Mechanic says the turboboost on my farm truck needs to be replaced. Says I could pay $1,020 for a new part or $800 for a part without a warranty (not clear whether it's been used or not or how much, may just have been opened). I do haul the horse trailer with this truck about every other month. Money is tight. Take a chance or not? Not being mechanically oriented I'm not sure. Cheaper is good right now but safety is always first. It's a Dodge 2500 Ram quad cab diesel with 41,500 miles. Ask for clarification on how used?
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I would go the new route. I went used once on a major part....it too went out less than a year later. When the price is that close on a major item, always go new!
Now, wildlifer has valid points: do you trust the mech? What caused it to go out so soon? You could face the same thing with the new part as you did with this one if something else caused it to go out!
If the price without warranty were half or less, I'd say go for it. For an extra $200 to take it up to $1000, I say buy new with warranty. For a 'lousy' $200, taking a chance ain't worth it.
As an example, when my truck was new, I had to have some major part in the clutch replaced 3 times - all under warranty! I guarandamntee you that I wouldn't have been able to pay for the first one, never mind the 2nd 2.
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