Re: Help a girl buy the right truck!?
I wouldn't be concerned with mileage. Ask the seller for maintenance history on the vehicle. If they can't provide it, tell them to include a tune up, tire rotation, oil and transmission oil change in the price before you buy. It adds better piece of mind. I know on the new 09+ trucks, the transfer case wires on all 4x4 half tons are EXPOSED under the body/chassis, which can cause an assortment of problems. I had a quick glance the other day when I took an F250 crew out for a test drive. Need a plow truck!
As you plan to drive a lot, next oil change go with synthetic products; there are no cons to this, only pros! I'd also look at the tires. I'm sure the truck might be on the second set of tires but look carefully, or even use a coin to check tire tread depth and make sure it's even across each tire. A tire with abnormal wear can mean suspension/alignment problems that you don't want.
'11 Ram Quad Cab 4x4 SXT 5.7L HEMI (stock); 48,500m
'06 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L 220hp; 64,000m
'12 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L 283hp; 28,000m
'99 Taurus 3.0L 2V Vulcan 145hp; 154,300m - Traded
Amsoil in all vehicles!