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#61 TomLGT195 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 09, 2016 - 02:59 PM

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Posted March 09, 2016 - 07:00 PM

Well the Tundra isn't exactly selling hand over fist, they sold about as many as Colorado and Canyon combined, and less then Tacoma. Not in the ballpark with Ford, Chevy, Ram or GMC. And the poor Titan can't be given away, I guess the new one should help them.

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Posted March 09, 2016 - 09:49 PM

Well the Tundra isn't exactly selling hand over fist, they sold about as many as Colorado and Canyon combined, and less then Tacoma. Not in the ballpark with Ford, Chevy, Ram or GMC. And the poor Titan can't be given away, I guess the new one should help them.

 

That's a region thing NY region can't keep tundra's or tacoma's in stock we get 20-30 trucks dropped a day at the dealer i work for.


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Posted March 09, 2016 - 11:04 PM

Never thought how the emission testing changes everything . Here in Pa on older pre ODB2  they only do a visual so when I put the 1988 350TPI in 1983 Malibu they only needed to check that any emission the Malibu had in is still on the vehicle , which it is .  With the OBD2 vehicles they plug a scan type tool and vin #'s and all that crap comes up .

Pretty much the same here in NY, everything '96-up gets plugged in, all others are just a visual, a guy I know has a '70s F150 with a 4bt Cummins in it and has another truck and motor to put together. 

 

That's a region thing NY region can't keep tundra's or tacoma's in stock we get 20-30 trucks dropped a day at the dealer i work for.

I notice a lot of Toyotas around here, they seem to make up a large percentage of the 1/2 tons in this area.



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Posted March 09, 2016 - 11:26 PM

Chevrolet has had the ugliest truck on the market since they started that "square" body in 1973

that body would be the last (newest) I would want if buying a Chevy truck, the newer they get the uglier they got. 

 

Chevy, Ford, Dodge, don't matter in this regard; Every time they "update" to a new body style I like the old one that got replaced better than the newer one. 
To be honest I wish I could find me a nice late 60s International. 
I won't spend the current sticker price of one new 3/4 ton truck total, over my lifetime on cars/trucks.

 

That said. my current truck will be rolling over 200K probably by mid-next week. Am I looking for a replacement? Nope. and it gets driven at least 70 miles a day even on weekends.


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Posted March 10, 2016 - 06:35 AM

Not to highjack the thread but as many new or few year old trucks I see all over the place you would think there are giving them away here !  Do you think there leased ?  8 year loans ?  Maybe  the thing was when we bought our new truck in 2001 ( GMC 1500HD Crewcab )  we should have traded it in say after a few years while it was still worth a lot .  If we went to trade that in on a new one I bet we would still need to come up with $35k and I might be low :(   Just did one of those calculators just guessing theses #s   new truck  $43k( special deal of the month lol)  - $8k trade  , $4k down payment  $35k loan  5 years $567 a month :(



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Posted March 10, 2016 - 09:02 AM

A link to last year's sales, GM is by far selling the most trucks.

http://www.goodcarba...5-year-end.html



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Posted March 10, 2016 - 09:39 AM

I am not disagreeing with numbers on that site, mostly agree with them.

But what I do see that isn't taken into account is Fleet sales.  Ford, Chevy, Dodge Fleet dominate the fleet sales.  I know the company I work for probably owns 2,000 Dodge Ram 1500-3500 trucks.  I'm sure there is a small segment of sales for Toyota and Nissan fleet trucks, but I bet you its nothing like the 3 US makers.

 

Yes, we can argue a sale is a sale, but I'm talking popularity amongst people buying a personal vehicle.

 

 

That's a region thing NY region can't keep tundra's or tacoma's in stock we get 20-30 trucks dropped a day at the dealer i work for.

 

It's the same way in my area.  When I went looking at trucks, I wanted a 2016 Tacoma DC TRD 4x4, and a 2016 Tundra Crew Max TRD that I could look at side by side and test drive.  I had to call 4 dealers before I found those 2 trucks, and they weren't at the same dealer.  The sales people told me basically we can put you on a wait list and we will call you when we have one coming in, and its first come first serve.

 

Maybe the production numbers are smaller?  But I sure see a lot of them on the road, and I know at the 5 coal mines I go to, its either a Tundra or a Ram you see in the lot.  Fords and Chevys are a 1/4 of those.  Talking 200-250 cars in the lot at any given time.

 

When I went to Dodge, GM, or Ford lots they had over 100 trucks in stock.  Many of which were stored off site because they had so much over flow of trucks.


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Posted March 10, 2016 - 10:09 AM

People buying dodge are getting the best bang for their buck as far as financing, warranty and resale values and the dodge has been quite reliable.  If i were buying full size truck it would be a chevy.

 

I drive a '91 toyota truck thats paid for, has been, always will be.



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Posted March 10, 2016 - 11:38 AM

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Posted March 10, 2016 - 04:29 PM

Very nice!
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Posted March 10, 2016 - 04:46 PM

118000 Tundras vs 780000 F series, that ain't all fleet sales.

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Posted March 10, 2016 - 05:49 PM

I drove them all, Dodge, Ford, Toyota and Nissan, and the Chevy had them all whipped ... The Fords had to be the lousiest thing I ever sat in.. It felt cheap and plastic, and had more buttons than I have ever seen... YUCK! The Dodge was pretty nice but the steering felt sluggish, Toyota would be my second choice if it got better milage it would have been a tough choice, the Nissan was a monster!! Big heavy and unproven.. And would not lease.. So that put them out right quick.
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Posted March 10, 2016 - 06:49 PM

Hope you enjoy it. Good luck and I'll see it this summer at the drags?


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Posted March 10, 2016 - 10:59 PM

A guy came into the mill where my dad works with a '16 diesel dually (I think it was a GM, not sure), said he trades in his trucks every 2 years (pulls a horse trailer hauling race horses), truck cost before any discounts, $70,000, for reference, when I was in votech back in '08 the shop received a new truck, Freightliner had the lowest price with a very basic, Mercedes diesel, strait 10sp Columbia tandem day cab tractor, (truck was the mule that hauled two other trucks W/500mi), price was $73,000.


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