I sell cars at a Ford, Dodge, and Toyota dealership.
Out of the three, come on down I'll sell ya a Toy..... But if I was buying one of those I'd buy the Chevy.... Ford, Dodge and Chevy have come out with GREAT products in the last few years.... Dollar for dollar you can get a better deal on a Chevy than a Toy.
Toyota is living on past reputation and you pay more for a used one than the real value (life left in the vehicle) All the newer trucks are good trucks really on the same quality level, you just need to drive them all and find what fits you the best. I Bought a Dodge diesel for me (because I pull a trailer 50% of the time I'm driving it) but for you a Ford F150 may suite your needs better... nice ride good interior and good mileage same with Dodge and Chevy.... Look for what fit your needs and the Best Deal !!!!
NOW when buying a truck DON'T TALK PAYMENT WITH THE CAR DEALER (unless I'm selling you the truck) Go to your credit union get prequalified first on amount and payments. Then go to a dealer and tell them you are looking for a $XX dollar truck tell them no trade in (sell your car yourself and make another $3000+)
When they ask what payments you want tell them you’re not looking for payment you want the best $XX, 000 dollar Deal on a Truck they have. Take a note book and test drive a few write ALL the info down even VIN number take home and run Car values on all of them. See what N.A.D.A. or Kelley Bluebook say they are worth. Best is to call your credit union get on a first name basis with their loan agent. They will help allot with the values,
DO NOT GO INTO THE SHOW ROOM THEY WILL BRING OUT A CLOSER TO PRESSURE YOU INTO BUYING NOW. DON'T IMPULSE BUY WILL COST YOU THOUSANDS!!!!! And don't buy the extended warranty from them, go online and buy if you want a warrantee and save $500 to $800
The trick is they will offer you a soda or say come on in I'll check on some thing for you and turn and walk towards the door.... your instinct is to follow and they count on that... just stand there or start walking to your car,,,, They will change there attitude if they don't go to another dealer. Remember you are the customer they are there to help you their pay depends on PLEASING you not tricking you. I much rather put a person into a car or truck they can afford and enjoy than to make a few extra $$$ and have the customer hate the car. But I'm not a good salesperson. I don't have the greed, I care what people think of me and don't want to hide if I see them at the grocery store.
Pick out the one you like the best go back and offer them the fair market value for it, your credit union will tell you what is a good deal. ask for an intent to buy form (they hate to do this you will get some flack so just walk out if they won't) The intent to buy is just a form or purchase agreement (DON'T SIGN ANYTHING) to take to the credit union with all the info of the truck so the CU can do up their paper work on the truck. Dealers hate it because they lose out on the income of selling your loan. A few years ago dealership in Salt Lake Lost a sale from me because they wouldn't do it I just walked out. They followed me to another car lot and tried to get me to come back I didn't bought a truck from their competition.
This is allot of work but figure you spend 20 hours in finding your new/used truck and 10 hours in selling your truck, that 30 hours (if that much time) and you save $3000.00 on purchase price and interest and make $3000 more on selling your truck than they will give on trade in,,,, that's $6000. More in your pocket not bad for 30 hours work.....
My GF has a (2006 Toyota Tundra) bought it before I met her has less than 10,000 miles and is going in for a transmission problem next week. And it gets the same Mileage as a Dodge with a Hemi in it.... just a thought
Good luck have fun in finding your new ride!!!!
If you have any questions email me I'll give ya heads up on what to do.....
Car dealers are hurting right now Truck sales are slumping with gas prices going up a good time to buy..... Don't buy until the end of the month they will drop prices on the last day of the month to make a sale.