Most of the budget you have set aside for your vehicles will likely be relegated for use on truck modifications, such as installing a lift kit. If you want to make sure you have enough funds for investing in the right truck mods you'll need for off-roading, then you usually have to make some sacrifices when purchasing the car itself. However, that does not mean you have to sacrifice quality just to fit within the constraints of a budget. There are many options for top-of-the-line trucks or off-road vehicles that won't hurt your wallet, including some great deals that are among the best in the entire auto industry.
Save money with the Ram 1500 Outdoorsman
A recent study from TrueCar.com looked at the best value vehicles currently on the market. The organization selected the winners based on a combination of savings off of the manufacturer's suggested retail price, according to average retail costs. The 2013 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman landed the No. 2 spot on the list and was the highest-ranking truck.
The Ram 1500 Outdoorsman truck earned recognition thanks to its affordable pricing, even on new cars - in fact, the truck currently offers drivers an average savings of $4,330 off the suggested retail price of $37,370. That is a total savings of 11.6 percent of the truck's value, and that chunk of change could be used to purchase the right Dodge lift kit or truck suspension instead.
"If you're especially picky about the color or particular configuration of your new car, this would be a great time to go kick the tires and still get some of the best deals of the year on 2013 model-year vehicles," said Jesse Toprak, senior analyst for TrueCar.
Want another way to save money with the Ram 1500 Outdoorsman - or any other Ram truck? Then you may want to consider investing in a model with the EcoDiesel engine. This motor should provide enough power to fuel off-road driving adventures while also saving owners money in the long run, as diesel engines are more efficient than their traditional counterparts and burn less fuel over extended periods of time.
The EcoDiesel engine is slated to be available on future Outdoorsman models, as well as the Ram Tradesman, SLT, Big Horn, Laramie and Laramie Longhorn.