Tips for purchasing a Dodge truck include examining the trim options, comparing it to similar available vehicles, to not rule out the value of purchasing an older truck, and to research both the seller and the vehicle extensively. Following these tips allows buyers to get the most value for the least amount of money.
Many Dodge trucks come with a number of trim options, such as the Dodge Ram 1500 which has nine different trim options. These options can drastically affect the look, style and power of the vehicle, and researching them helps the buyer find something suited to his tastes.
As with purchasing other vehicles, the buyer should compare the Dodge truck he is considering to other vehicles on the market. This allows him to discover if any competitors offer better gas mileage or torque or horsepower for the same price as the Dodge. This allows the buyer to either leverage this information in negotiating a price for the Dodge or to buy the better-priced competitors' vehicle.
The buyer should also compare the Dodge truck he is considering to older models. These models may offer both the performance and the style he is seeking at a more affordable price.
Before making a final purchase, buyers should investigate the car by consulting the Kelly Blue Book for details about its real value and by asking the seller for detailed information about its history. He should also read reviews and feedback regarding the seller and use the car's Vehicle Identification Number to verify the history given by the seller.