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blaster2005
07-21-2007, 10:15 AM
I hoping to get some advice here. I know the cummins motor has a good reputation, but how many miles is too many??? The truck is loaded and very clean. The price is $9000 negotiable. I'm concerned it may break me up in repair costs and tow bills! It has a 5 speed manual and was replaced at 200000, then replaced again at 450000, finally at 457000 it needed 5th gear/reverse replaced. Sounds like alot of tranny repairs! Is it a good risk? The truck was suppose to used for escorting wide loads and one owner. What would be a good price? I don't plan on driving it everyday.

I forgot to mention it is 4x4. Would a 6 speed manual fit in it? How much is a 6 speed tranny? I can install it myself.

Thanks!:usflag:

outlaw1960
07-21-2007, 10:29 AM
that's a lot of miles in a light duty truck. the motor may be ok, but the rest of the truck is probably worn out. maybe some dodge owners will chime in...I think that is way too much money for that truck

task125
07-21-2007, 11:37 AM
If I remember right the motor is due for an overhaul at around 350,000.so if no motor work was done it will be soon

grassmanak
07-21-2007, 12:17 PM
how much is it?

POPO4995
07-21-2007, 03:03 PM
1. I would never buy a truck with that many miles on it. Awesome motor but NEVER would I touch it.

2. If I did, the price would be about $3000-$4000 range.

3. Find a decent gas truck with under 100,000 miles on it for about $10,000. You would be alot better off.

Just my humble opinion.

Lawnworks
07-21-2007, 03:57 PM
9k is a ripoff... you can find a '99 dodge cummins 2500 w/ 100k for about 11-12k.

Fordsuvparts
07-21-2007, 04:44 PM
Hell no, even it the motor is still running the rest of the truck is complete junk.

grassmanak
07-21-2007, 06:07 PM
yea, thats insane, 9K, holy hell

T.E.
07-21-2007, 07:26 PM
Well a lot of opinions, so here is mine. I own a Dodge with the legendary Cummins, but that is a lot of miles period. I bought mine for 5500.00 at 136,000 miles. The engine is rated for 500,000 miles I believe, that from Cummins themselves. The problem is the truck with that many miles on it be it Ford, or Chevy or what ever. Would I buy it? NO

JMO Good luck, Tony

THEGOLDPRO
07-21-2007, 08:06 PM
nope.......

tthomass
07-21-2007, 08:44 PM
You would be lucky to get $1500 for that truck. Do not even consider buying.........here, let me help you:

www.autotrader.com
www.trucktrader.com

Happy searching!

DBL
07-22-2007, 12:20 AM
almost half a million miles :dizzy: thats a lot............

Gravel Rat
07-22-2007, 03:02 AM
I'am surprised a Dodge went that many miles :laughing:

Some people sure put a good value on their stuff a truck like that is junk its spare parts.

I imagine those must be all highway miles but still the truck isn't designed to go that many miles. Light trucks are designed to fall apart in 4 years so people buy new ones. If light trucks were supposed to last like class 8 trucks there wouldn't be any sales.

Truck is worth no more than 1500 dollars and thats CND (1400 dollars US).

The engine might be worth the core charge the other parts would be worth something. The truck would be good for offroad use like in a gravel mine it would probably last another 10 years. Gravel mines only need pit trucks they don't travel very far and all they are used for is carrying tools etc.

lawnmaniac883
07-22-2007, 11:45 AM
Way too many miles and way to much money. At most I'd pay 2000 for a truck with 460k on the clock and thats pushing it. It will probably run fine for awhile but when something finally breaks it will probably mean the end of the road for that truck.

tthomass
07-22-2007, 01:44 PM
http://www.websitesfordealers.com/cgi-bin/data.pl?_cgifunction=form&_layout=marloz&keyval=data.data_id%3D216187

Twice the price, 1/5th the mileage.

mrusk
07-22-2007, 01:48 PM
I would not even ride as a passsenger in that truck!

mag360
07-22-2007, 05:30 PM
That price is too high. The truck itself may be fine as wear items get replaced when they break. 460k is not too bad for an early 24valve cummins. They are known to go alot longer than that. Trans is almost new.

