Wife's GTI finally needed replacement.
She thought she wanted a Jeep, but also noted that a truck might make sense for us. So, she went and drove a JLU and DT crew. Surprisingly liked the DT better, and that was what we ended up with. I'll admit that a big part of me thought we would land on a Gladiator, but after spending some time in the JL and DT the room and capability doesn't even compare. And of course FCA is tossing big piles of cash on the hoods of DTs right now.
I get the niche that this fills, but as noted a bunch of times earlier in this thread, if you really need a truck, just get a truck.
Took me a second as well since he seems to have made up a brand then abbreviated it
I can understand the ram over the gladiator though for sure, especially coming from a gti. If we went to look at both the GF would definitely be pushing for the ram as it's more car like.
2016 GTI S 6MT 2door
Also, why are you comparing the Gladiator to a JLU AND a Ram? It's not either one nor is it trying to. On the one side it's a very capable trail truck with available lockers and such that can take you on many trails that full sized trucks can't go. On the other side it can tow as much or more than full sized trucks could just a few years ago while not being a gigantic vehicle. It fits right in between the JLU and the Ram and will likely do pretty well in that spot.
Roof comes off
Doors come off
Also, you're comparing a stripper Ram with a reasonably equipped Gladiator; the Gladiator also starts around $35k. And if you want a Ram to perform offroad like a Gladiator, it's going to cost you closer to the same $$.
Every time we get close to saying f it we'll just get a little ranger, we realize that little trucks suck for many truck things.
We picked up some compost last month in a Colorado, one scoop, bed 1/4 full at most.. on the bumps luckily only going one mile in residential area because that was sketchy.
Need to get some lumber tonight, was driving the Colorado this morning.. came to work switching to the allroad to get it later because it's actually easier than using a small truck. I know people who own trucks who do the same thing.
I love the gladiator want one badly and I love little trucks, finally driving my rabbit truck around after 10 years.. but man they suck at being trucks.