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Old 06-13-2019, 06:36 PM   #11
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Not 100% sure on this but was told rental trucks here in BC have the hitch receivers removed until turned back to dealer for resale. Obviously would not apply to leased trucks.
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Old 06-13-2019, 08:59 PM   #12
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If leasing was a great deal for the consumer it would not be a great deal for vehicle companies. If it was not a great deal for the companies it would not be offered.
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Old 06-13-2019, 09:47 PM   #13
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No experience on leasing a TV. But, you say you would be leasing as the leases expire. Check the cost of the 1st lease times by 3. Figure the cost of having those 3 vehicles. Than look at cost of same vehicle purchased instead and making payments until paid off. Figure costs of each way you did it and ask if it was worth it. A low mileage well cared for truck in 6 years could be worth a lot of money. When I checked into leasing a car for 2 years or buying, I bought it making payments about 15 more a month than a lease and I owned and sold that car later.
Best deals I have ever made where buying 2 year old lease returned vehicles. I did that on 2 fords. As I recall I got what was left on the factory warranties. That was in 2000 and 2003.
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Old 06-14-2019, 04:58 AM   #14
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How many miles, what kind of shape, and is your F-250 the 7.3 diesel? You might just be better off keeping what you have.
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Old 06-14-2019, 05:39 AM   #15
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No experience on leasing a TV. But, you say you would be leasing as the leases expire. Check the cost of the 1st lease times by 3. Figure the cost of having those 3 vehicles. Than look at cost of same vehicle purchased instead and making payments until paid off. Figure costs of each way you did it and ask if it was worth it. A low mileage well cared for truck in 6 years could be worth a lot of money. When I checked into leasing a car for 2 years or buying, I bought it making payments about 15 more a month than a lease and I owned and sold that car later.
Best deals I have ever made where buying 2 year old lease returned vehicles. I did that on 2 fords. As I recall I got what was left on the factory warranties. That was in 2000 and 2003.
The last 4 trucks I have bought were lease returns. The current one was 6 months old and had under 8k miles on it. Full 5 year factory warranty less the 6 months. Sticker cost $69k cdn. my cost $43k cdn. (all in out the door).
As Ken and others have posted buying is the best bet in the long term. YMMV
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Old 06-14-2019, 07:08 AM   #16
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Maybe it is the times, or my area, but I have bought 2 trucks in the last 10 months, both times I asked about a lease option just for kicks, both times I was told that you cannot lease the HD trucks (GMC/Chevrolet). Only the smaller, more consumer oriented, 1500s and sedans/SUVs.
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Old 06-14-2019, 10:09 AM   #17
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And believe me, that dealership has no use for your bed cap.

That is what I was suspecting.

I can't tell you why, but most dealerships frown on selling trucks with caps and would rather take them off then leave them on.

This is sad but I'm guessing most of the buyers wouldn't consider a truck that has a cap on it and they don't want to lose a sale because of it. You would think that some buyers that do want a cap would pay extra for it but they're trying to appeal to as many buyers a possible.
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Old 06-14-2019, 10:13 AM   #18
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How many miles, what kind of shape, and is your F-250 the 7.3 diesel? You might just be better off keeping what you have.
It's a rust-bucket that has survived 17 Michigan road-salt winters. It has the V-10 gas motor. Maintenance has become excessive and the box (and its supports) are rusted through. Only has 85K miles on it.
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Old 06-14-2019, 10:18 AM   #19
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Maybe it is the times, or my area, but I have bought 2 trucks in the last 10 months, both times I asked about a lease option just for kicks, both times I was told that you cannot lease the HD trucks (GMC/Chevrolet). Only the smaller, more consumer oriented, 1500s and sedans/SUVs.
OK that's good to know. That would be a door-slammer.
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