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If you are considering a new pick up

Post by Dragsinger » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:17 am

Take a look and test drive the new Ram Dodge. They are impressive.

After a lifetime of GM products [and no complaints, GM has given me excellent service] I drove a Ram, then promptly when in the sales office and bought one.

After 1200 miles I am completely satisfied and consider it a quality product. Quite, smooth, refined.
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Re: If you are considering a new pick up

Post by HDBD » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:50 am

Does yours have air suspension, rear?

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Re: If you are considering a new pick up

Post by dfarr67 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:26 am

If you can get over the price, Toyota for me.

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Re: If you are considering a new pick up

Post by rebelrouser » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:33 pm

Just can not afford a new truck, last new vehicle I bought was a 1977 Chevy Silverado. Vehicles are kind of like wine, they need to get a few years on them to see how good they are and what breaks down on them, so I buy low mileage used stuff. Don't know how you will use the truck, but my old dodge diesel has performed well pulling the race car trailer. 350,000 miles now and still runs great. I redone the transmission 200,000 miles ago with a dual disc towing converter, and that solved all the transmission issues the older dodges had. Had a Chrysler guy tell me the French, put a lot of money into the interior and sound proofing engineering of the newer Ram trucks. I priced a new Dodge diesel last year, over $70,000 scared me off.

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Re: If you are considering a new pick up

Post by BenE64 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:46 pm

rebelrouser wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:33 pm
Just can not afford a new truck, last new vehicle I bought was a 1977 Chevy Silverado. Vehicles are kind of like wine, they need to get a few years on them to see how good they are and what breaks down on them, so I buy low mileage used stuff. Don't know how you will use the truck, but my old dodge diesel has performed well pulling the race car trailer. 350,000 miles now and still runs great. I redone the transmission 200,000 miles ago with a dual disc towing converter, and that solved all the transmission issues the older dodges had. Had a Chrysler guy tell me the French, put a lot of money into the interior and sound proofing engineering of the newer Ram trucks. I priced a new Dodge diesel last year, over $70,000 scared me off.
Ha ha, $70k usd. Then times that by 1.4 for aussie dollar. Double that again because of the screw aussie tax, then put 10% gst on top. You guys have got it good with pricing.

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Re: If you are considering a new pick up

Post by dfarr67 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:02 pm

I've heard that all these trucks are highly profitable for the manufacturers- that means a low value proposition for me.

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Re: If you are considering a new pick up

Post by FC-Pilot » Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:22 pm

dfarr67 wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:26 am
If you can get over the price, Toyota for me.
Thanks for funding my paycheck for years. I worked at the proving grounds doing development. Toyota is not for me though.

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Re: If you are considering a new pick up

Post by exhaustgases » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:11 pm

Aren't these engine tech posts interesting? :lol:

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Re: If you are considering a new pick up

Post by dfarr67 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:55 pm

I have a 1989 K1500 built in Oshawa ON, my old home town, 385/TPI standalone, 1990 4Runner 22RET stand alone. New trucks are just fluff. Can't beat the quality of yesteryears Toyota.

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Re: If you are considering a new pick up

Post by bentvalves » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:46 pm

what is this post doing in ENGINE TECH?

cool story guy, nobody cares about your new truck.

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