2006 Dodge 2500 short bed Big Horn w/ Cummins Turbo engine.
And RED! Divers flag Red! What else for an ex commercial diver?
Thought I wanted white until I saw that red one. A little haggling
............... spray on bed liner ........... full 34 gallons of diesel
............ 15 seconds in a whirlwind chamber of flying paper money (secret
is to hold hands out to block the money and select the big bills to stuff
through the slot, $165), a $50 gift certificate for filling out a survey
(redeemable at their terribly overpriced kiosk of Dodge stuff, but WTF), and
a great salesperson who recognized a shark from a guppy.
I'm happy with the price, too.
Driving to Utah this coming week, and can't wait to see it run. Will be up
there about two weeks taking care of some construction, and bouncing back to
Vegas a couple of times for appointments. Need to take it easy, though, and
let it break in.
Thanks for the input from everyone. Decided the short bed was for me, as I
would be running empty most of the time anyway. And I am sure I can pull
what I want, and not have a problem with a slider.
Now, your gonna have a problem wiping the smile off you face the first time
you pull a load, up a hill, and you pass all the fords and cheby's with them
blowing black smike out their ass....And, there is absolutely nothing they
can do about it...
I"m on my third in a row Dodge RaM HD. This is my second "Flame Red" one.
DOn't forget, it holds 13 quarts of oil....
That's news to me. Good news, actually -- hey, maybe I'll be able to
get the GM vehicles that I like, with the Toyota longevity that I hear
Although, my 2002 Sierra 1500 is definitely tougher than my dad's 2002
Toyota Tundra -- I do heavier work with it and have had less problems.
He does drive faster, though. A few wheel bearings replaced (my driving
style could be described as "See something? Run it the hell over.") and
an oil leak were my only problems.
My dad's toyota, besides engine noise/vibration that has become
excessive at the truck has aged, has had a broken rear spring, and a
front spindle that failed while driving resulting in the wheel getting
caught under the door and dragging (luckily he wasn't on the highway).
The seatbelt fails to retract and has been replaced twice but fails
each time. The "check engine" light won't go away (no, I don't know the
code, but two different mechanics say everything's okay). The socket
for one tail light has broken, even though the bulb has never been
replaced -- maybe they should have cheaped out on the bulb and spent
the money on a decent socket. Oh, and the parts are INSANELY EXPENSIVE
-- $1200 for the rear spring, for example. I jury-rigged the light
socket because I'm afraid of how expensive it will be.
I'll grant you, the Toyota's engine and transmission will probably run
for a gazillion miles, but who wants to drive a noisy, vibrating,
unsafe beater for a gazillion miles?
Sound like to me that the driver needs replaced not the truck. Actually, I
don't know that much about their trucks. I drive around 60 to 80K miles a
year so I drive a Camry for work. I'll drive it as I have the others I've
owned until 250 to 300K and still get 2000.00 for it and then buy another
new one. My wife also drives a Camry and she'll driver hers for 10 years or
more and then she'll buy another one. You can't tear em up, unless you go
outta your way to. Which it sounds like is what is happening with your above
We just returned from a run up to our Cedar City, Utah, cabin. About 450
round trip with running around.
I love my new Dodge 2500 Turbo Cummins diesel truck.
I really liked when I wanted to get around those semis on the Interstate
quick without passing them a little at a time. I have my own personal
guardian angel. I shot past one, and then, as I watched in my rear view
mirror, he had a major tread failure, with chunks flying up higher then 2x
the height of the truck.
But it was a real feeling of power shooting from 70 to 90 so quick. Haven't
done that in a long time in any vehicle.
Did I say I love my new Dodge truck.
Well, it bears repeating.
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