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Old 01-15-2008, 06:52 PM   #1
 
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1500 HEMI or the 2500 V8 5.7L SMPI

I cant make up my mind!!! I am torn between the 2006 2500 5.7L V8 SMPI quad cab with only 5,187 miles on it for $23,000 and the 2006 1500 5.7L V8 SFI Hemi with only 24,417 miles on it. I love both of the trucks but i can obviously only buy one of them. My best friend has an 03 1500 Hemi and he loves it. I have drove it a few times and i really liked it. So what is the difference between the two? I am interested in hearing all of your opinions about this very hard decision.... I will be making my purchase in the next few days so i will be checking the site like crazy i'm sure.. thanks in advance....

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Old 01-15-2008, 06:57 PM   #2
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1500 HEMI or the 2500 V8 5.7L SMPI

Well the 06 2500 QC is a 3/4ton more towing and seating. The other is 1/2 ton without the extra seating. I would get the 2500 QC if you tote alot of personal and tote a lot of stuff.
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1500 HEMI or the 2500 V8 5.7L SMPI

1st of all 2nd of all do you haul alot in your bed meaning why would you need a 2500.If your just looking on useing the truck for honey-do things then I would get the 1500. I'm sure the mpg is better in the 1500.IMO
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The 1500 is a 1/2ton, and the 2500 is a 3/4. You will have more hauling/towing capacity,.. lifting it is easier with it having a solid front axle.

If you are into doing a little street fun, stick with the 1500,.. the 2500 will cost more for fuel being heavier.

Are they both 4x4? If the 1500 is a 4x4,. take it for a test drive, stop and put it in 4hi, then put the pedal to the floor,.. if it has a shimmy/vibration,.. don't purchase it.
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Old 01-15-2008, 07:17 PM   #6
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If you need the 2500 for hauling then that's the one to get especially if its a manual trans.. more power to the rear wheels kinda helps make up for the weight difference and helps with fuel economy..if not the 1500 is a very capable truck as well.
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i think that you should get the 2500! the 2006 seems to have alot of miles on it!
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Old 01-15-2008, 07:53 PM   #9
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Yup, less miles is attractive and so is the versatility of the 2500. Does the warranty come with it?

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Old 01-15-2008, 08:09 PM   #10
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Welcome RamFan!
Wish you had pictures..... I all depends on how you plan on using it. If you don't haul or carry a lot of people go with the 1500. IMHO
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