Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Valdosta, Georgia
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Re: Ford f-150 vs Ram 1500 (99/02)
Someone with far greater technical knowledge than me, perhaps Havack, might tell you otherwise, but I just don't see new trucks, and cars for that matter, as investments worth holding on to for 200,000+ miles. They are all computer controlled, are set up to last 100,000 miles and then everything on them needs replacing. I have my bronco to tinker with and as for my wife's Tahoe, we just trade it in every two years for a new one. My brother just got a steal on a left over '04 F-150 and yeah, it ain't the most powerful truck, but it's strength is the nice interior and ride. The bed being so darn deep is the only real "manly" selling point. But little bro thinks it's cool. [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] My father on the other hand broke tradition and bought a '03 Ram quadcab with the hemi and yes, I believe it could smoke my brother's truck. In the end it's obviously totally up to you. But if the price is right and you might tow something then go for it.
Just saw GT's response. Ditto the resale thing. In '94 the Ram's were gold, but now the "new" F-150 enjoys that status.