2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Long Term Road Test


2009 Dodge Ram 1500: Fuel Fillers and Chrome Interior Bling

September 01, 2009

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The more time I spend in the Ram the more I like it. It's got the refinement and on-road solitude of the F-150 with the grunt of the Tundra and Silverado. Two things I've noticed may bother future owners. It's often tough to find a position for the fuel filler nozzle that lets the pump fill the tank while unattended. I may have just been having bad luck with swift filling pumps (this shot here at a slow filling Mobil pump did not make the nozzle constantly click off during the fill -- a first for me), but when you've 20-plus gallons to pump, being able to leave the nozzle unattended is pretty convenient.

And about that chrome trim.

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Our Laramie spec interior has chrome trim on the door pulls and around the shift gate, which managed to blind me simultaneously from two angles mid-day when the sun was high. This forces sort of an elbows-out driving stature but at least encourages you to keep two hands on the wheel. I'm not a big fan of chrome in the cabin just for this reason, but it looks like the door-pull bling is across the Ram lineup, while the console shifter only haunts the top two trim levels.

Paul Seredynski, Executive Editor @ 6469 miles

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 in WA is:

$146 per month*
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