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Posted: 01/30/21 09:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So I am starting to look for a new to me truck and can’t believe the prices for used trucks these days. I really want a crew cab long bed so I am looking at 3/4 and 1 ton trucks. This will probably be my daily driver but not a lot of miles put n it each year.

My question is if I get a truck with 80-100,000 miles on it will it start having issues that will have to keep being fixed or will I need a transmission in 20,000 miles. I will be picky in what I buy but what have others experienced. I live in an area where any real old trucks are either rusty like my current truck. I don’t want to buy a money pit.


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I traded in my 09 F350 cc drw in 17 with 62,000 with all service done by Ford dealerships. Reason was I was at wt capacity and our new 5er weighted more dry than what our previous weighted fully loaded. Not every used vehicle has been abused.


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Don't buy a 2019 or newer Ram (new or used). The trucks are substandard at zero miles and the only way to expose the problems is by driving them. They can pull heavy trailers, have great exhaust brakes, and are quiet on the highway when towing. But, the rest of the truck has too many problems. Unfortunately, the typical long time dodge/fiat/ram owner only cares if the truck can pull a heavy trailer. So, the manufacture produces a substandard truck knowing they can get away with it.


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I would take a trip to Texas to buy a used truck then you will not have to deal with rust.

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Last 3 trucks I've bought have been well north of 100k miles. Sold the first two at north of 200k with the drivetrain still humming along fine. Current one is at around 210k.

The first two got sold because of rusting bodies.


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Contrary to what Devo the dog sez , I have 207,000 miles on my 2014 Ram 2500 CTD and have not spent a dime on repairs , couple sets of tires and wiper blades .Daily driver plus three or four trailer trips a year-that each last 10 to 20 days .

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Devo the dog wrote:

Don't buy a 2019 or newer Ram (new or used). The trucks are substandard at zero miles and the only way to expose the problems is by driving them. They can pull heavy trailers, have great exhaust brakes, and are quiet on the highway when towing. But, the rest of the truck has too many problems. Unfortunately, the typical long time dodge/fiat/ram owner only cares if the truck can pull a heavy trailer. So, the manufacture produces a substandard truck knowing they can get away with it.


Rams in 2019 and 2020 used the Bosch 4.2 injection pump the same as on Ford, and Ram dumped that in 2021! RM went back to the Bosch 3 injection pump.

* This post was edited 01/31/21 11:56am by rhagfo *


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At the price of newer used trucks in SoCal, a new one makes sense IMO. Then you get the first 100k miles, not the original purchaser.


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Devo the dog wrote:

Don't buy a 2019 or newer Ram (new or used). The trucks are substandard at zero miles and the only way to expose the problems is by driving them. They can pull heavy trailers, have great exhaust brakes, and are quiet on the highway when towing. But, the rest of the truck has too many problems. Unfortunately, the typical long time dodge/fiat/ram owner only cares if the truck can pull a heavy trailer. So, the manufacture produces a substandard truck knowing they can get away with it.


Maybe you can elaborate. ONLY issue and it's rare is they went to the CP4 injection pump for 2019 and 2020. The 2021 RAM's now have gone back to the CP3 pump.

For those with the 19 and 20's you have a 5 year 100k powertrain. IF something happens it WILL be taken care of.

So please tell us about all these "substandard" issues.


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I would actually trust a 15 or 20 year old truck to last longer than the newer ones, particularly if talking about a diesel engine. But, even the newer trucks should easily go 300,000 miles.
I bought my 2005 Chevy Duramax new and it now has 279,000 trouble free miles on it. The engine has never been apart, original turbo, injectors, etc. The transmission has never been apart either. I've had to replace the alternator, thermostats, and some injector lines; nothing major.
My 2009 2500 Suburban I bought with 99,000 miles on it. I've only put about 22,000 on it but it hasn't given me any major problems: a broken shift cable and a broken exhaust manifold bolt. Repairing both cost less than $500.

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