Pick Up (Truck) Expectations

 
Old Mar 9, 14, 6:00 pm
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Pick Up (Truck) Expectations

Hello!

I found a pretty sweet deal on a Pick Up (as National and Alamo Call it) at SEA for 15 days @ SEA (only $290). They show a RAM 1500 Quad Cab. I was wondering if anyone knows what else might be on the lot? I spoke to a National rep but he said he honestly only knew they had the RAM 1500 Crew Cab (vs Quad on their site). He also said they had the normal seats, not the squeezed small ones.

Anyone have any experiences on this? I honestly just rented this with the illusion of getting a RAM 1500 or a Silverado or something, It's only 2 of us, so I don't really car if its a Full Size Sedan or this.

Thanks!

(Anyone know on the fuel economy on these? It says on the site 25 Highway and 17 city)
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(Also posted on the National forum, my reservation is with Alamo though)
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Old Apr 1, 14, 2:39 am
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I rent pickups when I'm traveling for work. Worst I've gotten is an extended cab 2wd Chevy. Best is a 4wd F150 Supercrew w/EcoBoost. (Had to kick and scream a bit to get that one!). The Dodges are usually the extended cab (shorter rear doors) rather than a true crew cab.

Alamo usually tries to give me a compact instead of a full sized despite the fact I rent full sized. Got stuck with a Tacoma before.

Most full sized PUs will get 16-17 mpg on the highway. Compacts a little higher. F150 EcoBoost averaged 23 for the tank.
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