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Pre-Purchase Truck Inspection, etc....
I'm getting closer to finding a 05' to 07' 5.9L 3500 truck to buy. Does anyone have a list of inspections/tests that should be done before buying from a dealer, or individual? I can't imagine a dealer letting you have one of their trucks inspected at a diesel repair shop besides theirs, or would they? But, I can't see a private seller saying, no way, if they really want to make the sale happen. If you have to put out $25 to $30 K for a used truck, it seems like you should be allowed to have any kind of inspection/test done you want if your paying for it, what do you think?
Also, what do you think about purchasing a used truck extended service/warranty contract? This is a "BIG" investment for me, I plan to have this truck for a very long time, and I can not afford to buy a truck with any serious issues.
Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!