Desert Rat - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Long-Term Road Test

2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Long Term Road Test

2009 Dodge Ram 1500: Desert Rat

January 04, 2010


I decided to take advantage of the lull in new house moving/painting/I gotta fix that madness and skip out early Sunday morning to the Mojave. A brief 90 minute drive and there I was, in the middle of Nowheresville. Peaceful.

I spent some time romping the open road and a little time listening for the Chukar and California Quail while hiking the rugged terrain. I probably could have done the trip in my Mazda 3, but it was a whole lot funner in the Ram with it's massive power and clearance.

Before long my mind started to fill with the house check list. I to putty the holes in my walls now so it's dry enough to paint at 8pm, put the trash out for tomorrows pickup....

Back on the road, the Ram's calm demeanor helped me relax and just enjoy the ride. By the time I got back home, everything was fine. I felt calm and relaxed. It was nice to have the ability to briefly get away to a peaceful place, and I was thankful the Ram made it fun.

Scott Jacobs, Senior Photographer @ 17,130 miles

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