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Old 12-09-2011, 07:06 AM   #1
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When did you know when it was time to trade-up your "old" ride for a newer (or different) model? I have been thinking a lot about this lately.

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Old 12-09-2011, 07:06 AM   #2
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When did you know when it was time to trade-up your "old" ride for a newer (or different) model? I have been thinking a lot about this lately.
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:00 AM   #3
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when i got tired of seeing the check engine light on plus there were awesome incentives on 2011's.
miss my 05 though
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When I bought my '03 in '07 I figured I'd trade it on an '11 in '13. However, since I seldom NEED a truck anymore and this one is running great, I may just keep it 'til the wheels fall off.

I used to trade vehicles fairly often, but not so much lately. I also used to buy only new, but now we buy used more. I dont' get the "itch" so much any more.
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Old 12-09-2011, 10:42 AM   #5
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When Mopar and aftermarket manufacturers stop making parts for the 2005 Dodge Ram. No need to buy a new one when i can just upgrade the one i have paid off already
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Old 12-09-2011, 11:19 AM   #6
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With the 04 it was for more room in the quad cab. It was getting to where comfort on a trips was more important. Trading the 08 for the 11 was just "because".... I love all the cool "stuff" the new Laramie's come with. I'm really surprised that I use the heated steering wheel as much as I do. Makes my old hands feel good. Kind of like the A/C seats did my butt this past summer.
I figure at my age I might as well enjoy what time I have left. Sort of like spending my kids inheritance.
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Old 12-09-2011, 12:00 PM   #7
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when i wear it out. i'd look for another.
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Old 12-09-2011, 01:13 PM   #8
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Old 12-09-2011, 01:43 PM   #9
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I am a vehicle enthusiast, so for me need is a part of it, but admittedly want is a bigger part of it. I traded my 09 Challenger for an 11 just to get the 392. So my answer to you would be when you feel like it and when you can afford it. Nuff said.
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:16 PM   #10
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when my 08 went back on lease in march 10 i wanted another ram there and then but couldn't afford it, so i bought a ,Mazda 3...had that until sept 2011 and got my new 11 ram...love it soo much ... i misseed a hemi and couldnt go any longer haha...that and starting a job with some security helped
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