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    I currently have a '98 Dodge Ram 1500 that I've owned since new. Its in great mechanical condition and only has about 68k miles on it. But the paint is oxidized severely and the dashboard cracked from sunlight exposure. It only gets used for Home Depot runs or fishing trips, etc. I don't do any hauling with it anymore (used to boat frequently, but not anymore).

    I've been thinking about sometime next year selling off the '98 Ram and picking up a low mileage used 6 speed SRT10. Does anyone know of any significant lemon-like issues with these? I couldn't find anything but positive reviews online. Having a street truck with a Viper engine in it seems like it would be a fun ride for Home Depot runs, etc. Hell, I might even take it to the track to see what it could do, hehe.
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    I say go for it just so long as you are cool with getting 8mpg...

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    Bad ass truck. Towed the HPA 335i to Vegas with one... thing was just as fast with the car behind it as without, lol.

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    I drove an auto trans one at the SRT Experience. What a hoot! You could do 1/4 mile with the wheels spinning all the way, and in the autocross you steered it with the throttle just bcause, well, it was fun and it led to massive laughter.

    Do keep in mind that in the wet I'm not sure it wouldn't spin the wheels at idle. So you miht not get out of your driveway in the rain. But why worry about details like that?

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    I drove Robi's Ram with deisel engine (obviously not RT10) and 6-speed manual. I guess I liked it for a truck. Lots of torque.
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    Keep in mind that the big dodge v8 hemi has something like 400hp these days and doesn't cost much. I think the fuel economy wasn't terrible either. Price that against the SRT-10.

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    The SRT-10s are going to be collectibles in a few years, so they've got that going for them, and I've not read any serious mechanical gripes about them.

    Maybe keep in the back of your mind that you might one day need a truck for towing and other truck-like duties. An SRT10 would be fun, but maybe not the most utilitarian. As I often say, "Sometimes, you've just got to have a truck."

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    "Keep the old truck and buy a race car instead" argument in 3..2..1.. lol

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    Probably better to get a diesel depending on what you are going to use the truck for. I tow with a 454 Chevy and the gas mileage is not ideal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pucsicsal View Post
    "Keep the old truck and buy a race car instead" argument in 3..2..1.. lol
    LOL! I was waiting for something like that. No argument.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    The SRT-10s are going to be collectibles in a few years, so they've got that going for them, and I've not read any serious mechanical gripes about them.
    This.

    Especially the white with blue stripe Commemorative Edition, of which they only made 200. They can be had with relatively low mileage for under 30k.

    Now here's a thought where Nissan got it wrong. They made a crossover with the GT-R drivetrain in a Juke, detuned to about 385 hp. They should have put the GT-R drivetrain in a Titan, left the power as is, lowered it, and shod it with grippy street tires! Or hell, raised it and put on rock-crawler tires!
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