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    New Vehicle

    After 15 straight import vehicles, I finally bought a vehicle from the big 3, which I guess is now considered an import. It's also my first truck.

    2013 Ram. Pretty happy with the salespeople at Stew Hansen. I didn't realize that Dewey, Stew Hansen, ad Southtown are all owned by the same people.



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    Congrats?



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    Re: New Vehicle

    Does that have the 6 speed transmission or the new one? A lot of people are buyin the new Dodges because of the good mileage.



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    Re: New Vehicle

    8 speed with a hemi so that should help it get 14mpg. It's kind of embarrassing because I don't even know how things like the trailer brake work. I guess I'll have to study up. I really like the tech in it (8.4 screen) My 2008 infiniti seemed very dated on the electronics.


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    Will never buy another Dodge. Give me imports for now on.



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    Re: New Vehicle

    My Honda Pilot was built in Alabama. Who the hell knows anymore.



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    Re: New Vehicle

    No doubt people will give you crap for buying a Dodge, but I like the Ram truck line a lot and lots of people are having very good luck with them. I want to wait until they introduce the 3.0L diesel in the 1500 in a couple years (also with 8 spd trans) but then I'll be looking at one as well. FYI, the trailer brake sends a signal to the brakes on your trailer (assuming your trailer has brakes...) to tell them when to engage and how hard. It will make it easier to tow things that are close to the rating of the truck because tow rating is based on the brakes, frame and suspension rather than the engine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo View Post
    My Honda Pilot was built in Alabama. Who the hell knows anymore.
    Walk through an auto show looking at the stickers and you soon come to the realization that Honda is the closest you can get to "Made in America".

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    Re: New Vehicle

    I've been looking at the 2014 Sport models. The air ride suspension from the JGC is a must have in my mind. Pretty outstanding truck.



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    Hope they got that wheel well rust thing squared away, I have two buddies with 08's(I think) that already have good rust going on in outer panel just above the wheel wells. I had an 11 or 12 as a rental last year and it was pretty nice on my 450 mile round trip in the winter.



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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkStar View Post
    Walk through an auto show looking at the stickers and you soon come to the realization that Honda is the closest you can get to "Made in America".

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    For the record, according to their formula: 1. GMC Acadia, Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse

    2. Dodge Avenger, Ford F-Series pickup

    3. Chrysler 200

    4. Jeep Compass, Patriot and Wrangler

    5. Chevrolet Corvette, Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Mustang and GMC Terrain
    Most American Made 2013 cars - The Made in America Movement



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    Complete list here: Kogod Made in America Auto Index | Kogod School of Business, American University, Washington, DC
    Quote Originally Posted by Bamacyclone View Post
    For the record, according to their formula: 1. GMC Acadia, Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse

    2. Dodge Avenger, Ford F-Series pickup

    3. Chrysler 200

    4. Jeep Compass, Patriot and Wrangler

    5. Chevrolet Corvette, Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Mustang and GMC Terrain
    Most American Made 2013 cars - The Made in America Movement



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    Re: New Vehicle

    Quote Originally Posted by besserheimerphat View Post
    No doubt people will give you crap for buying a Dodge, but I like the Ram truck line a lot and lots of people are having very good luck with them. I want to wait until they introduce the 3.0L diesel in the 1500 in a couple years (also with 8 spd trans) but then I'll be looking at one as well. FYI, the trailer brake sends a signal to the brakes on your trailer (assuming your trailer has brakes...) to tell them when to engage and how hard. It will make it easier to tow things that are close to the rating of the truck because tow rating is based on the brakes, frame and suspension rather than the engine.
    Thought that was sposed to be later this year?



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    Quote Originally Posted by ruflosn View Post
    Thought that was sposed to be later this year?
    Looks like you're right:
    2014 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel V6 | Diesel Engine Truck | RAM Trucks



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bamacyclone View Post
    For the record, according to their formula: 1. GMC Acadia, Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse

    2. Dodge Avenger, Ford F-Series pickup

    3. Chrysler 200

    4. Jeep Compass, Patriot and Wrangler

    5. Chevrolet Corvette, Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Mustang and GMC Terrain
    Most American Made 2013 cars - The Made in America Movement
    Didn't do a lot of research on the subject but the sticker on my daughter's '09 Honda CRV had a higher % American then my '10 F-150. But at least both were assembled in the US.


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