We bought the RAM 1500 in Feb 2013.
It ran great for 9000 miles, averaging 22 mpg city/25 mpg highway.
On a trip to the Florida Keys, the "check engine" symbol was displayed
flashing and the truck automatically shut down while we were traveling at 60 mph on a busy highway.
VERY unsafe condition. We finally were towed to a dealership.
They replaced an ignition coil.
Five miles later it happened again.
Had to get towed once again.
Dealership found that it was a short in the wiring bundle.
Problem finally fixed.
Overall cost to us - $400 (rental cars, hotels, etc.).
Called RAM to see if they would provide some compensation, and they said sorry about that.
Nice support there.
Prior to buying please be made aware that with the Hemi 5.7 V8 you'll average 16MPG in town and 20MPG on the highway. Truck is a 2013 and has had no problems what-so-ever. Truck was built very well with no rattles. You'll love the Ram and I've heard that the new ones have much more features than mine has. GREAT REBATES GOING ON NOW!!!
This review is based on a comparison with my last truck which was an 2014 F150 XLT Supercab with the 3.7L V6 which I sold to purchase the new Ram 2016 regular cab. I purchased this new model in 6/2016. This truck has the 3.7 6 cylinder mated to to Rams 8 speed automatic with active grill shutters which automatically close at highway speeds for economy. Its rated at 17 city, and 25 hwy. I have never gotten less than 20mpg in the city!
The ride is smooth and comfortable, the engine is quiet and in my humble opinion, the design beats the domestic rivals hands down in looks and driveability.
I got my Tradesman with power windows, locks, satellite radio, cruise, remote tail gate locking, which the Ford did not have, tow package, bedliner etc for about 25k with rebates. Guys you won't find a nicer better looking, and driving truck for this amount. I give it 5 stars. Plus free 5yr roadside assistance and 100k power train warranty