- Feb 23, 2023
- Reaction score
- Gainesville, Ga
- Ram Year
- 2017 Sport CCLWB
Agreed. I've bought and sold so many vehicles over the years, I can pretty well tell a good one from a bad one. I've never had anything with a warranty so I'm not worried about that (which is also a big reason I'm going Hemi over EcoDiesel, simpler/easier to work on). I made the thread just because I'm less familiar with Rams than I am older GM trucks, but the generics apply across the boardWhy? As long as it has all of the maintenance records and receipts, what would it matter? If a family member or friend is wanting to get rid of one they may or may not disclose everything to you in hopes that they can get it sold. Not all will do that, but some will. It's a gamble. You can buy a low mileage lease/rental vehicle that's still in warranty that has a ton of problems. Done that once... (thanks Enterprise!)
My 2016 3500 had 95k miles when I bought it in 2018. I paid $43k for the truck. But.... it was one owner, local trade, and had every service record and receipt for anything ever done to it. The truck always performed flawlessly for me and most of the miles on that truck were towing miles.
Same with my current 2018 1500. I bought it with 65k miles on the clock for a little shy of $28k. One owner, local trade, every maintenance record and receipt in the center console (and in carfax as well... always serviced at the dealer). The truck looks and performs like a new one. I've got no qualms with it.
Paperwork is the key. I trust documentation much more than word of mouth. Condition tells a lot too. If you pay attention it's easy to spot when someone slaps lipstick on a pig versus a truck that has always been maintained.