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Thinking about going from an '18 XLT 3.5 20k miles to '15 Platinum 3.5 w/50k miles

 
Old 10-14-2018, 09:44 PM
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Default Thinking about going from an '18 XLT 3.5 20k miles to '15 Platinum 3.5 w/50k miles

However the platinum has a salvaged title. On the plus side:
- adaptive cruise control
- silver in color (easier to hide scratches)
- shorter bed (easier to park)
- heated/cooled seats
- console storage

On the down side
- shorter bed (will miss the 6.5ft bed)
- salvage title & having to roll the dice on that

Basically, my XLT (20k miles) is a beast the way I see it. max-tow package. heated seats. but to be honest, the adaptive CC, leather seats & shorter bed of the platinum (50k miles) would make it way more practical as a DD.

Would actually reduce my debt by about 2k since trade in value is 34k, and platinum price is 31.5k. Really not too worried about the 3.5EB from 2015 though. I guess there could be problems but who knows.

Has anyone here went from a larger truck like a CC longbed to a CC shortbed or something of the like, and or specifically from an XLT to a lariat / platinum / limited

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my XLT


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Why does the Platinum have a salvaged title?
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That I do not know.
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31.5k for a salvage title? Hellllll no
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That would be my first question to them before I even entertained buying it. If it was a flood vehicle you could run into serious electrical glitches that show up after any warranty they offer with the truck (if they even offer one) has expired.... & you would be stuck with the bill, meaning your savings has turned into a debt real quick.
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Many states/insurance companies will not allow full coverage to be issues on a salvaged title so if you 'total' it you'll be stuck paying the note on the truck.

Would I do it? Not in a million years.
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Originally Posted by friesbruh View Post
That I do not know.
A quick google search of the VIN# found the following information:
VIN:1FTEW************
Odometer:49,566 MILES - ACTUAL
Title:TX SALVAGE TITLE
Auction Verification:RUNS & DRIVES

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION

DAMAGE TYPE: THEFT; RIGHT FRONT
LOSS TYPE: THEFT
ENGINE: V6, 3.5L; TURBO
BODY STYLE: 4 DOOR CAB; STYLESIDE; SUPER CREW
DRIVE: 4WD
FUEL: GASOLINE


Personally I still wouldn't trade a '18 for it, but ultimately the choice is yours. At least with this info, your more aware of what your dealing with now....
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So it was stolen and probably crashed during a police pursuit. Not as bad as flood vehicle, but I still wouldn't do that trade. Keep in mind, you will also have to contend with selling it years down the road.
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Run away, run away as fast as you can. Salvaged titles are more likely than not to be a nightmare, especially down the road. Not to mention the price seems way to high. who did the repair? what parts did they use? Most the time they are sold at auction to people looking to make a quick buck. They use the cheapest parts and cut corners. when you go to sell it, you will have a very limited market and financing will be very difficult.
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Originally Posted by friesbruh View Post
Basically, my XLT (20k miles) is a beast the way I see it. max-tow package. heated seats. but to be honest, the adaptive CC, leather seats & shorter bed of the platinum (50k miles) would make it way more practical as a DD.
I'm sure you are aware that you can add both of these to your truck yourself.

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