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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by southernspeed, Oct 8, 2005.

  1. southernspeed

    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Anyone in Lakewood, New Jersey? There's a Chevy dealer called Pine Belt Chevrolet on Ocean Avenue. I'm thinking of buying a truck they have for sale but I'm in England so know nothing about the dealer. Are they a good reputable dealer? I don't want to fly out and find I've bought a piece of junk from some crooked back street dealer. Their web stuff looks impressive but if someone knows of them I'd really like to hear from you. I'm prob doing the deal over the phone mid morning today your time so any help before then would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
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    pine belt is one of the biggest dealers in the area. they are very good and i have bought from there before. good luck
     
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    Cool thanks. Looks like Newark is the closest airport correct? Any idea how far the dealership is from the airport? Is it like a taxi ride or should I hire a car? Thanks.
     
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    i think newark to lakewood is about an hour or so.
     
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    I have had good luck with them to. I can get there in about 10. If you want more pics or ???? PM me. no problem helping you out mike
     
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    they are around the corner from my job.. have no idea of reputation, being that i don't buy new vehicles.. i use their parts department for K5 stuff when i need it and have been happy with em..

    if i can help you check it out in anyway, let me know.. i drive by there nearly daily..
     
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    Thanks. Deal is done. I'll fly out Monday or Tuesday week and pay the balance and sort out the shipping. Can't believe I'm flying all that way for one or two nights!!! but too busy at work to stay longer!
    Thanks for your help guys...yet again CK5 proves itself as a diverse and priceless family! :D :D
     
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    Oh come on one of You Jersey guy's needs to give Mark a lift and put Him up for the night. The kids would have fun making fun of the way He talks :D
     
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    dumb question...

    How are you going to get the truck back to the UK??...Pontoons?? :haha: --or do you have to use a cargo ship??--that must be pretty costly?? :eek1: ..just curious! :crazy:

    I wish they had a plane like the military cargo ones you could just drive your truck in and drive out when you get to your destination,like a ferry boat!..that would be cool--but I bet a new truck would cost about the same as the plane ride would!.. :doah: :crazy:
     
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    Damn...you mean those Dodges don't float?? :doah:
    I'll ship it back ro/ro on freight ship. It'll cost me about $1700. Unfortunately as I need a plane ticket in a hurry it's going to hurt...somewhere around $1000 return I reckon, I find out tomorrow!
     
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    The way I talk???...wait till they get a load of how I walk!! :haha: Just kidding!
     
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    I'm guessing that the reason for buying a truck over here must be because they don't sell what you're looking for over there :confused:
     
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    yipe!

    A thousand bucks just to fly back to england??!! :eek1: :tongue1: :screwy: --I think I'd stow away in the truck,and ride the cargo ship home! ;) --pack several days worth of peanut butter sandwiches and a case of bottled water in the truck,and have a long nap en route!.. :crazy:
     
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    A dealer over here would want something like £35000 to £40,000) for a that truck (about $60,000 to $70,000!!!) (used)
    By the time I land that truck here (paid $27000 for it there) it'll stand me in about £25,000 including the 22% import duty, shipping, 17.5% tax, flights and hotels.
    That's why I'm buying from you! :D
    Oh and this is what I bought! :D

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    I tried flapping my arms and flying back but I kept dropping my beer. :doah:
    (sorry.... English humour! :D )
     
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    So what did you buy?
     
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    That's a lot of money, so I can see why you want to come across the pond for a short visit :D I didn't know there was that much money difference in trucks between there and here..

    What are the specs on the truck you're coming to get ?


    Maybe a couple of the local NJ guys could meet you for dinner or something and help you enjoy your visit :D
     
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    Nice!!.

    Dude!..Does that thing have a HEMI??? :D :haha: (or a Cummins?) :bow: ..looks nice!...I still say I'd live in it and ride the cargo ship back to England if I were you.. :p: ..

    I never knew vehicles are so costly over there- :eek1: -I guess we are lucky here,though it doesn't feel that way sometimes..I know fuel is very costly over in your country..but we are catching up fast!..its no wonder everything over there is diesel,or small like Mini's!.. :crazy:
     
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    It's a 5.7 hemi, 5 speed auto, tow package, sport package...most of the Daytona spec stuff. Cloth not leather but I can live with that. Pretty well loaded I think. :D
    As for guys meeting me...nice idea but I'll be a grouchy jet lagged guy with a funny accent! Prob not good company!! :D
    Anybody local want anything brought over?
     

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