what would u buy?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Kingbman1, Dec 20, 2003.

  1. Kingbman1

    Kingbman1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 176

    Im thinking about purchasing a truck.

    The two that i am considering are:

    2001 Dodge Ram 1500
    26,300 miles
    v8 5.2
    green
    $12,903

    or

    2001 Chevy silverado 1500
    26,000 miles
    v6 4.3
    white
    $13,000

    what would u buy
     
  2. Rustic Goat

    Rustic Goat LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,194

    Would purchase Dodge.
    Reason = V8
     
  3. maelawncare

    maelawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 420

    DODGE because chevys just suck!
     
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    I wouldn't buy either.

    #1 Dodge trucks are known for having weak trannies. It's nothing new and apparently something theycontinue to have a lot of trouble with. Just this week they announced another auto tranmission recall. There are 4 Dodge pickups on my block. 3 have been in for problems with the auto tranny.

    #2 Like Rustic Goat says the Chevy has a V-6. A gas V-8 is the minimum engine required.
     
  5. troblandscape

    troblandscape Guest
    Posts: 0

    Chevy with a V8, is your best bet.....:D
     
  6. troblandscape

    troblandscape Guest
    Posts: 0

    Chevys don't suk newbie, take that talk somewhere else:realmad:
     
  7. TreffertLawnWrx

    TreffertLawnWrx LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 277

    Just make your decision on your needs. How much will you be towing. Will you be towing everyday. Is gas mileage important.

    Might be better to buy a little older of a vehicle 98-2000 and not regret your purchase. If you are thinking of upgrading (trailer, towing capabilities) might want to think about a 3/4 ton. wish thats what I went with at first, and after two new 1500's, I made the right move.
    P.S. I sold cars for 3 years out of high school while starting my business. Every one makes a good truck, the fact of the matter is GM makes that much better of a truck.
     
  8. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Platinum Member
    from zone 6
    Posts: 4,312

    My girlfriend sells cars sells cars for a living. She would not own a Dodge as they create grief because they keep coming back broke and the custemer is pissed.
     
  9. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Posts: 1,557


    He has his opinion and can type it here.

    Chevies do suck
    Go get yourself a Ford
     
  10. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    I think I would buy this...

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