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Ok So I'm between 2 trucks right now if it was your truck for daily driving and towing a 7500-10k trailer while still getting average econ. unlike the Hemi that gets 6 towing. 12 empty. (3.92's ftw) Which one? Both have there up's and downs. Primarily what dash will break easier. Both of the Dash boards are in tacked.
1996 12 Valve, want's $28,900 One owner 130k on clock and NV4500 I'de low ball him at like 25k.
2003 1st Year of Common rail. 47RE? or 48RE? 20k on the clock. Asking $ 35,000
96' 12 Valve, CA Smog Exempt, 1 Owner, Clean Inside, Intact Dash, All Stock from photo's, Has Original Window Sticker. Besides the Auto Transmission and Lack of 2nd/3rd Gen Tow Mirror's, NV4500, Less to fail. just to my knowledge is the ticking time bomb that will at some point be a shatter dash. and the KDP. which i don't think will be a huge issue right now.
03' Auto, Fully loaded SLT. Power Driver Seat. Steering Wheel Audio Controls. has 24,490 on the clock, should last quite a while. mine made it to 190k. has known cracking dash issues but shouldn't me that big of a issue and has known issues of HVAC System failing like my 06 had.
I am in CA and people think these older diesels are worth a lot more because they have less smog issues and are less likely to fail. however I Don't Care and I'm not spending 40 grand on a 03 or 30 Grand on a 1990's truck that probably sold for that NEW. That being said my current 2019 1/2 ton just keeps failing and it's trade in value is a straight trade for the 96. he has and yes my one year old truck lost 20 Grand already, but ram won't help.