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Trade my Tacoma for a Ram???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rod11, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. Oct 22, 2009 at 6:35 AM
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    rod11

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    I wanted to get some opinions. I've been considering taking advantage of Dodge's 0% for 72 months deal and getting an 09 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Laramie.

    Don't get me wrong I'm very happy with my Tacoma, but I'm having a hard time passing up a full size with 390 horses, leather, navi, etc. for basically the same note. 0% allows you to afford a lot more truck than you normally can!

    What you think? I just got my 09 Tacoma in April and still owe $27K. I've been offered $24K for my trade. It's a Prerunner TRD Sport with some moderate add ons.
     
  2. Oct 22, 2009 at 6:37 AM
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    NumNutz

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    Good luck :D
     
  3. Oct 22, 2009 at 6:38 AM
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    chris4x4

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    My Dodge was the biggest peice of shit I had ever owened. Seems the only ones worth a shit are the Cummins trucks.
     
  4. Oct 22, 2009 at 6:39 AM
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  5. Oct 22, 2009 at 6:39 AM
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    NraFan

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    Your call. I just hope you delete your account on TW after the trade. We never want to hear from you again. But seriously, do what you think is best. Thats a good deal. But you may regret owning a Dodge in a year or so when all the shit starts going wrong. Good luck.
     
  6. Oct 22, 2009 at 6:40 AM
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    leg killa

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    Everyone is going to be bias..I say no if you can afford the Tacoma..best truck out there I think..the only truck I'd own
     
  7. Oct 22, 2009 at 6:42 AM
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    pretty harsh..lol
     
  8. Oct 22, 2009 at 6:52 AM
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    jeremy

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    everyone i know who has owned a dodge has had a shit load a problems, stick with the taco you made the right decision already!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. Oct 22, 2009 at 6:54 AM
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    zjolsen

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    My biggest thing is resale.. you could probably drive your tacoma for another year or more and still get 24k trade in. Tacomas just have rediculous resale... When I had my 05 AC 4x4.. I bought it with 12k miles for 22k that was late 05 also. You cant even touch that now with how popular these trucks are... I wanted to buy a used one, but couldnt justify spending new car money on a used truck..so I spend the extra 3 or 4k and bought brand new.. and in 2 years I will probably buy another Tacoma and hopefully only have to pay 4k or less to get into one.

    Dodges resale is pretty much non existent.. and I am a mopar guy. So you can either stick with a truck that has great resale and is proven.. or get the new body style dodge (yes, it does look sweet)..and then be upside down 10+ grand in 2 years...
     
  10. Oct 22, 2009 at 7:01 AM
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    Questions to consider:

    1. The loan payments may be the same, but what about other costs, e.g., gas, insurance, routine maintenance? (10quart oil change vs. 6 quarts?)

    2. Warranty service will be done at a Dodge dealership. Is that good or bad?

    3. Will the "new" Chrysler be around to honor your lifetime powertrain warranty in 3 years? 5 years? 8 years?

    4. Was Chrysler's bankruptcy tied in any way to the quality of its products? (Note: the Ram you're considering is a pre-bankruptcy design.)
     
  11. Oct 22, 2009 at 7:08 AM
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    Dodge = junk. If you must go full size, non Toyota, then at least get a Ford.
     
  12. Oct 22, 2009 at 7:20 AM
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    gotta admit i love the dodge diesels with the cummins engines, but thats the only dodge id ever buy
     
  13. Oct 22, 2009 at 7:21 AM
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    mine was crap too. but that new hemi with the 8 to 4 banger gets retarded(i mean that in a good way) mpg
     
  14. Oct 22, 2009 at 7:22 AM
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    I traded off my 2004 quad cab HemiRam 4x4 on Labor Day weekend for a 2010 DC TRD OR. The Dodge had 100K miles on it and was never in the shop. It was an excellent truck. I think I could easily have gotten another 100K miles out of it. Super tough. I hauled more river rock, mulch and home improvement supplies in it than I care to think about.

    Downside was the truck got about 12 MPG and it was like parking a Tractor trailer. It had a large turning circle.
     
  15. Oct 22, 2009 at 7:24 AM
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    They bought into the Bailout, there the same a "Goverment Motors" to me. Like others have stated if your looking for a full size domestic go Ford. Tougher trucks, better options, and they did it without supporting socialism! :)
     
  16. Oct 22, 2009 at 7:27 AM
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    When I was buying my Tacoma there was a Dodge dealer across the street. Toyota was saying that those trucks as they leave the lot, the depreciation was half when the truck would leave the lot
     
  18. Oct 22, 2009 at 7:30 AM
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    I wouldn't do it but I've always been a quality over quantity type of guy though. The fact that you can get a loaded full size truck for the same price as a tacoma should tell you a lot about the quality of the Ram. :rolleyes:

    Good luck with your decision.
     
  19. Oct 22, 2009 at 7:33 AM
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    There is a reason why they are offering such a deal.....
     
  20. Oct 22, 2009 at 7:34 AM
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