I think that either you or the Inspector is leaving out something ??
I bought my '09 ram brand new, it is not a Lease
I have had it since February 2009
It has 111,051 trouble free miles on it
I have had it serviced on a regular basis & i had a couple of recalls done to it, as well as had some software updates
There is no reason that i could not drive it another 100,000 miles
2009 Ram 1500 SLT QC, HEMI , 3.55 axle, Bushwacker flares, soft tonneau, Line_X, DEBO Step, Mag-Hytec, Weathertech mats
2016 Ram 3.0 diesel 3.55 w/LSD, G2 tonneau, Line-X, Weathertech mats, Mag-Hytec differential cover, Nfab bars, CB radio, Autonet wi-fi router, EGR bug deflector