There are few things that better symbolize American way of life, than a Dodge made pickup truck. The factory has been making dodge diesel trucks for sale since 1900.
It was founded by the Dodge brothers and remained theirs until their death 20 years later. Dillon, Read & Co. have been the next owners of the company but only briefly, 3 years later the company was sold to the Chrysler Corporation, in whose hands it still remains today. Since then the company has produced quite a number of successful dodge diesel trucks for sale.
The first Dodge pickup truck was actually designed by the Dodge brothers, but saw production after the brothers have died. It was a half-ton pickup that has been built in 1929; it featured four hydraulic brakes, which was pretty rare at the time.
In the year 1933 the second series of pickups introduced Chrysler Corporation engines, which were actually modified stock engines. They were usually flat-headed, six cylinder engines, which were then used to the 1960s.
Dodge diesel trucks for sale have always been built with the working man in mind; they may not be the comfiest, but they get the job done. Dodge pickups have maintained this principle to this very day. So, whether you are buying a new or a used dodge, you can expect certain robustness, rarely seen in other trucks.
As far as the used ones go, you should still perform all the regular checking, as poor maintenance can bring even these robust vehicles down. Most common defects include; rust (sometimes it is not apparent at first glance), steering problems and beat up suspension system. So when checking dodge diesel trucks for sale, you should really pay attention to those things as well as taking it for a mandatory test drive.
But after all is said and done, you might even consider new dodge diesel trucks for sale. The Dodge’s current best seller is called Dodge Ram 3500 Mega Cab 4×4. It is a modern pickup that handles smoothly and features a very comfortable and roomy passenger cabin (which seems to have become a trend with the modern pickups). It suspension system is somewhat stiff compared to other diesel pickups of this category. It is powered by a brand new Cummins 6.7-liter turbo-diesel inline six-cylinder engine and that gives it one of the best accelerations in the field for a pickup truck of this category. It is perfect for towing trailers or any other load imaginable. The Dodge Ram 3500 Mega Cab 4×4 possesses a certain rugged beauty rarely seen in pickups; it has massive wheel flares, a long cab and short bed proportions, which in my opinion make it one of the best looking pickups in the market. Fully loaded Dodge Ram 3500 Mega Cab 4×4 will cost you $52,725, which is quite a lot, but I’d say it’s worth it.
So to this day Dodge has remained a reliable choice if you are buying a diesel pickup, but as always you should consider your actual needs, as to not overpay if the vehicle in question exceeds them.