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Trading a Newer Truck for an Older One


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I have read somewhere of a company in Texas that is taking some of these older trucks and completely rebuilding them. They are priced at 2/3 of the new ones and are supposed to be like new. They are totally disassembled engine and transmissions rebuit, new interior, paint.
I can't remember where I read it but there probably is a huge market for this service seeing as how many people are disenchanted with all the new stuff on the market.
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Nothing wrong with '90's vehicles. I would not have 2000 or newer.
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I have read somewhere of a company in Texas that is taking some of these older trucks and completely rebuilding them. They are priced at 2/3 of the new ones and are supposed to be like new. They are totally disassembled engine and transmissions rebuit, new interior, paint.
I can't remember where I read it but there probably is a huge market for this service seeing as how many people are disenchanted with all the new stuff on the market.
This sounds interesting try your best to remember what the company name is
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Vehicle Reman in Tyler Texas. I was wrong. They sell for 1/2 price. Turn aroound time is 48 hours.
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Vehicle Reman in Tyler Texas. I was wrong. They sell for 1/2 price. Turn aroound time is 48 hours.
If they could get genuine OEM parts it might be worth it, but the crappy electronics were getting nowdays is some of the reason these older trucks are crapping out. crappy replacement parts.
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You guys can keep driving your gas guzzuling wore out trucks. I use to be like you. I just got a 2017 Ram and sold my old GMC. I will never look back. Better ride. more comfortable, better handling, better fuel economy and a ton more power. It's so nice compared to my old GMC I don't even mind the payment.
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You guys can keep driving your gas guzzuling wore out trucks. I use to be like you. I just got a 2017 Ram and sold my old GMC. I will never look back. Better ride. more comfortable, better handling, better fuel economy and a ton more power. It's so nice compared to my old GMC I don't even mind the payment.
Cummins diesel or gas?
Never had luck with Chrysler products. Good powertrain, but around here, they rust out very quickly.
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I was originally going to get the 6.4 gas but ended up getting the Cummins because how well the diesels hold their value. I can tell you I am happy I got it. I am happy with the power and fuel economy. I know the older Dodges were junk, we will see how this one holds up. Fortunately rust isn't an issue for me.
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