has $8000 in discounts this month on those trucks.. i just cant make myself do it :) Rather have a beatin than a truck payment
 

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So they moved down from $41,000 to $29,600 with a $4,500 trade in? Is that correct?

What year is this Z71 with 41k miles on it?
 

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JC, I think it's a new Z71 listed for $41k.

BTW, any 2013 Chevy 1/2 ton truck sold until April 30th comes with a 2-year/24,000-mile maintenance package. It only covers oil and filter changes and tire rotations, but it's something to keep in mind.
 

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no more than 38K
and dont let him charge you for Document Fees and New Car Prep because that is just something they do to make up some of the discounts and such
 

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When I am buying a new vehicle I always use the "I am just kicking tires" approach. If the deal isn't what I want I walk away and 95% of the time they are calling me making another offer to sell.

I bought a 2010 Tundra in March of 2011. It had a sticker price of $38,000 and I was able to buy it for $26,900. I figure it was because of three things, been on the lot for a year, had the big 5.7 engine and Toyota was still recovering from all the bad press from the recalls. When the salesman walked up to me and said we can take $26,900 for the truck, I tried to hide my enthusiasm but it was hard to do.
 

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and dont let him charge you for Document Fees and New Car Prep because that is just something they do to make up some of the discounts and such
 

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beachguy said:
1 good shot said:
i'm tired of working on my old truck
so i've been looking on the internet at new 4wds
there's a place in ms that is advertising their z71's for about a thousand more than their standard work trucks so i decided to go look at them
the one i liked listed at 41,000 and has all the bells and whistles with a 5.3 -6 speed
now my old truck is an 02 silverado ext cab 4wd has 135,000 and several problems but they offered me 4500 on a trade in which with some haggling so far they have come down to 29,600 out the door
do i jump on this price or haggle some more
they have already thrown in a bedliner and fender well liners
so i'm thinking they are ready to deal
what do you think?

go to edmunds.com
get the true market value(TMV) of the truck you want. talk to 3-4 dealers at the same time. when you reply to 1 include all dealers.

i did this and saved 3500 off sticker on my tacoma at toyota knoxville.

Ding ding
 

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Good shot, what all kind of work have you done on the '02? That is pretty low mileage for that year. I have an '02 Chevy 2WD and have put some money in it, but it's still a great dependable ride.

Sometimes it's not such a bad thing to spend the money to fix the one you have, although I understand the new truck bug.
 

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Keep pounding them.

When I bought my truck last year, I got nearly 25% off the price. Also, if you're financing anything, don't let them screw you there. We agreed to a price on my truck, and then the finance guy at the dealership told me the interest rate was going to be 4.9% or something. I said no way, I'll go to my own bank. He said "you have to finance it through Dodge/Chrysler/whatever to get the price you bargained for". I said no deal....

Eventually he gave me 1.9% through Dodge/Chrysler/whatever for the price I bargained for. I felt like I got a real good deal on that vehicle. Can't say the same for my wife's vehicle. We had very little luck bargaining on hers, even though we were very patient and looked at every dealership within a 6 hour drive.

If you haven't already, check out www.truecar.com. It can give you a good idea of where to start your bargaining. Don't settle for just what TrueCar says though... be aggressive.
 

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thanks guys
in the last year i have replaced the starter, fuel pump a fuel injector, all four rotors, brake pads, emergency brake pads, and it needs the fuel evap canister and module, the rear main seal is leaking bad, theres a strange bumping in the front end when you turn left and needs some body work to the tune of around 4000 bucks
year before last i replaced an altenator and the waterpump
this is my 3rd chevy and had very little trouble out of the other 2 with about a half a million miles between the 2 of them
 

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My company just bought a new Z71 crew cab chevy, Has all the options I guess you can get Out the door no trade in. Paid cash was $32,000 this was in December a few days before christmas. I would say no more than 27,500 that's total price out the door all fees or whatever included.
 

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1 good shot said:
thanks guys
in the last year i have replaced the starter, fuel pump a fuel injector, all four rotors, brake pads, emergency brake pads, and it needs the fuel evap canister and module, the rear main seal is leaking bad, theres a strange bumping in the front end when you turn left and needs some body work to the tune of around 4000 bucks
year before last i replaced an altenator and the waterpump
this is my 3rd chevy and had very little trouble out of the other 2 with about a half a million miles between the 2 of them

Good night! Body work too? PM me the VIN. Seriously, I may be able to offer insight, but GM drops VIN history after 10 years, but could still run a carfax.

Did you buy it new? Emergency brake pads gives an indication of water intrusion. They don't normally wear out. Evap module is also a concern of water ingestion. I'm thinking there was a bulletin on that one though.
 

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The new 2014 Chevy trucks are coming out soon. They will offer bigger discounts to get the 2013 models off of the lot when they start rolling in. I personally would buy used with 45-50k miles on it, preferably a 2010 or newer.
 

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