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#1 of 652 bvander
Oct 31, 1997 (12:58 am)
Looking for Dodge Ram owner experiences specifically with the latest
models. Quad Cab, V-10, Cummins Turbo Diesel, 3/4 ton, mpg, etc.
Nov 04, 1997 (9:32 am)
As luck would have it, I happen to be visiting in Miami. I stopped in at a Dodge dealer down on Dixie Highway, because I wanted to see the new Dodge Durango (SUV based on the Dakota pickup). It was a real beauty, but a pair of full-size RAMS caught my attention. While my friend and his girlfriend tested the Durango (I think he's hooked) with the 5.3l V-8, I managed to get the salesman slap a plate onto the RAM that had the V-10 engine.
Does the term "awesome" get overused? Well, get ready for an overdose:
Handling: Awesome (in a power sense considering the size and bulk of the vehicle.
Looks: Positively Awesome (so were the looks I got from others in traffic)
Acceleration: Aweso... well, you get the picture. A truck this big isn't supposed to be this cool. But it was so hard to drive it back into the dealership.
They had the diesel model there too, but I'll have to save that for another day.
In the meantime, if you have a need for a big, brutish but thrilling pick-up, I recommend the big RAM.
And a note to the Dadeland police: If you heard any reports yesterday afternoon of an unidentified flying object located on N. Dixie Highay, I confess!
#3 of 652 Must Have Ram
Nov 20, 1997 (5:43 am)
I currently own a 1994 Ram and am right now ordering my New truck which will be a nice new 1998 Ram Quad Cab with Leather and all the goodies. I'm debating the color and the order will be made.
I have to tell you...I love this truck line. I seriously went out and looked at everything the others have to offer and the Ram always wins for me.
It will be great to hear from others
#4 of 652 Hey Dave! If It's Not Too Late...
Nov 20, 1997 (8:51 am)
If you haven't placed your order yet, you might want to check out our service called "Auto-By-Tel which you can use to "build" the truck of your dreams, order it if you like, and take delivery at a near-by dealer. It can also help you set-up low-cost financing. Check it out...
Also, to get more detailed info on the '98 Dodge QuadCab, the prices, options, reviews etc. start in the New Trucks section which you can get to by clicking on the hot link I included here, or by clicking on the "NEW TRUCKS" button at the top of this page (on the left side, with the other hot link buttons).
Great choice of trucks, by the way.
#5 of 652 Mister Ram (maybe)
Nov 20, 1997 (8:44 pm)
I'm way ahead of you. In fact i did use the Auto-by-Tell service and Vacaville Dodge has been really great (Gil Schmidt is the Fleet Manager).
Edmunds new truck price section is awesome and you can also use the Dodge web site at http://www.4adodge.com to "build" a truck with all the options you want. It lets you play "what-if" as long as you please.
My new Ram will be ordered, built and sold to me at $500 over invoice. Tough to beat that deal.
Nov 20, 1997 (11:10 pm)
Man, you really ARE a step ahead, aren't you? Congratulations on the purchase! I wish you the best of luck with it. Did I also mention I'm envious?
Thanks for the tip on the Dodge site. It's a winner, all right.
Thanks, also, for your feedback on Auto-By-Tel! Why not post a note in our "Success Stories" area? I'm sure others would be glad to know of it.
#8 of 652 dkell
Nov 25, 1997 (12:56 am)
Sorry about the double post. I guess that's what I get for playing with the spellcheck!
#9 of 652 Can't Help You Much, dkell, but
Nov 25, 1997 (11:23 am)
Here's a link to the info that we have on THIS site:
In the meantime, does anyone out there have some experience with this hot truck?
#10 of 652 lfox
Nov 26, 1997 (5:22 pm)
I am in the market for a new pickup and have pretty much decided to go with a Dodge RAM. Does anyone out there have anything to say about the truck line in general and the Quad Cab in particular? I am thinking of a 1/2 ton Quad Cab 4x4 (have not been able to come to a final decision on a short bed or long bed) with the 5.9L V8. I have heard they have a history of paint and transmission problems - can anyone comment on this?
Thanking everyone in advance . . .