Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Western Pennsylvania
Yes, the price will be at the $5-6000 mark, but with taxes (if bought at a dealer), registration, notary, transfers, etc..that can easily add up to almost 10k depending on your area and other things.
I just found myself a nice little '01 Dodge 1500 with only 73,500 miles for $6800. But, I'm going to have to replace the bumper most likely, which adds to the price. The guy seems nice enough and truthful..but then you also have the price of getting a mechanic to look at it for you before you buy it. Unless of course, one of your relatives would be knowledgeable and willing.
So, in no way was I trying to say that the price of the vehicle itself will be $10k..but when it all adds up, it'll probably be closer to $7.5-8.5, and maybe even $9k. You have to make sure your parents are offering $5k as just the vehicle and not the total price (my mother at the beginning of the week). If they only want to spend $5k total, including transfers and everything, you won't be getting anything with 4wd, let alone a truck that can haul.
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Last edited by Iseul; 03-07-2013 at 06:53 AM.