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Old 11-01-2014, 08:02 PM   #21
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Yeah, maybe.... I'll keep looking, but I can see that I'm either back in a lease or looking at used if I want to keep my payment the same. Lots to think about.
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Old 11-03-2014, 08:22 AM   #22
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Checking numbers on ecodiesel... not very impressive. With my wife and I in the vehicle, remaining payload is 1000lbs with a max towing of 6800lbs. This would be perfect for my mini light, but we're already eyeballing our upgrade, lol, and it won't be enough truck.
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Old 11-03-2014, 08:28 AM   #23
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Need fuel to make power. My experience with TV's is there are no free rides just trade offs. Question is what are you willing to live with and what not.


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Old 11-03-2014, 12:29 PM   #24
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Good luck, Chrysler just reported it's sales for October. "Ram full-size pickup was the standout, continuing its status as the company's best-seller and reporting a 33.5% jump in sales."
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Old 11-03-2014, 01:05 PM   #25
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Friend in the business told me that the best time to buy is last day of the month and get in early in the morning - there's apparently a superstition about making the very first deal work in order to "salt" the day.....
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Old 11-04-2014, 06:26 AM   #26
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I have a pretty good deal offer on the Ram. It pulls me out of my lease and gets me in a TV that can easily handle my new TT. There's not much sense worrying about a "next" trailer when I haven't yet truly experienced the one we bought in September.

I need to get the specific towing and payload numbers for this vehicle, the dealer is only quoting the best case scenario numbers from the brochure... I don't think they actually have a clue.

I'm not even sure how they can make this deal, they need to payoff 30k for my trade/lease.

I really like the truck. It matches my needs very well as a TV and daily driver -- considering all the miles that I drive. There's always a trade off here or there, but I can't afford the high cost of daily driving the perfect TV.... especially while I only own a 4200lbs TT. At least I will own this truck rather than dealing with a lease.

Thanks for the advice, just a few more details to run down prior to closing the deal. If everything checks out, I'll have a new ecodiesel in the garage!

Maybe I'll go to Florida instead of SC in the spring!!
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Old 11-04-2014, 06:47 AM   #27
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I bought a 1 ton Chevy crew cab diesel last year for less than what most half tons cost. Less than most mid size SUVs too.
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Old 11-04-2014, 06:53 AM   #28
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I hear you, I'm getting out of a lease that I'm in trouble with mileage, needs new tires and has 18 months left to go. I'm about $3500 upside down plus a set of tires that I would need to buy immediately.

My out the door for the Ram, including tax is under 39k on a truck with almost a 39k sticker.
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Old 11-04-2014, 07:52 AM   #29
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....my take on this... NEVER LEASE!!!


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So who makes the ecodiesel for Dodge. European? fiat? I assume they did not build this engine from scratch.
It is a Fiat engine made in Italy.

Remember to subtract 10 to 15% from that mileage figure to adjust for the cost of fuel vs gas.
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