by Mike Schmidt, Senior Manager, Vehicle Testing Operations
Where Did We Drive It?
We purchased our 2019 Ram 1500 in July, so August marked our first full month with the truck. Dan Edmunds picked it up from Cowboy Dodge in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and drove it back to California. Once home, we unraveled the registration process of officially weighing and smog testing the Ram, then waiting in line at the DMV to pay state taxes. That was amazing. The stickers still had the new-registration smell when the truck joined a three-way comparison versus the Chevrolet Silverado and the Ford F-150.
by Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing
This purchase was inevitable. We mentally reserved a spot for the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 pickup on our long-term "buy" list the moment we hopped inside one during its debut at the Detroit Auto Show this past January. Weeks later we got our first opportunity to drive the new Ram in Texas, and the serious business of budget-planning and calendar-watching got underway soon after they pried the keys from our reluctant hands.