It's time for my oil change and rotation so I take my truck in to Karl Malone in Salt Lake City. They fail my inspection due to the tail lights not working, so I ask if they checked the fuse like I told them to. They didn't. I pop out the bad fuse, they get a good one in it and all works, so they passed the inspection. While it's being worked on the 2nd time, a salesman calls me from their office. I head over and meet with him. He has customers looking for a truck like mine and he wants to offer me a trade-in deal to put me in a 2010. I'm driving a 2007 Tacoma DC TRD OR with a 3" heavy duty OME lift, ARB front bumper, side rails, roof rack, 17" rims with beefy tires. I love my truck, but I go ahead and ask him what he has in mind. He pulls up a 2010 charcoal grey TRD Sport, stock with 20k miles, and proceeds to tell me there is no difference between the Sport and OR (hello, rear differential locking). He then pulls my credit, goes in back and comes out offering me, with 3k down, an almost 1,000.00/mo payment. I'm paying 574/mo now. Shocked, I ask what he's offering for my truck and he tells me 17k due to the high mileage (98k) and condition of the vehicle (missing fender flares due to ARB bumper and larger tires). So I get up to leave and he asks what it'll take. I look at him and tell him he is the one that wants to buy my truck, laugh at him that he's offering 17k trade-in, laugh some more and walk out.
Stealerships are awesome, aren't they?