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Old 03-17-2014, 11:11 PM   #1
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Why did you choose Ram?

Thought this would make for good conversation... Why did you buy a Ram?

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Old 03-18-2014, 12:33 AM   #2
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Well, every since I was little I was a big fan of Mopars, especially the General Lee. After many years of Car Shows around the country, I wanted a HEMI. As most of you know the "Old" ones not many can afford. So when Dodge announced the return of the HEMI in the Rams I said to myself I will own one. In Nov of 2007 I was finally able to purchase one. I found the exact truck I wanted....Exterior Color, Interior Color, Wheels, and Package....a 2003 Ram 1500 "Lone Star Edition". Since the day I bought my baby I have not regretted it or looked back. She has come along way since that day. Today she is mainly used as a show truck and cruising on pretty days. She is getting ready to go under the knife again. I have no plans to sale or trade her, no matter how "cool" the new ones are.

Can't wait to here what everyone else has to say.
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Old 03-18-2014, 12:40 AM   #3
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great story, Aaron! Thanks for sharing. That's why I started this thread
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Old 03-18-2014, 03:50 AM   #4
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Well as for me I grew up a Chevy guy. my first car was a 68 Camaro 6cyl 3speed HAHA. but it was the fastest thing back in high school. Then I got into drag racing. I found a great buy on 68 Camaro rs/ss big block 396 4speed and it went from stock to full race everything. was running low 9s for a streets car. Had to give it up got to expensive and I was getting married. any way I have had my share of cars and trucks of all makes and yrs. but my first real truck was a 70 D100 I think it was a 100? for camping. Well to shorting the story and after WAY to many Chevy transmissions we now own a 2004 4dr sport ram.black (mine),2000 Durango awd blue(wifes) son#1 has a 2004 rumble bee (yellow) and a 2007 super bee.(yellow). son#2 has a 98 jeep Cherokee dark purple. Drive way look real pretty in the sun when there all here.
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Old 03-18-2014, 06:00 AM   #5
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I grew up with ford/Chevy. My wife wanted a truck so we bought a 2001 f250 s/c what a piece. She then said she wanted a 4 door so we traded to an 06 hemi ram q/c then I put a blower on it because it was to slow then gas went way up so we traded it. For a short stent we had 2 4cyls at the house and now a 5k blower and that didn't work for me. So one Sunday we went to a dodge dealer and found my lovely 2005 hemi. Well now I have a v8 and a truck and the wife has a small car wasn't working for her so she went truck nuts and found her 2003 with a rod knock on 7/8 and traded her 4cyl 4 it. Now we have a good running truck with a blower and a truck with a bad rod knock so I swapped motors for a build. Took 05/03 motors out and out 05 motor back in the 4x4 and built the 05 up to a forged 392 s/c. We know have a 2005 s/c 392 hemi ram s/c and the 2003 4x4 hemi ram. This was a well and good for awhile for Becca until she drove a 2005 charger hemi.needless to say we bought a 2013 392 superbee and love it. So now we are mopar or no car family and currently looking for an old mopar pickup to start building for Blake. Will have a hemi in it too with a blower.
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Old 03-18-2014, 05:35 PM   #6
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Dad had a 72 dodge d100 with 318 in it, I loved driving it, had a couple Chevys for towing my race car but racing got to expensive and the kids came along sold everything, went to a car show couple of years later and my friend was selling her 2004 Hemi sport I wasn't really that fussed but the wife said go and have a look, and the rest as they say is history!!!
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Started with a '77 'yota Hi-Lux (before that was an assortment of 'yota cars). Then bought an '88 Chevy 1500 . Great truck in some respects, but basically GM crap. Traded that on a Nissan Hardbody, but it was too small for all the stuff I had to haul around. Traded that on an '89 F-150, which was OK (at least it started when I twisted the key - are you listening, GM?). The Ford was a thirsty SOB, so when it got to 97K or so, I traded it on a '95 Ram Wagon 2500 (with 80K already on it). The motor got replaced in that one at 151K and it wanted a transmission at 183K . Sold it for a decent price. Found an '01 Ram RCSB at auction for $4K below market. Traded it in '07 on my current Hemi Ram. That was over six years ago. I don't pile on the miles like I used to - the Hemi has only gone 37K in that six years. While it would be nice to have a new truck, "paid for" and running just fine are incentives to stay where I am.
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Old 03-18-2014, 06:17 PM   #8
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I have always been a GM man, and my last pickup truck was a 1988 GMC short bed step side. It was highly modified and lowered. I had to sell it in 1990, and I haven't owned a pickup truck until I purchased my Dodge Ram last December. My wife seen it on the lot and told me I should take a look. They were closed that day, so I went there the next day, and next thing I knew, I was the owner of a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Bighorn Quad Cab. I love the Detonator Yellow paint with gray interior, and the 5.7L HEMI engine.
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Great stories guys, keep 'em coming!
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Old 03-18-2014, 10:25 PM   #10
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I'd say for the most part styling and overall satisfaction for why I bought a Ram. When the 2nd generation Dakota's came out, that was my 1st Dodge. (I traded in a Ford Aerostar--which is what I got from a divorce.) Before the Aerostar, I had a Toyota 1 ton, then Chevy 3/4, both mostly for construction work.

The Toyota was one little tough bugger, just too small. So sold it to the company after a few years. With that money, bought the Chevy (reg cab). That held up pretty good before I sold it. Another guy in the company had a Ford truck, but I never liked the way it drove.

Back to the Dakota--when it became too small-the child seat was too tight of a fit, I traded in for a Toyota Tundra. It was a good truck, but I was starting to do a lot of of construction side jobs over the weekends and summer and ended up taking multiple trips to lumber yard and dump. That 7/8 scale of a truck wasn't working. That's when I went back to Dodge and bought the '06.

I bought the '06 because of the cummins and happy that it did come w/ the dodge styling I've always liked.

That leads me to today. No longer do side jobs, and now want comfort. I don't like the Chevy/GMC look--esp the sq wheel wells, or the Ford styling of their 150. So no brainer. And Dodge/Ram have come a long way to bring quality product.
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