So what options is the Dealer going to throw at us when our TRX arrives?

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I haven't bought a RAM before and now that it seems we may actually be getting our TRX's, anyone have any idea of what sorts of things the Dealer is going to offer us when we come in to actually get our Truck? Warranty's? Undercarriage/paint protections? Windshield protections? Last vehicle I got was a Jeep JK - ignored everything they offered as I knew I was 1) going to void any sort of warranty as i customized it and 2) knew i was going to chew it up offroading. Any ideas? Please update if/when you go in to get your TRX and let me know what you went with and didn't go with.
 

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Usually the same ole interior, tire, rim, and paint. I did the interior protection one once and it came in handy when you have teens spilling stuff in a Hellcat.
 

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I haven't bought a RAM before and now that it seems we may actually be getting our TRX's, anyone have any idea of what sorts of things the Dealer is going to offer us when we come in to actually get our Truck? Warranty's? Undercarriage/paint protections? Windshield protections? Last vehicle I got was a Jeep JK - ignored everything they offered as I knew I was 1) going to void any sort of warranty as i customized it and 2) knew i was going to chew it up offroading. Any ideas? Please update if/when you go in to get your TRX and let me know what you went with and didn't go with.
My 2 cents all after market "protectants" are a scam with the exception of actual PPF, but any product that goes on as a liquid and they claim will protect the surface from X,Y, or Z is a 100% scam from the dealerships.... They end up applying a basic wax to the exterior or something similar to scotch guard to fabrics and charge you through the nose to cover triple the cost of any "warranty" claim you might have while it is covered

Also every single extended warranty (for all products including cars) is a giant waste of money, if you don't believe me just take a minute to think about it there are several companies with huge overhead that make a profit and the only thing they sell is extended warranties, which means they take in roughly ten times the money selling the warranties that they pay out on claims which means for every $1,000 you spend on an extended warranty it is actually worth about $100.

And finally they will try and sell you a litany garbage like "security window etching" or pin striping or wheel locks or security systems....Don't buy any of it from the dealer if you want it you can have all of it installed aftermarket for pennies on the dollar that the dealerships charge

When it comes down to a car deal there are only 3 maybe 4 things you should be paying for:
1. The negotiated purchase price of the car
2. Sales Tax on the negotiated price
3. State Title and License fees (look them up before you sign as some dealers try and charge more than your state)
4. Maybe a small Doc fee ($250 or less) depending on your negotiating power on a car on the lot you can likely get this negotiated out but on a special order TRX its not likely

Simply tell the financing manager or high pressure after market parts salesmen no thank you I don't want X Y or Z item please take it off and we have a deal
 

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My 2 cents all after market "protectants" are a scam with the exception of actual PPF, but any product that goes on as a liquid and they claim will protect the surface from X,Y, or Z is a 100% scam from the dealerships.... They end up applying a basic wax to the exterior or something similar to scotch guard to fabrics and charge you through the nose to cover triple the cost of any "warranty" claim you might have while it is covered

Also every single extended warranty (for all products including cars) is a giant waste of money, if you don't believe me just take a minute to think about it there are several companies with huge overhead that make a profit and the only thing they sell is extended warranties, which means they take in roughly ten times the money selling the warranties that they pay out on claims which means for every $1,000 you spend on an extended warranty it is actually worth about $100.

And finally they will try and sell you a litany garbage like "security window etching" or pin striping or wheel locks or security systems....Don't buy any of it from the dealer if you want it you can have all of it installed aftermarket for pennies on the dollar that the dealerships charge

When it comes down to a car deal there are only 3 maybe 4 things you should be paying for:
1. The negotiated purchase price of the car
2. Sales Tax on the negotiated price
3. State Title and License fees (look them up before you sign as some dealers try and charge more than your state)
4. Maybe a small Doc fee ($250 or less) depending on your negotiating power on a car on the lot you can likely get this negotiated out but on a special order TRX its not likely

Simply tell the financing manager or high pressure after market parts salesmen no thank you I don't want X Y or Z item please take it off and we have a deal
I could not agree any differently! And never tell them you’re paying cash until you see the numbers on paper. That’s what I heard,lol
 

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In my experience, extended car warranties have always more than paid for themselves.

However, I always pay cash for my cars and keep them for 8 to 10 years, and I drive relatively low miles. I suppose if you don’t keep your cars that long the warranties could potentially be a waste of money, or if you’re lucky and just don’t run into car troubles.

For example, bought my current 2013 ram 3500 brand new and spent $3000 on a Chrysler extended warranty that was either eight years or 100,000 miles. My ram 3500 about two years ago had to have manifold gaskets replaced because the engine brake would have a high pitch noise under load. Then they decided to also replace the turbos due to the high pitch noise. The cost to replace the diesel turbos and the manifold gaskets was well into almost $6,000 alone.

To each their own, but for me I plan on getting the extended warranty for my TRX and still waiting for dealership to confirm pricing. With all the sophisticated tech on the TRX, I'm assuming repairs could get very costly extremely fast.

Just my 2 cents... perhaps I’m the only one that ends up with expensive vehicle repairs after the standard manufacture warranty.

I guess at the end of the day it’s an insurance policy, and I suppose I’m a sucker for insurance to keep a piece of mind.
 

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I could not agree any differently! And never tell them you’re paying cash until you see the numbers on paper. That’s what I heard,lol
For sure they make more money on financing than on the sale of a new car with the exception if they get you to pay an ADM on a launch vehicle so it is best to negotiate the price with them thinking you will be financing then bust out the checkbook in the finance office once the deal is in writing
 

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I've been given my out-the door price that includes MSRP, tax, registration, and window tint I requested. Itemizing that breaks down into the price they quoted. So, my expectations have been set that they will push nothing on me unless I request it. I'm financing a portion of the cost with Navy Federal but will pay off quickly. I also am in the NO extended warranty camp. I service my own vehicles and have preventive maintenance baked into my DNA. I've never had an issue post manufacture warranty and if I do, I will use the funds I have set aside for such issues. I do plan on giving this place a visit once we move to Colorado: https://www.4wheelparts.com/stores/colorado/4wp-loveland-co-236
 
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