2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Long Term Road Test

2009 Dodge Ram 1500: Wearing Well

May 17, 2010


Sure, it's a little dirty today, but the Ram's interior is wearing well given its mileage. At more than 28,000 miles it's driver's seat bolster shows no wear. Because of the Ram's height I drag my backside over this bolster every time I get it or out. And I'm sure I'm not the only one.

Other areas are doing well, too.


The driver's-side window switches look and function as new. Again, not an area I'd expect wear, but they serve as another example of quality from a manufacturer who has let us down significantly in the recent past.

Overall, the Ram's interior is remarkably tight and durable. With the exception of the few places where we've simply neglected it, it looks new (or if could if it were clean).

Go home team!

Josh Jacquot, Senior road test editor

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