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Re: New Ram V6

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oldtanker

03-17-2013 20:23:33
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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.

Rick

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G1355

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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oldtanker

03-17-2013 20:44:45
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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.

Rick

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G1355

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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oldtanker

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 it....to 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.

Rick

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G1355

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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oldtanker

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.

Rick

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G1355

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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