Your opinions?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by southscape, Oct 24, 2002.

  1. southscape

    southscape LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Posts: 44

    I've come across this truck & would like to get some of your opinions. Does this look as though it could be an appropriate price for this truck?

    1999 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT Quad Cab, 50k miles, 4x4 Cummins, LB, auto, low miles, immac cond, sprayed on bdlnr, lockable roll top cover & tailgate, exc gas mileage, $26,000.

    Thank you guys!

    Sean Stanley
    Southscape
     
  2. dlandscaping

    dlandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from mass
    Posts: 835

    dont sound great to me
    try kbb.com and enter all that info do the dealer price and private party price. That site is a good ESTIMATE of value. I would def. check out new trucks. One like that would be around $32k brand new im guessing same as similar ford just pay invoice and with 0% u could have a brand new truck for 6k more.
     
  3. Swampbeast

    Swampbeast LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 463

    WAY to much money! Thats about as much as the Dodges cost brand new! Go buy yourself a brand new one for that kind of money. :cool:
     
  4. southscape

    southscape LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Posts: 44

    Thanks for the input guys. About how much do you think should be spent on this truck?
     
  5. GreginAlaska

    GreginAlaska Banned
    Posts: 829

    According to Edmunds.com about $19,000 for a private party transaction.
     
  6. Swampbeast

    Swampbeast LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 463

    So make an offer of about $1500 and hope the guy isnt to sharp. :cool:
     
  7. AltaLawnCare

    AltaLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 962

    You may be able to chew them down a little.

    Around here, that actually wouldn't be bad, because you just can't find a good used Cummins powered Dodge. At 50,000, that thing isn't even broken in yet! The new ones don't have nearly as pretty body style IMHO.

    You'll love the Cummins if you get it............plenty of power and torque, and mileage around 20 too.

    I have a '00 with sport package, and slight modifications..;)
    I gave 36,000 for it in '99, and I wouldn't take anything for it.

    Absolute BEST vehicle I've ever owned.
    :angel:
     
  8. jsr2741

    jsr2741 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 392

    If that truck is at a dealer thats about what there going for where I'm at. If its a private owner, he's probably trying to at least get what he owes on it. And yes 50,000 miles is nothing.

    I looked at an '03 couple days ago, and its more that 35k and it wasn't an H.O. Mine is an '02, listed almost 36k and got it for about 31k. If you have a chrysler plant in your area and know someone who works there see if they will give you their friends deal. You can get a new truck for 1% under (true) dealer invoice. Save ya alot of dickerin with the saleman.

    As far as the 99 goes its up to you, great truck and its about ballpark for around here. Or you can go to www.tdr1.com, its all about cummins/Dodge and there nothing on that site those guys dont know about. kinda like this one for lawns etc.

    good luck,

    Steve
     
  9. Brickman

    Brickman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,249

    I would try for $22,000 around here the Dodges don't hold the resale that some of the others do. $26K is a bit steep, when for $9000 more you could have a truck with no miles and the full warranty.
     
  10. jsr2741

    jsr2741 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 392

    I dont haul cars however my brother-in-law; who by the way drives a powerstroke, and hauls sows for a large corporate hog producer in north Missouri told me the other day that the other guy who hauls and drives a Ram out pulled him on every hill on I-35 going to Kansas City. I asked him who had the bigger load, he said they were within a couple 100 lbs of each other which he said doesn't make any difference.

    He's one of the biggest Ford nuts I know and for him to say that kinda blew my mind considerin we're always funnin each other about who can do what. So see everyone can come up with a story of who out pulled who... even the chevy guys.

    Rather Ram it than Stroke it.
     

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