Dodge trucks do sell well especially the CTD's. Incentives are a
gimmick. With or without incentives the price out the door tends to be
competitive with Ford or Chevy. Often they raise the MSRP, take away
option package discounts and then give large rebates or the interest
free crap you mentioned. It's all just gimmicks.
In Tucson you can by a 1500 V6, 6 speed for under $13,000, and a Ford for
about the same. No full size GM trucks come with a manual transmission, and
they are a lot more than a similar Ford or Dodge. At least that's what I'm
I found two different Hemi powered 1500's here for $19K.
It's about the same anywhere in the country. Dealers all pay the same
price. Some areas have lower supply and higher demand so those dealers
are unlikely to come down as much though.
In 2005 I bought my 4x4 Hemi Durango new for $24,000. This past fall
there was a $6000 rebate as well as a $1000 below invoice suppliers
discount. Even with the $7000 below invoice a new one would cost me far
more than my 2005 without the rebates. They just keep upping the MSRP
and add higher rebates and other gimmicks. The price OTD keeps going up
Not so much here right now but that is probably due to $3.60 price per
gallon for diesel.
I agree but they still don't offer what the people want. They are way to
geared up for maximum profit and screw customer choice and as usual, the
wrong options at the wrong time. It seems that the only way you can get the
truck loaded or many of the options is to but a friggen crew cab. Many of
us don't want or need a crew cab and really need the long bed and the
ability to still be able to park the damn thing but that matters little to
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