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Autotrader Find: 578,000-Mile 2010 Dodge Ram 2500


High-mile heavy-duty haulers aren’t hard to find on Autotrader, but what never ceases to amaze is how quickly they’ll usually sell. Most new cars will top 100,000 miles, and a few will best 200,000 before they’re considered worn out by what’s usually a second or third owner.

Not big pickups. Heavy-duty trucks are built to be able to lug hefty loads in just about any situation, so that certainly explains some of their longevity. They’re also used for long-distance trips with a trailer hooked up. That’s serious work, and those miles can add up quickly.

Still, 578,000 miles in 11 years is impressive even for a big pickup. But there’s more than meets the eye to this 2010 Dodge Ram 2500, a reasonably well-equipped two-tone example with the attractive TRX4 Off-Road package. According to the Carfax report, The first 545,000 or so miles arrived in just seven years, working out to an average of 91,000 miles per year.

Perhaps even more amazingly, the second owner appears to have kept the truck up quite well. Its paint looks shiny, the chrome accessory running boards look like they’re in great shape, and the cloth interior shows almost no wear from the photos. If not for numerous entries in the Carfax report confirming the mileage progression, you could be fooled into thinking this was a 58,000-mile Ram, not a 578,000-mile one.

These big trucks hold their value in diesel form, too. This one of course has the optional Cummins turbodiesel that put out 400 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque when it rolled off the assembly line.

A decade or so ago, heavy-duty pickups were just beginning to march into the mainstream, as evidenced by the high level of equipment on this one. There’s a touchscreen head unit with a built-in hard drive, automatic climate control, parking sensors, and even a household-style power outlet (just look for the plug that looks like a pig snout). Those 578,000 miles weren’t exactly roughing it.

At just under $21,000, it’s a lot of metal for the money, even with the miles that have accumulated on its odometer. Grab it fast. After all, these trucks never sit still for long. Find a Dodge Ram 2500 for sale

Andrew Ganz
Andrew Ganz
Andrew Ganz is an author specializing in helping in-market consumers get the most bang for their buck -- and the best car, while they're at it. When not virtually shopping for new and used cars, Andrew can probably be found under the hood of a vintage classic that's rapidly losing fluids.

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