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General Discussion => Open Discussions => Topic started by: sunny1881 on September 10, 2013, 10:18:32 PM

Title: What truck to buy?
Post by: sunny1881 on September 10, 2013, 10:18:32 PM
My X will be sold and gone by Friday.

So I will be buying a new truck. Originally I was gonna buy a Brand New 2013 Ram Quad Cab 1500 5.7L V8 and may still but some people have given me mixed reviews...I was going Ram because that is the only truck Brand New that I can afford as you can get one basically for $28k-$29k out the door. Cant afford over $30k which any new Silverado or F-150 is definitely $35k+++

So here is what I need/looking for/want: Only 2wd, 1/2 ton (yes just 1/2 ton, it will be my dd and I don't need 3/4 or 1 ton), 2009-2014, less than 50k miles(the lower the better obviously) 4 door/CrewCab, bigger motor as I will tow Frontier with it a few times a year. Gas not interested in diesel. Basically for $28k or less.

So what do you all suggest?

Im sure I will get a lot of opinions here but that's what I want so It will help me narrow down my search.
Title: Re: What truck to buy?
Post by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on September 10, 2013, 10:34:52 PM
If your in the west valley come check us out. Larry H Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Surprise. We have lots of new and used Rams. Plus I could get you a salesman that won't jack you around.
Title: Re: What truck to buy?
Post by: sunny1881 on September 10, 2013, 10:45:19 PM
If your in the west valley come check us out. Larry H Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Surprise. We have lots of new and used Rams. Plus I could get you a salesman that won't jack you around.

I'll keep that in mind.
Title: Re: What truck to buy?
Post by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on September 10, 2013, 10:57:24 PM
I have bought two vehicles in the last 7 months from the dealsership I work at. They are good people.
Title: Re: What truck to buy?
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on September 11, 2013, 02:48:28 AM
buy a new frontier :)
Title: Re: What truck to buy?
Post by: WHPIVxterra on September 11, 2013, 08:25:59 AM
go with a Chevy or GMC.  The only good thing about dodge is their engines.  I don't know if they have changed it but their bodies used to be wicked half assed and very fragile.  Especially if you are towing.  Chevy GMC and even Ford are going to be more reliable and dependable.  Just my 2 cents
Title: Re: What truck to buy?
Post by: Jack5885 on September 11, 2013, 10:52:41 AM
I'd stay Japanese. They know their stuff better than the american companies IMO.

You can get a brand new Tacoma 4x2 Prerunner double cab with a V6 for around $26k.
If you want a little cheaper and a little less nice, you can always go with a Frontier too. Lots of options for a double cab with v6 under $30k.

I'm sure you can also get a pretty speced out version of either of those pre-owned with under 15k miles for under $30k.
Title: Re: What truck to buy?
Post by: remo1991(Brent) on September 11, 2013, 11:54:58 AM
Chevy Chevy duramax!!!!!! Ford powerstroke is also sweet. But I also want to say congrats on selling your X. I wish it was me but it just hit at a bad time for me.
Title: Re: What truck to buy?
Post by: AZXterra410 on September 11, 2013, 11:58:12 AM
I would get a used Tundra... can easily be had for sub-30k. Unless you are looking for fancier models with options.
Title: Re: What truck to buy?
Post by: remo1991(Brent) on September 11, 2013, 12:07:40 PM
Wow !!! I can't believe I'm on a Nissan club page and no one has said a Titan. I thought he was going for a diesel. If I could read I would have seen he was looking for gas.  ???
Title: Re: What truck to buy?
Post by: sunny1881 on September 11, 2013, 12:20:16 PM
Not a Titan because the interior is same as X and I would feel I didnt really get a new vehicle, lol.

