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vehicle warranty's

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by bluemoon, Feb 3, 2003.

  1. bluemoon

    bluemoon LawnSite Member
    from Kansas
    Posts: 114

    I am looking at a 2002 Dodge, 2wd, cummins diesel. It has 44000 on it , what do you all think about buying extended warranty.
    Also, pro & cons Dodge diesels.
    I have heard the cummins is easy to work on , if needed. Some say it pulls good, some say the powerstroke is better. If needed the powerstroke is more expensive to work on. Basically I have heard it both ways. My Dodge dealer here doesn't have a good record, nor is the service dept any good. The Ford guy is a total a****** , and if I buy, this truck it is on a Chevy lot. The Chevy dealer has a very good service dept.
    This truck doesn't represent everything I want, but I can't afford the price of new truck!!!
    Thanks for any advice.
  2. grassdaddy

    grassdaddy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 565

    If its a straight shift i'd probably buy a dodge,if I couldn't find a good ford.:eek:
  3. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,446

    i don't personally run diesel but good friends of mine swear by them. my buddy has a '93 cummins with the 5 spd, and a 2002 250hp cummins with 6 spd tranny. '93 has never-NEVER-had engine problems in 10 years of towing and plowing. The only real problem with any cummins powered dodge is the tranny.

    don't buy one with the auto--it just can't handle that engine

    the 5 spd is prone to losing 5th gear

    no known problems with the six speed or with the new 250 hp cummins.

    Personally, i wish i had been smart enough to buy one myself-the '93 gets 25 mpg!!
  4. kaufmaninc

    kaufmaninc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 168

    It sounds to me like you want an ext. warranty. By all means get one. If you rate the period/years you'll own the truck, it's not a lot of money compared to the assurance & peace of mind you'll receive. Go to warrantygold.com, there are probably others and get a quote. Very simple. I think you're talking $1700 for a 48 month/ 48000 mile ext. warranty. Don't take my words, please check for yourself.

    They paid for a $2000. tranny in my Pontiac Montana when it was out of manufacturers warranty.
  5. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    I'd get the extended warrenty. One problem with that diesel engine, coiuld cost as much as the warrenty.

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