Is this worth it?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by SNT LANDSCAPING, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. SNT LANDSCAPING

    SNT LANDSCAPING LawnSite Member
    from CANADA
    Posts: 7

    Hi I am just starting out and looking at trucks and am wondering if this is any good. Price is Canadian. works out to about $11,150 US


    Year 1997
    Make GMC
    Model 1500
    Model Detail SIERRA SHORT BOX 4WD EXT CAB DIE
    Price $12,995.00
    Mileage 188,556 km

    6.5L turbo. Diesel, auto, a/c, pw, pl, cruise, keyless, 6 way ps, skid plate, 16" alloys. Bucket seats, offroad pkg, trailer pkg. Finished in black. Incl. painted fibreglass tonneau cover. Truck is in great shape. Call for Details. Will deliver in Ontario. 188,556 km. $12,995.
     
  2. dekalb lawn man

    dekalb lawn man LawnSite Member
    Posts: 134

    Thats alot a miles I would have to say no its not worth it
     
  3. SNT LANDSCAPING

    SNT LANDSCAPING LawnSite Member
    from CANADA
    Posts: 7

     
  4. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    no way pal. You could get a 2001 2500hd gasser with around 75k miles for that price.
     
  5. SNT LANDSCAPING

    SNT LANDSCAPING LawnSite Member
    from CANADA
    Posts: 7

    I know I can get a gas truck for alot less but I am in need of a diesel truck. Is 112,000 miles alot for a diesel?
     
  6. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    no its not alot of miles, but it is a 1997, and that IMO is alot of miles for the tranny and drive terrain. I have a rule of never buying a vechile that is over 10 years old.

    I wouldnt buy it.

    If you do, expect to replace a tranny and many other compoents such as hubs, brakes, ball joints, etc.
     
  7. SNT LANDSCAPING

    SNT LANDSCAPING LawnSite Member
    from CANADA
    Posts: 7

    Ok I agree I was a bit bothered but the age myself. What do you think about this truck?


    2004
    Make DODGE
    Model RAM 2500
    Model Detail DIESEL SLT EXT CAB
    Exterior Colour SILVER
    Interior Colour GREY
    Transmission AUTOMATIC
    Drive Train REAR WHEEL
    Fuel Type DIESEL
    Engine Type TURBO
    # Doors 4
    # Passengers 6
    Body Type Crew Cab
    Price $18,499.00 / $15,892.01 US
    Mileage 248,000 km / 155,000 miles
    Warranty Yes 1 year
     
  8. vntgrcr

    vntgrcr LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 282

    I have never had one, but those are not good motors. Do a search on this site and you will get a load of info about the foibles of that motor. I would keep looking. Don't discount the 12valve Cummins motor in a dodge for that kind of money.
     
  9. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,068

    The 6.5 litre diesel is junk.
     

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