StainrHow am I wrong then?
So the dude whos truck got stolen most likely just bought it and probably spent a lot of time, money and effort on trying to find a 2005 Dodge ram in such good condition. I guess its just a guess but seeing how OP saying it got temp plates, dude probably just got it after spending time trying to get a loan, setting up insurance up on it, and test driving it.
Most like he is a hard working stiff who's not sponsored by his parents so he doesn't want deal with leases or a big loan cause life is expensive. Now hes gonna have to spend time away from work, hopefully trying to find his truck or a new truck.
SO your not wrong that dude run down to a dealership, sign a lease (that most likely rapes him in the ass with no lube), and try to move on with his life.
But shit get expensive fast. How long can he pay that lease on his budget? Does he have to sacrifice lifestyle choices to pay for his new lease? Did the loan fuck his credit so any new loan puts him further behind financially?
As to your advice to "dude just go spend more money to fix your problems" is very rich asshole way of looking at things.