2013 Ram 1500
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Smooth as silk

by from Central Louisiana on December 27, 2013

I've driven ford for the last several years and wanted to go to a 4dr crew and was looking at toyota tacoma and nissan frontier. First of all I purchased a 2013 crew Ram with the hemi for less then I ...
I've driven ford for the last several years and wanted to go to a 4dr crew and was looking at toyota tacoma and nissan frontier. First of all I purchased a 2013 crew Ram with the hemi for less then I could get a tacoma and about the same price as the frontier and I'm glad I did. It rides way smoother and power is not even in the same ball park but Fuel mileage is. On my last tank I got 19.65 mpg and that is not the computer telling me it's me actually checking it the old fashioned way,gallons/miles. The Ram is a well built truck and yes I did look at some fords and chevys but Ram beat them all. As for reliabilty I can't say as I've only had it for a month but I'm a mechanic and do it for a living and to be honest I don't work on as many Dodges as I do the others so I'm not concerned. It is a machine so anything can happen but it can with all of them. GET A RAM....... You'll be surprised.
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No Competition

by from Virginia on September 17, 2013

I did my homework before buying my 2013 Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab and then test drove every other full size truck I could. Power - The only thing close was the Titan, The 5.7 HEMI is, by far, the mo...
I did my homework before buying my 2013 Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab and then test drove every other full size truck I could. Power - The only thing close was the Titan, The 5.7 HEMI is, by far, the most potent and responsive option available in any full size truck I tested. By comparison the Chevy seems anemic and unresponsive. The others are responsive ... they are just not in the same league power wise. RAM seems to be the only truck that is publishing reasonable towing capacities too. Go ahead and tow 11,500lbs with that Silverado ... just bring a couple spare trannys with you. Currently I'm getting 17MPG commuting to work. Ride - I will admit that the Chevy/GMC rides just a tad better in the city, but the turning radius on the RAM is tighter making it easier to compete on congested city streets, and off of the asphalt the RAM feels more stable and precise. The Ford was close second all around, and the Titan and Tundra were just horrible with massive body roll that was not well compensated. Interior - RAM all the way, lots of tech for the tech savy ( I opted for the UCONNECT 84 AN, which has Bluetooth, NAV, SXM and HD radio, as well as the option to turn the thing into a 3G access point). The Uconnect website shows that there are media apps "comming soon" which can be downloaded to control things like Pandora, but its easy to just use the bluetooth to stream your cellphone audio. I like that I can basically turn it on when I need it rather than having to have a contract. I have used the access point feature on long trips to keep the kids in the back seat occupied, and once when there was a power failure we camped out in the truck for a few hours and watched netflix ... the 115AC outlet is also a boon. The fords interior was second place while Nissan, Toyota and Chevy interiors seemed like an afterthought. The storage options are very well thought out, I specifically liked that the rear seat folds up and there is a false floor that folds out making the entire back seat area flat. I was able to put 2 large LCD TVs in their boxes back there and not have to worry about them sliding or bouncing around on the seats, all while keeping them out of the weather. The heated seats and steering wheel are options I didn't think I needed until I got used to them. The gauge cluster is very nice, all the traditional gauges are there in analog format and there is a 7inch LCD panel which can display an large amount of vehicle data, if you are familiar with OBDII apps then you'll have an idea of what can be displayed, it will also display turns from the NAV when configured to, but it is very generic (not the actual NAV display). UCONNECT will also let you lock/unlock or remote start the truck from a cellphone or PC, I have found this feature to be somewhat lacking, there is a significant time lag between issuing a command from my cell to the time the truck actually unlocks, so much so that I stopped using it about a week after I bought it. To top it all off I paid almost 6k under invoice (the salesman screwed up and left the book open when he thought i wasn't looking (sticker was about 5.5k over invoice)) ... and I'm still not sure how they were able to sell it to me at the price I paid, but I aint gonna argue.
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Great Truck

by from New England on February 12, 2013

I test drove and checked out the Tundra, F150, and the Ram. Chevy and GMC just didnt appeal to me (personal preference). Out of all 3 the Ram pulled away. For me its a better looking truck. The comfor...
I test drove and checked out the Tundra, F150, and the Ram. Chevy and GMC just didnt appeal to me (personal preference). Out of all 3 the Ram pulled away. For me its a better looking truck. The comfort was above and beyond the other two. The overall ride and bang for the buck pushed me over the edge. As for long term reliability time will tell but if its anything like my neighbors 6 year old RAM with over 197k on it I dont think I'll be let down.
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my new 2013 ram 1500

