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I wanted a Titan for a long time and drove a couple of them. I even went four hours from home on a Saturday to test drive one out of state. It ended up being in a lot worse shape than the pictures showed, so I walked and didn't buy it. (It was at a Honda dealer) My wife was with me and we didn't want the trip to be a complete waste, so we checked out the Chevy dealership across the street to see what they had. They almost sold me a 2011 Dodge Laramie edition 4x4 (Leather, Nav, crew cab, etc). It was a nice truck, but I was hesitant about Dodge and we couldn't agree on a payment. I ended up finding my Tundra a day or two later locally when I happened to just stop by a Nissan/Chrysler/Kia dealership. I was looking out of state in the first place because we don't pay local sales tax if we buy a car out of state, only state tax. (Saves about half) I ended up having to pay all the sales tax because I bought it in state, but I'm happy with the truck overall.
I drove a GMC Z71 Crew Cab 4x4 the same day I drove the Dodge, and the GMC was not nearly as nice as my Tundra.
FYI, I just read Consumer Reports' newest issue this week, which is their car issue. Dodge and Jeep were the worst two brands they reviewed out of 20-something brands of cars this year. Lexus was first and Toyota was 4th. Chevy/GMC was in the bottom third and Ford was only a couple spots above Dodge.