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I have a while before purchase, so the decision process will be well thought out this time and not rushed. My lottery dream truck is a 3500 MC Longhorn dually with a bed stretch, but it would take winning to foot that $80k bill. Realistic dream is the 1500. I'm leaning towards the ED, but still have a lot of questions about long term costs and reliability, such as mega dollar oil changes and emissions related issues. What is definite is it will be a CCLB 4X4.


Where I'm stuck is which trim to buy. My dream is a Longhorn anything, but the more practical side says go for a Tradesman with the rubber floor and $15k in savings. I'm looking at a long term investment (multiple hundreds of thousands of miles) and the interior needs to hold up, as well as remain comfortable.


How have those interiors been holding up? Have the LH seats remained comfortable and intact? I've seen way too many GM leather seats crease and rip after 100,000 miles of use. How about Tradesman cloth seats? Do the interior plastics hold up to wear and tear?
 

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My interior is different than the one you are talking about so I can't help you there. But as far as the Big $$ oil changes go, I negotiated 5 free of those bad boys into my purchase, which at 10K mile intervals will bring me to 50K miles. Then I got another 5 or 10 included with the extended warranty. With other cars I've purchased, I never bought the extended warranty. But for this baby, yeah - you'd better believe I got one. Try having at least 3-5 oil changes included with your purchase.
 

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Longhorn is the only interior that doesn't look cheap to me; I expect cheap on the Tradesman, and welcome it, but on anything north of $50k I expect nicer leather and softer materials than the Laramie provides. Those seats suck for comfort, at least to me, and the leather feels fake (much like my 08) but indestructible. Nothing coddles all 5 senses like slipping inside a new Longhorn and just enjoying the experience. However, at a $15k savings, I think I can deal with vinyl seats and acres of plastic. Then again, I also said I could live with the Miata sized quad cab.
 

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I have the Laramie too and find the interior and seats to be amazing. The only objection I have to the Longhorn interior is that stupid cowboy motif everywhere. I'm no cowboy and shouldn't have to feel like I'm in a fancy Western ranch truck just to get the nicest interior - the straight Laramie is quite good enough.
 

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I have the Laramie too and find the interior and seats to be amazing. The only objection I have to the Longhorn interior is that stupid cowboy motif everywhere. I'm no cowboy and shouldn't have to feel like I'm in a fancy Western ranch truck just to get the nicest interior - the straight Laramie is quite good enough.
While I've owned my Laramie for less than 24 hrs, I've got to agree with Stan on this one. The Laramie interior materials/quality do not feel cheap to me.
 

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I feel the Laramie leather quality sucks compared to the Laramie Limited or the fancier one....name escapes me. They had nice saddle type leather. The rear seat leather is abysmal and my front driver seat is already showing wear at 15k. That is my only interior quality issue. High price for lesther and they ise cheap ****. Very disappointing.
 
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