2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Long Term Road Test

2009 Dodge Ram 1500: Are you Sirius?

August 19, 2009


I was born and raised a city girl. I grew up in a big three-story house that didn't even have a lawn. We had no use for any kind of truck.

Perhaps that's why it's such a novelty to me. But I LOVE driving pickup trucks!

We haven't had a truck in our fleet in a while, so it took a little time to get used to how high it sits. Driving out of the parking garage I kept thinking I was going to scrape the ceiling. But the Ram fits just fine.

Someday I'll give you a treat and post video bloopers of me trying to climb into the cab. There's no step.

I couldn't figure out how to use my iPod in it. There is an Aux port but I lost my Aux cord a long time ago. I searched in the glove box and found some strange looking cables but none of them were for the iPod. Then I noticed the USB port. I plugged in my iPod but it wouldn't recognize it.

I tried to tell Sync the voice-recognition system my problems but it wouldn't listen. So, I did what I always do when I have an audio-related question. I ran to Brian Moody for help. He says the USB port is for loading music onto the hard drive or for uploading photos. It won't recognize my iPod. He recalls us having a short-term test Ram for a while that had an iPod connection. So, there must be a way. We may have to get a special cable. I listened to Sirius satellite radio instead.

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor

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