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      07-11-2019 08:58 PM #901
      Quote Originally Posted by ohiodub_99.5 View Post
      ^ hey.... at least you’ll look cool while being high-sided on rocks on a trail, or having the front end stuffed in a gulley while waiting to be winched out.......it’s a Jeep thing, ya know....


      i love how they had to hang a flag off the back of it because of the overhang, that’s a nice touch
      Imagine how fun Moab would be in a Rubi Gladiator
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      07-12-2019 08:25 AM #902
      Wife's GTI finally needed replacement.

      She thought she wanted a Jeep, but also noted that a truck might make sense for us. So, she went and drove a JLU and DT crew. Surprisingly liked the DT better, and that was what we ended up with. I'll admit that a big part of me thought we would land on a Gladiator, but after spending some time in the JL and DT the room and capability doesn't even compare. And of course FCA is tossing big piles of cash on the hoods of DTs right now.

      I get the niche that this fills, but as noted a bunch of times earlier in this thread, if you really need a truck, just get a truck.
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      07-12-2019 08:53 AM #903
      Quote Originally Posted by chois View Post
      Wife's GTI finally needed replacement.

      She thought she wanted a Jeep, but also noted that a truck might make sense for us. So, she went and drove a JLU and DT crew. Surprisingly liked the DT better, and that was what we ended up with. I'll admit that a big part of me thought we would land on a Gladiator, but after spending some time in the JL and DT the room and capability doesn't even compare. And of course FCA is tossing big piles of cash on the hoods of DTs right now.

      I get the niche that this fills, but as noted a bunch of times earlier in this thread, if you really need a truck, just get a truck.
      What's DT?
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      07-12-2019 08:57 AM #904
      Somebody's new truck, just needs a light buff & respray at the dealership.
      Great shot of Jeep's solid axle too.




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      07-12-2019 09:05 AM #905
      Quote Originally Posted by Engineer90 View Post
      What's DT?
      Based on his sig I'm assuming he means Dodge truck.

      Took me a second as well since he seems to have made up a brand then abbreviated it


      I can understand the ram over the gladiator though for sure, especially coming from a gti. If we went to look at both the GF would definitely be pushing for the ram as it's more car like.

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      07-12-2019 09:29 AM #906
      Quote Originally Posted by Engineer90 View Post
      What's DT?
      DT is the chassis code for the new 2019 Ram. The old one was DS (and the new Ram classic. The DS started in 2009 IIRC)
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      07-12-2019 09:34 AM #907
      Quote Originally Posted by chois View Post
      Wife's GTI finally needed replacement.

      She thought she wanted a Jeep, but also noted that a truck might make sense for us. So, she went and drove a JLU and DT crew. Surprisingly liked the DT better, and that was what we ended up with. I'll admit that a big part of me thought we would land on a Gladiator, but after spending some time in the JL and DT the room and capability doesn't even compare. And of course FCA is tossing big piles of cash on the hoods of DTs right now.

      I get the niche that this fills, but as noted a bunch of times earlier in this thread, if you really need a truck, just get a truck.
      That's what I'm saying. The Gladiator is like avg $50k, you can get a decently equipped RAM for about $35k with the Hemi. More than enough for towing. Can't see why anyone would wanna spend that for a Gladiator.
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      07-12-2019 09:42 AM #908
      Quote Originally Posted by Gitcha Sum View Post
      Somebody's new truck, just needs a light buff & respray at the dealership.
      Great shot of Jeep's solid axle too.

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      07-12-2019 09:49 AM #909
      Quote Originally Posted by JOHNS92JETTA View Post
      DT is the chassis code for the new 2019 Ram. The old one was DS (and the new Ram classic. The DS started in 2009 IIRC)
      Ok that makes more sense


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      07-12-2019 10:28 AM #910
      Quote Originally Posted by Gitcha Sum View Post
      Somebody's new truck, just needs a light buff & respray at the dealership.
      Great shot of Jeep's solid axle too.



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      07-12-2019 10:39 AM #911
      Quote Originally Posted by Engineer90 View Post
      That's what I'm saying. The Gladiator is like avg $50k, you can get a decently equipped RAM for about $35k with the Hemi. More than enough for towing. Can't see why anyone would wanna spend that for a Gladiator.
      You can say this for just about any of the smaller trucks (Tacoma, Ranger, Colorado). Some people don't want a full size truck because they are huge so they get a smaller one. Bigger doesn't necessarily mean better for some people.

      Also, why are you comparing the Gladiator to a JLU AND a Ram? It's not either one nor is it trying to. On the one side it's a very capable trail truck with available lockers and such that can take you on many trails that full sized trucks can't go. On the other side it can tow as much or more than full sized trucks could just a few years ago while not being a gigantic vehicle. It fits right in between the JLU and the Ram and will likely do pretty well in that spot.

