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The market shifted when Cash For Clunkers was in effect. That program removed thousands of affordable trucks from the market, so everyone who use to pay 4000-5000 for a truck ended up moving to a higher price category. The market hasn't leveled out since for vehicles with mediocre fuel economy. Hard to believe in 2008 I bought a 2004 4wd silverado with 69k miles for $8500. It's practically still worth that much, and would be worth more if it was an extended cab.
 

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I'm finding the same with vans here. I've been checking cl and auto trader as I'm preparing to go out on my own. Vans with 250k that want 7000 for. I might end up going the truck and trailer route.
 

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Prices are high at the moment nothing to do with cash for clonkers that was almost 10 years ago. More abiut supply and demand. I was looking for a new full size van but I am going to go fro a ford transit and set up a small service crew with that and see how we go
 

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Anderson said:
Prices are high at the moment nothing to do with cash for clonkers that was almost 10 years ago. More abiut supply and demand. I was looking for a new full size van but I am going to go fro a ford transit and set up a small service crew with that and see how we go
Cash for clunkers was 5 years ago.
 

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I got a 97 chevy 3500 with a hole in the head, a ford f450 dump with a bad head, and a vw golf with a blown engine. All available real cheap. Who says theres no deals out there......
 
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I know a few used car dealers, and they said a bunch of Mexicans are coming here to the auctions and buying all the trucks, along with over seas guys are buying up stuff too. I guess it's cheaper to buy them here and ship them than to buy them in there countries.
 

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Look hard. I bought a 2010 F150 4x4 crew cab in december 2011 for 19,500. Mint, but 70k miles. My brother (PM) is driving it now. I bought a 2012 F 250 4x4 crew cab for 25k in December. 61k mikes, mint. I looked for 6 weeks for both.
 

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Well he's retarded. I've checked out 3 duramaxs crewcab long box, all 07 and 08s with miles from 66k to 120k in better than average condition with prices from $18500 to $23000.
Yeah in my opinion those are still crazy prices. I got my 04 2500HD in 2010 for 18.

I know that's what they go for but still. Dang, it's just 4 wheels and a motor.
 

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Our 08 Ford extended cab 3/4 diesil I bought last year with 105k miles, 13k.

Our 07 Ford 3/4 crew cab diesil 4xr crew cab Lariat we bought for 31k in 09.

Our Chevy one ton van was like 8k, its an 02. My old 01 3/4 Chevy standard transmission single cab was 21k new.....
 

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Yeah in my opinion those are still crazy prices. I got my 04 2500HD in 2010 for 18. I know that's what they go for but still. Dang, it's just 4 wheels and a motor.

They are diesels. That's why. I've got a 13 duramax that was 53k new, and a '11 1500 short bed regular cab that was 28k new. I retired my powerJOKE so we need to replace it.
 
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