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    Veteran Member crashz's Avatar
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    Default Re: Buying a 3-5 year old truck

    Best of luck on your search. I searched for quite a while for my commuter car. Was looking for a CRV or a used V6 powered F150 (loved my work truck from my last job). Late model F150's are nearly impossible to find around here.
    Found a CRV that fit the bill, but it took a while and had to pick through a lot of trash. Don't forget the car fax.Been burnt on that in the past.
    I've had a wonderful evening, but this wasn't it. ~ Groucho Marx

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    Default Re: Buying a 3-5 year old truck

    Lot of 3yo vehicles are off-lease at dealers. We used cars.com to find one.

    4-5yo you can now specify multiple regions in CL.

    In New England and upstate NY nearly 100% would be 4WD.

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    Default Re: Buying a 3-5 year old truck

    You are brave to buy a 40 to50 thousand dollar used vehicle. No warranty might as well go to a casino.

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    Default Re: Buying a 3-5 year old truck

    Quote Originally Posted by 2458n View Post
    You are brave to buy a 40 to50 thousand dollar used vehicle. No warranty might as well go to a casino.
    https://www.billwrighttoyota.com/cer...anchor-model-5 shows two 2016 4X4 Crewmax with under 34K miles, both under $40k. Both carry the following warranty:

    With a 12-month/12,000-mile Comprehensive Warranty1 and a 7-year/100,000-mile Limited Powertrain Warranty,2 plus one full year of Roadside Assistance,3 honored at over 1,400 Toyota dealers in the U.S. and Canada, we've got you covered. Certified Pre-Owned Scion vehicles qualify for the same benefits offered by TCUV.

    And this dealer is not known for low prices in about the most expensive of the continental 48 states.

    I sold a 2011 with 87k on it for $15k a couple weeks ago. I had five Los Angeles dealers wanting it, and two drove the hundred miles to get it - even though it had almost $10k in body damage....

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    Default Re: Buying a 3-5 year old truck

    Keep in mind when shopping used cars/trucks there are still a few flood ones on the market from the hurricane in Texas..
    Kioti DK40se hst cab with KL401 loader,Kubota RTV 900,John deere X740,Kioti 73 inch tiller.Ingersoll 4020 3pt,troy bilt tiller,Billy goat brush cutter.

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    Default Re: Buying a 3-5 year old truck

    Quote Originally Posted by 2458n View Post
    You are brave to buy a 40 to50 thousand dollar used vehicle. No warranty might as well go to a casino.
    I definitely disagree. Casino = blind bet, a guess, 'playing the odds'.

    Used vehicle with 40-50k miles is typically three years old. Within three years on almost any new machine, you will know:

    Any 'typical' problems with this model / type / engine / powertrain.
    Any issues fixed on this particular unit.
    Typically single owner - one can find information on that person or business.
    Carfax information - very valuable source of knowledge to make an informed decision.


    In fact, a new untested machine is the casino. Yes, you are 'hedging your bet' a bit with the warranty. But I would postulate that the warranty is not the position of power most people think it is. Let's take the worst case scenario - blown engine. Your truck you bought brand new for 70k blows the engine at 20k miles. OK - call the shop - they take it - warranty time. They offer to replace your engine with a nice used engine with only 10k miles - great huh? No - you want a new engine. Well, you dicker back and forth and maybe you win or maybe you lose or maybe it's somewhere in the middle. Doesn't cost you more money but what a pain.

    Scenario number 2 - you buy the same pickup with 40k miles for 45 grand. Darn - blown engine (VERY unlikely since it's been running fine for this long). Well - haul it off to the shop and you decide EXACTLY how that truck gets fixed. You weigh the options, you decide, you pay the bill. Ouch - 10 grand for a brand new engine - that sure was expensive. Was it? You've still only got 55 grand in the truck and a brand new engine. Bit of a hassle but near as bad as the warranty dance. Been there done that.

    I shouldn't post this because I need you 'new only' guys to keep buying and taking that depreciation hit and testing of new machines for me. I'll buy them when you get the bugs worked out...

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