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'96 Dodge Ram 4x4 Cummins Turbo Diesel

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Just washed and waxed it and wanted to share the pic.

OK, I'm sure most of the people who visit a Ferrari site couldn't care less about a pickup truck. But I tell you what, I love this truck! This is my daily driver. This is what I run errands in. This is what I tow heavy machinery with. This is the vehicle that will start when it is 20 below outside and it will plow right through the snow drift at the end of the driveway.

OK, for the high performance guy, this truck ain't got it. It is not going to impress you with it's acceleration. Now lets talk torque! Wow! That Cummins diesel in 4-wheel low will pull a house off it's foundation! Its not a thoroughbred like the Ferrari, its a Mule! It can pull and pull all day long without complaining and it gets 20 mpg! I can put the Ferrari on the car trailer and tow it with the truck and get 17 mpg! The Ferrari doesn't get that driving by itself!!

This is one of the cars that is in my Garage. If anyone is needing a heavy duty pickup truck, I highly recommend the Dodge Ram 3/4 ton 4x4 with the Cummins turbo diesel.


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It's a proper boys toy Pete - and I'd love one!!
Thanks Bazil,
The truck has actually held it's value fairly well also. I got the truck in '98 when it was 2 years old (I don't buy new cars, I hate the drop in value the second you take delivery). I paid $20k (which was a good deal). 6 years later and the blue book is still showing around $12.5k. Not too bad I think. The Cummins engine alone increases the value of the truck by $2,500. All those people who paid big bucks to get the V-10 engine, that engine only increases the value of the truck by $300.

I looked it up and the MSRP for the 2004 model with all the same options and the new Cummins High Output turbo diesel is $38k!
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