Low Sticker Prices on Dodge Ram Pickups
Dodge's strategy is simple: offer better features for the same price or lower. That's why the new heavy-duty pickups will have lower prices than the current ones. For example, the 2010 Ram 2500 regula cab 4x2 is priced at $28,165, which is $1,970 less than the 2009 model.
Besides offering attractive prices, Dodge has been making efforts to increase the quality of its pickups. In 2008, the company installed a coil-spring rear suspension - the first one since the 1960s - on the light-duty 2009 Ram 1500 in order to create a smoother ride. And the heavy-duty Ram 2500 and 3500 Crew and Mega Cabs had hydraulic dampers added for the same purpose.
Additionally, consumers have a choice between a 6.7-liter Cummins turbo-diesel and a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 gasoline engine on the pickups they purchase.
While we at RealCarTips recommend never buying a newly designed vehicle when it first comes out, if you're looking for a high-quality pickup truck that's decently priced and has brand new styling, now is your chance to land one.
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- Gregg Fidan
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