Originally Posted by Heavy-Dee
What's wrong w/ the RAM?
Wordy sumbitch reply...
Long story long, ever since I got my first full time job as a just turned 21 year old sheriff's deputy, I've been driving 4x4 pickups. A new one every three or four years.
Maybe I'm maturing or getting more frugal as I age, I dunno, but the "utility" I used to claim was inherent in a pickup doesn't really exist. I've finally come by way of the opinion that unless you're a contractor or some such, a car is a better choice - at least most of the time.
They're big, take up alot of room in the garage, are hard to park and negotiate traffic with, suck gas like there is no tomorrow, and they cost alot. My Ram stickered for damn near $37K...I shudder to think about how nice a car I could be driving for that same coin, or less.
I used to say to myself that because I was a cop, I had to get to work no matter the snowfall. So I'd lock the hubs, bash through some deep drifts during the winter, then promptly get into my rear wheel drive, V8 powered sedan and drive around making radio calls all night and never get stuck.
I think not.
I think the thing that has finally pushed me over the edge is the price of gasoline. Even at two bucks a gallon (let alone over $3 we were paying a few weeks ago), it costs me well over $50 to fill my truck...and the bastard gets about 11.5-12 to the gallon.
Yeah, I'm about done with full size domestic pickups...it's going to be some sort of sporty sedan next time.