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Old 06-14-2015, 10:14 PM   #1
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Question Goodbye Gray Draggin'?

Ok, need some advice folks. As some of you know there is a new little girl coming at the end of July We've been able to get by with the mitsubishi and have used the regular cab in a pinch but it absolutely will not work any more with 2 kids. Still owe some on it and don't need a second payment or a third vehicle for that matter. It's just not looking practical for us to keep the 3/4 ton reg cab, especially since I'm not on the farm anymore. I found a '06 1500 Hemi 4x4 with 4 doors with 40,000 more miles than mine(126,000 on it), mine has 87,000. The truck is in remarkable shape cosmetically for a northern truck. Do I pray that the Mitsubishi holds up for another year until my truck is paid off or do I take the gamble on this other truck and have 2 vehicles that the family can take everywhere. The '00 Mitsubishi is getting a little tired with 147,000 miles, has worn valve guides, puffs a little blue at startup but I still don't need to add any between changes. I'm leaning towards trading off the 2500 for the 1500. My wife doesn't seem to care either way lol

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Old 06-14-2015, 10:20 PM   #2
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The truck I'm looking at has more power options than mine, it's a bighorn where mine is an SLT, 35x12.50x20 mud tires, fender flares, spray in bedliner. It's silver in color also. I'll probably test drive it tomorrow night as the guy that has it needs to get it through his shop for a tune up(plugs, filters, fresh oil) and rear tranny seal leak.
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Old 06-15-2015, 07:45 AM   #3
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Sounds like a descent deal. You know what to look for on these trucks. So go through it real well before making the final decision. If you can swing the cost of the new one without selling the Draggin, keep them both. But if not, the family always comes first.

Thats what happened to me with my brand new 85 Dakota. Son #3 came along, and the truck turned into a mini van, then I got stuck with the wifes old GrandAm since she was the one running the kids around. But wventually I got back to a truck. Much better then the first.

Good luck whichever way you decide.
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Old 06-15-2015, 08:07 AM   #4
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Thanks David it has 4 new tires on it and the front ball joints and alignment was done then too. Front end is tight it'll come down to the test drive and how much it'll cost me lol I can hope he'd even trade but definitely need to keep it under $1500. He already said that he wants my truck because he thinks he can sell it fairly quick so I may have a little bargaining leverage
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Old 06-15-2015, 08:55 AM   #5
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Hemi with a manual trans will sell very quickly You have a lot of leverage. Of course you will regret selling it later. Good luck..
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Old 06-15-2015, 10:50 AM   #6
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Hemi with a manual trans will sell very quickly You have a lot of leverage. Of course you will regret selling it later. Good luck..
Oh, believe me, I know lol I've been trying really hard to find a complete roller from down south to put my drivetrain into, these 3rd gen ram trucks just aren't dying yet or they just get junked.
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Old 06-15-2015, 04:29 PM   #7
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Keep it at least until it's paid for...................................... Then, if you still want a different truck you will be in a better bargaining position.
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Old 06-15-2015, 04:47 PM   #8
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Keep it at least until it's paid for...................................... Then, if you still want a different truck you will be in a better bargaining position.
It's more need than want driving this idea.....I want to keep my toy lol if my Mitsubishi were to die, it's 15 years old, we're up a creek without a paddle if that happened the truck would have to go then anyway...until Liz starts working again, one payment is all we can handle I'd rather do it proactively and have some bargaining power than be in a pickle.....
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Old 06-15-2015, 05:00 PM   #9
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And to keep the truck and just replace the Mitsubishi when it croaks, I don't think I can get as lucky with another cheap($3000) beater vehicle like I did with the Mitsubishi, it really has been good to us the last 2.5 years and it continues to run alright but it does have me worried because it does burn a little oil and something in the transmission feels a bit off from time to time.....I've put close to 30,000 on it since I bought it lol
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Old 06-15-2015, 06:07 PM   #10
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it continues to run alright but it does have me worried because it does burn a little oil and something in the transmission feels a bit off from time to time.....I've put close to 30,000 on it since I bought it lol

Sounds like my ram lol
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