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    Default Am I crazy or is this the worst time ever to buy a vehicle?

    Has anybody else noticed this? I have never seen vehicle prices this inflated before. You're in a good position if you're selling, but my god you're right fucked if you're buying. Thanks to COVID and plant shut downs/chip shortages, dealers are left with dick all.

    I absolutely regret selling my 19' Raptor. I had originally placed an order for a Bronco (not a reservation order) and was recently told that due to chip issues and just overall quality control shit with the Bronco, that I likely would not see this thing until next year. So I cancelled.

    Now here I am trying to make either an incredibly foolish purchase by getting either a very fun summer car (C6 Z06, GT500, Boss 302... etc etc.)
    OR buying something both fun and sensible for year round vehicle.

    I debated an SRT8 jeep as its the best of both worlds... But I cant even fucking find one of those. Dealership stock is minimal... Used market is borderline crayon eating...

    First world problems.

    /RANT

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    yup, Its worse in the states because of new car shortage. There are stories of people trading in their 2 year old cars and got more than their original purchase price. Most trucks are selling for over MSRP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Team_Mclaren View Post
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    yup, Its worse in the states because of new car shortage. There are stories of people trading in their 2 year old cars and got more than their original purchase price. Most trucks are selling for over MSRP.
    My brother just sold his 18' F150 Special Edition XLT for 48k! He bought it a year and a half ago for 38. Dealers were actually fighting over it when he posted it... Its insane right now for the used truck market. If I held on I probably would of gotten more money for my Raptor right about now.

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    Raptor is fucking crazy right now as well. I think I can sell mine for close to what I paid for new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Team_Mclaren View Post
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    Raptor is fucking crazy right now as well. I think I can sell mine for close to what I paid for new.
    Without a doubt. And id be willing to bet an exporter jumps on that fast and ships it state side...

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    It's goddamn ridiculous right now. Anyone that is just straight up buying a newer car without a trade or private resale of your old guy is going to pay through the nose.
    "Masked Bandit is a gateway drug for frugal spending." - Unknown303

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    Are Mercedes exportable to the US?

    Edit: Im guessing not, judging by the amount of used inventory on the local dealership websites.
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    The AHS system is quite good.

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    Nissan Jukes are exempt from this so called crazy used car market, ask me how I know.

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    Buy an RS!

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    And with new and higher tax on luxury/expensive super cars ... no surprise
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    @Shlade we've been discussing this here, and it's been all over the internet, for months. Where ya been bro?
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    I opened this thread and have literally nothing useful to contribute
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    this whole thread was as mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    @Shlade we've been discussing this here, and it's been all over the internet, for months. Where ya been bro?
    The bitching in the f150 chat doesn't count hahaha

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    I'm not buying shit for a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shlade View Post
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    The bitching in the f150 chat doesn't count hahaha
    You take. That back.
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    I opened this thread and have literally nothing useful to contribute
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    I'm not buying shit for a year.
    That’s what I said.

    Then again I’ve never bought a car I planned on buying.
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    The market has been whack since early March. Trucks especially. I am shopping for a few “dream” cars right now and there’s either nothing or people are out of their mind on price.

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    My Fiesta is still for sale.

    Sold my truck for $500 less than what I bought it for though.

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    I sold my civic for 1500 more than I paid for it like 3 or 4 months ago. I'm seeing a ton of Lightnings in the US selling on average 18k USD, which is way more than I got mine for, but barely any are fir sale in Canada.

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    Maybe I should sell my M2 lol
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    Sell everything, ride a bike like Buster
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