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What Diesel Truck Would You Buy For $35k?

Discussion in 'Gearheads' started by zghorner, Jan 29, 2018.

  1. chadh2o

    chadh2o Gunslinger

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    That's why I ordered my last one with the 4X4 SHIFTER ON THE FLOOR. Yep, you can still get it, but not with the fancy wood grain and full length console. I intentionally gave up those comforts. The last 2 vehicles I owned with push button 4x4 had issues to the tune of a few thousand in repair for electical issues, not the drive itself.
     
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    I see a lot of cummins trucks with that option, not so much ford or GM. Still lookin for that special one: autotrader, cargurus, facebook, craigslist and nothing yet.
     
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    Love my ram Cummins, but I just got my second “safety recall but we haven’t figured out how to fix it yet” letter.
    First the water pump and now a parking lock
    Pin for the column shifter.
     
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    I think the water pump may be the one weak point of the Cummins. A buddy of mine that worked for Cummins said replacing water pumps at 70k was common. Mine went out at 76k. Very easy to replace and the pump cost around $70. Only took 1 wrench in a parking lot maybe an hour to fix.
     
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    Yep. The fleet of 2500 and 3500 Dodges where I used to work were well known for this. The fleet mechanic kept a supply of water pumps and belts on hand at all times. Fixing on the side of the highway was also common.
     
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    Went the same route with my new Duramax L5P. Plus I can very comfortably seat 6 with this option.
     

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