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Old 10-14-2010, 08:51 PM
SmokeyMcPot420 SmokeyMcPot420 is offline
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Default Just a thought before trading my ranger in

What do you's think...If i get ranger xlt badges and throw them on my ranger, do you think I will get more money for it at the deal if they think its an xlt?
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:54 PM
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Default Re: Just a thought before trading my ranger in

Trading to a dealership? They'll just run the vin and see that you're misrepresenting the truck-at least cosmetically. They may not like that move.
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:57 PM
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Default Re: Just a thought before trading my ranger in

Yeah I thought about that haha but this is just an idea
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:57 PM
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Default Re: Just a thought before trading my ranger in

If the sale man is a tool he'll just look at that then look at the book value. Some cases if your lucky it can work lol
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Old 10-15-2010, 02:10 AM
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Default Re: Just a thought before trading my ranger in

I bet adding features to your truck that it didn't come with factory would increase the value. Such as Explorer leathers seats, OHC, center console, Autodimming mirrors, power mirrors, power windows and locks, cruise control. If they look OEM they wouldn't be able to tell. You can always say that the explorer mods are part of a special edition of Rangers they only made like 500 of. You could take an Explorer emblem and cut "Exp" out and replace XLT with that. LOL Hmmmm I wonder what the tally is on OHC and explorer consoles and seats in Rangers.
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Old 10-15-2010, 04:24 AM
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Default Re: Just a thought before trading my ranger in

mods so nothing to a truck value as far as trade in goes. BUT they go a long way when the dealer turns around and want to resell the truck. I had my old 94 truck looking great when i wanted to trade it in, you think they were gonna give me more because I had chrome wheels, good sound system, etc.... NO. They will 9 out of ten time give you the book value on the truck.
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Old 10-15-2010, 04:55 AM
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Default Re: Just a thought before trading my ranger in

^^^ DITTO! ^^^
Like he said they aren't going to give you any extra for your truck. I would take off stuff so you can sell after the trade. But haggle them to give you at least book value.
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Old 10-28-2010, 02:31 PM
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Default Re: Just a thought before trading my ranger in

One thing to remember is supply is low in the used vehicle market right now, so if the dealer thinks he can sell it and you've kept it nice and clean, you could make a little more than you might've pre-C4C (cash for clunkers).

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Old 10-28-2010, 02:54 PM
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Any experienced salesman knows all the tricks. Try just selling it on craigslist. Most dealers will bend you over. If you have a $4,000 truck they will give you $2,000 or give you $4,000 and jack up the price on the truck your buying. They will find a way to make their cut. I would first try selling the truck.
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Old 10-28-2010, 03:15 PM
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Default Re: Just a thought before trading my ranger in

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Any experienced salesman knows all the tricks. Try just selling it on craigslist. Most dealers will bend you over. If you have a $4,000 truck they will give you $2,000 or give you $4,000 and jack up the price on the truck your buying. They will find a way to make their cut. I would first try selling the truck.
x2 if you want the most bang for your buck then sell it to a private party.
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Old 10-28-2010, 03:20 PM
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x2 if you want the most bang for your buck then sell it to a private party.
always sell it private if you have a choice. you'll always get more money. You rarely get what your truck is actually worth on a trade in. The dealer is looking to make money, he cant really do that giving what your truck is actually worth. My dad was going to trade in his '93 Z71 for a '01 and they only offered him $600 for it.

Although sometimes a dealer will cut you a deal. when I got my ranger, I traded in my '99 Sonoma. it had 127K on it and he ended up giving me $6000 for it. about 2 g more than I expected lol
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Old 10-28-2010, 04:26 PM
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yea, private sell.
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Old 10-28-2010, 05:03 PM
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Default Re: Just a thought before trading my ranger in

Try putting a roush decal across the front window may squeeze a couple bucks more out of it.
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