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Guys, I am having an identity crisis here. I have a 07 5.7 DC Limited that I absolutely love that I bought with only 10k miles 2.5 years ago, but when the 0% interested rolled around I said to myself, I was going to refinance it anyways I might as well get a new one. I have already put 63k on mine and wanted a crewmax anyways.

I have a buddy that works at a big Dodge dealership and says before the end of month he might be able to take off 12k off a new Ram Laramie with almost every option except Rambox.

I got the Toy dealer down to $41,400 (700 below invoice) on a Crew 5.7 w/ TRD, MSRP is 45,165
I can get a Laramie Ram similarly equipped (actually they have way more standard gadgets) MSRP at 46,160 also. And you do the math, if he can even get 10 taken off thats considerably less. Dodge also has 0% interest now and payments would be about 100 less a month.

The Tundra has been great to me, but the Ram has me second guessing. Your thoughts? HELP!
 

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Test drive the Ram if you haven't already. If you like it, the decision is ultimately yours.
 

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I love these threads......
 

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My bro has a Dogge Ram that is very nice. I like my Tundra more with no doubts; however, the Ram has nicer interior, sound system, and a Diablo tuner is available.

I like my Tundra more because of its looks, tailgate ease, and performance. I seriously looked at Dodge for the same reasons as you. I could have bought a Dodge Megacab or Quadcab for considerably less than the $31K I spent on my SR5 Crewmax, but my CM came loaded with Backup Camera, Navigation, step-ups, spray in liner, and the sound system (sound system sucks though).

The Tundras are faster than the Rams if that matters...
 

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LOL. That's the type of response I was expecting. TALK ME OUT OF IT!!!
They also offer the 60 day handshake thing, so you can return it when you realize you made a mistake! (former Dodge owner)
 

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Couple quick questions:

Is there any incentives on the Tundra right now?

If so, that would get you closer to $7,000 off (which is what i did in '07)

Secondly, I'll bet dollars to donuts that you won't get 10K off the Dodge PLUS the 0%.


Lastly, like already mentioned:

Does it really matter if you don't like the truck????

Buy the one you actually like 'mo better.........if $100 a month will make/break you, you shouldn't be financing anything anyhow.
 

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My boss has a 2010 loaded up Ram. He just changed the oil for the first time... and so far its been to the dealer twice already. I think it had a recall or problem with the brakes, and then a squeak in the dash.

And now its going to go back the 3rd time, the 3rd brake light isn't working and the left side brake light is brighter than the right side when he hits the brakes.... I guess its got an electrical problem? The GPS isn't working right either, but I don't know what his complaint is exactly.

The bottom line is this: If you look up the word Dodge in a dictionary, it says 'to avoid'.... which seems like good advice to me! I'll keep my Tundra! :D
 

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A good buddy of mine has an '09 Ram and it is an extremely nice truck. I've driven it and its road manners and suspension comfort on the street were noticeably better. But of course they are...that's what you get with coils. It has some pretty retarded traction controls like our trucks do and their Quad Cab (Double Cab equivalent) has nowhere near the room that my DC does in back, but overall it's a really nice truck. And stock for stock, I think it'll give the Tundra a run for it's money in a straight line and the website says the Ram can tow up to 10,450 lbs.

For 90% of the people, 90% of the time, either truck will do everything just as well as the other and it all comes down to personal preference. A bunch of people on the internet will give you answers all over the map because most of it's completely subjective.
 

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I say get a single cab R/T Ram.. :D

All aside, YOU make the ultimate decision, whichever makes you happier, go for it.. :)
 

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I would get the Rambox if I was getting a Dodge that is one of the best options ever.
 

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I say get a single cab R/T Ram.. :D

All aside, YOU make the ultimate decision, whichever makes you happier, go for it.. :)
Those RTs are some good lookin' trucks!
I'd take one if they were to put the 6.1 in them :heh:
 

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I think they are really good looking trucks. Thoughts have run through my head about it too - except I've never gotten to the # crunching. Two reasons why:

1) 5 spd transmission - the Hemi with VVT is a great engine, but apparently it falls on its face after 1st gear due to the wide ratios of the 5 speed trying too hard for fuel economy - unless of course you spring for the performance rear end 4:10 or 3:93 (I think) which leads me to...

