Love it so much I can't wait to get a new one!
October 9, 2018
RAM has done some amazing things since the new lineup from 2013 on. This definitely is the most luxurious pickup in its class, and the most fun to drive. I have owned 2 2013's so far, one with the 8 speed Hemi Big Horn, and one with the 6 speed Hemi Laramie, both were automatic 4x4. The Big Horn was only a quad cab purchased with 2 miles on it, which before kids is perfect for the occasional time you need to use the rear seat. DO NOT BE MISTAKEN, YOU CANNOT FIT MORE THAN 1 CAR SEAT IN THE BACK SEAT IF YOU DONT WANT TO BE KISSING THE WINDSHIELD. In the middle of the back seat it works perfectly, otherwise it is literally impossible to have two car seats and sit comfortably in the front. The truck had the large touch screen radio with the most functional screen I have seen in any vehicle yet ( other than a Tesla or the 2019 Ram). This truck was amazing for everything I needed, even towing. Cloth seats, GPS, Spray in Bed liner, that was about all. With all the rebates it came down about $8K off the sticker price. The second 2013 I bought used. It was a Laramie with heated leather front and rear seats, and cooled front seats, gps Radio, Alpine sound system with a sub woofer, RAM Box, basically everything but the sun roof. This was a crew cab with a 6'3" bed which is hard to find. I love this truck, except the transmission. When you are on the thruway and try to give it a little more gas, it seems to up shift before it downshifts. The 8 speed transmission did not do that, it only shifted when you needed the power and increased gas mileage from 13-18mpg to 19-26mpg not towing. If you towed anything expect 16. I also increased the rear suspension on both of these trucks with SUMO SHOCKS, which cushioned any large bumps while towing anything heavy. The Coil springs in the rear are great for an empty bed, but as soon as you tow something with some weight, it does squat the truck substantially. These helped with any body roll that the truck may have with or without a load as well. Overall I will never get another truck than a RAM 1500, unless of course I went to a 2500. Great functional interior and a solid feel to a build. 92k miles and not a lick of rust on my current truck. I have towed trailers with all different types of weight all different distances and these trucks never hesitate.