My wife's last two vehicles have been leased Ram trucks. She drives less than 12,000 miles a year so the lease deals are great on them. A ~$50K pickup in Metro Detroit can be leased for the same price as a $30K sedan or CUV...many times, even less.
Her current truck is a 2018 Ram Laramie 4x4 Hemi Crew Cab. It is spacious inside - more roomy inside than the Chrysler 300 before the trucks. Seats are very comfortable (heated/vented), Alpine sound system is loud and clear and UConnect works great. Ride is smooth and quiet but at the same time feel more capable of handling the horrid Michigan roads. It is nearly a luxury vehicle inside - even has a stitched leather dash. The 2019 Rams are even nicer.
We have used the trucks to pull boats, rented RV campers, minibikes, go kart, mulch and a lot of other suburban household stuff. Even the fuel economy isn't that bad - we averaged nearly 20 MPG (>70 MPH) on a recent road trip.
My wife would rather have a ~$50k truck than a $50k CUV. It works out for me, I get to have a car that is not super practical and she gets what she wants too.
I agree trucks are expensive but so is everything else. You might as well get something you like while you're still here breathing oxygen. If you like these luxo trucks then go right ahead and buy one if you can afford it. If you don't think you are getting value out of it then buy something else. To criticize someone for buying a nice truck (or anything) is just a silly waste of your time.
doesn't look like they're too expensive to me, as insecure guys keep purchasing them in droves.The 10 best-selling vehicles in the United States in 2018 were mostly trucks and SUVs:
1. Ford F-Series - 909,330.
2. Chevrolet Silverado - 585,581.
3. Dodge Ram - 536,980.
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praise the lowered
Originally Posted by George Bluth >>
It's so obnoxious when VW Golf/Jetta owners comment
fun fact, pagers are still big business.
the medical industry uses them extensively because they are far more reliable than cell phones
Heck, there are some insecure truck drivers that only drive theirs at one tents.
Our diesels that have all emissions stuff gutted, and a tune, can touch 18-20MPG on the highway if you take it easy. Otherwise it's 11MPG everywhere.
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People love to dog pile truck owners but have no problem with exotic luxury cars with crazy HP numbers. Why stress out over how other people spend their money? “Oh, I have share the road with these oversized vehicles taking up too much space”. You also have to share public spaces with overweight Americans who eat junk food and spend too much time on the internet complaining about nonsense so get over it.
Just kidding, if I didn’t have nonsensical internet gossip to read, life would be boring.
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I've been looking to lease a new vehicle lately and by far the best bang for the buck looks to be the F-150 Lariat up here in Canada. These things sticker for around $65-$70K Canadian but Ford Canada discounts them so much and dealers give huge breaks too with low rates that a loaded one is way cheaper to lease than say a mid trim Highlander, Pilot, Atlas for example.
It's probably why they have been best selling vehicle up here for 50 years straight.