First post, need advice on a '96
My first post, thanks for having me.
I need some advice on a potential truck purchase.
My 16 year old kif is looking at a 1996 dodge 1500 4x4 with a 5.2
THe truck has some rust above the wheel wells and minor rust on the door bottoms otherwise the body is in nice shape.
My problem is it has 185,000 miles. The guys said it was taken care of-no maintenance records-.
I have not yet seen the truck in person and that alone is huge. BUT!
the current situation is this: my kid does not do a lot of driving, mostly in town. He wants a dodge 4x4 - no doubt- dont even talk anything else!
My main concern is the mileage. Can we say this truck is at the end of its life, or can we consider this truck to have some life left--enough for a 16 year old kid to run back and forth to high school and work?
I understand know one had a crystal ball, but I guess what I want to hear is : these truck wear out at 150,000 miles, I wouldn't do it,,,,,or we have seen these trucks last 250,000 miles plus.
I will inspect it this Sunday and look for the "deal breaker" but if I dont find one I want some idea what I am getting into.
Thanks for any and all responses