Has anyone with a recent TRX order gotten allocated?

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Has anyone with a recent TRX order gotten allocated? LE #177 given up for a Hydro Blue that my dealer just submitted this week.

Based on what I've read and seen I don't think I will see it until next fall? Trying to avoid FCA pulling a fast on me and throwing it into production next month.

If anyone has any feedback, I would greatly appreciate it as I'm about to pickup a Hydro Blue Rebel today to get me thru the next 6 to 8 months as I need a vehicle...how bad of a decision is this? LOL
 

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Has anyone with a recent TRX order gotten allocated? LE #177 given up for a Hydro Blue that my dealer just submitted this week.

Based on what I've read and seen I don't think I will see it until next fall? Trying to avoid FCA pulling a fast on me and throwing it into production next month.

If anyone has any feedback, I would greatly appreciate it as I'm about to pickup a Hydro Blue Rebel today to get me thru the next 6 to 8 months as I need a vehicle...how bad of a decision is this? LOL
It that this answers your first question, but I did see one of the early TFL videos the guy said they loved the look of the blue but ordered red, because blue was going to be later production in the year and they wanted theirs quicker. This was before all the delays were known. Not sure how they knew or if it is still valid, but would hold that they won’t just slip it into production in a month.
 

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I’m an October 27th order and nothing. As a back up plan I just placed an order on a 75th Anniversary Power Wagon. I kept my TRX order, so whichever one comes in first I will take. I don’t need a vehicle until April, so still hoping for a TRX, but wont complain if I get the PW.
 

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It that this answers your first question, but I did see one of the early TFL videos the guy said they loved the look of the blue but ordered red, because blue was going to be later production in the year and they wanted theirs quicker. This was before all the delays were known. Not sure how they knew or if it is still valid, but would hold that they won’t just slip it into production in a month.
Hopefully they batch up some red or blue this week to squash those rumors
 
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Yeah dealer told me they have no production issues with Hydro Blue on the regular Rams so they didn't believe that. As of today, I haven't been allocated a vin which of course I didn't expect since I swapped my order. I'm just hoping I don't go thru this whole process to find out in 2 months that my truck is being built lol.
 

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Yeah dealer told me they have no production issues with Hydro Blue on the regular Rams so they didn't believe that. As of today, I haven't been allocated a vin which of course I didn't expect since I swapped my order. I'm just hoping I don't go thru this whole process to find out in 2 months that my truck is being built lol.
FCA is now sending communications to people with further out orders that has an estimated month of arrival. Just got one.
 

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Has anyone with a recent TRX order gotten allocated? LE #177 given up for a Hydro Blue that my dealer just submitted this week.

Based on what I've read and seen I don't think I will see it until next fall? Trying to avoid FCA pulling a fast on me and throwing it into production next month.

If anyone has any feedback, I would greatly appreciate it as I'm about to pickup a Hydro Blue Rebel today to get me thru the next 6 to 8 months as I need a vehicle...how bad of a decision is this? LOL
If I were in a situation that I needed to buy a car I knew I was only going to use for 6-8 months I'd buy an old diesel truck that ran well for $10-15k and sell it for the same amount plus or minus after the 8 months. (I'd probably buy one with a decent amount of body rust and fix and paint it myself for a profit)

But if your concern is just that a TRX you just ordered recently will come too soon that means production is outpacing demand and you can just cancel your order and wait until you think the timing would be better and order another one, or possibly scoop one up off a lot for less than MSRP if that is really the case but based on the excitement demand and how little the TRX costs relative to what you are getting and the cost of competitors top trim trucks I don't think production will outpace demand for at least a year or 2 before you start seeing unsold TRXs sitting on lots for more than a day or 2
 
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If I were in a situation that I needed to buy a car I knew I was only going to use for 6-8 months I'd buy an old diesel truck that ran well for $10-15k and sell it for the same amount plus or minus after the 8 months. (I'd probably buy one with a decent amount of body rust and fix and paint it myself for a profit)

But if your concern is just that a TRX you just ordered recently will come too soon that means production is outpacing demand and you can just cancel your order and wait until you think the timing would be better and order another one, or possibly scoop one up off a lot for less than MSRP if that is really the case but based on the excitement demand and how little the TRX costs relative to what you are getting and the cost of competitors top trim trucks I don't think production will outpace demand for at least a year or 2 before you start seeing unsold TRXs sitting on lots for more than a day or 2
Thanks for that good information. Unfortunately not a diesel fan and pretty much anything used around here has some inflated pricing still, surprisingly.

That led me to looking at lease swaps which were just too complex in terms of making the transition happen followed buy just buying a new Ram and trading it in when the TRX shows up which seems to be easiest option right now. And you are right, it's very unlikely that my ordered TRX will show up anytime sooner than my dealer's anticipation of next fall. That should also make a bit easy to negotiate below MSRP on it at that point if the "hype" dies down a bit.
 

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Thanks for that good information. Unfortunately not a diesel fan and pretty much anything used around here has some inflated pricing still, surprisingly.

That led me to looking at lease swaps which were just too complex in terms of making the transition happen followed buy just buying a new Ram and trading it in when the TRX shows up which seems to be easiest option right now. And you are right, it's very unlikely that my ordered TRX will show up anytime sooner than my dealer's anticipation of next fall. That should also make a bit easy to negotiate below MSRP on it at that point if the "hype" dies down a bit.
I agree with Brad for the most part. In short, it's a numbers game on minimizing your loss for a temporary vehicle. We all know that vehicles traditionally ARE NOT investments, and they are used as tools that depreciate.

If it were me, I would look for a purchase (likely used) that holds a good resale value (residual value), drive it, take care of it, then sell it when the TRX comes in.

