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Old 10-17-2012, 06:33 PM   #16
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You don't want the 2012 V6, ...the fuel consumption is no better than the HEMI.

Right now, Ram is offering a 10k factory rebate here in Canada, plus my company allows for preferred pricing so very tempting...works out to 30% off !

2013 Ram's initial rebate is going to be 5k factory rebate...so ya, maybe wait till this time next year

I probably will get serious at new vehicle acquisition in about two, maybe three years. My pickup is only seven years old.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:35 PM   #17
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thanks, that's a good review.

side note : Ram box isn't available in Canada for some reason
Huh...I saw a few with the Ram Box at the dealer where I bought my 2500 Cummins. Did they stop bringing them in for 2013?
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:13 PM   #18
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I probably will get serious at new vehicle acquisition in about two, maybe three years. My pickup is only seven years old.
what do you have?
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:15 PM   #19
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Huh...I saw a few with the Ram Box at the dealer where I bought my 2500 Cummins. Did they stop bringing them in for 2013?
maybe it's an Ontario thing, the dealer told me this yesterday.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:30 PM   #20
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what do you have?
2005 GMC Canyon Extra Cab, 4 cyl engine, Manual Transmission, Hand Crank windows. Getting close to 100k miles.

Bar none, the most reliable, lowest cost of ownership vehicle I've ever owned.

My current thinking is when I do get something newish, I'll keep the pickup and get something sporty but effecient. Like a Focus ST or VW GTi.---- Or please please Lordy a VW GTD.
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:30 AM   #21
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2005 GMC Canyon Extra Cab, 4 cyl engine, Manual Transmission, Hand Crank windows. Getting close to 100k miles.

Bar none, the most reliable, lowest cost of ownership vehicle I've ever owned.

My current thinking is when I do get something newish, I'll keep the pickup and get something sporty but effecient. Like a Focus ST or VW GTi.---- Or please please Lordy a VW GTD.
That's what I was hoping to do, keep the ridgeline on the side when I need it and buy something sporty and fun as the new vehicle. Insurance wise, it doesn't make sense, nor do I have the room for a third vehicle.

hand crank windows?...truly old school
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:59 AM   #22
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My current thinking is when I do get something newish, I'll keep the pickup and get something sporty but effecient. Like a Focus ST or VW GTi.---- Or please please Lordy a VW GTD.
Keep holding your breath.

I know THAT'S the VW *I* want. Too bad VW won't bring it to the States.

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Old 10-18-2012, 08:06 AM   #23
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i'm gonna be shopping for a truck to handle my truck camper in the next couple years.. if the payload capacity is there this could be a good choice, what with the built in load leveling, etc.

thanks for sharing!
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:51 AM   #24
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I have a 1997 Ram 1500 SLT that I bought dealer new in 1998, has ~140,000 miles on it now. As far as reliability goes it's been almost flawless. I've put two water pumps on it, but I think the first one was related to my wife crushing the front end by t-boning some poor bastard (came within $500 of totaling the truck). The brake lines to the rear just rusted away this summer, but the truck has spent ~8 of its 14 years in the salt belt. Despite that the body and frame are relatively rust-free.

Now cosmetically...the clearcoat on the roof is completely gone and the top of the dash is cracked into a dozen pieces. Nothing that particularly bothers me. I'll eventually get around to fixing those things because I plan on driving this truck until I'm too old to drive.
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:22 AM   #25
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Hold out for the 2013...
It's getting 12 more SiriousXM latino channels...
I have no idea what in the hell that has to do with the new truck, but i gotta have it!
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:25 PM   #26
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Keep holding your breath.

I know THAT'S the VW *I* want. Too bad VW won't bring it to the States.

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TDI will accept GTI suspension, plus a mild tune, 170hp/300ftlbs. Is there more to GTD?

I believe at least. Any other distinguishing features?
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:04 PM   #27
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I had an 84 D100 with the 225 slant 6, 140k miles before selling. Then a 95 Ram 1500 with the V6, 135k miles before selling. Both 6s were dogs on acceleration. Pulled friends 20 boat a few times with both 2-wheel drive 6s with no problems. I now have a 06 Dakota. My first 4X4 and V8, 86k miles currently. It goes! It gets expensive if you have a heavy foot. Can get 18-19 hwy if I am sensible. The V8 is a little overkill for me but it is nice when you need the power to pass or merge. The newer 6s are way more powerful than my old trucks. I think I could go with a newer 6 for my needs? I have never had an issues with any of my Dodge trucks. Just regular general maintenance and a few small things along the way.
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:21 PM   #28
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Things can change, but my experience with V6s in pickups is:

1) Only one or two better MPG empty.
2) Several MPG worse when towing.
3) Much less power, especially when towing.

The positive just doesn't outweigh the negatives. And if buying new, the V8 is only a hundreds of dollars option. Not real expensive.
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:09 PM   #29
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I have a 2011 Ram 1500 quad cab 4x4 with the 4.7 V8 (non-hemi). It just turned over 40k miles with no problem. I've been averaging 20 mpg overall, but I live out in the middle of nowhere with no traffic. I really like the truck, but I don't think I'd go for the V6 myself unless the mileage was significantly better and had comparable power to a V8. These are heavy trucks, it makes me wonder how hard a V6 would have to work, even with the 8-speed tranny.
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:11 PM   #30
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Things can change, but my experience with V6s in pickups is:

1) Only one or two better MPG empty.
2) Several MPG worse when towing.
3) Much less power, especially when towing.

The positive just doesn't outweigh the negatives. And if buying new, the V8 is only a hundreds of dollars option. Not real expensive.
The new eco turbo ford v6 tows and accelerates really nice. Better than the v8. I did think the mileage would be better, unloaded.
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