"The New 2009 Ram is a Slam Dunk!"5.0 starson by smoothbassman
Pros: This truck is a freaking luxury vehicle inside with enough power to pull a freaking tree out of the ground. I love the power of this truck and the interior is magnificent. I got the sport model with the Nav, Leather, Sunroof and Remote Start.
Cons: The Fuel economy can be much better. Driving around town you can expect at 15 MPG. Took my first road trip in the truck and it stayed at 16.5MPG on the highway. The jump to get into the truck is pretty high. Running boards should be standard.
Summary: First let me start. I have a 4x4 Quad Cab Sport model with the 5.7 engine with every available option on the truck except the ram box.
You can't go wrong with this truck. The looks are game changing. Aggressive style, dual exhaust, and 20 inch rims all options on other trucks, these options are standard on the Dodge! The interior has every option that the new Lexus has. Rear camera, DVD, Navigation, Heated and Cooled Seats adjustable pedals and remote start! My wife likes the truck better than her car and I can see why, its a luxury vehicle in a trucks body!
The ride on the highway is way smoother than the Trailblazer that I had before because of the rear coil springs instead of the leaves on other trucks. I originally was going to get a Chevy but you can't even get all of these options south of 50K on a Chevy. This truck fully loaded was only 42K! My only beef is that it was listed as 18 to 20MPG on the highway and I haven't even come close to that number. Granted the car only has less than 1000 miles on it and the dealer said it would run rich until about 1500 miles so I'm waiting to see what happens on that.
The power is amazing. I waited for the 700 miles mark before I really put my foot in it. Rolling from 20 MPH to pass a car right quick the freaking rear wheels broke loose and started screaming! The traction control kicked in and keep the wheel spin down as I just shot out like a rocket! Now thats power! To turn the wheels over from a rolling start! The Dodge kicks tail with the Hemi.
The quad cab is pretty roomy. Not as roomy as the Crew Cab but there is plenty of room for three adults to get back there comfortably. If you need more space you can get the crew cab but you loose out on the box. You go from a 6.5 foot box to a 5.5 foot box with the larger cab. I need the longer box to keep my quad closed up in the back on the highway. According to the dealer you only get 3 more inches of legroom in the back with the quad cab. For me the quad was roomy enough.
I'm upset that they took out the behind the rear seat storage though. As a replacement they put a fairly large storage bin under the rear seats. Beware though. If you have the upgraded Alpine sound system they will put a very large sub woofer in the passenger side storage area cutting your space in half!
I have only had the truck for a month, and I am very happy about my purchase. I have been coming up with excuses just to take a ride. This is the best Dodge Ram every and the 1st to be offered with the MyGig system. The Uconnect system hooks up perfectly with my iPhone and it downloaded my entire phone book right to the hard drive automatically!
Dodge really put their foot in this truck. Its the best truck on the market right now for the price. You can't even come close with a Ford or Chevy. Its class leading torque and options. What other truck offers, rear camera, cooled seats, 20" chrome wheels 390HP and coil over rear suspension. None.
Test drive it and you will not pick any other truck for your garage.