My only complaints is still no boost gauge for turbo and Fords 08 turbo felt better and had quicker pick up. The transmission is smooth compared to my 08 ford and feels like your really in control even though it is 6 speed automatic. One possibility is it gets totally ignored, as people choose to drive vehicles that are faster and better suited to canyon roads. Interior was immaculate and so was the exterior! For the price, I could not have gotten a diesel engine from either of the other manufactures. Politicians crunch data, pickups crunch hills. I can average about 24mpgs on the highway with no load or trailer at 70mph. Stereo sounds great and all controls are sensibly placed.
Politicians -- like insert name here -- would rather sip lattes on Easy Street. We've seen pictures of the next Ford and Chevy heavy duties, and we think the Ram is the most stylish of the three. Dodge is first out of the gate, but Ford and Chevy are prepping new versions of their own workhorses, to be unleashed in 2010, and then it'll again be a level playing field. Step-in height was reduced by almost 9 inches, a difference that was received enthusiastically by the shorter members of the staff. This truck has impressed me so far with it's comfortable interior ventilated leather seats and smooth highway ride. The 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 is tow-rated at 13,450 pounds and load-rated at 3,160, while the Ram 3500 checks in at 17,600 pounds and 5,130 pounds, respectively. I still have my 99 Ford with the 7.
The other -- and what we observed to be the case with our… The Ram recently received a nice upgrade: a set of chrome Mopar side steps. The backup camera is a must if your going to be hooking to a trailer a lot. It drives like a dream and pulls like a freight train. The previous owner babied the truck and added some amazing styling ques. The result is a hard-to-beat combination of capability, comfort, and style. Powertrains largely carry over from 2009, though the 5.
It's a Hemi-powered 2500 Crew Cab with electric-locking front and rear differentials, electronic disconnecting sway bar, Bilstein shocks, 32-inch tires, skid plates, 4. . Drove 350 miles round trip to get it. In the state of Oregon where I live the speed limit is 55 mph I can only get 15 mph. The inline 6cyl diesel engine is a torque monster.
I love Ford, I think they are a better built truck, but when it comes to the reliability of a diesel you can't beat a cummins, sorry Ford. We lucked out and found the holy grail of the 4th gen cummins trucks. Someone who thinks driving should be brash, engaging - and, above all else -- fun. The 2010 Ram Heavy Duty isn't technically all-new, but it looks and acts the part. Opt for a truck with a heated steering wheel, I use it more then the heated seats. The 2010 Ram Heavy Duty is available in three cab styles Regular, Crew Cab and Mega Cab , two box sizes 6 feet 4 inches and 8 feet plus single- and dual-rear-wheel configurations.
Our Take on the 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 Pickups and politicians are polar opposites. I have bought a few new cars and this was the most painless experience by far. My truck had the automatic transmission so be sure to let it warm up in colder temperatures because it will not shift into overdrive until it reaches 55 degrees. The 2010 Ram Heavy Duty isn't technically all-new, but it looks and acts the part. Have to mention this dealer. I am a diesel mechanic and a big Ford guy, until Ford gets their diesel motors right I will swallow my pride bu a lower quality truck but a better diesel motor. The steering was great and the ride comfortable.
Pickups relish a tough road and hard work. New sheetmetal, a new interior both heavily derived from the new Ram 1500 and re-tuned underpinnings combine in a more stylish, more refined, more capable offensive lineman of a pickup. New sheetmetal, a new interior both heavily derived from the new Ram 1500 and re-tuned underpinnings combine in a more stylish, more refined, more capable offensive lineman of a pickup. The engine has more than enough power and on the open road at 65-70 mph I can easily get 18 mpg stock. The Ram was notably quieter, smoother, more attractive and more refined than the Chevy.
All models come exclusively with 17-inch wheels. Also worth noting is that the trucks have earned their own brand, so now the Dodge Ram is just the Ram. Now, I have a Laramie! This 2010 dodge is really reliable; cold starts in Colorado winters, great new interior compared to my 08 dodge, can now track transmission temps, great under load. Crew Cab models have dual underfloor storage compartments, the Mega Cab has reclining rear seats, and they're all available with a monstrous center console that's big enough to hold a laptop computer and hanging files. Four months into… One of the things that's been the biggest surprise about the Ram is that it's very easy to live with. But Dodge has set the bar pretty high. Power Wagons come with all-terrain tires.
Congress needs to get off message and head off road, and it should do it in the 2010 Ram Power Wagon -- a truck that slings mud better than the U. The crew cab offers plenty of space and storage. Need to pull 17,300 pounds? The 2009 models made 355 horsepower and 395 pound-feet of torque, 2010s are good for 383 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. An integrated trailer brake controller is optional, as are a rear sensor system and rear-view camera. Also worth noting is that the trucks have earned their own brand, so now the Dodge Ram is just the Ram. I am not real fond of the high hood.