Hello, I have a few questions here......
I have never owned a diesel powered vehicle in my life. I recently purchased a new travel trailer and will be moving from the west coast to the east coast, that being said I will be going over the Rockies which are pretty steep in places, and the vehicle I have now wouldn't do justice on those draws. So let me bring you up to speed a little.
I live in San Diego and will be going to N.C., the truck I have now a Toyota Tacoma Prerunner 2wd w/ 3.4l 6 cyl does ok on the flats. My trailer is a 18.6ft Forest River light weight trailer dry it's 3800 lb. locally its OK
Now, my questions are wide and varied so please bare with me as I'm new to this stuff.
I can't or won't pay the price for a new Dodge ram diesel as I think they are way overpriced. And I know the old statement of "why buy someone Else's problems".
So here we go.....
1 is there anything wrong with buying a diesel with 80-150,000 miles on it?
2 Did Dodge have any issues with the 2006-7 model yr 1500 with the 5.9 engine in it?
3 What transmission ( name type) did they put in them ( auto) and were there any issues with it? I know from looking around that there were multi gear tyranny's installed.
4, what would be a good fair amount of mileage
i would get from a vehicle with this engine in it.Both per mile and life of the engine?
5 what is a fair price for one of these trucks at 8 yrs old?????
any help would be super. I'm sure I have more questions but they escape me right now...... Thanks BayouKid