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Old 05-17-2011, 10:02 PM
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My husband and I are in a little sticky situation. I really don't want to get the make of the vehicle invovled because we all agree that it is Ram all the way, so I will not be mentioning what it is and we will pretend it is a Ram.

My husband's truck is an '04 and has just under 200,000km on it. It is paid off and we really don't want anymore payments at this time. In the last month we have put $1700 into the transmission, and another $620 into a new alternator and battery. He is currently on holidays while I am home and took it to two different shops that said that his truck is on it's way out and could cost up to $10000 to repair.

This truck was also rear ended three years ago and would have been written off if it had either 1. been 1 year older or 2. Had 10,000 more kilometers on it.

Would you repair it? Or Get what you can out of it and then replace it?


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Old 05-17-2011, 11:05 PM
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$10,000 would buy a nice used Ram likely in better condition. I would probably just drive it while I began a search for a better replacement. No way would I dump 10G's into a used up vehicle.
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Old 05-17-2011, 11:16 PM
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I agree with BigDaddy completely.
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Old 05-17-2011, 11:39 PM
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My husband just called. He found a new truck that he is looking at buying for me and he will then take my truck... Other than the payments it will be a win-win for me. A shiny new truck and I don't even have to give up my baby but we will see what happens when he comes home.

We both agree that dumping another $10,000 into his truck is way too hard to swallow. At least now we could probably dump it and get something for it.
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I'm with the boys above, start the search you should be able to find a nice used Ram for 10k.
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Old 05-17-2011, 11:43 PM
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Even his mom who is a finacing specialist with a bank says to just suck it up and take the payments. It's not like we can't afford it... I think he is going to go in tomorrow and try to deal on the pretty blue truck that he found for me. From what I see adn how the dealing goes, it looks like it could be a pretty good deal.

http://www.bigskydodge.com/used-inve...s2=2&vi=917293

He is currently on vacation visiting his parents about ten hours drive away.
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thats pretty much my truck! Gotta love the DWBP! Take it and run, nice rig!
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I gave him permission to deal on it. So I'll find out tomorrow how that will go.
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Based on the information you have provided.....this is a great choice. Hope you get it.
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I only want it at the right price if he can getthe right price for his truck.
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