Big Horn 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
Great truck. Looked at the silverados as a comparison but the price difference was insane. For a Silverado with less equipment than the big horn, chevy wanted almost 9k more. I'm sorry but even if chevy has better resale I doubt it's that high. If I wanted a comparable truck from chevy it was almost 15,000 more. I've heard of people saying ram isn't as reliable but I believe that's a myth seeing as how everyone I talk to about rams says they love it and have never had any problems. Because of the new "knob shifter I opted for an extended warranty just in case" . The truck rides great. It seemed more smooth then the chevy and just about as quiet inside the cab. The stock stereo has great sound and the engine noise is just the right amount not too loud but it makes its presence known. The cab is huge. Crew cab has more room then our old suv. My mpg gauge tells me I'm doing almost 20 mpg but the real word when I do the math it's closer to 18. Overall it's a great truck with great looks. Good engine. The hemi sounds awesome. One thing I've noticed is the small ft and finish stuff where ram falls short. Little things that don't hurt the truck but makes you think "really...." definitely recommend it though.
I have only 5600miles on the truck so far. To date, it has met all of my wants. The night visibility is great even in rain storms. The ride is comfortable, but road noise is greater than I had expected, louder than my 2012 Ram Bighorn. Handling is very good except when making sharp turns on wet pavement.
Lone Star Silver 4dr Crew Cab 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
This is my fourth Ram truck in a row. I've driven it for approximately one month and must say that it is my favorite thus far. The Lone Star Silver Edition is loaded with just about every amenity that you would need. Just for grins I tried out a Ford model this year and was not impressed. Because of the aluminum body vehicle drove more like a car. When I looked for something in the same price range as the Ram the dealer offered me a four cylinder turbo in a full-size truck. Really! I priced an XLT model with the 5.0 V8 and their best price after rebates was $12,000 more than my RAM. Staying with the Ram and the 5.7 L Hemi.
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