Originally Posted by jayandsam09
What kind of mileage are you getting with the new ram? Which truck/engine did you get? Overall happy?
My day to day driving is different than most peoples in that I live in the mountains. Most of my driving is up and down hills with about a 90 mile round trip to town. I get around 14.5-15 mpg doing that. Only been on one trip and I got 17-17.5 driving 70-80 mph. I'm getting about 1 mpg less on both ends than I got with my F150. Both trucks are 4x4 CC.
I got the Ram 1500 4x4 Sport CC with the 5.7 hemi 390HP and 407ftlb torque. The Ecoboost had more bottom end but the Hemi comes on strong when it hits it's tourqe band. I've been real happy with it so far. Initially I wasn't so sure about the styling but it grew on me very fast and now I like it alot. The Sport is comparable to the FX4 in features.
Honestly if I'd gone with my instincts in the first place I'd have bought a 5.0 instead of the Ecoboost and would probably still have it. But after what I went through if I ever buy another truck I most likely won't be looking at Fords. The dealer offered to make me a smoking deal on a new 5.0 but I just couldn't get the bad taste out of my mouth.
To the poster with the dash cracking concern I'd heard of that before in the earlier years but they seemed to have gotten it taken care of. My truck lives in the garage 99% of the time anyway