2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Long Term Road Test

2009 Dodge Ram 1500: Road Trip!

July 10, 2009

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Here we go again! In a couple of days we'll be pointing the big, shiny snout of our brand-spankin'-new Dodge Ram West and hitting the go pedal. That's right: We're going cross-country with our new truck so that it may spend its days out in sunny Southern California.

Yours truly will handle the first leg from Detroit to Boulder, Colorado. My goal is to maintain at least 15 mpg. Along the way, I anticipate blogging about corn, highways, corn and also corn. Oh, and I might even keep a tally of how many left-lane dawdlers I can intimidate with our angry-red truck.

Once in Boulder, I'll hand the truck off to some guy named Karl Brauer. I'm told I'll recognize him as the guy standing next to a 1970 Plymouth GTX. The plan is to trailer his GTX back to LA, all the while spreading righteous Mopar all across the land.

Should be a good trip and we'll see how much we regret not having ordered up the optional big gas tank. Join us.

See below, a pic of the last time Karl towed the GTX cross-country.

Daniel Pund, Senior Editor Detroit @ 678 miles


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

$116 per month*
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