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I've been hearing used car prices are about to plummet. Just look at that link and there's dozens of stories by auto writers. I'm interested in hearing from boots on the ground. How long until we see prices bottom out? Which models will be hit worse? I'm imaging that would be rental and fleet luxury / midsize sedans. I pass an Enterprise lot near DFW that's normally empty except for 4 or 5 cars and they have their lot so full it's impossible to walk between them.

So to focus the rambling, when is the best time to strike? Poppa needs a newer ride.

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Well, @Drew was incessantly complaining about working during the pandemic, so I would start there.

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Posted (edited)

I noticed quite unusually low inventory on autotrader for 2018 Siennas. Was pretty confused by that.

Edited by KYHorn

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Hertz is going bust so probably a lot of fleet cars hitting the market.  I would think used is going to drop but I’m looking at either used or new, whichever ends up as a better deal.  

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So it seems that if you want to trade in a vehicle and buy a used vehicle its a wash. The vehicle you buy will be a good deal, but you will be getting a lot less on the trade-in.

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If Congress starts giving everybody $2000 a month to the end of the corona thingie, I imagine there will be a ton of people buying cars.

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9 hours ago, VRHorn said:

Well, @Drew was incessantly complaining about working during the pandemic, so I would start there.

Hey fuck you.  You be bitching too if you were needlessly forced to work as "essential" like you're a fucking nurse or something...when all you're doing is taking car payments or selling cars.

1 hour ago, po elvis said:

If Congress starts giving everybody $2000 a month to the end of the corona thingie, I imagine there will be a ton of people buying cars.

You'd be right.  It's not quite as busy as Tax season usually is...but you'd be surprised the amount of $1500-$2500 down payments everyone seems to have.

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 Urging a poster to out himself as a car dealer seems akin to asking unidentified rapists and child molesters to step forward.

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42 minutes ago, Drew said:

Hey fuck you.  You be bitching too if you were needlessly forced to work as "essential" like you're a fucking nurse or something...when all you're doing is taking car payments or selling cars.

You'd be right.  It's not quite as busy as Tax season usually is...but you'd be surprised the amount of $1500-$2500 down payments everyone seems to have.

Response was....surly

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To be fair, I'm not actually a salesman.  I sell insurance and run the rental car side, but I'm hear helping with their customers as well.  Used to sale cars back in the day for the family, but got away from that shit.  Well as far away as I can.

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28 minutes ago, Drew said:

To be fair, I'm not actually a salesman.  I sell insurance and run the rental car side, but I'm hear helping with their customers as well.  Used to sale cars back in the day for the family, but got away from that shit.  Well as far away as I can.

Eye here ewe, brother.

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All it's gonna take is a few more storage lot fires, like the one in Florida, to correct that excess inventory problem

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12 hours ago, Drew said:

Yeah yeah, hear/here.  My bad.

sell/sale, what’s the difference?

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23 hours ago, Braff Zacklin said:

 Urging a poster to out himself as a car dealer seems akin to asking unidentified rapists and child molesters to step forward.

Now do lawyers 

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17 minutes ago, Dennis Taylor said:

Now do lawyers 

No need to out the shysters.  They are more than happy to broadcast their profession constantly.

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On 5/9/2020 at 9:24 AM, po elvis said:

If Congress starts giving everybody $2000 a month to the end of the corona thingie, I imagine there will be a ton of people buying cars.

And a ton of people "giving them back" in six months or a year.

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23 minutes ago, Fudge Nuggets said:

No need to out the shysters.  They are more than happy to broadcast their profession constantly, relentlessly, incessantly.

/Johnnie Cochran voice

Edited by ImissWallyPryor

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8 hours ago, Fudge Nuggets said:

No need to out the shysters.  They are more than happy to broadcast their profession constantly.

Look at me. I'm so much smarter than you, peons. I'm in law!

 

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If you are looking to make a deal, How much under sticker does one shoot for? And what do you end up with?

Edited by Neonmoon

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8 hours ago, Fudge Nuggets said:

No need to out the shysters.  They are more than happy to broadcast their profession constantly.

Imagine a room full of vegan lawyers who are also pilots.

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Imagine a room full of vegan lawyers who are also pilots.

Gluten free, crossfitter, anti-vaxer?

How would you like to drive criss country with that guy? You wouldn’t get a word in edgewise.

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7 minutes ago, Jimbaround said:

Gluten free, crossfitter, anti-vaxer?

