I bought a 2018 Tundra Crewmax in 2019 for $35K. 10,000 miles. Looked up the value now with 75,000 miles. KBB shows $40K. Not that I'm selling or trading it. Used prices at the dealer now are just crazy. I live in a small town with a GM and a Ford dealer. Their lots are full of other brand used cars. Almost no new ones.
Trucks are still crazy, but lead time on a new one is 6-9 months. I saw a new F250 with a 50k dealer markup in Missoula, it's the only one sitting on the lot for 500 miles around. 1/2 tons are easier to find, 3/4 tons and 1 tons are thin. I think our local toyota dealer has less than 1/2 dozen new cars on the lot, no trucks.
I have got to throw the bs flag on this post....bob
My favorite John Wayne quote from the Searchers... "No, a human rides a horse until it dies, then he goes on afoot. A Comanche comes along, gets that horse up, rides him 20 more miles... and then he eats him."
I own trucks with 450k miles and wouldn't think twice about driving them anywhere.
Vanity and stupidly complex chit breaking is why folks are always buying new... or low mileage trucks.
I own four Cummins rigs... every one of them is worth twice what I paid.
Moral of the story... get smarter in what you buy. New does NOT mean better always.