Hey guys, I need some advice here. The trans on my brothers car went last month and I've been trying to find him a reliable form of transportation (other than me!) for a while now to no avail. He would prefer to have a pickup truck. I was searching on cars.com last night and found this 2005 Dakota SLT. Its got 50k miles, a 6 speed and has 4 wheel drive. What through me off is the asking price of $6,800. The blue book value on the truck is like $14000.
I made a call on the truck and they said it is still available and of course they want me to come in and look at it. The girl on the phone was not able to answer any of my detailed questions (probably because she pulled up the same sheet that I printed out and was looking at...) and she said she could not take pictures of the truck and email them to me.
I put the VIN in carfax and it said it found "9 reports" for that particular truck. The woman told me over the phone said that they provide a free carfax for the truck when you go in and look at it. I almost want to go and pay for the carfax myself and compare them when I go in to see if there is actually something wrong with it and they doctored the carfax up.
Through searching the cached pages on google I found that it was listed online back in mid April for $8995. Why hasn't someone else gone and snatched this truck up already...it really seems too good to be true. I also found that this particular dealership is one of the many that was recently rejected by Chrysler and will be set to close (Perhaps a reason for the price drop?).
I almost want to go look at it on Monday because I don't have to work, but I don't want to go in there and find out that there is like major damage on the drivers side that I can't see from the pictures.
Here is a link to the listing. Let me know what you guys think.
2005 Dodge Dakota, Orange, NJ, Truck Medium Club Cab, Compass Dodge Stock: DX7848