I’ve been looking for a new (to me) truck for about the past month now and decided to pull the trigger on one yesterday.
So last night I traded in my 2012 Ram 1500 and bought a 2015 GMC Sierra 1500. One year old, with 26,000 miles. They gave me $20,200 for my Ram (few hundred above blue book), and I owed them $15,000 out the door for the GMC.
The thing is though, the sticker on the GMC one year ago when it was sold new, was around $48,000. The sale price 1 year and 26,000 miles later was $32,500. I’m sure there were some discounts, rebates, specials, applied to it like almost all new trucks. But still, $15,500 after 1 year seriously makes me realize that buying new is not worth it.
I’d much rather save myself the $10,000+ and buy a one year old truck instead of new.
Also, this is the first time in 15 years of driving, I’m owning a non Chrysler vehicle, so it’s a step towards the dark side for me.