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Old 06-16-2011, 05:05 PM
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Hmmmm....Infidelity. Remember-"Til death do us part!" I hate to see people give up vehicles they like/love (your Ram truck) because of gas mileage. But this I do understand-times are tough, and not everyone makes the same amount of money, has the same bills, more or less mouths to feed, rooves over our heads etc etc etc. Those are the important things. So it sucks you may have to give up your truck because of financial/gas issues, but you have to take care of your important things. Have you looked at keeping the truck and getting a "beater" car that gets better gas mileage? And response to Cajun- I had a 03 Dakota that had a 4.7l V8 and am getting better mileage with the new truck, so I don't know if that would help Txhemi out or not. Just my 4 cents. Best of luck with your decision, Txhemi!
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I bought a 2002 Malibu with 145000 miles on it for $2K to drive back and forth to work everyday. Advantages, I get around 25mpg in stop and go traffic with the AC on, I don't put miles on my truck, so it inevitably will last longer. I save money on gas. I save money on insurance because they rate the truck as a hobby/recreational vehicle, plus we have 3 vehicles and 2 drivers, so that adds a discount. The Malibu easily has paid for itself in savings. Just a suggestion.
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Why not get the v6 ram?
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I had considered selling my truck to get a car because i was looking at a 106 mile commute each day.

Long and short of it is, you will not end up saving money in the short term by trading in anything. (You automatically loose $2-4k by trading in over selling privately)

You have to save enough in gas to make up the difference in the prices of the vehicles. If you do the hardcore math (which i did, quite an excel sheet) you'll find that unless you MAKE money after selling the truck (which I didnt, because I practically stole it) and buying another vehicle its not worth the change. Especially if you love your truck.
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It finally happened Friday night. Got a 2007 Tacoma TRD Off-Road. Its a pretty nifty little truck so far.
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The previous owner took good care of it. It only has 40k miles on it. He made his own grille which looks pretty good, painted the badges black, left the k&n drop-in filter, and put on new tires to trade it in.

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