However, I'm obviously a sucker for cars as I'm buying a TRX for cash vs investing 90k that will actually appreciate over time.... boys and their toys :)
 
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I agree with Brad for the most part. In short, it's a numbers game on minimizing your loss for a temporary vehicle. We all know that vehicles traditionally ARE NOT investments, and they are used as tools that depreciate.

If it were me, I would look for a purchase (likely used) that holds a good resale value (residual value), drive it, take care of it, then sell it when the TRX comes in.

However, I'm obviously a sucker for cars as I'm buying a TRX for cash vs investing 90k that will actually appreciate over time.... boys and their toys :)
I appreciate it and I agree with that last statement. I would be getting a pretty good deal on the rebel so I'm hoping i'm not too negative come 6 to 8 months from now but time will tell how the market goes. I bought my 2018 300 off a rental fleet in late 2019 with 11k miles, drove it until this past Sept and sold it with 33k miles to Carvana for about $5k over what I paid for it lol.
 

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I appreciate it and I agree with that last statement. I would be getting a pretty good deal on the rebel so I'm hoping i'm not too negative come 6 to 8 months from now but time will tell how the market goes. I bought my 2018 300 off a rental fleet in late 2019 with 11k miles, drove it until this past Sept and sold it with 33k miles to Carvana for about $5k over what I paid for it lol.
I sold 2 vehicles this year to Carvana for more than I paid. Crazy times this past summer. Used car prices have dropped some so I think that trend is over
 

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I agree with Brad for the most part. In short, it's a numbers game on minimizing your loss for a temporary vehicle. We all know that vehicles traditionally ARE NOT investments, and they are used as tools that depreciate.

If it were me, I would look for a purchase (likely used) that holds a good resale value (residual value), drive it, take care of it, then sell it when the TRX comes in.

However, I'm obviously a sucker for cars as I'm buying a TRX for cash vs investing 90k that will actually appreciate over time.... boys and their toys :)
But even if you have the cash you could finance 80% at 3% and buy Mutual funds that can grow at 10_20%. The economy should be strong in 2021. This is actually what I am debating.
 

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But even if you have the cash you could finance 80% at 3% and buy Mutual funds that can grow at 10_20%. The economy should be strong in 2021. This is actually what I am debating.
Totally valid point. To each their own, and if I had a loan payment then that would be less I can invest as you describe from monthly cash flow perspective. I’m probably silly, but also enjoy the sense of ownership.

Either way, we’re all blessed to have this discussion as we eagerly anticipate this awesome new truck.
 

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Totally valid point. To each their own, and if I had a loan payment then that would be less I can invest as you describe from monthly cash flow perspective. I’m probably silly, but also enjoy the sense of ownership.

Either way, we’re all blessed to have this discussion as we eagerly anticipate this awesome new truck.
Please share name of said 20% mutual fund. Asking for a friend.
 

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Please share name of said 20% mutual fund. Asking for a friend.
It was @Agonza11 that mentioned a mutual fund at 20%... not me.

I’ve never heard of the mutual fund make anywhere near that kind of a return, and if one exists I would love to know about it.
 

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Just for grins, here are my best performers for the year (note* these are mutual funds in my retirement account, so not sure if you have access to them from any other providers). If you really worked the timing just right, and bought into them right when things started kicking back up earlier this year, some of these returns would be nearly 70%.
 

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Just for grins, here are my best performers for the year (note* these are mutual funds in my retirement account, so not sure if you have access to them from any other providers). If you really worked the timing just right, and bought into them right when things started kicking back up earlier this year, some of these returns would be nearly 70%.

Nice. I was a Broker in my previous life. There‘s only one fund I own that is up less than 25% YTD & it’s an Energy ETF/price of crude. The 2nd worst performer is a Biotech ETF (IBB) that’s up 28% YTD. Even the conservative Vanguard funds in my kids 529’s are all up 25% + YTD. My largest ETF holding in my 401k is QQQ:
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Year to Date:
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Totally valid point. To each their own, and if I had a loan payment then that would be less I can invest as you describe from monthly cash flow perspective. I’m probably silly, but also enjoy the sense of ownership.

Either way, we’re all blessed to have this discussion as we eagerly anticipate this awesome new truck.
For me the debate of should I pay cash or invest is very simple. I pay cash once my retirement and kids college fund goals are achieved. I get a loan and pay down to the monthly rate that fits into my budget plan if I still need to put $ towards investments.

Personally, my goal is debt free and $4M in retirement funds by the time I decide to quit working. So, the game is about goal setting and forging your path to get there. If your financial decision is pay cash or get a loan fits into you long term plan, then your golden. Important part is to have a plan.

As far as the vehicle decision, can you work something out with the dealership you’re buying the TRX from? For example, I will purchase this used truck if we contract that when I trade it in for the TRX you will give me $X on my trade-in with an average depreciation rate of $X per mile and in similar condition at purchase? I strongly advise against buying anything new and trading or selling a few months later, you will surely be in the hole on that deal.
 

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Nice. I was a Broker in my previous life. There‘s only one fund I own that is up less than 25% YTD & it’s an Energy ETF/price of crude. The 2nd worst performer is a Biotech ETF (IBB) that’s up 28% YTD. Even the conservative Vanguard funds in my kids 529’s are all up 25% + YTD. My largest ETF holding in my 401k is QQQ:
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You could spin a wheel and pick a fund to be up 20% this year. When people were saying they could turn 20% on funds in the context of 5 year vehicle financing, I was thinking steady historical performance over years (or rather average). I’d like that fund!!!
 

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I’m an October 27th order and nothing. As a back up plan I just placed an order on a 75th Anniversary Power Wagon. I kept my TRX order, so whichever one comes in first I will take. I don’t need a vehicle until April, so still hoping for a TRX, but wont complain if I get the PW.
Either way, happy retirement to you! :)
 

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