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Help decide between two Rams

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Dltigers3, May 20, 2020.

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  1. Dltigers3

    Dltigers3 Junior Member

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    Hello all,

    I’m about to become a first time Ram owner, but I’m having trouble deciding between two truck. One is a 2017 v8 with 69k miles for 27k. The other is a 2016 v8 with 124k miles for 21k.

    Both trucks have all the features I need, but the 2016 is a Laramie and the 2017 is a big horn. The Laramie looks nicer, has leather, and is much cheaper, but I am slightly concerned about the mileage. I am planning on keeping this truck for 10 years and giving it to my son. I drive about 9k miles a year.
     
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    Graygoose Diplorable Crumb Collector Supporting Member

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    welcome!

    Man Id look around, I bought my 2019 Classic, brand new for $33k...

    between the two, take the Bighorn, lower miles...the Laramie has a better trim, but if you want it for 10 years, take the lower miles, IMHO.

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  3. Dltigers3

    Dltigers3 Junior Member

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    I’ve been looking around for a couple months. The problem is I want crew cab, 4wd, and the Rambox. Finding that combo has been the issue.

    I just didn’t know if the Laramie would be good since those miles have got to be mostly highway
     
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    big horn, lower miles, you can always add things to the truck later if you want to give it more options, but miles are miles.
     
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    tidefan1967 Senior Member Supporting Member

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    Man I wouldn't touch any Ram with the Eagle Hemi any it with those high a miles for even half that amount. I would hold out for something with less than 40K miles even if it took a while. For me personally I like to be able to look back at those oil change logs and know exactly what's been put in there pretty much from day one.
     
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    I have learned to be patient and get what you want. Buyers remorse is terrible The right truck will come your way. If you can’t decide keep looking.
     
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    Miles are nothing if the service records aren't there. Compare both trucks' service records, have a test drive, try to snatch some discount. Neither seems the best value to me but I wouldn't be afraid of those miles if the engine and transmission have been serviced. Heck, my truck is a 2014 and stands at 267K miles (I purchased it 20K miles ago). But it's service history was about 3 pages long at the time of purchase and had a fresh engine with only 12K miles. 2 transmission fluid and oil pan changes, rear diff services, PCM replaced. And I paid $9K last year. And the truck is solid, I have taken it to 800 mile road trips without breaking a sweat.

    Of course YMMV, I just got a good truck (and I'm too cheap to pay over $15K for any car of truck, never have)

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    Why does the '16 have so many miles?

    I'd go with low miles.

    BUT, I would look at the cost of new.
     
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    what’s wrong with the 5.7 Hemi? Serious question. I have been reading reviews and reports for months and besides the exhaust manifold bolts, I had been led to believe they are pretty bullet proof
     
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