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Need opinions on this truck....

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by mowerbrad, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,268

    Okay guys, I need some opinions on this truck. I just found it tonight from a dealership about 20 minutes away. The price seems a little too high for it though, I'd have to see if they would take less.

    Here's the link... http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/ctd/1575009351.html
  2. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 6,463

    261,000 miles??!!! Yeh that truck is WAY to high!
  3. JFGauvreau

    JFGauvreau LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,298

    I personally wouldn't pay 19k for a 261k 2004. Even if its diesel and they last long.. . nah
  4. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,268

    I have really no problem with the miles since it has another 100k+ before any major repairs, so long it has been well taken care of by its previous owner. The truck has everything I want and then some, so if I make an offer it'd be like $14000.
  5. silverado212

    silverado212 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 373

    They don't want much do they. lol I would have to see maintenance records on it. Alot of other stuff can go wrong. It could nickle and dime you to death.
  6. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 6,463

    Yeh maybe $12k...Theres so much that can go wrong if not taken care of. now a 7.3 or a cummins? Id take it no prob. But the Duramax is a complicated engine..
  7. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,268

    Well, I'm going to look at a 97 dodge cummins 3500 tomorrow. My only problem with that is it is a year older than my current truck and has 300k on it. I've been pretty set on a duramax since I decided to start looking for a "new to me" truck. I've driven chevy and ford diesels, but not yet a cummins. So far I like the duramax the best. I'm mainly looking for something that will get good highway mpg's and last a while. This duramax is the 2nd generation, so it has relatively few problems. I'll be spending enough money on the new truck that I want to make sure I get something that is EXACTLY what I want and will last a while. I'm so picky about the truck I want, its hard for me to find one that meets my criteria.
  8. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    The truck is priced at least $10,000 too high. The engine might have a little bit of life left in it but everything else on the truck is a ticking time bomb! For $19,000 you can find an 04 or 05 with 60-80,000 miles.
  9. meador56

    meador56 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90

    Bet those guys didn't put 10k in that truck. If you don't believe it put a tag on it and take to the next town and see what they offer. Have a buddy in sales that puts 90-100k on new truck every 14-18 mos. Just traded '08 Ram 3500 srw black 4X4 loaded got about 23k for it. It was black and chrome nice truck. 20k well shopped =nice truck.
  10. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 6,463

    I was about to say, if youre willing to spend that much you can get a much lower mileage truck for that price..

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