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Old February 05, 2019, 16:41   #1
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Guy made offer on my dodge

Just in a store parking lot when a guy started talking to me about my Dodge diesel 2500 4x4. It's a 2003 but only has 38k on it. He was looking it over and offered 15k for it as he wanted it for his dad's ranch. Truck is a single cab and automatic Trans with no electric windows. Great shape but the dash cracked.

He showed me a picture of his single cab and told me they are rare and very hard to find. I love the truck but don't drive it much. Maybe I should let it go?
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Old February 05, 2019, 17:17   #2
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I could do a lot of stuff with that much cash.
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Old February 05, 2019, 17:20   #3
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I could do a lot of stuff with that much cash.
If I had 15K to spare I would be looking for a truck.
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Old February 05, 2019, 17:27   #4
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People put notes on my pickup wanting to buy it. It's not worth anything but would cost me 30k to replace it.
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Old February 05, 2019, 17:35   #5
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Ya I am getting old so don't use the truck much.
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Old February 05, 2019, 17:42   #6
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If he is offering $15k it is probably worth $18k. If you are considering selling because of his offer it wouldn't hurt to counter. You never score high by aiming low.
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Old February 05, 2019, 17:45   #7
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That truck down here would probably bring more money. With 38K miles on a diesel 350 series with no gizmos, you could probably get 15K on a trade in. That's a serious work truck. Pedro would be beating your door down if he was pulling livestock or construction materials.

Get on autotrader.com and check prices.
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Old February 05, 2019, 17:47   #8
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Seems low.
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Old February 05, 2019, 17:50   #9
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I have an '04 F350 dually with a dump-bed that does not drive 2,000 miles a year. But I NEED it a few times a month.

I have a '97 Jeep Wrangler that also gets less than 2,000 miles a year. But I WANT it a few times a month.

Obviously neither are my daily driver, but they both serve a specific purpose for me.

If you don't NEED it or really WANT the old Dodge, I would take the money and run if that is a good price for what it is.

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Old February 05, 2019, 18:07   #10
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If you held out, it would probably go for closer to 20k with such low mileage.




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Old February 05, 2019, 18:12   #11
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Mileage is key, as is the configuration of a single cab, diesel engined 4x4 without all the "dude ranch" stuff like power windows. I would think that you are anywhere from $15k - $19K in value. If you don't use the truck, then get the $$$.
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Old February 05, 2019, 18:38   #12
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Having a reliable pick up truck alone is worth a great deal to me and 4 wheel drive even more. I donít know much about Dodge trucks but if it has served you well I would think a little more about selling it and then not.
Take a look at the price tag on new trucks, you might want to sit down first though. Personally I can not afford a new truck after I retired so rebuilding what I have is the new order.
I just finished up rebuilding my 1984 Ford F-250 with a 460 and 2 wheel drive so I have a brand new, mechanically speaking, truck with less than that 15k your talking about. A diesel with 38k on the clock, good body, interior and paint, I would go for that myself. Blue book values that banks use to finance loans is pretty low. A dealer will low ball you and then jack the price up to cover their processing costs and make money so your 15k truck will go on the lot for 20k+. Check the blue book value on your truck first. My 2011 low mileage immaculate 6 speed Red SS Camaro could be yours if you need a car instead of a truck. I donít need a car specially one that only goes out when the weather is perfect. Think about a trade instead of cash.
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Old February 05, 2019, 18:41   #13
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A new pickup is going to run at least $35K, almost stripped - and not a diesel either, which would start around $50K. Your truck still can do all the things a truck does, albeit without the amenities a newer truck has. I'd consider fixing the dash and keep on running it - folks really like the older 12-valve Cummins engines, more so than the newer motors. You have paid it off and now it is appreciating in value, yet not at the rate of truck MSRP inflation, so it costs you nothing to keep it around for when you actually need it, unlike buying a new one.
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Old February 05, 2019, 19:00   #14
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I have 1 92 cummins 250, 500k, 95% original condition, my mechanics say keep it, Seen em going for 15K houston area, albeit for the Cummins to swap out. 20K for 4wd. Just out of shop today for a go over, diesel specialist was amazed at mechanical condition. Insisted he replace the original water pump. Jack your price up.
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Old February 05, 2019, 19:00   #15
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Didn't Cummins switch to a 24 valve common rail setup in 2003?
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Old February 05, 2019, 19:15   #16
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Now I feel stupid for selling my beat up "94 dually for 3 grand. It did need some work.
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Old February 05, 2019, 20:53   #17
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A customer at the shop I work at had sold a rust free '99 5.9l, Manual 2500 with 330,000ish miles on it for around 7000$.

