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Old 04-29-2013, 05:10 PM
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No question Tacoma's hold their value very well and are a solid truck, but as others have said you have to define what you want in a truck and how you will use it. If re-sale value is the most important factor for you, go with a Tacoma. A Tacoma would also be a good choice if you do not need a lot of truck, want one that is easy to park and if garage space is an issue. Other than that, fuel mileage is about the same or maybe only slightly better in a Tacoma vs a V8 Ram, yet with a full size truck you have considerably more room, power and overall capability. Then there is the V6 flavor Ram which returns excellent fuel mileage and yet you have the capacity of a full size truck.
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:20 PM
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If you need to haul or tow a lot
stay away from anything with Coil Springs
Leaf springs are needed for those heavier loads
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I sold my Taco and bought a '13 Ram, haven't regretted the decision. More room, capacity and the gas mileage is on par with what the Taco was getting. Did I mention the extra power!!! The only problem I had was getting used to fitting it in parking spots, it is wider!
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But if you are going to tow within your prescribed manufacturers limits, the coil suspension will be fine. There's always using a utility trailer in tow that can handle the payload so the bed of your truck doesn't have to. And I know GT means well (sorry GT), and probably hates his smooth riding coil suspension but if you consider a Nissan Armada and it's coil suspension, my wife, and six grown adult kids with a 6500lb Pontoon in tow, handled it just fine for two years worth before downsizing. Of course the Armada has a 5.6L V8 to boot.
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What are your frieds smoking? I'm on my third Ram because they have been very good to me and by far the best looking truck made! And that's coming from mostly a Ford guy. As far as holding their value the dealer gave me $1,500 over book value for my 05. I dare you to go test drive one that should make your decision easy.
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I wouldn't trade the Tacoma, I would sell it to a third party. You'll get more for it that way.
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V6's with 3.55 can do 64 or 6500 3.21's are 4500
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If you need more:
Towing power
Room to stretch
Comfy road trips
Larger bed

Then get the Ram. If not refer to the following-> "If it ain't broke don't fix it"
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I have had three Rams....2003, 2007 and now a 2013. My wife has had four Tacomas ...1992, 2002, 2005 and 2011. Guess I am qualified to share my opinion. The Tacoma is a better truck as far and fit and finish. I have had paint problems on all of my Rams, especially my 2013. None of the Tacomas had any paint issues...none! The Tacoma has a better interior. My 2013 Ram with a Hemi and 3.92 rearend gets almost as good mileage as my wife's 2011 Tacoma Sport with a V-6. I get about 17 mpg under regular driving conditions with my Hemi. My Ram is a Quad Cab and it has considerably more interior room than the Tacoma Crew Cab. It also has a much bigger box. My Ram has a much more comfortable ride than the Tacoma. Over the years, my wife's Tacomas have been in the shop less than my Rams. All of our trucks have been driven over 100,000 miles before trading. We live in the country but drive frequently in a city of over 200,000. The Tacoma is a heck of a lot better in tight places. Again my major complaint about my Ram centers around fit and finish. Chrysler needs to get with it. If they don't, I'll be buying a Tacoma next time around. Both are very handsome trucks and I think that I look darn good in either and I am not a teenager....far from it at age 70. :-)
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I just traded my '10 Taco TRD (21k mileage) for a Ram 1500 4x4. I thought the same thing when I was looking at the RAM. The Taco just did everything I needed and was 100% reliable with none of the small piddly-s#t that goes wrong to bother me. The only thing wrong with the Taco's are they are way looooong in the tooth in design. Another Taco (2006, 2010) would have meant just a color change for me, and that's it. Why change a good thing I guess?

I keep my stuff super-clean and the dealer gave me a lot more than I thought for the Taco. They knew it wouldn't be a hard sell. I was initially going to do an Express and add the hood, tires, etc... but went for the Sport loaded up. The RAM truck is awesome to look at. Been so busy adding and modding I owe the forum some pics. I did notice some things already thought that may be signs of things to come (my overflow cap doesn't stay on). OK, so I'm picky....

I do have to say one thing... even knowing resale value may not be be what the Taco was,...

I don't regret trading for the Ram Sport! It is a nice looking, powerful truck... fingers crossed for reliability.

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