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I am in the market for a pick up, and have been agonizing between the GMC 1500 SLT Double Cab and the Ram 1500 Laramie Quad Cab.

 

I'm sure some of you went through the same thing. Why did you choose GMC or Chevy over the Ram?

 

I will admit, one of the big selling points of the Ram is the sound of that engine. Sigh. Shows I'm still a teen-ager at heart, I guess. Other points swaying me toward Ram are: push button start, riding/driving position seems better, air suspension.

 

 

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I have previously owned exactly one new Dodge Ram and one new Ford King Ranch. Did not take me but a few months of ownership of each to switch back to a Silverado. I realize your looking at a GMC but GMC and Silverado are basicly the same. The Ram and Ford stayed in the shop more than they were out of it. My experience only, others may differ.

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well I have found it best for me to buy what I want and like the best. I bought my wife a new 14 Texas Edition Silverado 4x4 this past August and after taking a long road trip in it, we like it so much that I bought me a new 14 Silverado Z 71 4x4. I paid more for both than I would have paid for a 13 Silverado but like I said we wanted a 14 and did not even consider a Ford or Dodge due to previous expiereces with them as stated in my earlier post. Both of our 14's have been problem free and are a pleasure to drive.

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Ha. Well, Mr Hunglo, that certainly does factor into the equation.

 

But look, ya'll. I know you all went through the mental process of deciding to get a Silverado or Sierra. Since I don't know a lot about trucks, I'm just hoping to take advantage of your ideas/reasons.

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Sound-Fixed with new muffler and made to sound even better than a dodge

 

Pushbutton start-big whoop...I can start my truck from my phone with the OnStar app from anywhere....I don't have a problem actually using a key for what it's designed for

 

Driving position-haven't test drove a new dodge, can't comment on it

 

Air suspension-will admit, having an air bag rear suspension to help level the truck between loaded/trailer/empty would be nice

 

I personally liked the GMC over the bowtie, but my insurance was enough more a year for the GMC so that I went with the chevy

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Loganbent,

 

Did your insurance agent said why there was a difference in insurance with the Chevy versus GMC?

 

My insurance dropped $180 a year from my 2011 to 2014 GMC.

 

Thanks.

 

Will

 

They said it was just their statistics showed that GMC's were more expensive to ensure than Chevy, didn't ask why...fire, theft, accident repair, incident rate etc, the minor differences between that I preferred the GMC's over the Chevy weren't worth it for me.

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There is a decent video at car & driver with all 3 trucks at the bottom of the page linked.

Always thought the Ram seats would be more comfortable as they are taller & since I drive a semi, high back seats are a good thing.

But theirs seemed to push forward at the top due to the head rest & never could get it out of the way test driving.

 

http://www.caranddriver.com/comparisons/2014-chevrolet-silverado-1500-ltz-z71-vs-2013-ford-f-150-lariat-2013-ram-1500-laramie-longhorn-comparison-test

 

Too note, I bought a 2013 GMC back in April before the 2014 GM trucks were out.

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Didn't drove the RAM just seated in the cab.

 

Pros: I liked the fact that the RAM seats higher on the road than the GMC, it has more "mean" look to it, 8" or 10" (not sure but it's big) NAV display, heated back seats, more knees room in the back seats, keyless engine start and storage above wheel wells (I'm a contractor - very useful to me)

 

Cons: looks just like previous year model, gas millage, resale value and advise from friend who knows about trucks better than me.

 

bottom line I got much better deal on the GMC Sierra with ALL the features I wanted and the color I wanted.

 

 

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I was just at the Ram dealership testing out their trucks and drove a limited. My thoughts are that it's on par with the Sierra, if not better in some respects.

 

I love the way the ram drives, handles, and sounds. The interior finish and display are incredible!

 

I will say this...I still like the way the Sierra looks over the Ram, the only thing that's making ME personally question the Sierra is the flood of posts from people who seem to have rattling issues, warped dashes, etc...

 

NOW...I understand that it's a 1st year model and these things DO happen, but from my research and checking out Ram forums, they don't seem to experience these types of things.

 

Also, one thing to note...check out some Ram dealer web sites, they're slashing 7 to 10k off of the MSRP on those trucks + incentives & rebates - pretty sweet deals if you ask me.

 

And yes...I still got my Denali on order and plan to get it :-).

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