2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Long Term Road Test

2009 Dodge Ram 1500: Service Kleptos

June 24, 2010


In the spirit of sketchy dealer service, I pulled this blog from the back of my drawer. I can't believe I forgot about it. Yes, our 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 is gone butits memory lives on. This is a picture of its new oil filler cap. Why did we buy that, you ask?

At 25,000 miles we serviced the Ram at Lithia Dodge. Well, we think there could be a kleptomaniac in the house. We are not qualified to make a clinical diagnosis, but here's what we have to go on. The Ram went in with a cap. And when it left, no cap. Our only regret is that it took us several days to realize it was missing. It reminds me of the day our long term Q7 returned from service with a pair of channel-locks under the hood.

Do you have a dealer service horror story? Let's hear it.

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager

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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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