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Old April 13th, 2007, 10:07 AM   #1
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which would you go for

2007 chevy 1/2 ton 5.3 rated for 7500lb, extended cab, 4x4

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2007 dodge 1/2 ton 5.7 hemi rated for 9000, 4 door, 4x4 (big horn package)

dodge is slightly cheaper,
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Old April 13th, 2007, 10:12 AM   #2
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chevy.......I would never own a new dodge. but I would hold out for a 3/4 or 1 ton with a diesel either Ford or Chevy. you can get one of these used for a pretty good price right now.

not to mention your fuel economy would be better with a diesel all around. (towing or empty)

THIS IS JUST MY OPINION THOUGH!!!!
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Old April 13th, 2007, 10:16 AM   #3
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Ask Killer B about the history of Dodge transmissions.........

Go with the Chevy 1500 with the vortec max. I love mine.
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Old April 13th, 2007, 11:19 AM   #5
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Ask Killer B about the history of Dodge transmissions.........

Go with the Chevy 1500 with the vortec max. I love mine.

that changes the price form slightly more to A LOT MORE, and 2 month waiting... LOL
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Old April 13th, 2007, 11:23 AM   #6
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Dodge, more room for people more towing cap. And when they're outfitted with that big horn set up they're VERY nice !
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Old April 13th, 2007, 11:25 AM   #7
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Old April 13th, 2007, 11:29 AM   #8
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what are the warrenties in comparison?
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The Dodge is a fuel thirsty biatch.....


Why not a F-150 in the mix?
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Old April 13th, 2007, 11:31 AM   #11
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put a dodge engine in the chevy like we did.
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When I towed my Bronco im Canada with LowLocks Hemi Dodge I was pretty impressed with the power and handling for a 1/2 ton truck.
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Old April 13th, 2007, 11:35 AM   #13
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what are the warrenties in comparison?
I'm comparing leases right now, both would cover the full length of the lease.

No ford in the question, because I can't get a ford in the price range I can get these, and I work at GM right now.
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Since you are talking 2007s, I'd get the chevy with 3.73 or 4.11 gears, it will be plenty.

I've towed my toyota with my father in law's 5.3 suburban with 3.73s, it handles it great.

The chevy is a new design, the dodge is almost end of life right now. The chevy will probably get ~15% better fuel economy.

I'd definately go Chevy.
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BTW, talk to Sol Goode about these.
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and I work at GM right now.
Shouldn't that answer your question right there? You know, the "buy the car your neighbor makes" quote is even a little closer to home.
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Chevy for sure.
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are the interiors on the dodges still real shitty? Haven't looked at them in awhile.
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hmm, i dont remember the dodge interiors being shitty, but i do remember all the shitty plastic and shitty leather and airplane cockpit lights that the chevys have! i counted 40+ lights on just the door panel in my sisters trailblazer. thats just stupid! chevy interiors just seem/feel/are cheap. the dodge will have more power, but due to todays fuel prices, the chevy is attractive with its much better fuel economy (with the 5.3). if you want a truck that looks good, has power, and has life sized tires on it, get the dodge, if you want better fuel milage, butt-ugly exterior, and loaded with cheap electronics and lights, get the chevy. both will tow mediocre but the dodge will tow a little better. chevys also have that light floaty hovercraft feel that scares you when you tow.
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Shouldn't that answer your question right there? You know, the "buy the car your neighbor makes" quote is even a little closer to home.
well, I'm not direct, and I could find myself at DCX tomorrow, ask Brewman, he works for the same contract house, and he got bounced to DCX last year and now got shifted to the headquarters where he could change weekly...

My brother works for DCX and he dad retired from Chrysler, so I was raised on Chrysler money.
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