Best Time to Trade in Truck

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  1. Langford

    Langford Refuge Member

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    When is the best time to trade in truck to dealer to get most value and negotiation power towards a new one? How old or how many miles? Besides the initial depreciation, when does a vehicle depreciate the fastest?
     
  2. Duck_Hunter_TX

    Duck_Hunter_TX Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    When you’re ready for a new one, is my rule of thumb.
     
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    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    When you own it free and clear, or owe much less than it appraised for.
     
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  4. Birdcrazy

    Birdcrazy Senior Refuge Member

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    As far as depreciation : the minute you drive a new truck off the lot.
    Value is for sure greater when there are low miles & age of truck.( everyone knows that)
    Like DH-TX said.... when your ready to pull the trigger. That said, if you are going to trade it in, i would clean the h*ll out of it. Inside and out. Will be time well spent ( trade in value) That is if your trade in is within say 10 years old or less.
    JMO
     
  5. Doofighter

    Doofighter Refuge Member

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    For best value, clean it up well, like he ^^ said and sell yourself
     
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    10GAGENUT Elite Refuge Member Sponsor Flyway Manager

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    What was already stated When your ready, with the price of new trucks there really is no great time to trade your old truck especially if you financed it for six or seven years. Your still going to get beat up at most dealers and wind up with a decent payment even if your truck is clean and shiny, low mileage will only help the dealer sell your old truck faster not get you what it's actually worth to them in trade.
    A lot of people around here are running pick ups up to the 200K mile mark to avoid having to pay the price for a new one.
    Sorry to say it like this but new pick ups are ridiculously overpriced and everybody knows it.
     
  7. Mean Gene

    Mean Gene Moderator Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Sell it yourself. You will always get more that way and it isn't difficult. :tu:tu
     
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    Rogue Hunter Elite Refuge Member

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    If you don't use it as a work vehicle, then driving it to the junk yard is the only way to get your money out of it.
     
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    Lip Shooter Elite Refuge Member

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    I use to think that way, my last truck I traded in because it saved me about 500 bucks, taxes are not paid on the trade in amount and that needs to be part of the equation.
     
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    tcc Elite Refuge Member

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    To get the best value out of it keep on driving it! :yes
     
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