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Battery Trucks Vrs. Gas/Diesel Trucks
#1337620 Sat Dec 14 2019 02:31 PM
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A lot of the new truck dealers are having a hard time getting rid of last years trucks and not selling a lot of the latest ones that have came out. all kinds of mark down prices going on ,,anyway way ,,that is happening where I live and it isn't because of the economy,,as the economy is booming .

I just wonder if some are thinking just how much of a loss one is maybe taking buying a brand new truck and taking a risk of battery trucks coming out .. depreciation could be enormous.. you think?

I have not seen a battery truck that is out there that will pull a heavy load ,,so I am not worried about me buying a gas rig or diesel ,,but curious if this is why so many last year models and new trucks are still on the parking lot of the new dealer places










Re: Battery Trucks Vrs. Gas/Diesel Trucks
idaho39 #1337628 Sat Dec 14 2019 03:38 PM
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I have been shopping for a new truck and was surprised that the 2020s are already discounted. Looking at the new GMC Canyon SLE.


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Re: Battery Trucks Vrs. Gas/Diesel Trucks
idaho39 #1337638 Sat Dec 14 2019 04:53 PM
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New pickups are WAY over priced.


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Tiny #1337662 Sat Dec 14 2019 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Tiny
New pickups are WAY over priced.

They've been that way for 15 years or so. Some are priced higher than what I paid for my house. Of course that was over 30 years ago, but still..... headscratch


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Re: Battery Trucks Vrs. Gas/Diesel Trucks
idaho39 #1337667 Sat Dec 14 2019 09:07 PM
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This might fit in here. I found this add a bit strange on FB.
Shop for a Pacifica at the Big Finish Sales Event. With Employee Pricing Plus, purchase and get $4,107 below MSRP on the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica Limited.

*Employee pricing discount based on an FCA US sales survey of variance between average MSRP and average employee price per trim level before advertised incentives are applied. Discount may vary based on option package and features, financing terms, availability and other factors. Dealer determines vehicle price. Customer responsible for $200 administration fee. See dealer for details. Must take delivery by 1/2/2020.
The Ultimate Family Gift 🎁 The underline is what I find a bit funny.


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Re: Battery Trucks Vrs. Gas/Diesel Trucks
idaho39 #1337703 Sun Dec 15 2019 02:24 AM
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A battery truck would be a great idea if it came with a generator in the bed with enough fuel to keep the batteries charged. Other than that, I don't see how you could get very far before you need to stop for a lengthy recharge at who-knows-where.

Re: Battery Trucks Vrs. Gas/Diesel Trucks
52Carl #1337909 Mon Dec 16 2019 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by 52Carl
A battery truck would be a great idea if it came with a generator in the bed with enough fuel to keep the batteries charged. Other than that, I don't see how you could get very far before you need to stop for a lengthy recharge at who-knows-where.


Right now ,,I see just as you do.. wait and see, i guess ,,there will be day when a battery small as s lunch pail will move a truck ,,










Re: Battery Trucks Vrs. Gas/Diesel Trucks
idaho39 #1337920 Mon Dec 16 2019 09:23 PM
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Be it electric, fuel cell, pixie dust, I don't care. I just want to be able to tell the big oil companies to go perform a reproductive act on themselves.


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idaho39 #1337936 Mon Dec 16 2019 10:31 PM
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I think the market is just flooded with trucks. Every manufacture wants a piece of the action.
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Re: Battery Trucks Vrs. Gas/Diesel Trucks
idaho39 #1337951 Mon Dec 16 2019 11:01 PM
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The consumer holds the answer but unfortunately not many folks are willing to keep driving them and fixing them like my daughter. She recently puked a V8 engine and spent 3200 bucks putting a 60,000 mile engine back in. She smiles every time she thinks about it. Been driving it now for a year and half since the engine change and constantly tells me its cheaper than a new one.

......most young'uns today have ruined their credit and don't have any money saved for a repair...but hey, go to the local dealer and they will put you in a new vehicle for nothing down.......at a price....and a high interest rate.....or lease where you never own anything.

Drive'em, fix'em, repeat while the big companies choke on overstock. Watch the price then! Consumers, take charge!!

OOOK, i'm through ranting!!


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