Originally Posted by willypct
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:
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.
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.
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.