Dodge Ram independently reviewed

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 05, 2019 at 17:21
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This review may be of interest to members. It’s reviewed while towing and gives fuel consumption figures.

https://www.mayfairwestwyalong.com.au/2018-ram-1500-express-review/
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Tuesday, Mar 05, 2019 at 23:11

Tuesday, Mar 05, 2019 at 23:11
Sounds like a great package going by the review. It beats the hell out of pouring money into something that's inferior and not up to the job. Oh the price,, that may be a stumbling block in itself ! :)) Michael
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Follow Up By: David I1 - Wednesday, Mar 06, 2019 at 07:53

Wednesday, Mar 06, 2019 at 07:53
I noted he had not owned a Discovery. Had he driven one, then his Mrs and he would have noted the following. Would be farmore comfortable than the Ram in just about every respect. Far more manourvable. Far more economical. I have a 2.4T van I and towing I consistently get 14ltrs per 100kms sitting on speed limit. Also that figure is not by a OEM trip computer (which I all find in cars are very generous and inaccurate). Also whilst it can tow big numbers, its payload at 845kg is not that big and not that much more than a LR. Also most caravans are under or at 3.5T, so the towing capacity is not an issue, for a LR as it may be for many utes on the market. As a 4WD it is just too big so although probably very capable, not very practable in tight twisty tracks. And when not towing anything I get as low as 8lph on the highway. I can see it is a far safer vehicle for towing than many utes, but if you dont want a ute and only tow a 2.5T van there are other options that are far better, cheaper and comfortable. Also a LR does not use any owing aids as the air suspension takes care of all that. Some small men seem to need something large to brag about......
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Follow Up By: Malcom M - Wednesday, Mar 06, 2019 at 08:16

Wednesday, Mar 06, 2019 at 08:16
It looks like he never owned a Lada either. What gives?
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Follow Up By: Member - shane r1 - Wednesday, Mar 06, 2019 at 09:49

Wednesday, Mar 06, 2019 at 09:49
Hmmmm.... David
That’s a bit one eyed, a lot of people don’t want a LR either.!!
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Follow Up By: Dave(NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 06, 2019 at 13:46

Wednesday, Mar 06, 2019 at 13:46
David, I think your last sentence was unnecessary.
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Follow Up By: Gbc.. - Wednesday, Mar 06, 2019 at 14:59

Wednesday, Mar 06, 2019 at 14:59
How do you know if somebody drives a Rover?

Don't worry, they'll tell you!
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Follow Up By: David I1 - Wednesday, Mar 06, 2019 at 15:36

Wednesday, Mar 06, 2019 at 15:36
All I was trying to point out and REFUTE was his wonderful claims about the RAM. As I said there are many other options for towing a 2.5T van and as he not stated he had owned a Range Rover or Discovery I was just pointing out the bleeding obvious. I guess in hind sight the last sentence was a bit off the mark, but again it depends how you wish to read and interpret it. I guess I am a bit one eyed but having owned a GU and LC200, and now a LR I know (in my opinion only) which has been the most comfortable for towing a van and being a "fairly" competent off road vehicle straight off the show room floor. But the problem with the LC and GU is that you need WDH in nearly every case, to they do not compare to the RAm and are both not as economical especially when towing, hence my comments were related directly to all that article said was good about the RAM
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Follow Up By: The Original JohnR (Vic) - Thursday, Mar 07, 2019 at 10:59

Thursday, Mar 07, 2019 at 10:59
Something to be said of Landrovers in some eyes, the natural environment is with the bonnet up. One guy I know has to put up with a lot of jokes when he tows with a Landrover on the back of his truck.

I tow with a Ram these days having shied away from American trucks for a while. Great to tow and control the van. I don’t know if the 100 Series was over tyred but control was always something I craved. Acceleration and braking with a longer wheel base. The exhaust brake built in to the larger engined trucks is fantastic going down hills like Kangaroo Valley, or the Adelaide Hills. Engine braking is what is supposed to be.

Michael, it looks like you still have a Nissan and I drove one for a few years. Good solid vehicles. To get the Ram I bought it third hand with 37000 kilometres on the odometer and it was cheaper than a new 200 series which would have been my next choice. I think the depreciation it has suffered has been minimal but now run in with over 100k on the clock
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Follow Up By: Members - Bow & Nan - Friday, Mar 08, 2019 at 07:59

Friday, Mar 08, 2019 at 07:59
John, I replaced a 200 series with a 2500 Ram.
The Ram is a class above the 200 series when towing and has better fuel economy.
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Reply By: Macquarie - Thursday, Mar 07, 2019 at 18:13

Thursday, Mar 07, 2019 at 18:13
Great vehicle with a petrol motor but I see that the 6.7L diesel engine 2500 series has a starting price around !150 000 incl ORC
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Follow Up By: cruiser 3 - Thursday, Mar 07, 2019 at 18:44

Thursday, Mar 07, 2019 at 18:44
The 1500 model reviewed is only $90,000 including on road costs, I guess that compares to a LC 200 series gxl.
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