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    Which truck?

    2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Disel extended cab with 304 km's OR a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 extended cab with 136 km's

    My husband wants the Disel , I want the 1500.

    My reasoning is the 04' is WAY nicer in both body & interior & has low km for the year

    My DH wants the Disel because well it's a Disel but I don't like the high km's or the fact it's been driven pretty hard.

    Price isn't that different $10,500 for the Disel & $12,000 for the 2004

    Oh & the Disel doesn't have working ABS which freaks me out but DH insists its fine :/

    Soooo which one & why?


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    Re: Which truck?

    How will you be using it?
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    What do you need it for? The only reason I'd even consider the first one is if you need the 2500 for towing.

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    Daily driver - we tow nothing! DH hunts that's about it ..... DH is expecting to get at least 6-8 years with this truck

    There will be car seats in it .... Either RF/FF or FF/Booster

    DH works 30 minutes out of town & will be using it to get to & from work & around town ..... He will drive it ALOT!

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    If you aren't towing and don't really need it - stay away from the diesel, particularly one with high mi/km. It will be a money pit - almost guatanteed.

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    Re: Which truck?

    I wouldn't touch the diesel one. That age group has some super common fuel injector/lift pump issues. (ask me how I know! Lol. I had a dead one in my driveway for almost a year. The truck was great to drive, but when it died, it died. It had about the same amount of KM on it.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SavsMom View Post
    If you aren't towing and don't really need it - stay away from the diesel, particularly one with high mi/km. It will be a money pit - almost guatanteed.
    This is my thoughts but DH doesn't share them apparently :/ he insists that Diesels don't even "break in" until 250,000km & that it's gonna run great for at least 800,000 km .... Riiiiggghhttt!

    Quote Originally Posted by SnoGurl View Post
    I wouldn't touch the diesel one. That age group has some super common fuel injector/lift pump issues. (ask me how I know! Lol. I had a dead one in my driveway for almost a year. The truck was great to drive, but when it died, it died. It had about the same amount of KM on it.)
    Ugh! Thank you! I am terrified that it's just gonna be a POS

    DH is not even willing to look at the 04' 1500 says its powerless & a gas pig & only good for another 100,000kn before its gonna die

    He's being a total dick about it all & pretty much wants this Diesel no matter what :/ I'm SO frustrated as I don't want to sink $10K into a POS

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    Re: Which truck?

    Quote Originally Posted by Keeks64 View Post
    This is my thoughts but DH doesn't share them apparently :/ he insists that Diesels don't even "break in" until 250,000km & that it's gonna run great for at least 800,000 km .... Riiiiggghhttt!



    Ugh! Thank you! I am terrified that it's just gonna be a POS

    DH is not even willing to look at the 04' 1500 says its powerless & a gas pig & only good for another 100,000kn before its gonna die

    He's being a total dick about it all & pretty much wants this Diesel no matter what :/ I'm SO frustrated as I don't want to sink $10K into a POS

    Well he is correct about diesels running for a lot longer than regular fuel trucks...it just sounds like *that* year and make of diesel is exempt from that train of thought.
    Is there a reason you are only looking at dodges?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TXDani View Post
    Well he is correct about diesels running for a lot longer than regular fuel trucks...it just sounds like *that* year and make of diesel is exempt from that train of thought. Is there a reason you are only looking at dodges?
    Just happened to be the 1st truck he seen in his price range. I've tried showing him other trucks including a 2006 Ford Diesel with 170km's for $8500 in better shape but he claims people he knows have them & they suck lol

    Honestly he has tunnel vision for this truck because all his buddies have diesels & he seems to think we need some big ass truck

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    Re: Which truck?

    Diesel engines last a long time, BUT it's NOT the engine that's gonna go. You live near salt water. It's wet all the time. The body and/or electrical is going to go. I've never had a car outlast the engine. The engine could drive itself to the scrapyard, but the rest of it would be left on the road LOL.

    Are you ever going to need 3 full seats in the back?

    Also, does he have an income yet? Or is he buying his big-ass truck with the insurance settlement?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keeks64 View Post
    Just happened to be the 1st truck he seen in his price range. I've tried showing him other trucks including a 2006 Ford Diesel with 170km's for $8500 in better shape but he claims people he knows have them & they suck lol

    Honestly he has tunnel vision for this truck because all his buddies have diesels & he seems to think we need some big ass truck

    That year SuperDuty is one of the better years. My husband has a 2012 F350 diesel which he has already put 98,000 miles on since he bought it new at the end of 2012...not one problem with it so far.

    He also bought a 2007 (same as the 06) F350 diesel for one of his company trucks that has 130,000 miles and it's been great. The years for Ford diesels that you want to avoid are 2008, 2009 and 2010...those are the problem diesels for Ford if it helps any.

    If Google is not lying to me the Ford he's looking at has around 105,000 miles which would not scare me at all with that motor (or the surrounding components/parts....first thing you'll probably have to fix are the injectors)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keeanh View Post
    Also, does he have an income yet? Or is he buying his big-ass truck with the insurance settlement?
    Yes to both. It's not like we don't have money to replace things as they go etc .... I just don't want too lol I'm really not into sinking money into a truck that won't last anyways *sigh*

    Quote Originally Posted by TXDani View Post
    That year SuperDuty is one of the better years. My husband has a 2012 F350 diesel which he has already put 98,000 miles on since he bought it new at the end of 2012...not one problem with it so far. He also bought a 2007 (same as the 06) F350 diesel for one of his company trucks that has 130,000 miles and it's been great. The years for Ford diesels that you want to avoid are 2008, 2009 and 2010...those are the problem diesels for Ford if it helps any. If Google is not lying to me the Ford he's looking at has around 105,000 miles which would not scare me at all with that motor (or the surrounding components/parts....first thing you'll probably have to fix are the injectors)
    Thanks! I keep pushing for the Ford but he won't even consider it .... I seem another 06' with like 70k that was gas though which of course he wouldn't take 2 seconds to read the ad

    He's so stubborn! He just wants what he wants regardless! It's painful lol

    R: 09/2008, 40lbs & 44"
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