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Old 07 Dec 2002, 03:44 pm
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Went and looked at a truck yesterday...I'm missin mine pretty bad, when I found out what the PT is worth trade in, I remembered, never buy a Chrysler product <img src=icon_smile_dissapprove.gif border=0 align=middle> in no time at all, they're worth about 50 cents..ol well

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Old 07 Dec 2002, 09:59 pm
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I know what you mean mine is worth 48 grand total and they will only give me 16 grand told them where they can put the 16 grand..Wife says that I will be buried in the PT <img src=icon_smile_clown.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Old 08 Dec 2002, 02:00 am
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<img src=icon_smile_shock.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_clown.gif border=0 align=middle>Trade your Cruiser?? Oh my word!!

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Old 08 Dec 2002, 02:23 am
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I not trying to be a smart a&* but resale value really has nothing to do with Chrysler alone. First a modified car no matter what brand is alway worth less than a stock model. What you like as far as mods someone else may hate Also Chrysler has been flooding the market with Cruisers so don't expect the resale value to improve anytime soon. I have a 98 Sebring that is 5 years old and it's book resale value is still over half of what it cost new. The car manufacturer could care less about anything other than making money. What resale value boils down to is how many people want it and how many there is in the marketplace ( Supply and demand ). Guess what we got screwed so just keep the Cruiser
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Old 08 Dec 2002, 10:39 am
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Trade in value has never been a reason I buy a car/truck.. I do understand about missing a pick-up though. I had one before the PT, maybe buy a used one cheap just fill that need.. The PT is proving to me to be a keeper

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Old 08 Dec 2002, 11:48 am
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I have to agree with Bosch, when it comes to my motorcycle occassionaly i have someone say that i should have bought a Harley because they hold their value...the thing is i bought mine to ride and to enjoy...not to sell so I'm not worried about the trade in value...same thing with the cars, buy what you want and enjoy it.

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Old 08 Dec 2002, 12:23 pm
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Grouch...I never said anything about mods?....I work at a dealership and I have "changed" every car I have ever owned and I know that you give all that away if you trade BUT, Chrysler products Dodge included drop like a rock but I was hoping that the PT wouldn't be quite as bad so soon. I believe that resale is something that should be part of buying a car, not a large part but still something to think about, this was the time I was wrong, bad wrong...I like my PT very much, I just am missing having a truck to drive. LoL...Guss told me, James, no one has even looked at the 2 turbos we have on the lot, hehehe, I said I guess not...they're 26 grand!!...

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Old 09 Dec 2002, 12:39 am
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James

I have to disagree with you that Chrysler products drop any faster than GM or Ford products. I spent many days at wholesale auto auctions and very few cars hold their resale value. The people that are getting killed are the ones that have 01 or 02 and just have to have the Turbo. With the number of new Cruisers sitting around on dealer lots the only reason for someone to buy a used one is if they can steal it. If the marketing department at Chrysler is smart
( witch I doubt ) they will try to dry up the excess inventory but they want to ride the wave as long as it last. The Dream 1 didn't even get near the 7500 they were going to build. They built a little over 5000. Dream 2 won't sell out either for two reasons price and limited appeal on the colors. It is aimed at the rice rocket market. At $ 27000 ther are allot of other choices
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Old 09 Dec 2002, 05:11 pm
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Grouch makes a very good point, ANY vehicle loses a lot of resale value in its first 2 years and the PT is no exception. I have never made a vehicle purchase based on potential resale value, my vehicle choices are always made on my perceived value of that vehicle to ME.

Anyone who plans to dispose of a vehicle in less than 3 years should strongly consider a lease.

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Old 09 Dec 2002, 07:12 pm
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I got mine with no intention of selling it again. To me, it's priceless and to a dealer, probably worthless. To the right person who wants it set up like mine, who wants to show it or just have a fun car, it'd be worth more than I initially paid...or no sale. <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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