Originally Posted by waterfordcreek
Currently shopping. Looked at the new Ford and Chevy suv's.........
Ford salesman- want a test drive?
Me- I can get a benz for the same price. Why should I consider the Ford?
Me - Never-mind.
I think Im just going to get another 4Runner.
No kidding.....The wife just leased a 2014 Dodge 1500 crew cab Outdoorsman, Mossy Oak Camo package. I don't think there is another bell or whistle you can get on the thing, in fact she even made them install after the fact heated seats and a retractable sunroof.......and though a $48k truck, she actually got a pretty fantastic deal on it....BUT....
It also has an 8 speed trans and a....3.92 axle set!....Which means the mileage is terrible (other day we drove to the bar 5 miles away....got a whopping 4.7 mpg). SuRrrrRre, it can pull a house off its foundation, yet the only thing we tow around are our narrow backsides. Heck, to get up to 45 it shifts a gear like every 3 seconds.
Best of all, 5 days after buying it having driven it only once (Moose died the day she brought it home so it sat for a week) we go out to the truck and find that a mouse that had to come from the dealership had chewed up everything in the glovebox, and as I turn the key to drive it....Dead air. I mean nothing, no ignition turn over, no electrical inside the vehicle and the headlamps were bright.....Better still, because it has that stupid electronic shifter (a knob on the dash) you can't get it out of gear.
It took a month to get it back, all because the mouse had chewed a single tiny perhaps 22ga. wire in two....Interior and dash completely out so you know it will rattle and squeek forever....and what happens if say we drive to the middle of some wilderness area with no cell reception....A chipmunk could totally disable the vehicle meaning we get to walk 100 miles out (naturally the limited gas milage range protects us to some degree). Now that's Ram Tough
Yep, that old stinking jeep with no rocker panels left and faded paint (under the dirt) sure looked mighty good in her spot on the drive
....and for the cost of that truck we could buy a fleet of them.....A different jeep for each day of the month.
It made every second in that stink mobile worth it.