2012 Ram 1500
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Former f150

by from Illinois on November 7, 2011

I narrowed my new truck purchase to 2 vehicles, ram 1500 and a ford f150. After test driving both I believe the ram offers a better ride and proven motor(hemi). The eco boost is impressive, but if you...
I narrowed my new truck purchase to 2 vehicles, ram 1500 and a ford f150. After test driving both I believe the ram offers a better ride and proven motor(hemi). The eco boost is impressive, but if your buying a truck it should also sound like a truck. Price was the most significant reason I puchased the ram, saved about 4 grand buying the sport over the lariat. Buyers will not be dissapointed if they buy the ram. It is awesome!
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Ram hits the mark

by from Detroit on October 15, 2011

The truck rides amazing compared to my previous Ram and F150. The 4 link coil over rear is great for ride quality! The only thing I do not like is the fuel efficiency in the city...if this was a big ...
The truck rides amazing compared to my previous Ram and F150. The 4 link coil over rear is great for ride quality! The only thing I do not like is the fuel efficiency in the city...if this was a big deal for me, I would not have gotten any truck. Highway mileage is not bad at all cruising at 65 it gets 19 to 20 all day. but city is still in the 15 mpg range. Interior is nice and the mygig radio/dvd/nav system is second to none. The power the motor has is unreal! It will get rubber in second gear! Not many cars out there are faster, let a lone trucks. Overall it is a great truck and highly recommend!
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first truck

by from Vermont on February 28, 2013

the fist ram I bought new was a 2010 ram 1500 trx4 off road slt crew cab & was a complete lemon! rear main engine seal leaking at 150 miles, power seat burnt out, led mirror lights burn out ever 2 wee...
the fist ram I bought new was a 2010 ram 1500 trx4 off road slt crew cab & was a complete lemon! rear main engine seal leaking at 150 miles, power seat burnt out, led mirror lights burn out ever 2 weeks, front transfer case leaks, ect... after 19 months dealership bought truck back and I picked out a 2012 ram 1500 big horn slt crew cab, hemi, 3.92 rear diff, lux group, ect.... perfect truck so far and I have 10,000 miles on it with the only problem ever was a faulty dash sensor that kept the headlights on in the daytime and was fixed the 2nd day I owned it under warranty. no complaints on this truck, I feel like everything you buy...........you either get a good one or a bad one! Plenty of power almost too much with the 3.92 rear diff, and I love the factory duels! I used to be a GM guy but got weary with all the ball joints repair, breaks & rotors every year & engine leaks!
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Tested in da UP

by from Marquette Co. MI on December 22, 2012

What a truck. Glides along on the highway like the 06 Durango I traded in for the '12 BigHorn Ram. (that Durango rolled like a caddy!! so comparing its ride to a truck is a bold statement, but accurat...
What a truck. Glides along on the highway like the 06 Durango I traded in for the '12 BigHorn Ram. (that Durango rolled like a caddy!! so comparing its ride to a truck is a bold statement, but accurate) The traction system is amazing. I drove the truck about a mile back on an old logging road this morning, through 2 foot deep snow (deep enough so the front bumper was plowing anyway). I backed into my hunting spot, and burried her beyond hope, but hope, apparently never had a Ram. I took it out of low range 4x4, because the tires were just spinning, put it in high 4x4 and just applied constant pressure to the throttle, and it started to slide sideways, I could hear all sorts of noises from the traction control system, I turned the steering wheel back and forth slightly, then she slowly got herself "un-stuck", and I headed home. Very few vehicles will ever see snow that deep, and very few drivers will ever be dumb enough to even try to go through snow that deep, but fear not if you do....this girl is for real. The only gripe I have is they put cheap windshield wipers on a brand new truck. Otherwise, Way to Go Warren, MI assembly!!!!!!! I love it.
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Third Ram I've owned

by from Indialantic, FL on January 12, 2012

They just keep getting better and better! I push these trucks pretty hard, demand a lot, and their always there.
They just keep getting better and better! I push these trucks pretty hard, demand a lot, and their always there.
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Best purchase ever

