Buying From Hertz

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Jeepwalker

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Back to the truck itself: I like the red color. Seems in good shape. Not many nonsense options. I personally prefer the 'bench' seat myself, cause it gives you more leg room and put things in the center. Those 13" wide RAM center consoles are a huge waste of space and make the trucks feel more cramped! LOL. But a lot of guys like the console, ...so you need to figure out if you want that. Also, it doesn't *seem* to have 'Auto 4x4' ...which you probably need in Colorado. Unless I'm not seeing that switch right. I think you posted that in another thread. That means you really have a 2wd, but you can use 4x4 in emergency use. But can't leave it in 'locked' 4x4 for driving except on full-snowy roads. Mine has the same set-up. And the driveline WILL bind. It's not a good set-up for snowy driving.

OTOH!!!! LOL. This truck could present a huge Opportunity ..if you look at it the right way: If you swapped out the transfer case for one which has a similar Select-Track-style ("Full-Time" as Jeep calls them) ...basically a mech diff inside. Then you'd have the BEST Ram 1500 4x4 that Ram never built (but should have). Basically full 'locked' and a 'mechanical' center diff. You just need to find the right transfer case with electric shift, install it (a bolt in, with possible driveshaft wrk) and replace the knob section and reprogram it with AlphaOBD. I forget the exact transfer case you need. I'm thinking about doing that to mine. Then you have a mechanical differential when you want 4x4 on dry or pavement stretches, and better traction than the Rams with AUTO. Like the old Grand Cherokees had. And since you say you keep them till 300k miles, you'll get a lot of use out of that set-up. And be worth more when you sell it.

I think 10 years down the road, this will be THE trail-mod younger guys will be making on ol Rams.

Let us know if you pull the trigger on it!! :waytogo:

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I don’t believe a company that loses track of where vehicles are and whether they are rented or stolen can be counted on to follow the maintenance schedule.

$168 million class action settlement
Maybe. I don't believe the sales group and the maintenance group are related. Like sales and service at any dealership, no connection.
 
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Wow, thank you all for the feedback. My mind is spinning with all the options out there.

I may just pause my search for a week or two so that I can come back with some clarity lol

But the enterprise options look pretty good
 

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Wow, thank you all for the feedback. My mind is spinning with all the options out there.

I may just pause my search for a week or two so that I can come back with some clarity lol

But the enterprise options look pretty good
Also car/truck prices are falling rapidly if you can wait a little longer you might just find a awesome deal.
 

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Look into buying one from Fastenal they sell them off pretty regular to update their fleet of delivery trucks and they use exclusively ram trucks around here. I believe they are a national company so they should have one near you and from what I hear they are pretty reasonable but you only have one color choice (white).
 

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I say you buy the red one, which looked rather nice. Then after you're ready, swap out the transfer case to a mechanical diff one (but electric shift), and you'll have a Super-Ram!! Or a mechanical center diff kit ..if one is avail:

My tk is white. Honestly, after a while White is kind of an annoying color. Or non-color. Avoid white.

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We bought a 2013 Hyundai Elantra from Hertz for my daughter a few years back. It was a good car. We did have to buy the spare tire kit and a second fob as many rental vehicles do not have spare tires and/or only 1 key. We sold it to a friend and they still drive it today.
 

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There are too many red flags with that Hertz truck.

I now have this one on my radar and its local to me

It has reasonable miles, good color and only a couple years old.

I had dreams of having a loaded up truck but id rather have less miles on a newer truck. That said, are there any options that anyone thinks im really missing out on? Also, I notice that these dont have the "4WD Auto" button. What is that function? I will be driving in the snow on highways quite a lot.

Finally, I love that the truck does not have a trailer hitch because it I know it hasn't been abused with excessive towing. However, I will be installing a hitch and wanted to know if im going to need to add transmission coolers
The window sticker says it originally came with a hitch. You get a one year warranty, looks good to me. When buying used, most change all fluids. As a do it yourself person, check out the instructions for changing the trans fluid. More complicated on the 8 speed than a regular drain and fill. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy a used vehicle from enterprise.
 
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