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I already know the answer from this Forum, but still I must ask

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by VirginiaBound, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. Oct 23, 2010 at 6:11 AM
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    VirginiaBound

    VirginiaBound [OP] Whyareyoureadingthis?

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    I had an offer on trading my truck for a low mileage white 2001 Dodge ram. It is extended cab with a nice lift and tires, the truck is very clean and looks great. V8 Automatic with power everything, no rips in the seat and its one of the few Ive seen without any peeling on the clear coat.

    Im really considering doing an even trade for the truck and Im curious on someone of the opinions of this forum. I know most will scorn me for going with Dodge, not getting a different Toyota ect ect. My fiances father swears by Rams and has almost 500k miles on his Ram that he bought new in 1998.

    I would of course test drive and make sure the transmission and other things seem to be working properly before I give my baby up. I love my truck I just need something bigger for my current needs. I can post pictures of the Dodge up if anyone would like to see it.

    Thank you for your opinions guys.
     
  2. Oct 23, 2010 at 6:18 AM
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    mntbiker2008

    mntbiker2008 First I derp.. then I herp

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    any dodge that isnt diesel sucks donkey d!cks. thats just my opinion. my friend's and grandpa's 1500 are in the shop more than they are on the road. If you check out the ones on the road, they are rusted out..... i say keep the yota.
     
  3. Oct 23, 2010 at 6:22 AM
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    VirginiaBound [OP] Whyareyoureadingthis?

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    Yeah my only fear is to get rid of my Yota that literally hasnt needed anything for the past 50k miles and get this just to spend half my paychecks on parts.
     
  4. Oct 23, 2010 at 6:23 AM
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    Unless it's a cummins its just junk
     
  5. Oct 23, 2010 at 6:23 AM
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    mntbiker2008 First I derp.. then I herp

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    yeah. Just keep the toyota. It will last you far longer than the ram. I am sure anyone here will tell you that. I think we even had a few guys come from a ram to toyota.
     
  6. Oct 23, 2010 at 6:28 AM
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    They've even had some trouble with the new cummins in the last few years. The newer Dodges just aren't worth the trouble. If you need a bigger truck, no one can blame you getting rid of the Tacoma. Just my opinion but if I went back to a full size, I'd get another Chevy or maybe look at the older Tundras.:crapstorm:
     
  7. Oct 23, 2010 at 6:33 AM
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    VirginiaBound [OP] Whyareyoureadingthis?

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    Im personally a Chevy guy, but I love her dads truck and when this guy texted me out of the blue I thought I would ask. Im almost thinking it would be better to save up 1500 bucks and go take a loan out on a newer bigger truck and just keeping mine since its completely payed for.
     
  8. Oct 23, 2010 at 6:35 AM
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    my step dad has an 03 tundra and it has been a great truck. 7 years old and we have barely put any work in to it. still runs great
     
  9. Oct 23, 2010 at 6:46 AM
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    If I had needed a bigger truck, it would have been a chevy silverado or a toyota tundra, and likely i would have gone with the tundra
     
  10. Oct 23, 2010 at 6:50 AM
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    Former Dodge owner here. Don't do it, unless you have a large savings account for the repair bills.

    Mike
     
  11. Oct 23, 2010 at 9:20 AM
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    ^^^^^ told ya there were some former dodge owners! :p
     
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    It really comes down to if you need a bigger truck or not. If I needed a bigger truck I'd buy a Tundra myself.
     
  13. Nov 9, 2010 at 2:00 PM
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    I have an older ram.....Biggest POS ever. Nothing lasts long on them,except the frame is still good
     
  14. Nov 9, 2010 at 2:14 PM
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    malander That's some tight butthole

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    a buddy of mine had a 2001 1500 and man i loved the feel of how big it was but holy shit his family dropped so much money on just keeping it drivable. I got to drive it once and could swear the tranny was going to blow up. I dropped him off so I could run some errands and he needed the keys to his house so I literally took the keys out while it was running and drove around with no keys for an hour
     
  15. Nov 9, 2010 at 2:18 PM
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    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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    id never, i have my taco still

    i bought a 1999 ram 1500 v8, peice of shit in 10k miles i spent 8k on it, and when i bought it there was nothing wrong, it had 150k miles

    sold that bought a cummins and i couldnt be happier

    and i have my 02 taco with 260,000 miles and hardly any problems
     
  16. Dec 28, 2010 at 9:22 PM
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    FYI The 5.2L engines have an excellent reputation! They are truly bulletproof. However the transmissions are a different story. They are know for needing rebuilding ($1500+). I cant remember what the exact problem is, but I remember doing an a$$ load of research when I bought my 98 Ram.

    Unless its a 5.2 with a stick tranny, OR has already had the tranny rebuilt I wouldnt touch it.

    Ohh also...gas mileage will suck donkey d1ck regardless!!
     
  17. Dec 28, 2010 at 9:31 PM
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    Yeah i wouldnt my brother had a dakota for 2 years and wasted more than it was worth fixing it. and just had bad luck with dodge.
     
  18. Dec 28, 2010 at 9:33 PM
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    We've had a few Dakotas in our family. Also a V8 Grand Cherokee. I agree with the above. Not bad vehicles overall, but plan on it needing a tranny if it hasn't been done already.
     
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    I wouldn't do it... You have a dependable truck that will last you a very long time. Stick with the Tacoma... :thumbsup:
     
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    I had a 5.7 Hemi ram 2002 double cab that was problem free until I sold it at 42K miles. I had a 6" lift, flip out HU, and electric cutout.....that thing was so much fun.
     
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