What do you guys think of this truck?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by CandCLandscaping, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. I found this truck the other day driving to the dealer for string/oil and it really caught my eye. It used to belong to a local company who has a reputation of taking good care of thier stuff. I plan on taking it to the local shop just so they can look over it before i would buy anything, but i would like to hear your opinions on this truck, mainly on the dodge V10's (what gas mileage would i expect, power, any parts that it is notorious for going through, etc....)

    Here are the specs:
    1996 Dodge 3500
    V10
    Extended cam laramine (*sp?)
    8ft stake bed (will put a hoist under it eventually if purchased)
    comes w/ 9ft western plow (the spreader in the back is $2000 extra)
    White
    no more than 130,000 miles
    4x4
    automatic transmission
    seats in good condition
    a little rust on fenders

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  2. i have many many pictures.......:)

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  3. and 5 more....can you tell they are from a camera phone?

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  4. and once again......the more the merrier!

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  5. here are a few more....

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  6. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,219

    whats the price
     
  7. FearThisDeere

    FearThisDeere LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,168

    The V10s are a great engine, but do like to drink gas like any other gas work truck. The rust on the fenders will only get worse if nothing is done to them. They look like they are pretty bad to begin with. Other than that it looks to be in good shape. Are you sure it's a laramie? That package usually has heated leather seats and everything else you could think of. It usually isn't found in a work truck. How much are the looking to get for it?
     
  8. the yellow in the bed is a spreader that i dont plan on buying. ($2000 if anyone's interested). Also, they are asking $3200 which i think is very reasonable. the tranny is the #1 thing i am concerned with as of right now and will definatley have a mechanic take a long hard look at it. As far as gas mileage goes, it will only be driven no more than 2-3 days a week, and even then it wont be that much. (i dont plan on running around town with a v10). i already have a honda accord manual that gets great mpg thats my everyday driver.

    ,Colin

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  9. Are you sure it's a laramie? That package usually has heated leather seats and everything else you could think of. It usually isn't found in a work truck. How much are the looking to get for it?[/QUOTE]

    honestly, not in the least bit, lol. not familiar with the interior packages that dodge offers.
     
  10. SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES

    SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 763

    mmmmmmmmmmmm, tons of rust and a missing airbag. yep i would say that is a great truck.
     

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