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#21 Old 01-17-2013, 07:54 AM
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I think you should just go with your gut.

That being said, I traded my 03 in on an 08 Subaru WRX and loved it! But then 2 weeks shy of a year of having it, I really started suffering from truck withdrawls. Didn't take long to find something I liked and here I am today with my 06.
I did almost the exact same thing...traded a 2001 Ram 1500 for a used 2004 WRX...had it for about 2 years then bought a 2008 Ram 1500 due to "truck withdrawal".

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Keep the truck. I have 2 kids (5 and 2) and since they were born they've been riding in my truck...and love it. Car seats and their stuff fit no problem.

A better question is...do you actually use your truck for what it is? I'm constantly using it to haul anything and everything I need for my home all throughout the year. It just makes life easier.

Likewise, if you feel that you don't use the bed all that much, it might be good to get into something else, especially since you might be more interested in saving on fuel costs than anything else.


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Keep the truck. I have 2 kids (5 and 2) and since they were born they've been riding in my truck...and love it. Car seats and their stuff fit no problem.

A better question is...do you actually use your truck for what it is? I'm constantly using it to haul anything and everything I need for my home all throughout the year. It just makes life easier.

Likewise, if you feel that you don't use the bed all that much, it might be good to get into something else, especially since you might be more interested in saving on fuel costs than anything else.
I don't *need* a truck, but I do love driving one. It does get used as a truck from time to time, but nothing the Durango couldn't do.

Fuel cost savings are not that important to me, I don't mind the cost of driving a truck, never have never will. (I think if you check some posts I have made in the past in regards to the fuel efficiency of trucks, LOL). I was only thinking there wouldn't be a point in having a RAM and a Durango, and if I was going to get something, why not go for the gusto or cheap driving.

Really though, I guess having a RAM and a GC is no different then a RAM and a Durango.
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Keep the truck for all your utility work (haulling shrubbery, bringing home the new swing set and jungle gym for the kids) and trade the Jeep in on a Caravan.

You can deck out a Caravan with all kinds of goodies and still be less than the base Durrango, plus you'd have the better mileage with the mini. Put whatever option is necessary for the Mrs. to buy into it.


Kids have stuff, porta potty, porta crib, friends, etc. A hundred years ago I faced the same issues. New kid, old raised Suburban (prego wife could barely get up into it). I went with the Caravan. Bought one with the "Sport" package so that it didn't scream "I'm driven by a eunuch". It was the best move I could have made. The mileage was great, getting stuff and kids in and out with those big side doors was a breeze. Insurance was much cheaper than it was for the truck. For me it was a win-win.

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Well, when you guys are right, you are right! LOL

My buddy borrowed my truck for a couple days last week to move. Which left me driving his Civic for a two days to work and back. Now don't get me wrong, as far as Civics go, it is a nice car, heated leather, sunroof, etc.

But.....

After getting back in my truck I could have felt more comfortable, I just can do the whole 1 foot off the ground thing I guess, no matter how nice you make the car. So, I told my wife I am not trading my RAM any time soon.

As for her Jeep, she wants to wait until fall when she is back to work and off Mat-leave. Her work tops her to 95% right now, but at the 6 months mark she will be back to regular employment insurance. We want to pay off some mortgage in April before we renew as well, so buying a $50k SUV right now probably isn't the best idea.

Thanks for all the advice!
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