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post #1 of 65 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
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2017 Lamarie or SLT

Need some advice here.

I am looking at 2 different models as stated in the title. Right now, I am looking at financing around $18k for the Laramie after trade in and some cash down. For the SLT, it would be less than $15k (haven't quoted that one yet, but I know it is at least this much less). I WANT the Laramie, but I don't think I can make it happen financially at this point. From the quote sheet, the Laramie is MSRP 69,550. They are offering around $15k for savings and rebate, +fees, the selling price is 58,770. After trade in, I'd finance 18,452. Is that a decent selling price? It does include the USAA member discount as well. Should I hold out for the Laramie to come down in price? Should I go for the SLT instead? See below for links to the two vehicles.

New 2017 Ram 2500 in Richmond, VA | Whitten Brothers - Laramie

New 2017 Ram 2500 in Richmond, VA | Whitten Brothers - SLT

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I bought a pretty well optioned 2017 Laramie for about $57K even. $58K seems about as good a deal as I got on mine, since I didn't get the sunroof or Convenience Group.

I sold a 2014 SLT to get my 2017 Laramie because I missed the amenities from my 2007 Laramie. If it were me and it was a financing difference of ~$4K, I'd go with the Laramie all week and twice on Sunday. Comparatively speaking, it's a really small premium for a huge step up in creature comforts.

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I bought a pretty well optioned 2017 Laramie for about $57K even. $58K seems about as good a deal as I got on mine, since I didn't get the sunroof or Convenience Group.

I sold a 2014 SLT to get my 2017 Laramie because I missed the amenities from my 2007 Laramie. If it were me and it was a financing difference of ~$4K, I'd go with the Laramie all week and twice on Sunday. Comparatively speaking, it's a really small premium for a huge step up in creature comforts.
I think I agree with you.
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I think I agree with you.
I understand the struggle, though. These trucks are crazy expensive. I fought myself over keeping the 2014. When I did break down and hang a for-sale sign on it, it sold in two days, taking the decision away. Best of luck.

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I understand the struggle, though. These trucks are crazy expensive. I fought myself over keeping the 2014. When I did break down and hang a for-sale sign on it, it sold in two days, taking the decision away. Best of luck.
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I just bought a 17 Laramie and paid a little more than that. It's a great price and if you get the 10 yr 200k mile warranty like the advertisement says at that price jump all over it. I paid more to get the Laramie because at this point you are already paying a lot why not pay the extra 2-5 k and get everything you want. The truck should be something you are going to have for a long time so make sure you are going to be happy with it.

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I just bought a 17 Laramie and paid a little more than that. It's a great price and if you get the 10 yr 200k mile warranty like the advertisement says at that price jump all over it. I paid more to get the Laramie because at this point you are already paying a lot why not pay the extra 2-5 k and get everything you want. The truck should be something you are going to have for a long time so make sure you are going to be happy with it.
Yeah their warranty is really nice. Just trying to justify my want vs. need.

Trailering a 8-9k lb boat with a sierra 1500 is probably not too smart, so I think the need for a 2500 is there....
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I just upgraded from a 2011 1500 (Laramie) to a 2017 2500. Looked at all the models since I really don't need the upgrades, but at least wanted a reverse sensor and/or camera, but liked the heated/cooled seats and heated wheel (well, the wife really likes it) so went with the Laramie trim. Heck, one I decided to go with the CTD, it seemed like less of a burden.

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I bought my 2016 Laramie last August for $52,999. That truck has wheel-to-wheel side steps, LED/cargo light and camera, 20" wheels, sunroof, and power adjustable pedals, all options that mine didn't have (although I have options not on that truck). So, I think that's a pretty good price. The Laramie is a great package that will make you spoiled!

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All I can say on this is.................You are one lucky dude to have THIS be your choice!!

Sounds like you are a former Military Member using USAA too - so don't forget to get your Military Icon / Badge here afterward too. BTW- Im in Northern, VA. Ya just MAY want to check a few dealers outside of Richmond for the heck of it. Just saying.

Best of luck on this "tough" decision my man. How I would love to be in this dilemma!
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I would check with indytruckchampion just to get a good comparison. Always look around as I am sure you have done but if not go ahead and do it. Never be in a rush to buy if you can help it.

Getting what you want to begin with saves money later on, many add things onto there SLT or tradesman's after the fact and it usually is a little bit of a headache and cost more. Ofcourse the big thing is not getting in over your head. No point in nice doo dads when you struggle to make payments or run on some harder times with no buffer room.

Set your financial plan up first and foremost, then find the best you can within that restraint. IMHO.

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I just bought a 2016 Larmie 2500 with 7800 miles on it for 49K. It has almost every option available with the exception of the sunroof which I'm OK with. I didn't think I need all the fancy stuff but it sure is nice after driving it now for 2-3 months. A friend has a 2016 2500 SLT and regrets that he didn't go with the Laramie.

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