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Old 12-25-2013, 02:22 PM
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Well gang looks like I'm ready to pull the trigger on a new Ram 1500 tomorrow.
Hopefully I will be able to get a crew cab sport.


This will be my 3rd Ram so I'm happy with the decision.

Couple of questions for my fellow Ram owners.

Is there a big diff between the 13 & 14's?

Im looking to go with a 8 speed but don't like what I'm reading about the hard down shifts. I have a 2014 jeep and I know the feeling and hate it.

Is the 6 spd a better alternative?

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Old 12-25-2013, 02:32 PM
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13's are getting few and far between, even more so a '13 sport with the 6 speed. I would say go 8 speed, it is a better trans than any of those before it. If you can find a deep discounted 13 go for it, otherwise you are most likely looking at a 14. Not really any major changes from 13 to 14.
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Old 12-25-2013, 02:49 PM
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I got a beat on a couple of 13's and I want to take advantage of the financing if possible!
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Good deal, if you found 13's that fit your needs I would pull the trigger pretty quick before they are gone. You should be able to get a killer deal given it s "last years" model.
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I don't think there are a lot of differences between a 2013 and '14 model. A friend has a 2014 and other than the 8 speed transmission and the sensors in the front bumper we haven't found any significant differences. You can save some $$$$ money if you can find what you want in a 2013. I got my 2013 Longhorn for near $10K savings.
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I just got a 13 with the 8 speed tranny...LOVE IT! Saved well over $10,000 also!
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i tried for a 13 too just because i did not want the 8 speed tranny and that silly dial selector.

it was hard to find one, but when i finally did, the same truck was cheaper in a 14. the 13's didn't have as large of incentives, and i ended up it would have been more for the same 13 model.

i bit the bullet and ordered the 14. that freaking shift selector is going to kill me tho! lol
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Traded a 2011 for a 2014 and love it. Down shifts are virtually undetectable and love the 8 speed. Just drove 1,050 miles and averaged 70 mph and 21 mpg. Getting used to the knob and use the extra room on the console. The air ride was very helpful the last several months as my wife shattered her knee cap and left wrist. Makes entry and exit quite nice.
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this time of year, you might be able to get just a good a deal on the 14 as the 13. if this is true in your area, go for the 14.
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Looks like the deals are on the 13's near me.....First 13 didnt pan out yesterday so heading into NJ to look at one now....Wish me luck!
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