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Looking to buy a Dodge

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by jdgreen454, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. jdgreen454

    jdgreen454 Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    I've been looking at purchasing a new (to me) truck for a while now. I am currently looking at a 2005 Dodge 2500 quad cab short box hemi with 128,000 mi on it. Are the new hemi's pretty dependable motors, are there any issues with them? The dealership wants $14,900 for the truck. I don't know if this is reasonable price or not? The asking price is in my spending range but the miles are making me wonder if it's worth the payment. thanks
  2. swtiih

    swtiih PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,179

    way to much, keep looking
  3. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,281

    I got mine with 60k miles on it, full fisher MM setup, hide away strobes, dual exhaust, K&N intake, and a cap (I sold) for $14K. Keep looking!

    Otherwise they are reliable motors.
  4. Falcon121

    Falcon121 Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Yep way to much. I have an 05 1500 with a 139k mi with the HEMI and I'm on my third transmission (no plowing with the truck). All happened under 100k mi so it only cost the dealer money, no problems since. Knock on wood. My advice keep on looking.
  5. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,281

    Interesting about the tranny, its a reliable piece if the truck isn't modified.

    Was it the 2nd prime that went out on it?-just wondering
  6. Falcon121

    Falcon121 Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    The truck wasn't modified in that aspect. I don't think the dealer ever figured out what was wrong, only thing I had left was drive (3rd gear) and reverse. They had the truck for 6 weeks replacing anything they could think of until they just replaced the whole transmission. The second time I took it to them it started to do the same thing. It had 99,960 miles on it when I dropped it off and they told me "We'll have to talk to the manager because your warranty is ALMOST expired." I said it is, ALMOST and I want it fixed. I had to fight them every inch of the way, they kept it another month then finally replaced it again. No problems since, Knock on wood.
  7. swtiih

    swtiih PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,179

    I'll bet you loved hearing those words (ALMOST").
  8. Falcon121

    Falcon121 Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    From that dealership I expected that. Everything that needed to be fixed that was covered under warranty, I had to argue and argue to get them to do their job.
  9. TPC Services

    TPC Services Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    sell you mine 08' CTD CC Laramie 4x4 75K $32,000 (LOL) all new front end still has 25K miles left on extended warrenty.
  10. chugbug

    chugbug Junior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 14

    Buy one with a Cummins. They hold their value good. If you get a diesel, you'll not go back to gas again.