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2011 Ram 2500 Review

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In previous decades, Dodge's full-size pickup was to its rivals from Ford and Chevy what Phoebe on Friends was to Rachel and Monica. Phoebe had her share of fans, but Rachel and Monica were by far more popular. That is, until the mid-'90s when Dodge introduced its then-new Ram pickup with its buff, big-rig styling and strong engine choices that included a V10. Those Rams got truck buyers' attention and boosted Dodge's bottom line, appreciably closing the gap between the Ram and its competitors.

With its redesigned-for-2010 (and redundantly renamed now that Ram has become a separate division of Dodge) Ram Ram Pickup 2500 and 3500 series heavy-duty pickups, the former dark horse brand looks to remain a strong choice for those who need a serious workhorse. We got to check out the trucks during a press preview held at the Canyons ranch outside San Antonio. Though we didn't brand any cattle, we did subject the Ram HD to a Texas-style triathlon.

First up was a several hours' stint on open highways and twisting byways to the ranch. Once there, we tackled some tight, muddy trails with the off-road-oriented Ram "Power Wagon." Lastly, we used a Ram 3500 crew cab dually to tow 16,000 pounds over hill and dale. In all three radically different scenarios, the 2010 Ram heavy duty did itself proud.

Fact is, any of the big three's heavy-duty pickups could probably handle whatever you could throw in their beds or hitch behind them. After buyers have studied the specs and picked a price range, chances are the purchase decision will hinge on factors such as refinement, comfort and styling. And in all those areas, the 2010 Ram Pickup 2500/3500 puts the heat on its "Friendly" rivals.

Used 2011 Ram 2500 Overview

The Used 2011 Ram 2500 is offered in the following submodels: 2500 Crew Cab, 2500 Mega Cab, 2500 Regular Cab. Available styles include SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), SLT 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), Laramie 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), SLT 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), SLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), SLT 4dr Crew Cab LB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), SLT 4dr Mega Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), Laramie Longhorn Edition 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), ST 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), Laramie Longhorn Edition 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), ST 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), Laramie Longhorn Edition 4dr Crew Cab LB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), ST 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), Laramie Longhorn Edition 4dr Mega Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), ST 2dr Regular Cab LB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), Laramie Longhorn Edition 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), Laramie Longhorn Edition 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), Laramie 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), Laramie 4dr Mega Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), ST 4dr Crew Cab LB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), Laramie 4dr Crew Cab LB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), ST 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), Power Wagon 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), and SLT 2dr Regular Cab LB (5.7L 8cyl 5A). Pre-owned Ram 2500 models are available with a 5.7 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 383 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2011 Ram 2500 comes with four wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed automatic. The Used 2011 Ram 2500 comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 100000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What's a good price on a Used 2011 Ram 2500?

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Should I lease or buy a 2011 Ram 2500?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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