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Old 02-19-2012, 10:37 PM
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About six months ago I decided to trade in my 2002 silverado after owning it for 8 years so I began doing the research on my next purchase the silverado was bought as my first truck and it my needs at the time. So upon reviewing I was originally going to stick with the silverado line but the prices were through the roof. So I started checking out the gmc sierras being a generic silverado for lack of better phrase. But still the prices were out of my budget I was looking to upgrade from a 2x4 base v6 standard cab model my stipulations were it had to be extended cab ( 4 door preferred but not needed) and 4 wheel drive. I found what I was looking for at the local car lot it was after hours so after work the next day I went to test drive it. When I got to the lot it was out being driven so I was looking around and the rest of their inventory. My eyes caught a black dodge ram 1500 sport 4x4 extended cab 5 speed manual this caught my interest cause my biggest issue with the rams were their auto tranny problems but the manual tranny would fix that issue. So I got the keys and fired it up. The sound of that exhaust when it started was and instant turn on lol. So I went to the bank a couple days later to see if I could get a small loan to cover what I was short. Went back and it was gone. So determined to find another I went home and called all the local Carlots looking for another extended cab dodge with a manual tranny and 4 wheel drive no one had it. My research got me more specific on what I wanted ( 1999-2001 dodge ram quad or club cab 4x4 manual 5 speed) all I could find in my state was a 96 ram about 5 hours away. My plan was to go look at it but as the planned trip got closer I found a 99 on Craigslist in Lincoln, NE about 4 hours away. So I called the guy scheduled a test drive with him for the following afternoon after booking my hotel for the weekend (no refunds btw) I gassed up my truck and took the title with me just in case. Dropped the bags off at the hotel called the guy for directions to his house and was informed that he had just sold it. What a wasted trip or so I thought! My buddy and I went out drinking the pain away lol and on our way back on a whim decided to visit the dodge dealership across the street from the hotel went around the back to their used section and there it was last truck in the line up.
Went to the dealership the next day ( during a blizzard no less) got a salesman to get the keys it was just traded at the end of the day the day before hadn't even inventoried it yet! Went to pull it out of its stall and it was stuck in the drift behind it put it in 4 hi and cut though that drift like butter. I was in love with this truck! But the dealership was asking $10995. That just wasn't gonna happen so I spend the next 4 hrs. Arguing price and they settled at $6700 ( due to the weather I was the only customer that had even walked in that day so far so I told them if they wanted to make a profitable day they would work their price down a bit) it was the service technicians truck he bought it brand new from that dealership and traded it for yet another brand new 2012 ram. Very happy with my investment made me a dodge man from here on out.
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:44 PM
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:59 PM
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:08 PM
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Welcome to the forum,
This forum is full of great looking trucks; packed with great mod ideas and there are loads of knowledgeable and experienced people here.

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great story! i would love to see some pictures!
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Hello and welcome to the forum... We are glad to have you here.....That was a great story...Congrats on the truck....If you have any pics of your truck feel free to post em... If there is anything that we can do to assist you please ask...

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Hello and welcome to the forum, glad to have you join us! That is a great story and congrats on your truck, look forward to seeing some pics! So what do you have in mind for it, are you planning any upgrades? Lots of ideas here and great people and info, too, so any help you need, just ask and I hope you enjoy the site!

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