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Old 05-23-2013, 10:47 PM
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Hey guys,

I went out and test drove a 2013 ram 1500 sport today. I was actually really impressed. The exhaust tone with the 5.7 hemi was great at all RPM ranges and the machine just pushed you into the back of your seat. The exterior is just plain sexy and Interior was also really nice. I think this could be my next truck a year or so down the line...

For those of you that have driven/seen these trucks.... What are your thoughts and why did you or will you go with an F-150 instead?

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Old 05-23-2013, 11:02 PM
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Test drove a 2012 Ram Sport, but liked the rear seat room in the F150 better. F150 should be a little better on gas (not so sure with 2013 Ram with 8 speed), but also saw that Ram recommends mid-grade fuel. They are nice trucks.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:12 PM
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I wouldn't know about Rams because Ford is obviously the best and only way to go!

Sorry I had to troll this thread.

The rams are sharp lookin trucks.
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Moved to off topic. Sharp looking truck
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From that angle it looks like a quad cab. Ive got a 12 Crew lone star. Itll suck gas all day in the city and its fun too. On the highway youll hit 20 easily best ive ever gotten was 19.6 at 75 with some hills. I get between 13-15 in the city. And i run 87. The best ive ever seen was in my grandads at 21.8 at 78 with cruise. He also has 3.55 gears though. Ive got 3.73.
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I won't lie, I parked near a brand new 13 sport crew cab & me and my ford salesman buddy were gawking around it. The interiors on those trucks are nice. I think as a luxury and daily driver vehicle the ram is probably better, but I think the f150 does a better job at being a truck. Just my .02.
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I had a 2010 and 2012 RAM1500 4x4 Laramie with the hemi. Mostly got bored with them and thought I'd give an F150 EB a try, I get a new truck every year or two so if I hate it I wont have to live with one long. Neither Ram ever went to the dealer for anything, any little problem I fixed myself or just lived with them - I'm not that **** with my pickups.

I know this is a Ford site but after 1000 miles and after owning this '13 F150 I kind of regret not getting a '13 RAM. I dont want to get into a novel, this FX4 is a pretty nice truck but with the msrp over 5 grand more than the '12 loaded Laramie it falls a little short IMO. Granted I paid nowhere near msrp for this F150, but I also paid 9K less than msrp for the Dodge when it was new.

The Ford chassis is more heavy duty for sure though, never liked the little Dodge rear end but I did some mild towing (under 6K lbs) and never had an issue. Plus the back seat is a bit larger on the Ford. The Ram had a lot more storage space but the hump in the rear floor is a killer. The Ram rode way nicer but it really suffers with anything over a couple hundred pound in the rear- the price you pay for the car like ride.

I do like the Ford styling a little more, but the newer Rams are really decent trucks and worth checking out. I'm not super-impressed with the EB over the Hemi (yet), and yes the Hemi with the bumper exhaust has a great sound As far as MPG on the highway the EB is doing a little better, in the city the Hemi did a bit better (both had 3.55s) but I dont have a lot of city miles on this F150 yet.

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I like ram. I honestly think on the exterior ram looks better than my F150. I went with an F150 as at the time it fit my needs best. I wanted a powerful yet fuel efficient V6, decent hands free/bluetooth system and a back up camera. Ram had none of these, especially under 30k.

If I was buying a truck today it would definitley be a ram 1500 with a pentastar and 8 speed. They really stepped up their game with interiors and features. You can get navigation and premium audio in an SLT V6 model. You can also get a crew cab 4x4 V6.
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I'd already have purchased a Ram 1500 crew cab long bed if; (1) Chrysler would have manufactured them and (2) high end models didn't have absolutely pathetic payload capacities.
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I'd already have purchased a Ram 1500 crew cab long bed if; (1) Chrysler would have manufactured them and (2) high end models didn't have absolutely pathetic payload capacities.
Well, this FX4 EB 4x4 screw with luxury, sunroof etc has a whopping 1160lb payload. The 2012 Laramie hemi 4x4 crew, loaded but no mooroof, was 1280lbs, the 2010 had a sunroof and was 1210 or something.

Not that much different for the same size trucks and similar options. Max tow would give the FX4 a few hundred pounds more though, luckily I dont tow more than 5000lbs so I can live with the 1160lbs.

I like them both, the 13 Ram just wasnt different enough for me to buy another one, we'll see if this FX4 can stay out of the dealer for a year or so. I already had the door panel off to fix the 'pull twice to open' driver's door issue, my '13 Mustang had the same problem though, simple fix..
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