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Re: New Ram V6

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03-17-2013 19:21:41

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What? It can drive one wheel up on a ramp? Ford can do that too. So can Nissan, Toyota, Honda and GM.

Got a local family here. 1/2 is BTO farmers and the other half is into earth moving from small to medium. They all drive F250/350 trucks. Often see them with small dozers, skidsteers and other smaller equipment, livestock trailers, the big gooseneck type, flatbeds, pulling wagons and implements into construction sites and farm fields. So just what makes the Ford incapable of doing a job? Guess I better run over and tell them boys that they can't do that with those trucks. G1355 says so :lol: :lol: :lol: .

Guess it's a good thing for Ford, GM, Toyota, Nissan and Honda that 80% of the truck buyers in the US are too stupid to know that FIAT is best :roll: tooo bad for FIAT :lol: and all this knowledge from our resident expert G1355 :shock: .

Know whats really funny G1355? I don't know anyone who uses a truck to work with that owns a RAM other than a few online people I talk to. Every RAM owner I know, face to face kinda know, owns em cause they think they are cool or cause they got em used cheap. They may even use em to haul their boat to the lake in the summer. But most often just used as a daily driver.


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03-17-2013 19:38:36

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 Re: New Ram V6 in reply to oldtanker, 03-17-2013 19:21:41  
No the powerwagon has 3 inches more clearance than any other 2500 along with a unhook able swaybar so the front axle moves 18 inches, no other truck can do that along with a warn winch, and dual locking differantials not offered on any other truck. Lets see a f250 or 2500 Chevy compete, rock climbing or mudding, you'd have to spend 10,000 on upgrades and it wouldn't be covered on warranty like the powerwagon, obviously you don't know what a powerwagon is, it isn't a 7400 dollar option for the decals.

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03-17-2013 20:23:33

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 Re: New Ram V6 in reply to G1355, 03-17-2013 19:38:36  
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No I will admit I didn't know that. And if I were in the market for a new truck that's one option I wouldn't want and couldn't care less about. So that's of little difference to me. I don't rock climb and I don't mud. A truck to me is a tool. It helps me get something done. My play time is spent reloading and shooting. So obviously I don't care what a Powerwagon is. To me it's a guy who is trying to compensate for something. One of my SILs is into that stuff and he thinks it makes him a man. What makes him a man is how protective he is of my grnad daughter and daughter and how hard he works to make sure that not only is a roof over their heads and food on the table but that they can afford things like toys and jacked up trucks.

Little history for you. IN the mid 70s the US Army bought Powerwagons. Some were equiped with an extra 24 volt alternator to power vehicle mount radios and all were fitted with black out drive lights. The Army had nothing but troubles with them. Front axles and trannies were the worst. By 83 they were being replaced with GM/Chevies. They still had some of the Chevy's and GM's in 96 when I retired. Our support maintanance company, E CO 701st, got theirs in 75. Picked them up a depot in Germany and drove them back to the Stuggart area. Out of 20 brand new trucks only 12 drove in under their own power (keep in mind that before the wall came down you could cross West Germany in less than 8 hours by road). Add in young soldiers who didn't have to pay for the gas or repairs.......well you can guess the rest.



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03-17-2013 20:30:44

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 Re: New Ram V6 in reply to oldtanker, 03-17-2013 20:23:33  
Well times have changed, uncle has a 1977 powerwagon and still hauls cattle very weak with it, and she still runs great, the new ones are nice for work or play, your a Chevy man like I'm a dodge guy

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03-17-2013 20:44:45

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 Re: New Ram V6 in reply to G1355, 03-17-2013 20:30:44  
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Nope, not a Chevy man. Not a Ford man. Just a man. I don't need a vehicle to make me a man. I'll buy a Chevy or a Ford. Don't make much difference to me as long as it gets me there and back without a side trip to the dealer. Of all the vehicles I've owned through the years the worst was a MOPAR. Of all the vehicles I've owned under warranty I've had one repair on a Chevy. The cruise went out at about 150 miles. Was a 30 min fix while I waited. Last 3 Fords I've owned all went between 212000 and 245000 miles and were still a daily driver when traded. Currently on a Chevy Suburban with 285000. Had to replace the tranny at 258000. FIL drove a Ford car (lincoln town car) 380000 without major repair when he finally parked it.


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03-17-2013 20:59:02

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 Re: New Ram V6 in reply to oldtanker, 03-17-2013 20:44:45  
Well do you have a truck? 1500 or 2500, If you do and when you trade it in and you get a new truck, consider the dodge ram, trust me you won't be disappointed, but really if you buy a new truck anytime, test drive one and consider them. I think you will really like it even if you've had bad experiences.

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03-18-2013 07:29:15

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 Re: New Ram V6 in reply to G1355, 03-17-2013 20:59:02  
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Actually I'm in the market for another truck. My current truck is on it's last legs.

But with the price of a new one I'm going used. Dodge/Fiat/Ram isn't even being considered. And yea, I'd be disappointed, in myself to start with for buying a FIAT and for buying into the hype. If someone gave me a Fiat Ram I'd drive the nearest dealer and trade it on a truck I could trust.

I'm in the same boat with tractors. I have a couple of Fords and IH's. If I were buying new none of my money would be going to FIAT. I'd be trying to keep as much of my money in the US as possible.


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03-18-2013 08:45:42

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 Re: New Ram V6 in reply to oldtanker, 03-18-2013 07:29:15  
Well guess your missing out, you won't get to know what a dependable truck is, I'll keep dodging ahead., and you know what they say if you can't beat them join them, so you should be joining the ram trucks.

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03-18-2013 09:53:04

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 Re: New Ram V6 in reply to G1355, 03-18-2013 08:45:42  
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Look it up Dodge=AJ: to avoid

But thats a moot point, the RAM is a FIAT.

Heck my Suburban pulls livestock and other trailers, hay wagons, hauls sacks of feed and seed. 285000 miles, tranny at 258000, alternator and starter at about 265000. You going to tell me a RAM is more dependable than that? LOL one guy I know who got a FIAT RAM diesel about 8 months ago is joking about how he just schedules an appointment with the dealer once a month for his monthly warranty repair. Nothing major but he's had it in about 6 times so far and that truck never gets used hard or leaves the pavement. Sure sounds like a typical FIAT to me.

Nope I want something that will start and drive when I need it to. So I'm looking for a Ford or Chevy gasser. Don't want the diesel up here. Too many cold weather issues when it's below zero.


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03-18-2013 11:44:59

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 Re: New Ram V6 in reply to oldtanker, 03-18-2013 09:53:04  
Sorry your in denial, only problem I"ve had is a five cent heater fan resistor, that they put on outside for me and took two minutes, and it was free under warranty, that"s nice when you have a 5 year 100,000 mile warranty, when the rest run out 40,000 miles short, if I have problems they"ll still be free, no cost to me.dont know why the dodge name is such a sore subject, let me know when the truck says fiat. Even if they own part, won"t be on the truck, and if the truck doesn"t say it, it isn"t one.

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