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Considering a 2013 Laramie 5.7 with 151,000 miles

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Ram1967, Nov 20, 2020.

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  1. Ram1967

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    Well of course many of you were correct when I traded my my 2014 Big Horn for a Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk with a 5.7 that I would really miss my truck. Of course I responded that I’d be okay!!

    Well let me be the 1st to say YOU WERE ALL RIGHT. Not that I don’t love the Trailhawk but I am back in the position of needing a truck. I live in the dry desert and will be using the truck in Upper Michigan so I’m shopping here to get an older truck with no rust. Truck will serve as 3rd vehicle so I won’t put a whol lot of miles on it. Towing boat etc. although I said that last time and my Big Horn was so comfortable I preferred it over my SUV.

    stumbled upon a 2013 1500 Laramie with all the bells and whistles I wanted with 151,000 miles. There was indication of slight damage on carfax but my biggest concern is a miles discrepancy noted on carfax. Dealer serviced at 147,000 next service says 161,564 but odometer reads 151,465. Will I run into trouble titling it? It does have 8 speed transmission which surprised me since I thought that was a 2014 change.

    Price is $18,000

    sorry for rambling. Bottom line is what should I be looking for issue wise on this vehicle with higher miles?

    thanks in advance to a knucklehead who thought he could do without his Ram. If I could find my Big Horn I would buy it back. Salesman said it was on the lot for an hour before he sold it.
     
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    Just be warned that old bells and whistles are very expensive to fix when they go bad .... Some might not “have” to be fixed if they go bad .... Others might .... For a 3rd utility vehicle, something more basic with lower miles might be money better spent


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    Wait... a 7 year old truck with 150k+ miles - and carfax descrepancies - for $18k?

    Sheeit I have a 5 year old truck with 36k miles that I paid $26k for brand new.... think I can get $40k for it today?
     
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    Yeah, I’m only askin $18k for my 2012 Sport with 125k on the meter .... Lifted, 2 sets of wheels and tires, and a laundry list of mods .... Sounded high to me too


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    It is possible the dealer mistyped the numbers, but my warning bells are saying that such a mismatch needs to be resolved, although not sure how to check. Also, in my opinion, I would never buy a truck without a visit to a frame shop. Accidents and abuse can create problems that will fall on your wallet to fix. I am sure you know this, but also have a good mechanic do a thorough systems check. And in the body I would crawl underneath and look for repairs where you can, and use a magnet where you can't
     
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    I would keep looking, with that mileage it is to many dollars.
     
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    Mileage number is probably a typo.My '13 has 150k and runs okay.The 18k seems high even with that trim level imo.Pay an independent mechanic to check the truck out.
     
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    Flame Red Rebel Senior Member Supporting Member Military

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    Cam changed ??? Way over priced for that trans had issue in that year also.

    In all, not paper trail of maintance, run !!
     
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    Way over priced 18k can get you something better maybe 10k but not 18 lol.
     
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    I paid $15k for my 2010 Sport CC with 98,000 on it. Sunroof, Leer painted tonneau, all power options.
    You can definitely do better.
     
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