looking to buy a Dodge (used)

Discussion in 'Tow Rigs and Trailers' started by maulcruiser, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. maulcruiser

    maulcruiser Well-Known Member

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    Well, Ross Jeep here in Boone has an 02 2500 Ram I was interested in buying. It's extended cab, 4x4, Cummins, and the 5600 with 55K miles on it. They are asking 26K for it, but I'm confident I could get it cheaper. It could use a new set of tires, but otherwise the truck seems solid. There's been some seepage of some sort of oil around what looks to be the power steering pump. The tailgate has two dents in it, but the rest of the body is clean.

    I test drove it yesterday and it was amazing. I've never had the opportunity to drive a Cummins backed by a manual. The power was on time and felt great.

    Now, is this a good deal or should I keep looking?
     
  2. LARRY SMITH

    LARRY SMITH Well-Known Member

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    I bet you could get a new one around 30K/32K. Seems like a lot for a 4 yr old truck.
     
  3. Rich

    Rich Asshole at large

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    You could get an '03 for that... and you'll be VERY impressed with the power on that one...

    NADA retail on that truck is $25,750. trade-in is 22,500, assuming it's a SLT with power driver's seat and a CD player. I'd start the bidding at 20.
     
  4. maulcruiser

    maulcruiser Well-Known Member

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    Yeah it's an SLT with cloth power seat, and CD player.
     
  5. braxton357

    braxton357 Robot

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    With the way the diesel truck market is...you'd never get it for 20, but 23 seems reasonable if it's in good shape.
     
  6. GSW

    GSW Well-Known Member

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    FYI, I looked at that truck and the 04 they have on the lot. Both beds are beat up pretty bad and they were not moving on the prices. Plus, I caught them in several lies, including a very transparent bait and switch on the price of the 04. So be careful.

    The upside is the 02 still has about a year and a half or 46k of engine warranty remaining. If you can get them down to 23-24 it would be worthwhile. Also, I ran a carfax report on it and it has a clean history.
     
  7. maulcruiser

    maulcruiser Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for posting up bud! I'm new to the "dealership" game, so any help I could get is appreciated. I still haven't decided on it yet......
     

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