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Old 09-07-2009, 06:45 AM
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Hey all,

My name is Levi, and I am stationed in Alaska for the Air Force.

I have never owned a Dodge, but I currently have a Jeep Wrangler and had a kid, so I need some more room and more safe ride for the kiddo. I have a chance to get a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 ex cab with 91k miles for $5500. It is in immaculate condition, and I have worked with the guy for 3 1/2 years. Any problem it ever had, he took it to the dealer. It has nerf bars, tonneau cover, new gaskets all around (tranny, engine), ball joints and tires. Non smoker. No rust. New Tires.

What are some things I need to check out? Are there any regular problems? Oh ya...its 4x4 and has the 360...isnt that the big V8? Would you go for it?

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Hello and welcome to RamForumZ, Levi, glad to have you, and first may I say, thank you for your service to our great country, it is much appreciated! Sounds like an awesome truck, and not a bad deal, either. Have you had a chance to test drive it yourself? Check for leaks and whatnot? I would just verify the maintenance has been kept up and JUMP on that truck! Just hope you're not getting rid of that Jeep? Good luck and hope you enjoy the board!
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I am pretty knowledgeable with mechanical stuff. I will be getting rid of the Jeep if I get this. It was the wrong time to get a Jeep and we cant afford 3 car payments right now, but family comes first.

What are some key points to look at? Like I said, I work with the guy, so I know he took excellent care of it. Is the 360 a good, stout, reliable engine? What tranny is in it? When did trannies get revamped so they held up?

Thanks for any info
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Just went and checked the truck out. It has a small antifreeze leak, appears to be the water pump...these pretty straight forward replacements? Other than that, there is every receipt from things replaced, and it looks all good and immaculate
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