Advanced Search

The Green Industry's Resource Center

Old 12-19-2010, 12:33 AM
pun299 pun299 is offline
LawnSite Member
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: North Jersey
Posts: 34
Questions about a Dodge ram 2500

I came across a 2005 dodge ram 2500 cummins 4x4, quad cab, short bed forsale. This is the truck that I have always wanted but I wanted to get some input on weather or not its even worth looking into it further. My friend knows the person selling it and he said that he would let it go for around $13500. My issue with the truck is the mileage, it has 170000 on it. The truck looks very clean, only 1 owner, I crawled under it and it wasn t rusted to hell. I have no clue yet as to what has been replaced and whats hasnt. Right now I have a 2001 ford f150 4x4, 5.4 V8 with 70000 miles. I want a heavy duty truck that I can plow with and this is my dream truck. Would it be wise to buy this truck with so many miles on it and get rid of mine that still has low miles? I hear people say all the time that the engine would make it to 300000 but I dont want to buy it and then have to put a bunch of money into. What repairs would you think will need to be done in the near future on it? I only get 10 mpg and this truck is getting 17 mpg so that alone I think would be worth it. If any one has any comments or opinions I would love to hear it. Thanks
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2010, 04:24 PM
Gravel Rat Gravel Rat is offline
LawnSite Member
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 9,544
If the truck hasn't been hot rodded you should be fine, it all depends on who owned it. If its never been maintained then you could be dealing with a worn out truck.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2010, 05:09 PM
South Florida Lawns's Avatar
South Florida Lawns South Florida Lawns is offline
LawnSite Platinum Member
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: usa
Posts: 4,786
Get it but talk them down on the price id say 11.5 at most.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2010, 06:40 PM
rcslawncare rcslawncare is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Champaign, IL
Posts: 1,684
Good trucks, my buds truck when he bought it with 165k, he now has 190k and has done a lift pump. So other commons things are the injectors and trannys if they have had a tuner on it. Service records go a long way with me!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2010, 06:41 PM
exmark user exmark user is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: erwin tn
Posts: 460
170,000 is nothing for a diesel they last about 350,000
its not even half way through its life i have a cummins btw
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2010, 07:59 PM
Evan528 Evan528 is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Montgomery County, PA.
Posts: 2,144
It probably has plenty of life left in it but it also is at the age where some high dollar repairs will start creeping up to keep it running. Tranny.... front end... injectors...etc.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Layout Style:

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Grand View Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:30 AM.

Page generated in 0.07235 seconds with 8 queries