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Old 02-14-2011, 06:15 PM
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Default Few things I'd like to know before buying this 2008 4.7 quad cab.

2008 Dodge Ram 1500. 4.7 Lone Star Edition

Anything I should be looking/listening for? It's got 58k miles on it and from what I have seen so far looks to be in good shape, but none of that matters if the engine/transmission is in poor shape.

The local Dodge dealer down the street (I'm purchasing from CarMax) said they would be happy to do an inspection on it. Half hour @ $55 which I think will be well worth it. Can they look over a vehicle and locate any issues in just a half hours time? That just seems quick to me but I'm no mechanic.

Any information will be fantastic. I tried browsing the forums to see if there are any common issues on the new gen 4.7 engines on 2008 and up models and there seems to be very few threads with issues (maybe that's a good thing).

Thanks everybody in advance.

If anybody is curious on the price its $17,995. From what searching I have done it seems to be a decent buy.
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:21 PM
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Depends on what they're looking for. If they check thing's like the brakes, suspension and the like it can be done in 30 minutes. Just make sure you check the operation of everything in the cab and do a walk around yourself.
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I have an 08 4.7 QC SLT and the only issues I've had were strut replacement and some ticking noise from the engine compartment that I have yet to get checked but other than that it's been a great truck. Good Luck !
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have not had any problems!!!!!!
sounds like a decent price if its 4x4?
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Its not 4x4.

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Oh well, if its clean and runs great all be plenty happy, its one good lookin truck. I'll be sure to post pics if everything is satisfactory.

Also, thanks for the replys guys.
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