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Old 08-09-2014, 02:40 PM
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So I found a 2011 Citadel priced well and am thinking hard about it. My big concern, it has 135k miles. I figure you guys are the best to ask, how concerned should I be about that high mileage. I'm buying it so I can pull a camper which will be at least 5k lbs., several times a year, possibly on long trips.

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Old 08-09-2014, 02:45 PM
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It's probably a great deal. I drive close to 40,000 per year myself and at that mileage you know it's all highway driving so the truck is probably pretty much like new
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Old 08-09-2014, 06:36 PM
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don't know where you are but I just traded in an 11R/T in Alvin with 49k miles on it.
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So I found a 2011 Citadel priced well and am thinking hard about it. My big concern, it has 135k miles. I figure you guys are the best to ask, how concerned should I be about that high mileage. I'm buying it so I can pull a camper which will be at least 5k lbs., several times a year, possibly on long trips.

Thanks in advance for helping out the newbie!

Shawn
Given the issues with the TIPM that were supposedly resolved in 2014, the quirkiness of the 5 and 6-speed automatics, and the LED lights new in 2014, I wouldn't buy anything pre-2014 myself. Regarding miles - my 2012 has 47k. Had the rack replaced under warranty, and numerous service bulletins applied mostly for transmission. Just getting ready to replace the tires for the first time.

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Carfax shows it was a local trade and dealer says it was almost all highway miles. I just don't have experience with Durangos so I'm not sure if 135k miles is a concern, or if with proper maintenance they'll run for 250k without an issue. This one has a the Hemi engine as well. I'm in Wisconsin.
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Old 08-09-2014, 09:27 PM
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Another big question, how much?
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Old 08-09-2014, 09:52 PM
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Carfax shows it was a local trade and dealer says it was almost all highway miles. I just don't have experience with Durangos so I'm not sure if 135k miles is a concern, or if with proper maintenance they'll run for 250k without an issue. This one has a the Hemi engine as well. I'm in Wisconsin.
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Misread your original post, thought you said 13.5k and wondered why that worried you. The other poster is right - all depends on the price. I'd be concerned about the transmission and the TIPM. If the TIPM fails, you will be spending over $1,100 to fix it. Transmission will be more. If the vehicle is cheap, those costs will be a significant portion of it and will be painful to do.
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Another big question, how much?
Just under $21k without any negotiation having been done.
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Old 08-10-2014, 09:29 AM
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Is it a stealership with a shop and might they include some warranty, even 30-90 days? Tires OK? Brakes been done? If they can't tell you when the transmission/transfer case/axles fluids were last changed then get them to throw that in. Same with coolant.

Blue Book price for a loaded 2011 Hemi AWD Citadel with average mileage of about 44k miles prices out at about $33k. Pricing is based on actual sales examples, and since few have 135k miles, there is no real pricing data. Obviously talk them down as much as possible and get as much thrown in as you can. If it is from a Dodge/Chrysler dealer get them to apply all of the available TSB's which are just patches. If it hasn't had TSB 09-002-13 for oil burning after parking uphill, that is worth doing. It involves replacing the oil pan, and when they did mine at 35k miles, they discovered and replaced a bad rack.
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It is at a Dodge dealer. Thanks for the ideas everyone. I think the price is good but I'm just not sure I want to risk buying something with that many miles on it.
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Old 08-10-2014, 09:19 PM
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It is at a Dodge dealer. Thanks for the ideas everyone. I think the price is good but I'm just not sure I want to risk buying something with that many miles on it.
Big difference between a 3 year old car with those miles and a 7-8 year old car with those miles. Highway miles like that mean that the engine spent 90% of the time at a low rpm and the trans spent most of its life in 6th gear under light load. It was also probably occupied by just 1 person for 90% of those miles. That's less than half the cost of a new one....
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Old 08-10-2014, 09:34 PM
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Must be the one at Russ Darrow? Sharp looking truck. My only advice is to think about how much you drive, and how long that loan is going to take to pay off.
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Must be the one at Russ Darrow? Sharp looking truck. My only advice is to think about how much you drive, and how long that loan is going to take to pay off.
I would do the R/T that's advertised for just a few thousand more. It's a 12 and has less than half the miles
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" . . . I'm just not sure I want to risk buying something with that many miles on it.

That's what you have to tell the salesperson, and then start negotiations from there. DO NOT tell him the price is good/reasonable etc. A high-mileage car will be a tough re-sale for the dealer so you have a good bit of leverage from the get-go. Use it, don't give it up.
Go in with a firm price in mind -- i.e. $17.5 or some thing -- and see how close he'll come to your price. If he is asking $21k and you say $17.5 he'll want to meet in the middle around $19K. If he comes down a thousand, you go up $250. Keep it up until he stops, then split the difference between your final price and his final price (assuming it is within your final price) and shake on it.
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:47 PM
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I'll sell you mine. I have had my '14 R/T and I am not impressed with it, the dealership, or the company as a whole. I have 2700 miles on mine, less than a month old. PM me if interested. Anyone can PM me if interested.
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