Why so hard to find a vehicle?

General Discussion

  1. Dusterdude72

    Dusterdude72 IN MOPAR MUSCLE MAGAZINE

    Messages:
    4,812
    Likes Received:
    72
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2009
    Location:
    MI 49203
    Local Time:
    6:29 PM
    So..... We sold our durango (to expensive on gas and it was our only vehicle and we had to share it).

    now we are looking for 2 vehicles, a truck for myself and a car for my wife. Thinking about a newer impala for my wife (good family car, good on gas, good reviews, the mechanical parts have been around for a long time and have lived up a good reputation and they have good ratings being that they are also used as police cruisers).....anyhow...we are pretty sure thats what we will be getting for her but thats not going to be for a couple of weeks from now before we start searching hard for one.

    in the mean time we are looking for a truck for me, would prefer a short bed v8 4x4.

    sorry for the venting LOL it just that it seems like when you are broke as a joke that good deals are popping up left and right.....and when you have cash to buy something there is nothing.

    I have drove and drove and drove looking for something, checked the papers,checked the auto&rv mags,been to autotrader.com ,searched craigslist up and down within 150 mile radius.......nothing worth a damn.

    anyhow, if anyone in or near lower MI has a truck for sale for $3,000.00 or under let me know HAHA
     
  2. 71b5duster

    71b5duster Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    123
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2007
    Location:
    Georgia
    Local Time:
    6:29 PM
    You can thank the Cash for Clunkers program for having a hard time finding a used car.
     
  3. Motopsycho

    Motopsycho duster domination

    Messages:
    10,571
    Likes Received:
    327
    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2008
    Location:
    indiana
    Local Time:
    6:29 PM
    x2
     
  4. old mopars

    old mopars Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    547
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2010
    Location:
    Connecticut
    Local Time:
    6:29 PM
    Good luck, DusterDude.
    I have to echo the comments about the cash for clunker program. I was at a u-pull it junk yard when that program was active. It broke my heart to see all the good, serviceable cars, in great condition that were scrapped. They could have kept me in good, better than driver, cars for 20+ years.
    You're in a buyers market, you'll find something soon.
     
  5. Dusterdude72

    Dusterdude72 IN MOPAR MUSCLE MAGAZINE

    Messages:
    4,812
    Likes Received:
    72
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2009
    Location:
    MI 49203
    Local Time:
    6:29 PM
    you guys are right, I wasnt even thinking of that!

    My wife and I and our little one were out earlier today driving looking for vehicles and didnt see barely anything at all and I was telling her " just a few years ago it seems like there was something on almost every street corner for sale, I just don't get it".

    but after you guys mention it.....yeah ,ever since that stupid program there isnt much of anything out there.

    I found one truck (ford) went and checked it out but it was in "so so" condition.....and I passed on it.

    Im not going to settle for the first thing I find.... so I am trying to hold out for a good deal, just hoping that some vehicles will start popping up on the market soon so I have somewhat of a selection.
     
  6. jysnflem

    jysnflem Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    495
    Likes Received:
    13
    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2008
    Local Time:
    5:29 PM
    Used car market has gone up in value. Mainly do to credit issues and people probably trying lto ive with less, saving money instead of paying new car prices. My neighbor sells used cars and he can't find any cars to sell either. Jayson
     
  7. HotLines

    HotLines Realist - Free Thinker

    Messages:
    2,060
    Likes Received:
    19
    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2009
    Location:
    southern Oregon
    Local Time:
    3:29 PM
    Duster Dude, did you look on Craigslist as well as I found the truck I'm driving there for 2200 which was a score for a clean rust free 90. I find Craigslist to be awesome when wanting whatever it is
     
  8. SirDan

    SirDan Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,676
    Likes Received:
    13
    Joined:
    May 26, 2009
    Location:
    Long island, New York
    Local Time:
    6:29 PM
    I think your mistake is trying to find a 4x4 truck in one of the worst winters in a few years. Keep looking though there has to be something out there.
     
  9. 340plot

    340plot the bushy bush

    Messages:
    5,104
    Likes Received:
    19
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Location:
    va
    Local Time:
    5:29 PM
    also, you like millions of others, usually buy used cars/trucks with income tax return, and all the busnisess mark the prices up and still get sold.

    look. i bought that 2006 dodge stratus from member here, within a week, the engine blew in it. i just got done putting an engine in it, and as soon as i put it out on the main street here for sale little bit ago, it sold for 3,800.00 the same day.
    the price was not even negotiated. i put it out there hight, but would of took 2,800.00 for it. people that get nice amounts back, think it is like a free check, and spend stupidly
     
  10. chryslerfat

    chryslerfat Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    14,525
    Likes Received:
    10892
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2008
    Location:
    Monroe,Michigan
    Local Time:
    6:29 PM
    Too bad you are looking for a truck I am trying to sell my girlfriends 96 Mark VIII.
     