by from Owosso, MI on November 19, 2011

I recently purchased a new Laramie, one word....WOW! I test drove all of the big 3 and the feel of the Ram just felt more relaxing and the ride was bar-none with the new rear coil suspension. The inte...
I recently purchased a new Laramie, one word....WOW! I test drove all of the big 3 and the feel of the Ram just felt more relaxing and the ride was bar-none with the new rear coil suspension. The interior is very roomy and family friendly and I tow a camper so the Hemi was a sure thing, and neither Ford or GM have that much towing power with the fuel economy. If I wanted to get 23 mpg with the Ford it had to be a V-6. Rebates wernt as good as I wanted to get (probubly the time of year) but well worth every penny. I didnt go with the rambox but that looked pretty handy to have if i were maybe a contractor or someone of many tools to carry around. All in all a very pleased customer and with a 100,000 mile warranty I tend to be for a long time! The new Chrysler deserved one heck of a pack on the back....Well Done!
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Ram

by from Texas on November 5, 2011

I owned an 04 Dodge Ram and then got into an 07 Chevy Silverado...then one of my buddies works at a Dodge dealership and we took a ride in one and I ended up buying the 2012 Ram Lone Star and I am rea...
I owned an 04 Dodge Ram and then got into an 07 Chevy Silverado...then one of my buddies works at a Dodge dealership and we took a ride in one and I ended up buying the 2012 Ram Lone Star and I am really impressed with it so far for the 401 that it has on it right now...the ride is nice and love the power it has when I need it. I have not been able to throw it in 4x4 yet cause I have not had the need too
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2012 Ram 1500 Quad Cab Express

by from Tampa, FL on December 29, 2011

I needed a truck to pull my camper. My budget was not very high. With that I set out to find a 4 door truck and kept coming up short. Most were way out of my price range. I did not need all of the ext...
I needed a truck to pull my camper. My budget was not very high. With that I set out to find a 4 door truck and kept coming up short. Most were way out of my price range. I did not need all of the extras just a V8, with tow package. I have owned Dodges and Fords in the past and either would do. Well Dodge hit the mark with 2012 Quad cab Express model that fit my budget. 1. 4 door quad cab 2. 5.7 v8 Hemi 3. 20" wheels 4. Dual Exhaust 5. Tinted windows 6. Fog lamps 7. Satelite radio (Free for a year) 8. Power windows and locks 9. cloth seats. 10. Tow package and connections. So I am happy with my purchase. My only grip is there is no lumbar support. The ride is smooth. it is 2 weeks old and took now has 2,700 miles on it. Thanks Dodge for putting a truck in the hands of the average Joe. Oh. and MPG was 16-17 on the trip cruising 70 to 80. City looks to be about 15.
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I'm in love with this truck.

by from Houston, TX on May 2, 2013

2012 Ram 1500 Crew - Lone Star - Maroon 4X4 - Hemi - Leather - all black interior This truck is a monster! I've put 10K on it, bought in November 2012, have had no mechanical problems whatsoever. Ins...
2012 Ram 1500 Crew - Lone Star - Maroon 4X4 - Hemi - Leather - all black interior This truck is a monster! I've put 10K on it, bought in November 2012, have had no mechanical problems whatsoever. Installed the Rough Country 2.5" level kit at 4K, have had no problems. I'm incredibly particular about my vehicles and have mine has a small imperfection in the paint on the B pillar, and the front driver quarter panel has some uneven panel gap. Outside of that, this thing is perfect. Tows like a dream with the trailer brakes.
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ram tough

by from pittsburgh on July 17, 2012

leased the truck, a quad cab. went from a extended cab ranger(2010) to the ram. what a jump. so much more room, the truck has been great. gas milage is better than the ranger on the highway. little wo...
leased the truck, a quad cab. went from a extended cab ranger(2010) to the ram. what a jump. so much more room, the truck has been great. gas milage is better than the ranger on the highway. little worse around town, but i think it is my fault, love the 390hp. took it down over the hill at home and did not do so well in the wet grass, i think because the tires are so wide. pulls the trailer with ease.
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