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IdaD

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fatregexp wrote:

Great info! Thank you to both of you! So I keep looking for a Ram 2500. The 2018 Laramie stocks are going away but I found one 2017 Laramie certified pre-owned with 35k miles on it. The dealer is asking for 47,999 which I would definitely try to negotiate about. But do you think 2017 RAM 2500 diesel is good? Mainly looking for a stable towing vehicle for the family and don't want to spend too much time fixing things. [emoticon]


I can't really comment on the price because I haven't been looking but there's nothing wrong with a 2017 CTD and 35k isn't a ton of mileage. On a 2017 that would suggest a lot of highway miles which isn't a bad thing. You can look at the engine run and idle hours in the EVIC.


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fatregexp wrote:

Great info! Thank you to both of you! So I keep looking for a Ram 2500. The 2018 Laramie stocks are going away but I found one 2017 Laramie certified pre-owned with 35k miles on it. The dealer is asking for 47,999 which I would definitely try to negotiate about. But do you think 2017 RAM 2500 diesel is good? Mainly looking for a stable towing vehicle for the family and don't want to spend too much time fixing things. [emoticon]


No issues there save for normal cautions buying used. Know what you're looking at/for and buyer beware. By comparison, you can buy a brand spankin new Laramie 2500 2018 for $55k, so there's that. Used prices are still high in this economy.


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Lwiddis wrote:

2018 model? So it’s a been a sittin’ since 2017? New tires, fuel tank drain, oil change etc., then maybe we can talk.


If you had half a clue what you were talking about then maybe this could be considered advice and not just pessimistic drivel....

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Lwiddis wrote:

Oh great! A 2017! Which has been a sittin’ since 2016... “Stability is the “all spice of life,” says Freud or someone like him.


Again, LOFL, whatever.
That 2016 we bought new in 2018 has been horrible.....oh wait, the biggest issue due to sitting was the water spots that were real stubborn to get off.
We're talking automobiles, not fresh fruit here. They don't spoil...

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Back from test drive of that 2017 CPO. Nice truck but the dealer is firm on the price. Actually they are asking for a few grands more than the "Internet price" if you are not financing. Keep looking.

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fatregexp wrote:

Great info! Thank you to both of you! So I keep looking for a Ram 2500. The 2018 Laramie stocks are going away but I found one 2017 Laramie certified pre-owned with 35k miles on it. The dealer is asking for 47,999 which I would definitely try to negotiate about. But do you think 2017 RAM 2500 diesel is good? Mainly looking for a stable towing vehicle for the family and don't want to spend too much time fixing things. [emoticon]


No issues there save for normal cautions buying used. Know what you're looking at/for and buyer beware. By comparison, you can buy a brand spankin new Laramie 2500 2018 for $55k, so there's that. Used prices are still high in this economy.


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Did it occur to anybody that the OP may have fat-fingered the year and meant 2019?

The 2019 clearance is going on right now. I hardly think any dealer has enough 2018's left to even bother mentioning, let alone have a special clearance sale for them.


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Registering a F350 at 11400# in NJ runs me about $180/year. No inspection either as its over 10,000# GVWR. Self-inspected. No regrets for getting the 350 here and I drive it daily.


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mkirsch wrote:

Did it occur to anybody that the OP may have fat-fingered the year and meant 2019?

The 2019 clearance is going on right now. I hardly think any dealer has enough 2018's left to even bother mentioning, let alone have a special clearance sale for them.


Per the Ram website, there are 177 `18's available with the CTD within 100 mile radius of me. Didn't look at specific trim levels, just researched enough to prove your statement wrong.2018 Ram


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Thanks guy! I'm happy to report that I got a new 2018 (no typo) ram 2500 diesel Laramie on labor day. Now it's time to get WD hitch, towing mirrors etc.

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Try flipping your mirrors up so your truck looks like a donkey head-on. If you found a CTD Ram without towing mirrors you have a rare unicorn indeed.

Congrats on the truck and good choice sticking with the 4th gen!

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