What do you like about your Ram...

jejb

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The reasons I moved to Ram are, first and foremost, Cummins. I wanted a strong hauler, and the Cummins in our diesel pusher has been great. So it was a big selling point.

The main reasons I'll stay with Ram:
-2 stage Jake brake
-Megacab
-Ramboxes

I do hear people say they are the best looking trucks, but I don't really care about that part of it. They have features that I value that the other makers can't match.
 

DW in NM

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2019
Engine
5.7 litre Hemi V8
What do I like about my three, very base-model, Ram 1500 Tradesman, regular-cab, 5.7L Hemi pickups?
. They cost less each time. I paid $26K out the door for the 2009, $25K for the 2014, and $22K for the 2019.

. The 32-gallon tank. I love to fill-up and see the "Range" reading go over 700 miles.

. The 8ft bed for hauling. I put couches and mattresses back there and take them home with the tailgate closed. I cut-down a thirty-foot tree and hauled it to the dump in three loads.

. The 8ft bed with a cap for camping. I love having all that room under the cap. I spend a lot of time in the middle-of-nowhere-Utah and Indian Country New Mexico. I take a tent, set it up, throw everything into the tent, then sleep in luxury, in the bed, off the ground, away from the snakes and skunks.

. The ridiculous power of the Hemi. If I want to pass you, I will, no arguments. Conversely, I can do 75MPH or a little more all day long and still approach 25MPG. I've never hit less than 19MPG, but I do very little city driving. I normally make 22MPG or better with 91 octane fuel and run-to-work-or-the-store driving.

. Three adults can sit in the bench seat with no crowding. This is one situation where an automatic transmission helps.

. The headroom. I'm 6'4" and have no problems.

. The legroom. I'd love a manual transmission, but enjoy spreading my knees. Or playing footsie on long drives.

. The stock stereos all crank, not that I do that very much.

. The heater can toast me at -3 in Montana in November. The A/C can chill me in heavy El Paso traffic in July.

. The cruise-control works as low as 20MPH. With the massive Hemi power, I often think I'm dawdling when I'm doing 20 or even 30 over. I use the cruise pretty-much constantly so I don't have to worry about keeping-down my speed. Oh, yeah, I probably exceed the speed-limit so often because the ride is so nice.

. I've really had no problems with any of these trucks, except the 2014 has never seemed to stay in alignment. I suspect my kid did something, out one night with his friends, but as long as they come home in one piece I'll live with it.

. The definite lack of wind-buffering with the windows down. I can carry-on a conversation driving 60MPH on Highway 380 with the windows down.

. I'll think of many other reasons I keep buying the same truck, but enough for now.
 

bcbouy

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2021 power wagon
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hemi
i like that my Powerwagon is mine.not the banks,not the wifes.all mine.i get to decide how it gets treated,who can NOT put her feet on the dash or smoke in it,how loud the H/K system is,(she claims she can hear me pull into the drive)how big the new tires are,and i don't care if it's too tall for her to climb in.and i got to pick the colour,even tho' she paid for it.
 

Cactusmonkey

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2021
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Hemi
Always a Ford guy but this time I felt the dealer was trying to take advantage of us. Took it for granted that we would order another F-150. Low balled the trade. Ram dealer stepped up and we order a 1500. Glad we did, very nice truck. Air suspension is a must for us now.
 

Maryland_Man

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5.7L V8 HEMI MDS VVT
Ah yes, air suspension works great, easy on my back. Traded in 2007 Ford F-150. Plus, power running boards lower to allow 89 yo mother-in-law to ride. Bed to carry the mobility scooter.
 

18CrewDually

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Cummins 6.7 H.O.
What I like...... it does not have a 10 spd trans, it does not have a CP4 pump, (reasons I left Ford) &
I like that it has a Cummins H.O./Aisin.
That is how I ended up back in a Dodge. (don't get butt hurt, I know it's called RAM)
 

shagya

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2016
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5,7 L HEMI
My answer is rather on emotional level. I like my mine because his name is RAM "Aries" like me.
Supports my egotrip ;) ...encore is Rebel. Fits perfect, so am I.
Getting serious, it's my first US truck. A Mustang 5.0 GT V8 was also on my bucket list, because I'm horserider, but it was finally a good decision. So I feel at the moment. Get up on horseback is the "engine pony" too low anyway.
The reason to switch from europen cars to US, was my enthusiasm to US Indian Motorcycles since 2016.
Logically have to drive US 4 wheels too. Begun with JEEP Wrangler. What next who knows...?
 

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Wirerat

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Reclining rear seats. The 8 speed. The interior is leaps and bounds ahead of the competition.
 

CanRebel

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I like my Rebel, it's fun to off-road with. Thought I'm still got my eye on buying TRX.

Even though it's only 5.7 with bigger rims/heavy tires it still moves quick.

Best part. Did Borla cat-back few weeks ago. I purposely park under our bed room.
So I can wake up my wife after she's worked 10+ hours making GM parts.
As bonus, I usually wait until there is no traffic, so she can hear me block away.
 

gt8684

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Hemi 5.7
I like the interior space, the v8 engine, the ride quality and 10K cheaper than Ford.

Been a Ford guy pretty much my whole life, but the Termor is nice but for 10K more, its a bit much, and only having a v6, I get its twin turbo and the torque comes in way sooner, but it gets the same fuel economy as my Rebel and atleast the Hemi has a great v8 sound.
 
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