Thanks for the advice, but I definitely don’t do that. The truck was my dd and I didn’t make any effort to keep mileage low, but I did own it during the plandemic and worked from home a lot during that time. We also have a few vehicles that I split the time with (all fun stuff no boring commuters).I think buying a vehicle and not driving it much to keep its value up at trade makes no sense. If you get pleasure just from having something, just looking at it for three years is kind of like getting a trophy wife, spoiling her with all kinds of material things, including an expensive boob job, and then just looking at her for three years before getting divorced.
Buy what you love, use and enjoy it, and every day you’ll be rewarded for your investment. Then when you have to sell or trade it in, at the very least you’ll have a big smile and great memories, instead of a story about how you mitigated the loss on your investment. Unless you buy whatever you did just to tell others that you have one. The value in things that depreciate is the pleasure they give you!
I wasn’t bragging about how I got such a great trade, I was making an example of how upside down and irrational the market has been the past 3 years.