There is a lot to benefit from buying a truck that isn’t show-room new. The first obvious savings is cash. Used Dodge trucks can go for significantly less just by not being new. A truck can be used with the same model year as the current calendar yet be ten-to-twenty thousand dollars less expensive. A spillover financial benefit is that auto insurance will also cost much less than for a new vehicle.
Benefits of Used Dodge Trucks
Maintenance and Part Availability
As newer brands of cars age, it can become costly to repair certain vehicles as time goes by. Dodge is one of the most driven brands in the United States. Because of this, there is no shortage of Dodge trucks across the land. Not only can these trucks hit 200,000 miles, on a regular basis, the availability of replacement parts makes repairs and long-term maintenance much less of a headache than when a rarer car breaks down.
Peace of Mind
Dodge trucks are frequently getting four- and five-star safety ratings. Many trucks, such as the famous Ram 1500, are known for all-wheel anti-lock brakes, front and side airbags, stability control, parking assist and vehicle tracking with emergency assist. Driving Dodge lets you know that you’re in a quality vehicle that can withstand more than a bump.
More for Less
In addition to the safety features already described, extra features are available for used Dodge trucks at far less than a basics-only new truck. It may not sound like much, at first, but a lesser-expensive truck that has cruise control, power windows/locks, emergency braking, parking cameras, load leveling, noise cancelling design, USB charging ports and the works for significantly less than a truck with hand-crank windows and FM radio only can make you wonder how much “new truck smell” costs. (Spoiler – the scent can be bought at most car part shops.)
Ram trucks are generally considered compliant to be qualified property of 168(k) tax expensing. Be sure to consult with a tax professional to confirm for your situation.
A good used truck can give you everything that you are wanting from a new truck at thousands of dollars cheaper. With Dodge being so available, the long-term costs of owning a truck can be even less than owning a used truck of another brand.