2015 Dodge Ram 2500Tyler Van Horne - Euless, TX12/31/2016
I upgraded from a 2007 Tundra 5.7, to this RAM 2500 with the 6.7 Cummins diesel. I have a travel trailer RV that I take out very often, and I wanted more power for safety especially accelerating on the highway, more stability, and more comfort options so my wife would enjoy the drives better. The Laramie package had everything we needed, and the next package up was the Bighorn which was about $10K more but I didn't feel at all like you got $10K worth of upgrades.
One thing that surprises me about this truck is how good on gas it is when not towing, for it's weight and engine size. I am seeing MPG in the 30's when not towing, 15 when towing.
I have never owned a Dodge(RAM) product before but I am happy with it.
Great Less Expensive Alternative to Tahoe
2014 Dodge DurangoDick E. - Ringgold, GA02/28/2017
Comparing it to the Tahoe. Purchased used and was approximately $7000 less in price with 10000 less miles at time of purchase. Feels and is a bit smaller than the Tahoe and with the R/T package (Hemi) with AWD can tow up to 7200#. Fit and finish is comparable to Tahoe. Intermittent AWD is the biggest disappointment in the snows of the Pacific NW. Not a city driver with poor gas mileage. On the interstate getting between 21-23 MPG varies with wind direction and which set of tires I have on the car. These MPG numbers are when going approximately 0-5 MPG over the posted speed limit. The 8 speed transmission shifts like a dream but not a fan of the paddle shifters (May still not know how to keep them disengaged all the time.)
I've owned my Nitro RT, from new. I bought it on Oct. 31, 2007. It had a couple hickups with the HVAC system. Okay. virtually every part of it was replaced under warranty. Aside from that, I've put 112,000 miles on it and had only a few small things break. Window regulator. Window button. Key FOB. I was looking at other new SUV's like the Highlander and Murano, and have decided to keep my Nitro. It's worth putting in the $3,000 of 100,000 mile maintenance on. The biggest down side to the Nitro? Suuuuuuper chinsey interior. But I guess that developement money was spent on better mechanics. I'm super happy with my RT!
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