I went out last night after work to get some stuff at the local walmart. Next to the Walmart is a large Dodge dealership which was still open at 7PM. I decided to swing in and look at all the pretty new trucks. I love a Dodge truck, and my old 2004 is pretty wore out though. Its had a tough life. Towed a lot of stuff it shouldn't, hauled stuff it shouldn't, and been beat through some off road stuff pretty hard.
They have a row of left over 2013 Ram 1500 Crew Cabs. Spy a white one, sticker on its 38,000 I chuckle and walk away. As I'm walking back to my truck I get ambushed by a salesman. Asked me if I was interested in anything, and I said, nah, not willing to drop nearly 40 grand on a new Ram 1500. he said those 13s over there? You don't have to drop 40 to get one, those are left over 13s and have huge rebates and we want them off the lot. Ok, get the keys to that white one, I want to try it out. Turns out its a V6 with an 8 speed. I was a little bummed. He pulled a salesman on me, turns out it has more HP and torque than my 4.7. At this point I wanted to drive something, so we hop in it and take it for a spin. Darn thing runs pretty good! It's 1 second slower zero to 60 than the 4.7, but there is hardly any noticeable power loss! Runs darn good, and the average after my 20 mile test drive showed 20.2mpg!
We go in spit out numbers, he offers me 7,500 for my truck(I can not believe this there has to be some dealer magic there if you seen my truck you wouldn't believe it either) 5,000 in rebates. That leaves me getting a loan for 25,000. Seems like a pretty good deal considering brand new truck. I dicker a bit more, after sales tax, and all the bogus fees it comes out to 24,997.29.
Waiting on the bank to get back to me with payments. I am not entirely sold I want it. I'd love a new truck, but I've been payment free on a vehicle since I paid my 2004 Ram off in 2010. Its nice not having to write a check every month for your car. But I am going to eventually have to bite the bullet as its up there in miles and needs work now.
Either sharing this because if anyone is out there looking for a new truck, and doesn't do a lot of heavy hauling these left over 2013 Ram 1500 crew cab 4x4s are all over, and they are selling them cheap. I've called several dealerships and they are blowing them out.