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Old 10-13-2012, 06:55 PM
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I've recently purchase my first NEW vehicle. In the past I've only purchase used vehicles -- a 1988 Suburban, '91 and '97 S10, '90 & 2000 S10 Blazer, '64 Triumph TR4, '70 1/2 Camaro(project), '96 & 2000 Silverado, '72 VW Baja Bug, 2002 Avalon and 2004 Cadillac CTS!.......that looks like a much longer list that I initially imagined....

With the CTS aging, I decided to trade it in! My first thought was a Chevy Cruze or Dodge Dart, but with also having the '00 Silverado sitting at the house and needing work, it was a no-brainer to just trade them both in on a new truck. After haggling with the dealership over what I wanted for the CTS and truck, I finally got my way. After the rebate and trade(only $500 less than what I asked for initially) I walked away with a brand new, Flame Red Ram Express with only $15,500 on the loan!

Initially I was looking for a True Blue Pearl Express with power windows and locks and aluminum wheels, but was easily persuaded into the Red once we found there were no Blue trucks with power available within 500/600 miles. And, being a Texans fan, it didn't take long for the red to become a quick favorite.

The last pieces are being put in place next week with free spray-in bedliner and leather seats. I knew if I waited until time to sign I'd be able to get a little extra out of the deal. "How much would a spray-in liner and Leather cost me?" -- "Just sign and it's free!" I think they were pretty eager to get the deal locked up and me out of there.

I don't think I could have made a better choice, and so far, the Ram Community seems to be more in tune with their Trucks that CTS owners are with their cars.

I look forward to this journey and getting to know all of you!

-Josh

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Old 10-13-2012, 07:01 PM
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Old 10-13-2012, 07:16 PM
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:57 PM
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