2) Fuel economy - Even if you do get the better mpg rear end you will still never get better fuel economy than the Tundra. Case in point - Edmunds inside line had both trucks on in their fleet for an appreciable amount of time. At the end of the test the Dodge averaged 14.0 mpg and the Tundra averaged over 15 mpg.

Just trying to be objective!!
 

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My boss has a 2010 loaded up Ram. He just changed the oil for the first time... and so far its been to the dealer twice already. I think it had a recall or problem with the brakes, and then a squeak in the dash.

And now its going to go back the 3rd time, the 3rd brake light isn't working and the left side brake light is brighter than the right side when he hits the brakes.... I guess its got an electrical problem? The GPS isn't working right either, but I don't know what his complaint is exactly.

The bottom line is this: If you look up the word Dodge in a dictionary, it says 'to avoid'.... which seems like good advice to me! I'll keep my Tundra! :D

Using that as a criteria, no one would EVER buy a Tundra based on all the whining that goes on on this site!!!......:cool:
 

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Dodge/Chrysler consistently falls AT or NEAR Dead-Last place for overall vehicle quality/reliability/cost-of-ownership. I agree that the new Rams look nice (in certain trims). I've never driven the 5.7 HEMI, but the 4.7 I drove was a complete joke. As a Crew-Cab, the Tundra has more room in the back, and when you flip-up the rear-seats in the Ram, you have the stupid "storage-compartments" that take up half the floor space. Something you should also consider is the resale value down the road - chances are the extra money you keep up front (buying the Ram for less than the Tundra) will be mostly negated upon resale of that truck.

Of course, in the end it's up to you & personal preference. I do like the the interior looks & options (color choices) of the Ram, but again, it's all subjective.

They also offer the 60 day handshake thing, so you can return it when you realize you made a mistake! (former Dodge owner)
The way I understand this "deal" is that they'll pay up to $500/mo (max of $1000 for the 60-days), so if your financing is over $500/mo, you'll have to pay the difference, plus title,taxes,fees...etc. .... AND you have to pay for the mileage (I think the commercial I saw said $.40 cents per mile).

...If you look up the word Dodge in a dictionary, it says 'to avoid'.... which seems like good advice to me! I'll keep my Tundra!
LOL - that's what Consumer Reports ratings seem to suggest too!

I would get the Rambox if I was getting a Dodge that is one of the best options ever.
Definitely a cool feature - the only problem is that you either have to pay for Dodge's own tonneau cover (or not have one)... And you can't put a bed-cap / camper-top on the bed with the "ram box."
 

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The one thing, having a couple dogs, is I wish the rear seats in the crewmax folded up vs. the backs folding down. In my DC the seats go up and leave lots of room for the little ****s to roam around. Anyone put their dogs in the back with a crewmax?
 

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cool if u like it, buy it, its your money, but make sure u report back to us and see how ur new dodge is doing compared to the tundra. good luck with it if u do decide to pull the trigger
 

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Arthur has a Ram. May want to ask him.

The CC Ram is not as large as the Crewmax...

I would look into used values of an 09 Ram and 09 Tundra to see how much of that 10k rebate you give back to poor resale value. The mere fact that you are getting rid of an 07 MY truck says to me that you might be inclined to do that again in three years. Heck, I did it too, so not throwing stones.

If you are inclined to trade in 3-5 years, you are going to eat all of those savings in resale value of the truck.

The only two downsides I can see to the new Ram are:

1. FE. I hear the Hemi won't compare to the 5.7 when it comes to towing FE.
2. Quality.

I too would only buy a RamBox 1500 if I was in the market for the Laramie. That feature is too cool and trucks never have "enough" storage.
 

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I got the Toy dealer down to $41,400 (700 below invoice) on a Crew 5.7 w/ TRD, MSRP is 45,165

Are crew Cab's that much more Expensive?" That's a ridiculously high price.

I got mine For $36,000 Fully loaded, DC Sr5, Trd off-road, Tow, TRD supercharger,...The works. along with a 100,000 mile warranty.
 
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