Got my own truck

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So the other day I went truck shopping, and finally bought my own truck.
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It's a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 with a 4.7L V8. Quad cab, long bed. 4x4. It's amazing how hard it was to find a truck that had everything I wanted. Anyway, I should get it Tuesday. More pictures then.
 

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Sweeeeet. I can't wait to get a different truck. Looks like a decent price on the window.
 

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I didn't even pay that. Internet price was $6690, he went down to $6600-something + tax. It does have 145,000 miles though. I know I got a good deal on it, especially seeing how hard it is to find a quad cab long bed truck.
 

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I just got an idea for an experiment. When I go to the Brick show, I should "borrow" everyone's bottles to see how many I can fit in the truck. And then just conveniently "forget" that I loaded my truck up when I leave.
 

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I just got an idea for an experiment. When I go to the Brick show, I should "borrow" everyone's bottles to see how many I can fit in the truck. And then just conveniently "forget" that I loaded my truck up when I leave.
Now I now which truck to put my "Paterson Bottles Rule!!" bumper sticker on...
 

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I just got an idea for an experiment. When I go to the Brick show, I should "borrow" everyone's bottles to see how many I can fit in the truck. And then just conveniently "forget" that I loaded my truck up when I leave.


You may not have much of a truck left when they find you.
 

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Nice looking truck, John. It looks like the same color as mine, which is Bright Silver Metallic. I also had a lot of specific things that I wanted- Regular cab, long bed 2500 diesel 4x4 with a manual transmission and transfer case. I got all of that, plus the folding mirrors and cab clearance lights. My dealership guys found me one two states away, went and got it for me and had the tank full. After all of that, they gave me the truck for $6000 under retail. A good dealer makes the buying experience a lot more enjoyable.

The 4.7 is a good engine. I see these trucks all the time, and have seen very few serious problems with them, even with well over 100K miles. I almost bought a 2006 Ram 1500 with the 4.7 and a 6-speed, but I really wanted a 2500 diesel. When I do the three-gallon oil change, I think of how much cheaper the 4.7 would have been to service [&:] ~Jim
 

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I really would have liked this truck:http://www.circledodgenewjersey.com/used/Dodge/2009-Dodge-Ram+2500-Brick+Town+NJ-184bcc6a0a0a00de00a167483eda96b0.htm, but it was a bit out of my price range. Would have been even better with a diesel.
 

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