October 4, 2005I know im gonna get torn up for this one butt..... OK i own a trailer dumpster business. the truck you see in my gallary is my everyday driver plus my work truck that hauls heavy trailers all day. I went to the chevy dealer today to look at getting a duramax 675.00 per month,then stopped by the dodge dealer next door just to compair. for a loaded cummings 3500, it was 495.00 per month for more options. now im a die hard chevy guy i have always owned chevy's. and im keeping my chevy. that is a huge price difference. im torn i need some advice. I dont know why dodge is so much cheaper than chevy. my brother just got a hemi 1500 4x4 four door for 200.00 per month with 0 down. what would you guys do in my shoes honest.
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October 4, 2005For a work truck, save any extra money ya can... that's more dough in the pocket! But it's also a write-off isn't it?
I would honestly get whichever one you feel is best for your business. Take the name badge off and run the numbers, forget what is a Dodge and what is a Chevy and get whichever one will do the job for you. There are lemons in every make and model...
October 4, 2005Which one will be more reliable? Which one will tow and haul better and has more power? Which one has better quality? Answer those questions and that should give you the answer, because the money won't matter as much if the truck isn't going to do the job and do it reliably.
October 4, 2005Thanks guys. its just hard driving a chevy all your life then going with something else. its just a hard choice there both good trucks i think. i like the duramax better but i dont like the price. i would rather be cummin than strokin lol.
October 4, 2005It would be no question in my mind,.. with the cost of everything rising,.. you've gotta take a break when you can get it... if it's going to cost you that much less,... NO QUESTION...
Seriously,... they are all making decent trucks,... it comes down to personal taste and cost. If you can save almost $200 a month in payment,... and the dodge is going to do what you want it to do,.. then thats a nice piece of pocket change in your pocket and not the banks.
I'd get the dodge if it was going to save you that much money hands down.
October 4, 2005I bought a new Ford Super Duty the beginning of September. My decision was based on several factors, including price. The Chevy was just too much money for the configuratiuon I wanted (crew cab, shortbed, diesel, 4X4). The Ford has gobs of hp and torque, the integrated trailer brakes, killer mirrors for towing our camper, factory switches for aftermarket accessories, a solid front axle, more interior space, cheaper to lift, and all the little convenience bells and whistles.
I would read up at DTW about the Dodge transmissions, the last I heard they were still having issues (when towing mostly). The Ford transmission seems to be reasonably trouble free, but I guess the first 50,000 miles will tell.
I loved my Chevy, but it just couldn't keep up anymore. I still have the Suburban, and I like the look of the new Chevy trucks a lot, but I'm pretty impressed with the Super Duty too.
Let your concience be your guide.
October 4, 2005Are the trucks otherwise identical? How about the financing options - same term and rate? I guess what I'm really asking is, what's the sales price of each truck? $200/mo @ 60 months is easily a $10k difference in price, for example, so I'm concerned that you're comparing apples to oranges.
Good luck with whatever you decide...
October 4, 2005I'm thinking on the same line as Jerry, talk to the dealers a little more, get the exact terms they are quoting you, what type of warranty is involved with each etc.
October 4, 2005When your Dodge ends up blowing trannies you'll wish you had your Chevy again. Buy the Chevy after you find out why they are different in price.
How close was the final sticker price of each.
Could it be that the Dodge dealer was giving you more for your Chevy then the Chevy dealer?
October 4, 2005if its a manual, i would go with the Cummins and 6spd just bc you said you pull a lot, and the Cummins are great pullers. dodge has an aweful rep for having cruddy autos, so if you want an auto I would tell you to go with the DMax and Allison combo. Our new one has loads of power, we put 1500lbs on our cab and chassis 3500 w/ dump-flatbed and honestly it barely notices the weight. Im not impressed with the powerjokes, but the turbos nice and loud
October 4, 2005Both trucks were priced at 2 year lease 15k per year dodge was 38,999 and the chevy was 41,000 and the dodge has heated leather seat chevy did not dodge has 4 door chevy did not.
October 4, 2005My dad had a 98 ram 1500, tranny blew at 41,000 miles bought a car, then bought the tahoe after the car pooped out on us. My uncle recently had a 3500 ram, it was great till his tranny blew at around 60,000 miles, sold it then bought an avalanch that pulls is 35 foot camper with ease.
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