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Help with Decisions

I am in need of some advice. I am looking at selling my ford (97 f250 PS w/215 k miles) and getting a 07 dodge diesel. My thoughts are i need something newer with the peace of mind that i may not have to worry about something going wrong on a long trip, since we pull horses - i worry about getting stuck with the current truck ( although i have not yet). I dont know how reliable my 97 f250 PS will be for me in the future.. i hear good and bad stories. Only things replaced are the fuel pump and fuel bowl and it needs a new oil pan and gasket since i have a leak. So my question:

1) What should i or would i start replacing to make sure i don't have problems on the road (i am sure that is a hard question as no one really knows)?
2) Or should i just get a newer truck?
3) Or maybe just take a few thousand here and there and start replacing stuff.. i am not sure which way to go.

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i wouldnt say that a new dodge would be any more or less reliable than what you already have,my brother is on his 3rd motor in his 05 cummins he has had nothing but problems with that truck.so i would say it is a hit and miss on what you get these days.i am wondering if anyone makes a good truck anymore.
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I still owe a bit on it .. bout 5k. It should be paid within the next year. It has been great so far besides the money i have put into it, its just the fear factor weighing in on me.
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i wouldnt say that a new dodge would be any more or less reliable than what you already have,my brother is on his 3rd motor in his 05 cummins he has had nothing but problems with that truck.so i would say it is a hit and miss on what you get these days.i am wondering if anyone makes a good truck anymore.
I totally agree... if it's almost paid for you can probably afford to fix stuff here and there. If you buy new or newer you could have even more problems, then add in the payment, possibly higher insurance and what are you actually saving? JMO.

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I totally agree... if it's almost paid for you can probably afford to fix stuff here and there. If you buy new or newer you could have even more problems, then add in the payment, possibly higher insurance and what are you actually saving? JMO.
I can agree on those statements - I actually like the truck and could deal with repairs even with the small amount i owe - but sometimes my brain gets fuzzy when i see new trucks so i come to you guys to get me square again.
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here is my 2 cents on keeping what you have. you know what work has been done to it/you are familiar with your rig.

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I can agree on those statements - I actually like the truck and could deal with repairs even with the small amount i owe - but sometimes my brain gets fuzzy when i see new trucks so i come to you guys to get me square again.
I am the same way.... I see a new one and think, ooooooh that looks nice, I could, no wait stop!

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yeah .. that all makes sense.. this is like me helping someone else who just asked me the same question.. i already new the answer.. dayum. Thanks all for screwing my head on strait..
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