2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Long Term Road Test

2009 Dodge Ram 1500: HazMat Disposal

February 08, 2010

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You know that pile of old paint cans, solvents, and other accumulated stuff in the garage that you've been ignoring? Well, I got rid of mine this weekend. I was thankful for the Dodge Ram's nifty adjustable bed-divider that kept the cargo from moving around on the way to the disposal site.

I was also grateful for the smooth riding suspension, even with what amounts to an empty bed. I also mangaged to raise the running, average fuel economy (at least according to the onboard computer) from 14.1 mpg to 15.3 over the course of 275 miles.

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Chief Road Test Editor, Chris Walton @ 20,398 miles

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