||03-28-2010 9:10 PM
Just picked up my first truck - 2010 Ram 1500 4x4
So I finally bit the bullet and bought a new truck. Ive been driving a 2001 Audi A4 for a few years now, and after a 1300 dollar repair bill, and the fact I work in construction, I realized its time to get something more practical. I never thought I'd buy a Dodge, but I shopped at Toyota, Ford, Chevy, and I couldnt touch a new 2wd decent truck for much under 30k. I researched everything on the market, and in most every aspect the Ram 1500 came out on top. I checked them out and I couldnt believe what they were selling for... at this point the price is too good to not buy one.
Dodge's incentives are killer right now and I ended up walking out the door with a mineral grey 4x4 quad cab big horn with the 390hp hemi, tow package, tow mirrors, adj. pedals for 24,900! This truck's MSRP is $37,000. Not only that, but I got the interest rate I was quoted by a credit union matched by GMAC. I just graduated college, so this is sort of a present to myself, plus I have a good secure job so why not?
Anyways, truck have certainly made leaps and bounds in terms of technology.. 390 hp v8, I average 16 in the city and 18-20 on the highway. Not bad. This has more features than my audi... whats really cool is the 110v outlet in the dash. With 390 HP it really moves pretty quick! Thats about as much as my 68 AMC Javelin which gets about 4 MPG. A house is next this summer, and when I have a enough cash, a boat. Heres a pic...