I may go Tundra, my buddy has one and its nice, I want low miles so hard to find for $24k because after tax, title, license, warranty, its another $2k-$4k, trying to be at $28k or less no more.
Title: Re: What truck to buy?
Post by: remo1991(Brent) on September 11, 2013, 12:27:42 PM
That's funny but true.  ;D
Title: Re: What truck to buy?
Post by: WHPIVxterra on September 11, 2013, 12:43:35 PM
Titans are BAMFs! my buddy had one (granted it was brand new) and the thing was sick. He said they had amazing warranty and costumer service.
Title: Re: What truck to buy?
Post by: jddirty on September 13, 2013, 05:27:12 PM
I have owned two ford f 150's and my current dodge, 2003 , quad cab 4x4 hemi pre mds cylinder shut down, 167000 miles and going strong, I would by another dodge again in a heartbeat.  and my stock dodge has done almost every trail the x has except for sunflower mine, stock...my f 150's were nice just seemed small to me. Go with your gut, you know we are all biased here Sunny, and my opinion is a vehicle is as reliable as you are about taking care of it. 
Title: Re: What truck to buy?
Post by: sunny1881 on September 13, 2013, 05:47:23 PM
Just drove off the lot with a 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab 5.7 Hemi White color.
Title: Re: What truck to buy?
Post by: AZXterra410 on September 13, 2013, 05:57:50 PM
Nice.
Title: Re: What truck to buy?
Post by: jddirty on September 15, 2013, 11:27:56 AM
nice, the 10 yr younger  version of my truck. congratulations sunny.. did you get the full crew cab or just the quad cab.  I have the quad cab as they did not offer the crew cab in '03....wish I had it.  best of luck and many happy miles.
Title: Re: What truck to buy?
Post by: sunny1881 on September 16, 2013, 01:02:29 PM
I bought this:

(http://cdn.getauto.com/photos/8/157158/1c/1C6RR6FT5DS617333-1c.jpg)

So I can tow this to the trails when needed:

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5458/8944984678_d5b6f5b391_c.jpg)
Title: Re: What truck to buy?
Post by: remo1991(Brent) on September 16, 2013, 03:50:41 PM
Sweet ride !!! So whats your first mod hahaha
Title: Re: What truck to buy?
Post by: sunny1881 on September 16, 2013, 04:06:44 PM
lol  :D

I do have 3:

Limo Tint

Bedliner

Tow hitch
Title: Re: What truck to buy?
Post by: Rosie on September 16, 2013, 07:47:05 PM
No tow package? Dang! Nice ride, Sunny. Love the white. Even though I'd rather tow with a diesel, those Hemis are nice.
Title: Re: What truck to buy?
Post by: sunny1881 on September 16, 2013, 10:20:55 PM
Yeah, its pretty goofy, the model I got normally has atow package included but when it has the 20" wheel package installed the tow hitch gets removed as part of it... A tow hitch can go on it, its just one of those weird manafacturer things that if we add this we remove that... I did get the upgraded 3.92 rear axle which is better gearing for towing, it will max tow 10,350 lbs. And my rig and trailer wont touch that number.

It also has uograded entertainment system and dash display, bluetooth, speak to change stations, shows tranny temp, rad temp, oil temp, mpg's, tire pressure at 4 corners and on and on... Pretty sweet. Im happy with it.
Title: Re: What truck to buy?
Post by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on September 16, 2013, 10:26:12 PM
Nice truck. I am pleased with the new Ram. I also enjoy the product. They have come a long way the 8 years that I have been working on Dodge.
Also the framing for the hitch is there. Just need to add the reciever part. 3 bolts holds it on and only takes about 15 min to install. Fishing the bolts through the frame is the fun part.
Title: Re: What truck to buy?
Post by: sunny1881 on September 16, 2013, 10:52:12 PM
Nice truck. I am pleased with the new Ram. I also enjoy the product. They have come a long way the 8 years that I have been working on Dodge.
Also the framing for the hitch is there. Just need to add the reciever part. 3 bolts holds it on and only takes about 15 min to install. Fishing the bolts through the frame is the fun part.

Elaborate a little more on this because when I look underneath it, it appears the hitch is already there but doesnt come out the rear, its like its tuck up behind rear bumper... Sounds like I just have to purchase the final part and install? Please explain a little further, not familiar with this...
Title: Re: What truck to buy?
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on September 17, 2013, 02:14:13 AM
Nice looking truck, this way you have a way to get home if you break down on the trail :)
Title: Re: What truck to buy?
Post by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on September 17, 2013, 06:47:22 AM
Yeah. The frame of the hitch is tucked under. All you have to do is buy the final piece. Its the piece your ball slides into. It wil bolt to the frame under the rear of the truck.
Title: Re: What truck to buy?
Post by: paintsnow on September 17, 2013, 06:52:03 AM
Now you just need a trailer?
Title: Re: What truck to buy?
Post by: sunny1881 on September 17, 2013, 07:03:48 AM
Now you just need a trailer?

Yep
Title: Re: What truck to buy?
Post by: paintsnow on September 17, 2013, 09:06:10 PM
Are you planning on buying new or used?