Thanks for the clarification.
I had considered buying one around the time. Seemed you got a more featured
truck at a lower price compared to the Ram.
Then I got in the truck and drove it and realized you could get a car with
the same power, but larger size for a price a lot less.
Because the VIN says the truck is a 2000 w/ 4.7L. It's definitely not
a 4.7L. The engine is cast with date of 3/98 and the suspension is
for a 98 truck (pitman arm whereas 2000 has rack and pinion). I took
the truck to the dealer, they looked up the VIN and said that the
truck should be a 2WD with an automatic transmission, but this one is
a 4WD with 5-speed manual.
So, basically, this is a 1998 truck with a VIN from another vehicle.
I'm not sure why or how, but someone along the line swapped the VIN
plate. That's my sad story of getting screwed by a crooked dealer. I
tried to get an attorney to sue the guy but no one will take the case
because they feel they'll never get paid and I can't afford to pay a
lawyer up front. So I guess I'm stuck with the truck.
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