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Old 01-20-2018, 04:06 PM   #1
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As some of you know i've been window shopping trucks for a few months because I might buy one in the spring. I used to have an 08 ram 1500 and loved it, but have been looking mostly at F150's. I still like the rams but the interior isn't my favorite. I didn't consider chevy/GM much because frankly GM trucks just bore the shit out of me unless you get a sierra denali with the 6.2 and i'm not spending that much.

A few weeks ago I drove a loaded new 3.5EB F150 and it was awesome, just outside the budget, but there were no used options nearby.

Thennnn the wife was getting an oil change today and this was at the dealer. Drove it, loved it. The interior wasn't as bad as I thought, the seats were grey but everything else is black so I'd probably just eventually reupholster it and get black leather.

They have it listed at 26k but i showed the salesman comparable trucks in the 23-24k range and he said they would be able to match.

https://www.lexusofmerrillville.com/...-IN/3125810663


Compared with the ford's i've been looking at that would be more like 31-32k, but newer and with lower miles. Example below:

https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-...de1=F150PICKUP



What are your thoughts...is the ford worth 8-9k more than that Ram?

Ram pros:
5.7/8spd is a proven combo, been around for a long time and can take some abuse
Low price
Looks sick
Aaaaand i just have a major soft spot for these trucks

Ram cons:
Basically no tech, which has never been very important to me
Grey cloth

F150 XLT pros:
The ecoboost engines drive f'in awesome, they are FAST for a full size truck (but there are cons to the EB also, see below)
Nicer interior from the factory
Lots of tech

F150 cons:
Price
Aluminum body (not a fan, just personal preference)
2.7 EB is still pretty new and unproven, gen1 3.5 has known issues, gen2 3.5 is only available in trucks that are $36k+ used since it just came out. If you get the 5.0 are you really any better off than buying a 5.7 ram?

LMK what you guys think. Also, if you're just going to say "dodge is junk ford is better" either post links to actual known issues with these trucks or don't waste your time (that means you @wolfe )

Also if there are other options i'm totally missing post 'em up!
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Old 01-20-2018, 04:07 PM   #2
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Well to begin, you'll never get it reupholstered for 1
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3. (And this one is legit) How long till the bedsides on that dodge are rusted out. Probably won’t matter because you’ll only have it a year
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Arent the big 3 redesigning all their half tons this year? If you can you might get better deals later in the summer when the new 2019s start hitting the lots.
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And legit, I don’t think I would do a 2.7 eco boost. 3.5 or 5.0. And that’s only because I’ve bought the small motor in a truck and many times wished I hadn’t.
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You'll get bored wtih the Dodge in my opinion. The EB offers tuning and would be alot more enjoyable, being it's not a boring ass n/a v8
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I'm undecided until you take me shopping so I can drive/ride along...

But when me and @Blood on Blood had your truck and trailer for a day, I hated it
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I'm greatful daveo didn't buy that junk car so I didn't have to haul it
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They’re expensive and I’m not a fan of how they look
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Really think about what you want. Do not settle. 8-9k more sounds like a lot but in the grand scheme of things it isn't. Get what you want and will make you happy. Buy once cry once.

I absolutely love my 2015 3.5 ecoboost. I could have went with a cheaper truck but I plan on keeping it for a long time and wanted one that was loaded. Do not regret it one bit.
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I would do the F150 and I've had two Dodge trucks over the years. I like the way the Dodge looks, but everything underneath keeps me away from now on.
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I wouldn't do the F150 or the RAM. Do you have any other options?

I would have suggested the Tundra, but it doesn't seem like you are into them. I enjoy mine from several standpoints. I think they are quieter and more comfortable on the interior side. Still reliable and work horses from every other standpoint.

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I've had SERIOUS issues keeping cars that are feature low for any length of time.

I find that I keep cars with a decent amount of tech/features FAR longer (My current Mustang, our Cooper(s), and start to resent bare-bones cars pretty quickly.

I've seriously considered buying a Ram multiple times; but I simply wouldn't buy anything other than a reasonably loaded one (Center console, 8.1 UConnect, Backup Camera at the minimum ontop of 4X4/5.7/CC).

They are SILLY cheap brand new right now; you can get a 45,000 MSRP Stickered truck for like $32,000 right off the lot (ram), so I'd strongly recommend against used there.

You will get better interest rates, more features, and it won't have an unknown history before you.
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I like the Ram. My parents have a similarly equipped 2012 Ram 1500 that I use to tow my fox body. I like it a lot and would probably buy another Ram if I was in the market for a truck. It's been rock solid reliable.
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Stripper Dodge or a nicer F150?

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And Fords have the best steering wheel controls out of everyone. Obviously the deciding factor.
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Easy. F-150. The Ram is a dinosaur compared to that F-150.
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Dodge trucks have imho always looked the best, though maybe that’s to overcome their shortcomings.

Which one has the more easily understandable 4wd switch?
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I wouldn't do the F150 or the RAM. Do you have any other options?

I would have suggested the Tundra, but it doesn't seem like you are into them. I enjoy mine from several standpoints. I think they are quieter and more comfortable on the interior side. Still reliable and work horses from every other standpoint.

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Just did a search of tundraís to see if there were any I liked. Seems like used wok low miles you canít really get anything aside from a work truck for under $27k in Crew cab. The nicer ones just donít do anything for me
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i sold my 2012 ram 1500 with the 5.7 hemi and got the 2016 f 150 with the 3.5 ecoboost.dodge was reliable .had it for 5 years .bought brand new but it does not compare with the ford.f 150 lighter.better fuel mileage .better quality interior.ride i think the ram was just better due to the coil springs all around but the truck felt like a big boat.hard to stop.brakes lasted on the ram for over 50000 miles even with all the towing which was a surprise.never had an issue until it got t boned by a range rover.it had over 10000 dollar damage.took the hit like a champ.
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The ram makes it pretty easy, it has 4WD LOCK spelled out in all caps just like that

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