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Old 04-29-2013, 02:50 PM
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Hi every one I joined this forum in hopes of learning more about the ram.
I currently drive an 08 Toyota tacoma.had it for five years and never had
any problems with it.I've always liked the look of the ram1500 and know
They came out with a v6 I'm very tempted to trade my taco..all my friends and
Coworkers tell me the ram doesn't hold its value like the tacoma and that
Their not reliable. Two of my coworkers owned rams and their telling me
I will regret it if I go ahead with the trade. Guys in all honesty is the ram 1500 really
That bad.why do they have such a bad reputation?
I need a full size truck that's good on gas so it will be between the ram with the v6 or the
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Well your friends are probably right about the resale value of your Tacoma. They are renown for holding their value, and justifiably so. I sold my Taco for $9000, and it had 180k on it. Matter a fact I had 4 people call me up the first day the ad was posted, and one guy offered me full price, sight unseen! He hopped on a bus the next day to come pick it up. Obviously I undervalued it... lol. But at the time there were hardly any Tacomos for sale comparable to mine so I had no idea of the value. I had a number in my head that I was going to be happy with and I ended up getting more than that, so I wasnt too upset.

They are awesome little trucks though. The thing is, they are little trucks. The Ram is a full sized truck with a lot more power. Its like comparing apples to oranges IMO.

You wont be disappointed. I sure wasn't.
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Rayne is correct ...

Taco's hold their value incredibly well. Outside of that ~ The Ram shines in every other avenue. I traded in a Tundra for my Ram, and have no regrets.

Once you move up to a full size, its a huge wake up call
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I traded my 08 silverado for a 13 ram sport,
I wish I would've waited for the 14's hopefully
They'd have the bugs worked out by then.
Right now I'm driving a 12 larmie slt and it
Is driving way better than my 13
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I'm trading my Tacoma in for a Ram. I'm looking forward to more space and power and better fuel economy.
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What you plan to do with the truck?? The Tacoma is a 1/4 (Compact Truck) ton truck and it is among the best in it classes. Now the Ram is more in the class of the Tundra 1/2 ton truck mean to tow heavier load and stuff. I never test drive a V6 Ram so I can't not really tell you how it feel, but I truly believe a Ram is more V8 kind of truck, unless the V6 is supercharged or twine turbo like the Ecoboost. Ram is a bigger truck hence use more gas but gave more power also less reality then a Tacoma. So if a city person and do not need to tow heavy load or climb out a mud hole then stay with the Tacoma, you will be much more happier. Hope this help.
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Do a google search and you'll find a recent Truck Trend review of the v6 powered Ram.
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as others have said..make sure you have a good understanding of what you need the truck to do. depending on which Taco you have, and which Ram you want..the specs can be pretty close wrt capabilities.

the '08 Taco can max out at ~6500lbs towing, and 1200lbs hauling. depending on the trim, and the gears..a full sized Ram (v6) can max out at ~4500lbs towing, and ~1500lbs hauling.

you can get a much bigger bed in a Ram..but if that isn't required for you, then you might be happier keeping your Taco.
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Resale aside I think making the change is a wise decision
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Originally Posted by willypct View Post
Guys in all honesty is the ram 1500 really
That bad.why do they have such a bad reputation?
In the past, Dodge has had a few ... issues ... But recently RAM has really worked their asses off to straighten out the brand... Look at the reliability ratings for 2013:

http://www.cars.com/go/advice/Story....ct=most_depend

Um, Yeah, You're reading that right. RAM is top 10. Above Ford. Look who is at the Bottom, Dodge. Why is this? Well, RAM has been reinvented from the ground up. Jeep and Dodge are still weeding out some of the old models, and once everything is refreshed -- those brands will catch up, but it'll take some time.

Sometimes Stereotypes die hard. I know people who think VW's are greatest most reliable cars on the road. But they are right there on the bottom.

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I need a full size truck that's good on gas so it will be between the ram with the v6 or the Ford.
The F150 doesn't have a "True" fuel sipper. The Ecoboost is built to compete against V8's not the Pentastar. The Pentastar will beat any ecoboost any day of the week in MPG. It's just not super 'peppy' in the butt dyno arena.

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Resale?
The problem with RAM (And all American manufactures) is they dilute their values with big holdbacks, rebates, and incentives. Resale on 1500's has been Dismal in the past, but it is slowly increasing to match market for full sized American trucks. If the 4th Gen RAM keeps reliability up, you'll see a drastic swing in resale, since right now it is indeed, pretty low.

Taco's are a bit of a rare breed. Since there really isn't much competition anymore for the Tacoma, resale stays pretty good on them. But for the most part, that market was hit hard by the SUV. But, the reason why Tacoma's sell so well, are Teenaged Boys. They are Good Cheap reliable trucks for that kid who wants a truck. Period. Go to any high school parking lot and you'll see 15 of them. Parents trust them since they are "Toyota's", and kids love them since they are cool trucks. (Honestly, if my kid was turning 16 today, I'd buy him a Tacoma)

Dude, so, stop listening what people say. Go drive one and make up your own mind.
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