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I'm pretty sure it says Laramie on the tailgate. I wasn't allowed to remove that badge...or any other ones.
I remember it being a Laramie. I guess I assumed it was a Laramie Longhorn. I also remember it being light colored, maybe 'Light Cream (Beige)'?


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I think it's called Pearl White. It is a nice, practical color.
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Why? The missus dislikes the DEF and wants a gas engine now. That could be fixed with a simple delete.
My wife is looking at Wranglers. I'd like for her to holdoff for the Ecodiesel, but she's not too fond of the Ecodisel based on the problems we've had with the DEF system, which is why she's wanting to opt for the gasoline engine. We'll see what she decides to do.

She spent one day this week looking at Wranglers. Her favorite package is the Sahara. We went to Larry H Miller and CASA to look at the different colors, packages, options, etc. She's getting it narrowed down to what she wants.

I should have deleted our Ecodiesel, but I kept telling myself that I was going to sell it, so why spend $750 dollars on a EGR/DEF delete tune.

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Before I forget, again, supposedly Lithia gets service customers from Colorado Springs to ABQ.
The latter is fully understandable, Colorado Spring was a bit of a surprise.

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Before I forget, again, supposedly Lithia gets service customers from Colorado Springs to ABQ.
The latter is fully understandable, Colorado Spring was a bit of a surprise.
Why would people drive from Colorado Springs to Albuquerque for service? Is the service that bad in Colorado Springs?

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They drive to Lithia from both CO and ABQ, and places in between.
I have no service experience in CO, but I certainly understand why people are taking the trip from ABQ.

Obviously, buying a vehicle in NM is a different story altogether. I'm sure it's okay if money is no object, but otherwise...

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They drive to Lithia from both CO and ABQ, and places in between.
I have no service experience in CO, but I certainly understand why people are taking the trip from ABQ....
Albuquerque is a hub for Mopar in two ways. (1) The city is a Mopar hub for parts and (2), it's a hub for techs. As a matter of fact, the FCA field service tech for NM is in Albuquerque.

My limited experience with the service department at Larry H. Miller has been excellent. The shop foreman and mechanic came out to discuss my issue, asked questions, listened to my knowledge, etc. They seemed knowledgeable and personable.

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Obviously, buying a vehicle in NM is a different story altogether. I'm sure it's okay if money is no object, but otherwise...
That's how capitalism works. Some dealers have to work hard to sell product and others don't. After talking to the business manager at Larry H. Miller, it's very possible to purchase at a very low price point. They just don't advertise selling below invoice.

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After talking to the business manager at Larry H. Miller, it's very possible to purchase at a very low price point. They just don't advertise selling below invoice.
Last time I (foolishly) tried to order, again, in ABQ/SF, two were at MSRP, and one ABQ dealer wanted a premium over that.

Plus, they all pretty much insisted that I'd be there in person to find out what the price would be.
Naturally I asked why the price would be any different if I spent hours driving there...which they couldn't/wouldn't explain.

It's sooo much easier to call Classic Motors, get a very good price and be done with it, I think.
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Last time I (foolishly) tried to order, again, in ABQ/SF, two were at MSRP, and one ABQ dealer wanted a premium over that.

It's sooo much easier to call Classic Motors, get a very good price and be done with it, I think.
It goes back to what I said earlier, some dealers make it easy and some dealers don't. There were some vehicles at Larry H. Miller that had the Market Adjusted Price on it, which means they are selling a vehicle for $1,500 - $3,500 over MSRP.

I don't blame you for your loyalty to Classic Motors. I would do the same. Having a good business relationship with a dealer, in my opinion, is important.

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Plus, they all pretty much insisted that I'd be there in person to find out what the price would be.
Naturally I asked why the price would be any different if I spent hours driving there...which they couldn't/wouldn't explain..
Yeah, it doesn't make sense when dealers do that. My guess is that they want you there ready to sign paperwork.

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Last time I (foolishly) tried to order, again, in ABQ/SF, two were at MSRP, and one ABQ dealer wanted a premium over that.



Plus, they all pretty much insisted that I'd be there in person to find out what the price would be.

Naturally I asked why the price would be any different if I spent hours driving there...which they couldn't/wouldn't explain.



It's sooo much easier to call Classic Motors, get a very good price and be done with it, I think.


Classic motors has been excellent. I almost bought a truck from them this week. Very reasonable.


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Yeah, it doesn't make sense when dealers do that. My guess is that they want you there ready to sign paperwork.
I thought I made it as easy as possible for them, adding up the price and options, then asking "How much would it cost me to buy this vehicle, with a $XX,XXX MSRP?"

Apparently that's not good enough in NM. Oh, I did get a similar response when trying to buy a car on the lot in CA a while back.

Thanks Graham Bell I can call any dealer, and ever since Al Gore invented the internet I can sign papers remotely, too. The final stuff goes by FedEx, but that's neither hard or expensive.

Also, I can find transport the same way, if I don't hook up the trailer and go get the vehicle myself.

There is absolutely no reason that I can think of not to "buy remotely" - as long as the seller isn't Dave Smiths or Dennis Dillon.

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Classic motors has been excellent. I almost bought a truck from them this week. Very reasonable.
Even if the prices were higher than they are, the whole buying experience would still make it worth it.
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