After the honeymoon phase, I started to notice a few things I wasn't enamoured with. The biggest one was the driver's seat. It's extremely narrow. I'm 5ft 10" and weigh 175lbs, and yet I couldn't fit my hips between the side bolsters. After driving for 40 minutes, the side bolsters would be pushing on the sides of my thighs and pain would set in. I found myself squirming in my seat a lot, changing position and trying to alleviate the pressure on my thighs. Also, I could just not get comfortable in the car. Even though it had a telescoping steering wheel and the RAM did not, it was still too high and too far away. I could not rest my arms on the armrests and hold the steering wheel at the same time, it was just too far away. The only semi-comfortable position was hanging my right arm at 10am on the steering wheel, and I could only do that for so long before I needed to change positions, and there weren't any other comfortable positions! I never thought a car with power adjustable seats and fully adjustable steering wheel had no comfortable position for the average size guy. I started to dread driving it when I new I had a drive over 40 minutes long.
I paid MSRP for it, drove it for 6 months and 15,000km, and the dealer offered me full MSRP for it, without any negotiation on my part. They are also dying to unload their hundreds of Rams on the lot. The Ram I ultimately traded for was sitting on their lot for 7 months, and they had 7 others optioned exactly the same.
So I picked up a new 4th Gen Classic SLT short box crew with a 3.55 gear, and all the options I wanted, such as keyless access, heated seats and steering, power seats, centre console, and the new UConnect 5 which supports wireless CarPlay and Android Auto. And finally, I got the upgraded Alpine stereo with the rear under seat subwoofer. Some people on here complain that it's not great, but it's probably the 2nd best stock stereo I've ever heard. And compared to the AM radio-like stereo of the Accord, I feel like I'm in a finally tuned concert hall. And wow this truck is quiet, super smooth, awesome view of the road, super quiet low NVH engine, unbelievably smooth transmission, a comfy seat with the steering wheel and armrests right where they should be, I am home.
Lastly, I have to say it's forums like this that also had a strong influence in my buying decision. I was blown away at how dead the Accord forums are. Meanwhile, on here people are modding the crap out of their trucks and providing tons of great ideas and valuable information on how to get the most out of your truck.
So I just wanted to say I'm happy to be back in a Ram, and I hope this helps you think twice before trading it in for a car!!