Survey Results - Why did you buy a Ram
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Last Update: April 1, 1999
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why ram:=isn't it obvious?    <=One of my favorites! :-)

its just cause of price (Bought a used V6 Auto 2WD)

I think the chassis is much better than the GM trucks. The ride is better than the Ford. The looks are great. I like solid axles on trucks.

Fords and Chevys are junk.

I have always had good luck with Dodge's and so I am sticking with a good thing. Advantages-- Price, and Dodge owners tend to want a work truck, and that is what Dodge gives them.  Ford follows the crowd in looks.  Doesn't everybody love the Ford T-100, and the ------ Over Rebuilt Dodge that Ford is selling?  Last- fuel economy with reliability.  The Diesel option paid for itself in fuel savings in 40,000 miles.  Yes, I burned approximately 4,000  gallons of fuel less than a comparable gas burner.

The Ford Super Duty ran a close second.  The Dealer made the difference.

I had a Ford F250 with a 460 prior to buying my Dodge. There was just no comparison as far as ride, power, creature comforts etc.

My two choices were Ford or Dodge. Ruled out GM because of bad past experience with their diesels. The new Ford looked good and drove nicely with the new 6-speed and more powerful Powerstroke, but the biggest drawback was that delivery time is averaging 6 - 9 months for the new Super Duty!! I simply couldn't wait that long, so it came down to the Dodge. I think the Cummins is a bit more reliable after looking at all the Powerstroke TSB's and hearing of coolant leaks and other gremlins.

Faster to get than the ford, much more motor than the chevy

Answers to why a Ram? - Chose the Ram for the looks (+ maybe function)

We test drove chevys before buying the Dodge but all my Dad would accept was the DODGE because of it's great looks and power.

I bought my truck in 94, saw the dodge on the tv commercial and fell in love with the looks and design. The Saftey features was the sure sell for my wife, me, the looks!

dodges are tough trucks, easy too work on and the body styles are best looking.

Styling preference

Have wanted a "new" Ram since they came out in 94. Finally could afford one. Looks, followed by strength/reputation of Dodge trucks led my decision.

I chose the RAM because I liked the styling, looks, size of the cab. Also, I was looking for a tow vehicle and thought the RAM would be good for towing.

Also have admired the Dodge Ram since the '94 restyle.

Chosen for the looks and reputation.

Answers to why a Ram? - Chose the Ram to get the Cummins Diesel

I chose the Dodge because of the cummins diesel. I have had both ford and dodge diesels. The cummins seems to be much more reliable.It is a much more simple design and makes mountains of low end torque. I like the power stroke, But it is too computer dependant. too many sensors, too complex.  As for GM diesels, FORGET IT.
I liked the Cummins Diesel. Liked the looks of the truck. Ride is great

best diesel engine on the road, not to big like the ford and much longer lasting than chevy. but if chevy puts the CAT in their trucks the jury may have to stay over nite on this one. The layout of dodge diesels is one of the cleanest in the industry.

I have always wanted a Dodge, mainly because of the Cummins. All G.M. sucks big time. And only Dodge offers the Cummins engine

the cummins turbo

I bought the dodge truck to get the Cummins engine. I think ford  makes the better truck.

There is no better pickup truck engine made in the Galaxy than the Cummins.  Period.  I bought the engine, it happened to come in a Dodge Truck.

the ram offers a 100000 mile warranty on the engine block and internal components, ford and chevy do not.

Wanted a Diesel, not thrilled with previously owned Ford Products and wouldn't even consider Chevy's Diesel.

1) I don't like Fords.
2) The NaviStar has nearly twice the number of moving parts of the B5.9.
3) Not as many extras available for the Navistar. No exhaust brake, etc.
4) On the road, there's many shops that can work on the B5.9.

Talking to a man yesterday, said he always had fords and didn't consider a Dodge when he bought his new 97 Powersmoke. I handed him the keys to my 95 Dodge 5 spd. 270 hp. TST. He took it for a ride and wished he bought a Dodge instead.


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