2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Consumer Review: The perfect personal use truck
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2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Crew Cab - Consumer Review

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The perfect personal use truck
By Casey on

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2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A)

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I test drove and was not impressed by the competitors....F150, Tundra, etc. etc., (although the Silverado was nice). I must say that the Ram 1500 crew cab with 5.7 Hemi is superior in many ways to all of them. Ride quality is very impressive. Power is impressive, yet fuel economy is very good with MDS system. My MDS is on roughly half the time with 50/50 highway/city driving. I'm getting about 21 mpg highway and 16/17 city. Do not underestimate usefulness of Rambox with bed extender/divider option! MSRP $40,000 - $6,000 EP- $2500 owner loyalty- no charge hemi- dealer cash-military discount = $26,700 + TTL. WOW! Nobody else even came close on performance or price.

Best Features

Rambox, coil spring rear end, bed divider/extender, MDS, plethora of storage compartments, driver information center, auxilliary transmission cooler standard, trailer brake prewire and best of all......insulated cooler compartments in the floor!

Worst Features

Make it easier to upgrade your purchase....i.e. design a backup camera/park assist system that can be installed with minimal tools and no modification to truck. Pre-wiring for all of this stuff would be a good idea. Not everyone is willing to or can afford to buy everything they want up front.
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