By Patrick Rall
Today’s featured Cool Thread takes a look at an interesting trade made by DodgeForum member V10Venom, who traded a problematic Pontiac Grand Am GT for a 3rd gen Dodge Ram Regular Cab/Short Bed (RCSB). Some people avoid buying full size pickups because the price point is too high for their budget, but thanks to some crafty buying and selling, this member got the Ram RCSB shown above for a Pontiac that he didn’t want and a couple hundred dollars.
While on the first hand, I am inclined (like most DF Members) to praise this member for dumping a junky General Motors product in exchange for a cool Ram truck, but more importantly, this thread shows that you can actually get a good deal on a great used pickup with some careful shopping. V10Venom basically bought the Grand Am for well less than it was worth due to some mechanical issues, drove it for a while and then put it up for sale so that he didn’t have to deal with the problems anymore. One person interested in his Pontiac had the Ram above – which needed a little work – but it is otherwise a good truck that cost the member a car and $200.