I would say the same/similar truck with your mileage would be well over 15,000 to the right person.
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Old February 05, 2019, 22:02   #18
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In Fairbanks ak my friend just sold a 3500 dual cab dually with 140k on it for $15k in like 3 days of advertising. All the miles were to coldfoot and back on the haul road. Yours is worth 1.5 times what you were offered. If you really want to sell wash it and advertise at $25k.
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Old February 05, 2019, 22:34   #19
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Just in a store parking lot when a guy started talking to me about my Dodge diesel 2500 4x4. It's a 2003 but only has 38k on it. He was looking it over and offered 15k for it as he wanted it for his dad's ranch. Truck is a single cab and automatic Trans with no electric windows. Great shape but the dash cracked.

He showed me a picture of his single cab and told me they are rare and very hard to find. I love the truck but don't drive it much. Maybe I should let it go?
38,000 Miles? 2003? Where da fuk you been dude? Never mind, obviously no where! Take the cash!
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Old February 05, 2019, 23:07   #20
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Definitely closer to 20k here. Since you apparently don't use it though, get 16k for it and buy that FNC Machine gun. It'll appreciate much quicker!
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Old February 05, 2019, 23:09   #21
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I'm with Mebsuta on this!

If that guy had never come up to you, would you have sold it, were you even thinking of getting rid of it? I gather not - so you would be doing that stranger guy a favour - and yourself a disservice! The power of suggestion - heh?
You couldn't replace it today for $15k, that guy was slinging you a line - he would've flipped that truck to some other smo for $20k, or more - and all you'd have is $15k, which you'd possibly spend on something you might need the truck to haul! You got just Phished, old school!
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Didn't Cummins switch to a 24 valve common rail setup in 2003?
1998 for 24v and 2003 for common rail - I thought they used the 12v engine later than this, but I guess not.
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2500 miles per year.

If you don't have a specific use for it, other than tooling around, sell it.
It is an annual registration & insurance savings for you, too.

Maybe you don't need 15K freed up?

Whether or not the offer is decent or lowball, I can not say. . . ?

If you sell, maybe people will stop asking you to help them move!



Maybe you could get by with a smaller bed?

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Yep... dad get's offers on the regular for his '02 7.3 SD CC FX4. Has 65K original miles on it. At that rate it will almost certainly outlive him (he's 78), and possibly me at 49.

My thinking though is if you don't have a need for the diesel, but do for a truck now and then, take the cash and buy a much less valuable gas powered 1/2 ton. You'll have a truck when you need it, but will likely be able to keep $10k or more in change.

Like others have said though, if a deal interests you make a counter offer. Tell him you'll take $19k and meet in the middle. You should be able to pick up a decent 10yo 1/2 ton pickup for $7000.
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38,000 Miles? 2003? Where da fuk you been dude? Never mind, obviously no where! Take the cash!
Ya I bought it with the idea of travel after retirement. Wife and I planed on buying a travel trailer and being snow birds. Wife died and everything went to hell. So now I drive it enough to keep the seals good, wash it and wax it and think about what could have been.

Not a gallon of fuel has gone through it that wasn't treated with power service and every oil change I added power punch to the oil. One scratch on the tailgate.
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Ya I bought it with the idea of travel after retirement. Wife and I planed on buying a travel trailer and being snow birds. Wife died and everything went to hell. So now I drive it enough to keep the seals good, wash it and wax it and think about what could have been.

Not a gallon of fuel has gone through it that wasn't treated with power service and every oil change I added power punch to the oil. One scratch on the tailgate.
Sorry to hear about your wife.

Sounds like the truck is somewhat of a burden. Make the guy a counter offer. Low miles, but it is 16 years old. Sounds like you maintain it excellently. Perfect farm truck.
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15k for a Dodge? Take the money and run.

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15k for a Dodge? Take the money and run.

Ya that's a lot for a 16 year old truck, I guess when the motor gets broke in the value will be less.

No guys my only daughter said she wants the truck when I die so I decided to not sell it.
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Ya that's a lot for a 16 year old truck, I guess when the motor gets broke in the value will be less.

No guys my only daughter said she wants the truck when I die so I decided to not sell it.
Keep that bad boy, espeacially if your youngster wants it. I get offers on mine all the time. Ive got an '01 dodge 2500 diesel sitting at 185k. I love that truck. Hopefully I'll be able to "sell" it to my son when he turns 16(at the current rate itll have less than 300k on it).
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I've been looking for a truck for the past nine months. I have worn craigslist out. Trucks around here sell for crazy prices - mostly double-cabs, 4 X 4s, automatic tranny, and a lot of diesels. Around here the low mileage would definitely up the price but the single cab might offset it since the double-cabs are the 'thing' now. I want a double-cab because I have to have a back seat for my Grandchildren''s car seat. Most I've seen are diesels with at least 150K, often a lot more mileage, and in the $15K to $20K range. Too many have been owned by some youngster who has 'hot rodded' the engine, which I think could be an expensive problem at some point. I've seen several I would like, but I'm not going into debt and I'm too tight to pull the cash out of savings.
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