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JFGauvreau
04-21-2012, 01:01 PM
Currently have a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT, HEMI 5.7 V8, 2wd with around 150k KMs on it.

I want to keep the truck for some light duty work, but the truck is just not strong enough for heavier loads, especially the leafs, they just crushed down to the tire when you put to much weight on the tongue. So I'll keep it for light duty use and buy a newer one.

2012 Dodge Ram 2500 ST, 4X4, 8 Feet box, 6.7L Cummins turbo diesel. It's pretty much a base truck, work truck, no chrome or special gadgets inside. 2 doors.

The guy gave me a quote of roughly 55k, around 763$ per month, so 9156$ pear year + interest.

What do you guys suggest? The F250 can only pull 14k pounds, while the cummins can tow almost 23k pounds, big difference I find.

I could also buy a used one but around here you will get one at 25k that already has 120k KMs on it.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

zak406
04-21-2012, 01:10 PM
That sounds pretty high even though its in canadian. I was looking yesterday, I could get a f250 with a new powerstroke standard cab with no frills for 43 thousand

Kelly's Landscaping
04-21-2012, 01:17 PM
That price sounds extremely high for what you described you ought to have the top of the line model will all the options for 55k in a 2500. We have a 2012 ram 4500 4wd crew cab slt 16000 gvw with the aluminum rims and chrome running boards. 9 foot dump contractor 14 inch sides with a bulk head and a 4 way gate. Heavy duty trailer set up with plow package and ambulance package a light package and of course that size only comes with the Cummins turbo diesel. It was due this week looks like its going to be a few more but my point is, I am getting 3 times the truck you just described for about 60k.

KrayzKajun
04-21-2012, 01:25 PM
Thts way high even canadian. I bought my 2011 3500 crewcab dually, 4x4 diesel , all power, chrome package in Sept of 11' for less than $40k.
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JFGauvreau
04-21-2012, 01:25 PM
Ya I know it ads up pretty quick, how much would you tell the truck I describe worth?

Ya and it's not top of the line, its pretty basic stuff, he added a few stuff for towing and mirrors and interior stuff.

zak406
04-21-2012, 03:21 PM
40-45 depending on what the diesel engine costs. I can get a chevy 2500 with a vortec v8 for 33 grand here. That is no options with air reg cab 8 foot bed. SO you figure if a diesel costs 7 grand more like 40-45 depending on what the cost would be for the diesel.

JFGauvreau
04-21-2012, 03:27 PM
Diesel with manual transmission is 6k extra, with auto transmission its 9-10k extra, but ya all the prices are higher in Canada.

I though the truck would be cheaper since its a 8 feet box with 2 doors, base model, ST, so it has no fancy chrome or stuff like that, but still kinda high.

rstan2010
04-21-2012, 07:22 PM
Currently have a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT, HEMI 5.7 V8, 2wd with around 150k KMs on it.

I want to keep the truck for some light duty work, but the truck is just not strong enough for heavier loads, especially the leafs, they just crushed down to the tire when you put to much weight on the tongue. So I'll keep it for light duty use and buy a newer one.

2012 Dodge Ram 2500 ST, 4X4, 8 Feet box, 6.7L Cummins turbo diesel. It's pretty much a base truck, work truck, no chrome or special gadgets inside. 2 doors.

The guy gave me a quote of roughly 55k, around 763$ per month, so 9156$ pear year + interest.

What do you guys suggest? The F250 can only pull 14k pounds, while the cummins can tow almost 23k pounds, big difference I find.

I could also buy a used one but around here you will get one at 25k that already has 120k KMs on it.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Your almost 20k more then the states. This one is well equipped.....

http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?endYear=2013&zip=48083&listingType=new&maxPrice=40000&fuelCode=DSL&modelCode1=RAM25002WD&driveCode=4WD|AWD&sortBy=derivedpriceASC&makeCode1=DODGE&startYear=2011&showcaseOwnerId=565975&firstRecord=26&searchRadius=0&listingId=318643693&Log=0

JFGauvreau
04-21-2012, 07:44 PM
+ it's a SLT

I don't know how much taxes I would have to pay to cross the boarder tho, also my passport is expired :(

But it's definitely something I will considered. I've heard a lot of my clients going to the states to buy cars cheaper.

Dodge Boys
04-22-2012, 11:31 AM
Diesel with manual transmission is 6k extra, with auto transmission its 9-10k extra, but ya all the prices are higher in Canada.

I though the truck would be cheaper since its a 8 feet box with 2 doors, base model, ST, so it has no fancy chrome or stuff like that, but still kinda high.

They are offering no charge Diesels in Canada right now.... I think your getting hosed.... Bought a 2500 Crew, 4x4 with the cummings & automatic, bucket seats & power everything for 45k.... You can go up to the 3500 for about 1k more

bombard16
04-22-2012, 04:28 PM
I just bought a 2012 ram 2500, ST 4 door 6' box, chrome package for $36k

Blades Lawn Maintenance
08-02-2012, 10:09 PM
Currently have a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT, HEMI 5.7 V8, 2wd with around 150k KMs on it.

I want to keep the truck for some light duty work, but the truck is just not strong enough for heavier loads, especially the leafs, they just crushed down to the tire when you put to much weight on the tongue. So I'll keep it for light duty use and buy a newer one.

2012 Dodge Ram 2500 ST, 4X4, 8 Feet box, 6.7L Cummins turbo diesel. It's pretty much a base truck, work truck, no chrome or special gadgets inside. 2 doors.

The guy gave me a quote of roughly 55k, around 763$ per month, so 9156$ pear year + interest.

What do you guys suggest? The F250 can only pull 14k pounds, while the cummins can tow almost 23k pounds, big difference I find.

I could also buy a used one but around here you will get one at 25k that already has 120k KMs on it.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.



What did you haul with the 2009 ram