Originally Posted by Mattnatti
If you like the truck, it is in your budget then go for it.
Is it at a Toyota dealership? If so squeeze them for something. Free oil changes, a extended power train warranty, car washes, free all weather floor mats, bed mat or something.
Is your deposit refundable? If so squeeze hard. Play hardball with them. They really don't have to give anything because the truck will sell regardless but you can tell them you would prefer a 4x or less miles and tell them you found one that better suites you needs/wants 3-4 states away and you are willing to go get it.
Seems a little bit high for a 2wd with that mileage but you will have to be patient to find a really good deal. These trucks don't last long when they have a kick ass price on them.
Matt - Not a Toyota dealership. Comes w/2 yr free oil change & tire rotation. 2 month warranty. 256 point inspection. All recalls up to date, in addition to auto check and carfax
checking out great. BTW undercarriage looks great...no rust issues.
Yes deposit is refundable. If I don't like the truck 100% refund & I walk away.
Truck is loaded w/options & I don't do a lot of off-roading. I'm a 50 something old man and my hell raising days are long gone.
Like your negotiation strategies. Thanks!
Mike - Thanks for shooting strait with me. You are correct when you say we tend to get emotionally attached when it comes to stuff like this. That is the last thing I want. The other issue that is hard to come to terms with is being strapped down to a 3/4 yr payment for a 100k vehicle. Never in my wildest dreams would I have done something like this 25 yrs ago.
Again...where are these great deals you are referring to? The way these trucks have taken off reminds me of the housing boom in '05. Are we just getting caught up in the feeding frenzy and reading more into these trucks then they deserve?
Thanks again for your candor!