How would you like to drive criss country with that guy? You wouldn’t get a word in edgewise.

In his Prius, no less.

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55 minutes ago, Braff Zacklin said:

In his Prius, no less.

The Prius would actually be pretty cool if you could do the trip at 15 mph, windows down, blasting "Low Rider."

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1 hour ago, Jimbaround said:


Gluten free, crossfitter, anti-vaxer?

How would you like to drive criss country with that guy? You wouldn’t get a word in edgewise.

Harvard grad to top it off.

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44 minutes ago, RDCanecutter said:

The Prius would actually be pretty cool if you could do the trip at 15 mph, windows down, blasting "Low Rider."

A road trip in any car would be spectacular under those circumstances, sir.

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Hertz has filed for bankruptcy.

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That could unload a half million used cars all at once. They've already dumped their Corvette fleet cheap and used car values were on the decline dropping 12% last month.

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Just wanted to update you on my used car search. Found a clean, low mileage, one owner 2014 Lincoln MKS. Only had one minor problem, the keyless entry door pad was flashingI didn't have the keyless master number. I decided to stop into Karl Klement Ford in Decatur and have them pull the code.0385008878c1380575ce3a47e4bc7e36.jpg.

 

They did and ran it through their carwash which ripped off the left rear quarterpanel/bumper. HOLY FUCKING SHITBALLS  are you kidding me? Waiting on a new bumper panel to be shipped and they are fixing the door code which is still flashing after entering the master.

Edited by RPM

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3 minutes ago, RPM said:

Just wanted to update you on my used car search. Found a clean 2014 Lincoln MKS.
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are you buying that or is someone giving it to you for free?

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3 minutes ago, riloh05 said:

are you buying that or is someone giving it to you for free?

You obviously didn't read the edit.

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1 minute ago, RPM said:

You obviously didn't read the edit.

i missed the edit...so are you paying for that car or did someone give it to you for free?

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I'm paying for it. It's a nice ride for an old man car, but I'm an old man and commute 500 miles a week.

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4 hours ago, RPM said:

I'm an old man and commute 500 miles a week.

That is a damn good reason to buy a Lincoln (or a Caddy). Good luck with it. 

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2 minutes ago, washparkhorn said:

That is a damn good reason to buy a Lincoln (or a Caddy). Good luck with it. 

Caddys ride more like BMWs than Caddys these days.

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7 hours ago, riloh05 said:

i missed the edit...so are you paying for that car or did someone give it to you for free?

This is why you never post a pic of anything you actually own (or fuck) on surly.  LOL

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On 5/9/2020 at 12:58 PM, Drew said:

To be fair, I'm not actually a salesman.  I sell insurance and run the rental car side, but I'm hear helping with their customers as well.  Used to sale cars back in the day for the family, but got away from that shit.  Well as far away as I can.

"I done saled some 'o dem carz."

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2 hours ago, washparkhorn said:

That is a damn good reason to buy a Lincoln (or a Caddy). Good luck with it. 

Can I ride with you in your BMW?

You can sail with me in my yellow submarine.

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11 minutes ago, Bullneck said:

Can I ride with you in your BMW?

You can sail with me in my yellow submarine.

Give me a land yacht.

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8 hours ago, RPM said:

Just wanted to update you on my used car search. Found a clean, low mileage, one owner 2014 Lincoln MKS. Only had one minor problem, the keyless entry door pad was flashingI didn't have the keyless master number. I decided to stop into Karl Klement Ford in Decatur and have them pull the code.0385008878c1380575ce3a47e4bc7e36.jpg.

 

They did and ran it through their carwash which ripped off the left rear quarterpanel/bumper. HOLY FUCKING SHITBALLS  are you kidding me? Waiting on a new bumper panel to be shipped and they are fixing the door code which is still flashing after entering the master.

Was there something wrong with the rear quarter and bumper?  Or is that carwash possessed like a Stephen King laundry machine?

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I'm an old man and commute 500 miles a week.


What are you running away from?

Or is that carwash possessed like a Stephen King laundry machine?


Always figured dealers handwashed cars (p-t utes or whatever). I guess some have cheap gas station automatic crap.

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5 hours ago, TwiceHorn said:

Was there something wrong with the rear quarter and bumper?  Or is that carwash possessed like a Stephen King laundry machine?

I'm leaning toward possessed. I ran it through a car wash about 3 days before that and no problem.

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