Originally Posted by TheBlackHemi
I'm currently driving an F-150 and I going to make the switch to a 2011 Ram sport 1500. I was wondering what kind of deals you guys are getting, so if you don't mind could you share the incentives you got and how much off the msrp. Thanks in advance and I look forward to joining the club.
I had a 2001 Toyota Tacoma with 195,000 miles on it. Bought it brand new. Great "little" truck. Consistently got 22~23 MPG. Catalytic converter blow out. Dealer wanted $2500 to put on a new one. Decided to get a new truck instead. Looked at the 2011 Tacoma's. They were around 17 K for a plane-jane truck. I like just straight plane-jane trucks ~ nothing fancy. During my internet searching, I came across some 2011 Ram 1500's at what seemed to me to be unbelievable prices. So on 9/15/11 I bought a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Tradesman, regular cab, 4X2, with a Hemi 5.7 engine, and an 8 foot bed. Sticker price was $23830 but with incentives, they had it marked down to (get this) $18995 ! That's just a tad more than I would have paid for a new stripped-down Tacoma. This tradesman is just perfect for me. Got just the frills I wanted, and none of the frills I didn't want. And it's definitely "heavy duty" in case I wanna pull something. If ya wanna see how much truck you can get without breaking your bank, click this link: http://www.lynchchryslerdodgejeep.co...46cc2d8926.htm
If you shop around, I'm sure you could find some deals like this in your neck of the woods.
I just luv my new truck. It's BIG, POWERFUL, and oh so SWEET to drive. And it gets right around 20 MPG as 99% of my driving is "highway" and I always use "cruise control". If ya want a lot of truck for not a lot of money, and don't need/want all the bells and whistles, check out the Tradesman. It's very nicely appointed for a plane-jane truck. Be sure to read all the specs on the above link. I think you'll be impressed with it.
Hope this helps ya out. I'd be glad to answer any questions you may have about my truck.