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      07-12-2019 10:50 AM #912
      Quote Originally Posted by Engineer90 View Post
      That's what I'm saying. The Gladiator is like avg $50k, you can get a decently equipped RAM for about $35k with the Hemi. More than enough for towing. Can't see why anyone would wanna spend that for a Gladiator.
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      Also, you're comparing a stripper Ram with a reasonably equipped Gladiator; the Gladiator also starts around $35k. And if you want a Ram to perform offroad like a Gladiator, it's going to cost you closer to the same $$.
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      My wife wanted a SUV with a manual transmission. I suggested a Wrangler, she said no way, too masculine

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      07-12-2019 11:05 AM #913
      Quote Originally Posted by Gitcha Sum View Post
      Great shot of Jeep's solid axle too.



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      07-12-2019 11:12 AM #914
      Quote Originally Posted by G0to60 View Post
      You can say this for just about any of the smaller trucks (Tacoma, Ranger, Colorado). Some people don't want a full size truck because they are huge so they get a smaller one. Bigger doesn't necessarily mean better for some people.
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      My uses are not other people's uses....


      Every time we get close to saying f it we'll just get a little ranger, we realize that little trucks suck for many truck things.

      We picked up some compost last month in a Colorado, one scoop, bed 1/4 full at most.. on the bumps luckily only going one mile in residential area because that was sketchy.

      Need to get some lumber tonight, was driving the Colorado this morning.. came to work switching to the allroad to get it later because it's actually easier than using a small truck. I know people who own trucks who do the same thing.


      I love the gladiator want one badly and I love little trucks, finally driving my rabbit truck around after 10 years.. but man they suck at being trucks.

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      07-12-2019 11:37 AM #915
      Quote Originally Posted by chris86vw View Post
      My uses are not other people's uses....

      And there a lot of people that never use their truck as a truck. The smaller trucks might be a better fit for those people and there seems to be quite a few of them.

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      07-12-2019 11:42 AM #916
      Quote Originally Posted by G0to60 View Post
      And there a lot of people that never use their truck as a truck. The smaller trucks might be a better fit for those people and there seems to be quite a few of them.
      This is TLC where trucks are never used as trucks so they should just have cars

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      07-12-2019 11:50 AM #917
      Quote Originally Posted by chris86vw View Post
      This is TLC where trucks are never used as trucks so they should just have cars

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      07-12-2019 12:21 PM #918
      Quote Originally Posted by chris86vw View Post
      This is TLC where trucks are never used as trucks so they should just have cars
      you can tow everything you need with a miata

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      07-12-2019 12:28 PM #919
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      you can tow everything you need with a miata
      Can't take the doors off a Miata.


      Well you can, but you'll have a bitch of a time putting them back on the next time it rains.
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      07-12-2019 12:33 PM #920
      Quote Originally Posted by The_Real_Stack View Post
      Can't take the doors off a Miata.
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      07-12-2019 01:21 PM #921
      Quote Originally Posted by The_Real_Stack View Post
      Also, you're comparing a stripper Ram with a reasonably equipped Gladiator; the Gladiator also starts around $35k. And if you want a Ram to perform offroad like a Gladiator, it's going to cost you closer to the same $$.
      Yup, the only RAM that comes stock with 33" tires and front/rear lockers is the RAM Power Wagon, which starts at $53,350, similar to a Gladiator Rubicon.

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      07-12-2019 01:52 PM #922
      Quote Originally Posted by chris86vw View Post
      This is TLC where trucks are never used as trucks so they should just have cars
      My truck spends more time at the dealership than in my hands.
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      07-12-2019 01:59 PM #923
      Quote Originally Posted by IdontOwnAVW View Post
      My truck spends more time at the dealership than in my hands.
      its ok though, its too small to be useful as a truck anyway.

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      07-12-2019 02:11 PM #924
      Quote Originally Posted by Engineer90 View Post
      What's DT?
      Yep. Sorry about that. I spend most of my day talking about program codes, and forgot to switch back to model names.

      It is a pretty sweet truck, but then again my last pickup was a 1980 model year...
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      07-12-2019 02:13 PM #925
      Quote Originally Posted by AZGolf View Post
      Yup, the only RAM that comes stock with 33" tires and front/rear lockers is the RAM Power Wagon, which starts at $53,350, similar to a Gladiator Rubicon.
      And most people get out the door 20-25% below sticker on their new Ram, ours was 26% below MSRP. Not so much with the Gladiator.
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