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* Hi all,

As the title says, I'm deciding between keeping my 2008 Ram 1500 Sport Quad Cab or getting into a used 2007 Ram 3500 Mega Cab.

After having my 2008 Ram 1500 for a year, I have come to realize, with my growing family, that I need more truck.

I started looking around at several options and have settled on a 3500.

I was looking for a black 3500 mega cab 2008 or newer, with less than 125,000 miles. I found a mostly black, 2007 mega cab (with the 6.7 Cummins), with over 145000 miles. It looked rough but is going to be cleaned up. It had 3 separate accidents at about $5000 each. All repairs were done via dealers. The car is certified. The price is very good.

So, questions are as follows:

1. Is the trade from the 2008 1500 to the 2007 3500, for about the same as I paying a month now, worth it?

2. Is 145000 mile a lot for a 6.7L Cummins?

3. Should I worry about the accidents if the vehicle was fully restored?

4. Anything I need to know about diesel vs hemi?

5. Anything (problems, reviews) on the 2007 3500 with the 6.7 Cummins?

Anything else I need to look out for with the 2007 Mega Cab 3500? Is the first generation 6.7 Cummins a good engine? They apparently came out in the later 2007 models.

Thanks for any help you can give.
 

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The mega cab will give you LOTS of room. I'd be real surprised if the diesel engine wasn't already modified in some way (usually for the better). The one ton diesel will out haul a half ton truck by a long way, but will ride much worse without a load. If U can get it for a good price, go for it.
 

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Id just make surr everything is cool with those accidents now remember an accident can be anything from a fender bender b.s to a rollover or something besides that sounds like a fair deal id consider good luck!
 

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Thanks for the replies. As luck would have it, the truck was not in good shape. I am now looking at pulling the trigger on a 2011-12 Ram 2500 or 3500. Life is never simple.
 
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