  11. 340sFastback

    340sFastback Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,463
    Likes Received:
    48
    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Location:
    Maryland
    Local Time:
    5:29 PM
    Never buy a 4wd vehicle in the middle of the winter. But convertibles and motorcycles in the winter and 4x4s in the summer.
     
  12. Dusterdude72

    Dusterdude72 IN MOPAR MUSCLE MAGAZINE

    Messages:
    4,812
    Likes Received:
    72
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2009
    Location:
    MI 49203
    Local Time:
    6:29 PM
    yup , I mentioned in the first post of this thread that I checked craigslist...nothing YET

    your right.....it just so happened to fall that I am looking for a truck in all this snow when everyone else who is in the market for a vehicle is looking for the same thing as me.....sucks, but I am sure I will find something eventually.

    NO this is not tax return money ,it is money I made from selling a vehicle.....not being spent "stupidly" at all. Not going to the casino,not buying drugs or cigarettes or booze and anything of that nature ......getting a 4x4 truck for myself . I sold my truck awhile back to get my wife a vehicle. which sucked gas and was starting to show its age. She is buying a new family car and I am getting myself another truck because all to often I find myself needing a truck bed or if I need to haul a trailer or a camper or something I will have no problem doing so. Plus I want a 4x4 as a back up vehicle incase (like this winter) snow comes down so much...so that I can let my wife use my truck if need be.

    trust me, I know what you mean and you are right,I just happened to get stuck with getting something else at this time of year and I am hoping that something along the lines of what I am looking for comes along. I have honestly owned over 160 vehicles, so I am very familiar with buying/selling/trading in the used car market (although the last year or 2 I have stopped swapping/trading/buying/selling nearly as much because I have put my money and attention into the duster instead of elsewhere as I use too)and you are right....best time to buy a truck is summer,best time to buy a hotrod/motorcycle/boat is winter, best time to sell a truck/plow/snow mobile is october and november and so on.

    thanks for the input guys, some of you make some good points. And yes I am trying to get the wrong vehicle in the wrong market BUT I have done it before. Might take some searching but I am hoping I find something sooner than later.
     
  13. 340plot

    340plot the bushy bush

    Messages:
    5,104
    Likes Received:
    19
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Location:
    va
    Local Time:
    5:29 PM
    no, no, no, i was not implying that to you. sorry if you took it that way.lol

    i was just stating that is why you cannot find one cheap right now, cause of all the other peoples stupidity.
     
  14. Dusterdude72

    Dusterdude72 IN MOPAR MUSCLE MAGAZINE

    Messages:
    4,812
    Likes Received:
    72
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2009
    Location:
    MI 49203
    Local Time:
    6:29 PM

    Ok, no offense taken lol :cheers: I thought you were directing that and me a little bit so I was thinking "wait a minute here" lol

    but yeah I know what you mean.

    Tax time everyone is getting money back and buying vehicles,winter time with lots of snow and everyone wants a 4x4 ....odds are stacked lol.

    but for now anyways I will keep tabs on craigslist like a hawk and hope to catch a good deal as soon as it pops up
     
  15. dusterny

    dusterny Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,701
    Likes Received:
    78
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2007
    Location:
    Penn Yan NY
    Local Time:
    6:29 PM
    I think used car prices are up right now lots of people not wanting to jump into new car notes right now. Jobs are not easy to find and I know alot of folks that lived on two incomes that one lost his or her job. Someone out there is selling a car to get out from under payments just keep looking.
     
  16. 4flats

    4flats Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    887
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2010
    Location:
    Morris, AL
    Local Time:
    5:29 PM
    I was (kind of) in the same boat last year, but I was looking for more of a project. project cars didn't get hit as hard by cash for clunkers, since the age and condition I was looking for had not been tagged and insured, but it did drive the prices up. It took about 6 months longer than I expected, but, yeah, Craigslist came through for me.

    Like you said, don't jump in the first one, but you'd better jump on the first GOOD one, cause lots of other folks are looking for the same deals!

    Good Luck!
     
  17. camd64

    camd64 Remember Landy

    Messages:
    1,611
    Likes Received:
    9
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2008
    Location:
    cedar park, tx
    Local Time:
    3:29 PM
  18. Dusterdude72

    Dusterdude72 IN MOPAR MUSCLE MAGAZINE

    Messages:
    4,812
    Likes Received:
    72
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2009
    Location:
    MI 49203
    Local Time:
    6:29 PM

    yeah the listing is over a month old, I tried getting ahold of the guy but no luck.

    ill keep looking, thanks though
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalize content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.