dodge truck

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by doyles, May 8, 2012.

  1. doyles

    doyles LawnSite Member
    Posts: 133

    hi
    i'am looking at 2 trucks
    2003 dodge 2500 heavy duty automatic 4x4 with a cummins with 78000 miles for 23999
    or
    2007 dodge 2500 sport automatic 4x4 with a cummins with 74000 miles for 30999
    from what i've read was the 2003 really built to tow in over drive on the highway above 60mph
    they say you can but if the tranny is hunting between gears turn overdrive off and also on long down grades they also say to turn off overdrive
    i will be towing my 7000pd. landscape trailor
    please let me know your thoughts on both trucks please
    thank you
     
  2. doyles

    doyles LawnSite Member
    Posts: 133

    does'nt any one have an opion or any insite on this subject?
     
  3. ParkWelding

    ParkWelding LawnSite Member
    Posts: 182

    Both are way overpriced.
     
  4. southgalawns

    southgalawns LawnSite Member
    from ga
    Posts: 110

    Trucks vary greatly by region, so what may be overpriced in ur area may not be in some elses region.

    Back on topic, if the 07 has the 6.7 I wouldn't get it, heard they had bugs in the first years of the 6.7
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  5. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    if the 07' is the 6.7l i would go for the 03' with the 5.9l. both are definitly over priced in my opinion. i have the 6.7l in my dually and love it, but i heard they had a few bugs in the first year of the 6.7l (which is the second half of 07')
     
  6. doyles

    doyles LawnSite Member
    Posts: 133

    they are both 5.9s.
    if the dealer wont come down on the price then i will so no deal.
    thank you for your input.
     
  7. ParkWelding

    ParkWelding LawnSite Member
    Posts: 182

    You can get a new 4x4 cummins automatic with 0 miles for $37k-39K, for a lightly optioned work truck. $31K for a 5-6 year old truck with 74K miles on it is overpriced anywhere, IMO. But I'm about 2 hours away from the OP, so I would consider myself in the same region.
     
  8. doyles

    doyles LawnSite Member
    Posts: 133

    talked to the dealer today they say there firm on the price so i said have a nice day.
    i believe you all that these trucks are over priced.
     
  9. ParkWelding

    ParkWelding LawnSite Member
    Posts: 182

    It seems like the dealers, particularly used only dealers, think that any diesel truck is worth its weight in gold. I'll agree that some are "worth" more than they should be do to a particular engine-year-options etc. But some are out of control.

    I stopped to look at an 01 Ford (250/350 dont remember) crew cab xlt 4x4 7.3 automatic that looked clean for an 11-12 year old pickup. Price= $23,000

    I bought my Ford, same truck just reg cab, last year for $11,000 and I was worried that I paid too much.
     

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