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Old 03-17-2010, 09:53 PM
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I am looking for a truck as a secondary vehicle. So this will not be my daily driver, but I want something that will go anywhere in the winter, haul whatever I want, tow whatever I want and generally be a big bad ass truck. I have been thinking about a diesel (I have no experience with one), but locally there is a 1996 Dodge 3500 4x4 dually with a V10 with 111,000 miles on it. They are asking $5000 for it. I have no experience with Dodge, duallies or the V10. How are these trucks overall. At this mileage is it ready for a bunch of maintenance? For longevity am I better off with a diesel? Again if I am going to buy a truck that I am not going to be driving everyday I want something that will do anything. The truck appears to be in good condition but again I don't know anything about these, you guys may say they are total lemons stay away. That is the kind of feedback I am looking for. Thank you for your advice.
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Welcome to the Z!!! Is it an auto or manual?


BTW, I moved you post to the Newbie checkin so you can get your proper welcome, and get answers of course.....Glad to have ya aboard!
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Hello and welcome!

Glad to have you here! I have no advice for you but others here will be able to help. Just wanted to say hi and I hope you enjoy the board!
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Hello and welcome to the fourm! That sounds like a pretty decent truck. I have heard that the diesel Dodge trucks do last a long time, and well all diesel engines last a long time. I think getting it and doing some tune up work and modding a bit will let it live for a long time.
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Thanks for the welcome guys. The truck I was commenting about is not a diesel it is the Gas V10. But like I said I am not sure if I would be better off with a diesel. I am looking at this as a toy/project also. Don't get me wrong I don't want to start off doing a lot of maintenance right off the bat, but I do love modding.

For the person who asked if it was and auto or manual it is an auto.

Thanks again, dodge makes a nice looking truck. I am not partial to any make. Always considered myself a Chevy guy but I have owned Fords, never a Dodge (unless you count the wife's minivan ). I think when it comes to trucks all the big 3 make pretty good rigs.
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Glad you joined us and welcome to the Z for Rams from Baltimore . Price sounds a little steep to me . Might run it through Kelley Blue Book and check the value first . If you could go to the top of the page to the User Cp and complete your profile that would be great . Helps us see what you have when your posting a question . Do you have any pictures of your truck ? Have you done any mods or have plans for mods in the future ? Any of your friends have Rams ? Tell them about us . We would love to have them . You will find this site is full of a lot of talented people . So if theres any question that you need answered , just shoot away . Talk to ya soon . Tom
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The V10 is an awesome engine but if you are gonna use the truck for a lot of heavy towing, I'd strongly suggest you find a diesel vs. the gas V10. You'll be happy you did. 110K miles on a diesel is nothing, 110K miles on a V10 is getting close to a rebuild.

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Hello and welcome to the Forumz. I am not knowledgable in this arena, but someone who is usually chimes in pretty quickly. Talk to you soon.
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Hello and welcome to the site! I would probably go with a diesel just to have that power when I needed it, plus the better mileage
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