by from Rosharon, Texas on February 10, 2013

this is the first dodge I have ever owned, I have always driven chevy's. I was very impressed with the quite ride, better fuel economy and interior design and comfort ! It is nicely equipped inside an...
this is the first dodge I have ever owned, I have always driven chevy's. I was very impressed with the quite ride, better fuel economy and interior design and comfort ! It is nicely equipped inside and out with the lone star option package. Two major things I have noticed was the interior is has much more room and comfort than the 2011 texas edition silverado I traded in, also it is very quite inside the cab going down the road ! so far I have been EXSTREMELY impressed with my new 2013 Ram 1500. I would defineitley recomend checking out the new dodge ram !
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Great Truck!

by from Sacramento, CA on March 16, 2013

I love this truck. I was a 20 year Toyota Tacoma owner and went to test drive this truck and I was hooked. It has decent gas milage with a nice V-6 engine and handles the road well even better than a ...
I love this truck. I was a 20 year Toyota Tacoma owner and went to test drive this truck and I was hooked. It has decent gas milage with a nice V-6 engine and handles the road well even better than a car.Very smooth ride. And its much affordable than the Tundra. Great value for the buck.I am satisfied with the Ram.
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Awesome truck

by from Fremont Ca. on April 1, 2013

Love the looks, the power and it tows my race car great. I think Ram was smart in putting their most powerful engine in its smallest truck. Regular cab shortbox with a hemi. Why doesn't GM do this wit...
Love the looks, the power and it tows my race car great. I think Ram was smart in putting their most powerful engine in its smallest truck. Regular cab shortbox with a hemi. Why doesn't GM do this with there trucks. No 6.2 in a small truck is dumb.
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Best compromise between economy and power

by from Verona, MO on April 8, 2013

New 6 cylinder engine with 8 speed automatic is great combination. They are hard to find, I looked for 3 months. Go driver in town and open road. It took some time to learn all the buttons and stuff.
New 6 cylinder engine with 8 speed automatic is great combination. They are hard to find, I looked for 3 months. Go driver in town and open road. It took some time to learn all the buttons and stuff.
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I love this truck.

by from Shelley Idaho on June 17, 2013

The only complaint I have is that the drivers bucket seat sits up to high. I'm 6'4" and would like it a couple inches lower. Other than that this truck is fantastic. Great looks and the 6 Cylinder mot...
The only complaint I have is that the drivers bucket seat sits up to high. I'm 6'4" and would like it a couple inches lower. Other than that this truck is fantastic. Great looks and the 6 Cylinder motor is economical.
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Great ride, good fuel economy, awesome styling

by from Sacramento, California on December 11, 2013

Title says it all. 2013RAM 1500 SLT should make you forget about the Tacoma, Frontier, and even a high end Ridgeline. For versatility of light duty trucks the 1500 can't be beat and it is priced in-li...
Title says it all. 2013RAM 1500 SLT should make you forget about the Tacoma, Frontier, and even a high end Ridgeline. For versatility of light duty trucks the 1500 can't be beat and it is priced in-line with the above mentioned foreign trucks. Reliability is an unknown since the 1500 for 2013 has a number of redesigned components. Better chassis, rear coil suspension, and a 306 hp V6 with an 8 speed automatic transmission. The U-connect electronics seem well integrated with radio, Bluetooth, and Navigation. Need to add back-up camera when mirror includes booth tooth mikes. I had to cobble together an aftermarket system: hi-def display, front mounted camera, and back mounted camera either-or relay switched, which works quite well.
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nice

by from Chicago Il on September 16, 2013

2013 Ram 1500 standard cab with 6'4" bed. All the power as needed. Took 2 trips from Chicago to North Dakota and I was pleasantly surprised. The comfort of the ride was a 10. Gas mileage while pulling...
2013 Ram 1500 standard cab with 6'4" bed. All the power as needed. Took 2 trips from Chicago to North Dakota and I was pleasantly surprised. The comfort of the ride was a 10. Gas mileage while pulling a 6 x 10 box trailer with 3 motorcycles was 15.8. Not bad but not great. Second trip with out trailer was 23.6 : ) Much better. Speed limit in ND is 75 and this truck pulled the trailer smoothly as well as had plenty of power to pass as needed. The USB connection is a plus to play an Ipod on the radio. Electronic features took a bit to figure out but when deciphered offers a lot of information .I received some flack from my friends that are Ford lovers but after having drove it now for 6 months in Cadillac comfort I really don't care what the haters say.
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