Well constructed, minimal repairs in 6 years, body and finish are rock solid, amazing engine, 4wd gets where you need to go, rides like a Cadillac for a truck, minimal road noise at highway speeds! 17.7 mpg highway, 17 city; great value for your money!! This is my 5th Ram diesel since 1994 and they have only improved with each new revisions!
I have one of the 2012 Ram 3500 which is available for the so called customer care buyback along with full list of other recalls to be now referred as Ram Rap sheet . Well things are so darn sweet and adorable when posted all over the media of the Fiat Chrystal buyback unless you actually own one of these gems and Actually wishes to excercise your rite for buyback as it's nothing Zero as court orders have detailed. I would feel a tiny confident at this point if someone actually wishes to help this grossly intentional negligent method used . I spent many months calling everyone even Fiat /Chrysler themselves and even the very corrupt company continue the same all throughput to include: Ram dealers &everyone involved all say " We are not familiar how this works . Well according to the big media sugar display " simply bring into local dealer for current KKB retail plus 10% . Ha ha first fraud ! The behind scene TRUTH is : bring into a dealer for a third party appraisal by " the very dealer that sells trucks and pays wholesale for purchase ". I am as driven to mountains and rolled off edge waiting for a single educational answer as to how much or when and how ( will ever ) be paid when they take my only vehicle which was intentional gross negligence that resulted in such rare circumstances and I am left no choice now but filing several charges to merely move on with life with a new truck ! My 8th Ram 2500/3500 always dedicated. Now I wish to drop Ram and begin With Chevrolet duramax as the cummins has totally let me and all others substantially down ( let alone I am certain criminal charges would follow pertaining to the manner used being 100% opposite from the recall settlement action suit. Imagine the recall Fiat customer service lines actually answer phones to say they have no information as to how the recall works as it's in the courts hands. Sorry so long of boring message. My 60k Ram with 20k miles also as of yesterday began engine lite on followed with quick fluttering/ stallling out with power acceleration one minute then sloppy fluttering, kind of like your first car when it chugged and quit . From cummins diesel only to anything but cummins turbo sadly
I have had several recalls on this truck. All taken in and repaired. But I only have 34000 miles on this one ton truck and the ball joints have gone bad. I don't abuse this truck. There is no way the ball joints should have gone bad. They wanted $1500.00 to fix it. They finally allowed me to purchase a extended warranty for $600 and a deductible of $100 to fix it.
After being a power-stroke guy for many years I made the switch to ram. Very glad I did. I have the Laramie package and it is pure luxury...truck or not. Uconnect works excellent, I have the 730n. High quality leather, great sound system, quite ride, more power than I will probably ever need...and I pull heavy equipment. Lumbar support is outstanding. M.P.G,s are not horrible for a 1 ton with this much power, I can get it down to about 14 if I drive hard, normal driving gets me about 18-19. Towing 14000# gets about 10. Call quality on Bluetooth is excellent. Took about 3 minutes to pair my iPhone and download the phone book. Absolutely no buyers remorse...love it. Would do it again!!
Bluetooth. Nav. Looks. Power. Interior style. Very happy converted power stroke guy. I looked at all 3 before I purchased anything, definitely get more truck for the money with ram. Also, towing capacity is awesome. I often tow as much as 15-16k and this barely breaks a sweat!!
Doesn't seem to have as many cubbies for "stuff". Only 2 cup holders up front but 4 in the rear???
No ashtray, or place to put one( see 2 cup holders)...probably not too many smokers left, but I am. No lighter. Turbo lag on take off is terrible. '96 was my 1st diesel, this is the worst, but still bearable. Will try to get used to it. You can tell I'm digging pretty deep for improvements. All in all a great truck.