The price should be about half that based on the miles but I'd bet that truck wouldn't nickel and dime you any more than one with 100,000-150,000 miles.

capelawncare.com
07-22-2007, 05:40 PM
maybe for 1500, Nahh its a Dodge 1,000

blaster2005
07-23-2007, 08:06 AM
Thanks guys for all the advice!

fivestarlawnken
07-29-2007, 01:26 AM
no way!! keep looking

lawn king
07-29-2007, 10:17 AM
Run from that truck! Run as fast as you can and dont look back! When you stop running look at GM and ford and forget dodge!

mdlwn1
07-29-2007, 10:41 AM
Agreed..the motor is awesome....but let me tell you from experience that you and the tranny guy will be on a first name basis. Don't know about the 00' and newer.

Lawnworks
07-29-2007, 01:37 PM
You don't see to many fords or chevys w/ 500k that are still running... that should tell you something about the dodges. Don't listen to these guys that say the dodges fall apart... they obviously haven't owned one since '94. I have one w/ 315k and another w/ 250k... they run so good that I can't justify replacing them even though they have paid for themselves over and over. I would get a dodge/cummins w/ 100k and run it till 500k.... or you could buy a powerstroke and replace the engine at 250k.

TXNSLighting
07-29-2007, 02:19 PM
Hell Noo!!! Especially A Dodge!!!

DBL
07-29-2007, 02:27 PM
Hell Noo!!! Especially A Dodge!!!

i knew youd chime in on this one sooner or later

2k1yzfr1
07-29-2007, 03:52 PM
Here's a much better deal. http://austin.craigslist.org/car/384598284.html :waving:

DBL
07-29-2007, 06:39 PM
Here's a much better deal. http://austin.craigslist.org/car/384598284.html :waving:

you cant be serious

stroker51
07-29-2007, 11:22 PM
If that 02 on craig's list was a 4x4, then it'd probably be worth that. I'm lookin at an 02, 250 4x4 XLT, PSD auto, just rolled 100K, MINT condition, $19,000. Maybe that truck market is different down Texas way, but I can find trucks like that, 00, 01, 02, just like that one but 4x4's under 120K, all day long for that price.

GroundEffects125
07-29-2007, 11:42 PM
not with that many miles

2k1yzfr1
07-29-2007, 11:51 PM
Yes the diesel market down here is extremely good. We purchased this truck wholesale 6 months ago for 16.5 and if it was on a dealership down here there would be a 17.5 sticker on it.

stroker51
07-31-2007, 12:08 AM
Well like i said, the market must be a little different. What gets me is how much more the regular cab 94-97 powerstrokes are worth. I sold my 97 F350 single wheel XL 4x4 5-speed to my cousin, with 185K, about 105 on the engine, for $8000, and sold the custom flatbed for another $1000, and the dealer I do a lot of business with said he would have traded me for $9000, truck with no bed. Prolly another grand with the bed, and then still made money selling that truck.

"Ground Control"
07-31-2007, 01:29 AM
That dodge has a lot of miles but would still probably run better than any powerstroke. My neighbor had a 2003 powerstroke (bought it and got rid of it pretty quick). Last winter he would go out a 7:30 in the morning and start it up in the -5 degree weather and it sounded HORRIBLE...he would let it run for about half an hour every morning. Then i would go out and crank up the cummins and it would start like its 80 degrees outside and purr like a kitten:dancing: Its a 99 2500 with 145,000 miles that i bought for about 11,500 almost a year ago.

2k1yzfr1
07-31-2007, 08:37 AM
Well like i said, the market must be a little different. What gets me is how much more the regular cab 94-97 powerstrokes are worth. I sold my 97 F350 single wheel XL 4x4 5-speed to my cousin, with 185K, about 105 on the engine, for $8000, and sold the custom flatbed for another $1000, and the dealer I do a lot of business with said he would have traded me for $9000, truck with no bed. Prolly another grand with the bed, and then still made money selling that truck.


Yeah the 96-97 Fords especially 4x4's crew cab shortbeds bring gold along with 98 12 valve 5 speed dodges.

TXNSLighting
07-31-2007, 08:56 AM
i knew youd chime in on this one sooner or later

i gotta spread the word!:laugh:

Lawnworks
07-31-2007, 09:51 AM
So you like the powerstroke more than the cummins?

TXNSLighting
08-01-2007, 09:01 AM
So you like the powerstroke more than the cummins?

i like them the same, the cummins is faster tho, i never said anything bad about cummins, its just the truck it resides in! Its a great engine in a crappy truck.

2k1yzfr1
08-01-2007, 12:02 PM
You can get alot more horsepower out of the cummins. Only problem is an auto tranny behind the cummins to make it fast and handle the horsepower will run $5k-$6k. If you go the 5-6 speed cummins route a good southbend clutch will run $1000-1400, but a standard diesel will never be fast from any race where you have to shift.