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Dodge trucks - am i missing something

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by CountryGirl96, May 31, 2012.

  1. May 31, 2012 at 1:25 PM
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    CountryGirl96

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    Why do so many people drive Dodge ram trucks?????? they have the worst body problems and sound HORRIBLE. You can tell when a dodge passes by. What am I missing here???
     
  2. May 31, 2012 at 1:28 PM
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    Because it is a BIG TRUCK, compensating for something that is so small on them.
     
  3. May 31, 2012 at 1:31 PM
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    What was wrong with the body on your Ram? What year was it?

    Mine was perfect. It was a 2008. From what I understand Mercedez Benz took over the company for two years and my truck was part of that. No issues at all. Ran like a champ, was strong as ever and since it ran smooth, the sound reflected that. Had a lifetime unlimited warranty on the drivetrain. Never had a problem with it.

    The only reason it's gone is because of the way the dealership treated us. I miss that truck, I regret letting it go.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. May 31, 2012 at 1:35 PM
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    ABregenzer

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    If I hadn't bought my Tacoma, I would have bought an older style dodge diesel or 84' toyota pickup. They're both beasts drivetrain wise, at least from what I've seen.
     
  5. May 31, 2012 at 1:37 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    If you notice, they dont say dodge on them anymore..all the chrysler dealers around here say "jeep,dodge,ram,etc". Wonder why chrysler dropped the dodge from the ram trucks and branched out?
     
  6. May 31, 2012 at 1:40 PM
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    all the dodges around here except for the 2009-present have huge body problems like rust or whole patches of paint off and sound like there about to fall apart. Maybe dodge owners around here just don't take pride in what they drive
     
  7. May 31, 2012 at 1:41 PM
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  8. May 31, 2012 at 1:42 PM
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    Any modern Mopar product is shit. From Caravans to Chargers to 300's - they are ALL crap. They depreciate fast, rattle to shit within months of ownership, suspension issues, MAJOR trans issues, AND you look like a douche driving around in something like this:

    sunglasses.jpg
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  9. May 31, 2012 at 1:42 PM
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    Stuff that makes it easier to run over other stuff.
    I've had a Ram and a Dakota, they were both great trucks. If I ever need a fullsize again I would get another Ram. The pre-Hemi trucks got terrible gas mileage but were pretty bulletproof, and I put 127k miles on my Dakota and only needed to replace the clutch, no other issues at all, and I beat on it like you wouldn't believe.
     
  10. May 31, 2012 at 1:43 PM
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  11. May 31, 2012 at 1:45 PM
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    300K + on our tacoma a'll we've replaced is brake pads
     
  12. May 31, 2012 at 1:52 PM
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    Stuff that makes it easier to run over other stuff.
    What's your point? I've had as many issues with my '06 Taco with 52k on it as I had with my '99 Dakota with 150k on it. I'm not saying the Dakota was a better truck but each person's experiences and needs vary. If I needed a larger truck with lots of power on tap, a Toyota wouldn't even be on the radar for me. The Tundra is a wimp compared to a well equipped Ram, and the V6 Taco is gutless compared to a V8 powered Dakota. My point is that different people use their trucks for different things and to many people a Toyota isn't going to do the job, whereas for the rest of us the smaller size, better gas mileage, etc. is more important. My needs have obviously changed over time but I understand the niche for all different trucks because of it.
     
  13. May 31, 2012 at 1:52 PM
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    My Dodge (2008) had the 10 year warranty on the paint because there were issues in regards to paint chipping and rusting. It was because of the prior years paint laws in regard to chemical properties. So they tapped on the warranty.
     
  14. May 31, 2012 at 1:54 PM
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    babytruck Babytruck, babytruck...I've got a babytruck :)

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    My Lexus does not say Lexus anywhere on it either. The reasoning behind that (according to Lexus) was logo recognition. Kind of like how Nike is going with the swoosh nowadays.
     
  15. May 31, 2012 at 1:56 PM
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    chadderkdawg Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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    Fiat split Dodge and Ram to make each responsible for it's own profitability. Dodge was leaning too much on their truck sales for profitability, now Ram makes their own money and Dodge makes their own money.
     
  16. May 31, 2012 at 1:56 PM
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    babytruck Babytruck, babytruck...I've got a babytruck :)

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    No rotors?? Have they been turned? Wow! How about regular maintenance? Condensers? Clutch? Slave cyl? Hoses? Spark plugs? I sure hope you replaced the timing belt. Or else you'll be replacing a whole truck. LOL
     
  17. May 31, 2012 at 1:57 PM
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    Stuff that makes it easier to run over other stuff.
    This.
     
  18. May 31, 2012 at 1:59 PM
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    your right about the toyota not having power :(
    its also scary the problems that people are having with third generation tacoma's ... what happened to toyota's running forever

    second generation runs great

    my choice for a big truck would be ford or gm
     
  19. May 31, 2012 at 2:02 PM
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    babytruck Babytruck, babytruck...I've got a babytruck :)

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    Whoa. You know something I don't know....When did they come out with the 3rd gen???

    I've got 2nd gen so I'm in safe territory! :)
     
  20. May 31, 2012 at 2:04 PM
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    I traded my 08 2.7 l taco for my hemi ram. My ram is more comfortable for me to drive and has enough power to make it up mountain passes. I liked the Tacoma, but it just didnt work for me. It kept blowing fuses and I didn't want to deal with it any longer. I chose ram over the other full size brands because in a gas motor, it made the most power for the money. Luckily, it gets about the same gas mileage as my taco did... Not that I bought either for fuel economy... Lol
     
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