The 2013 Ram 1500 is wasting no time in getting fans behind it. One such fan, a reviewer for the Star Tribune, took the truck for a drive and had plenty of things to love about it.
The opening of the review begins with the advancements that are going into the next generation of trucks, Ram’s included. Fuel economy is a subject on everyone’s lips of late with regards to the economy and rising gas prices. Thanks to new forms of lightweight materials and tech being introduced, pickups are about to see better bang for the buck on gas. The 2013 Ram 1500 is part of that new trend, having excellent fuel economy with the 3.6 Liter V6 engine.
The writer put the truck through the motions by taking it on a trip from Tennessee to Detroit. “The optional air suspension absorbed bumps and kept it securely planted on the highway and curving mountain roads. The steering is responsive, with good on-center feel.”
The interior is said to be very roomy with good seats and plenty of storage. For the dash-board, a dash mounted rotary dial is in the place of the shifter and this makes it so the Ram has more storage space in the center console. This dial is easy to use and very compact, similar in design to what Jaguar uses in their luxury cars.
It’s very clear that in the time he spent with the Ram, he turned into a believer into what the new Ram means. It’s “the first V-6 powered full size pickup that doesn’t sneer “cheapskate” every time you start the engine.”
There’s many ways to show how much people love a product. There’s high sales, there’s internet praise, there’s all kinds of ways. Another way is making sure that said product has a world record under its belt.
That’s what Ram enthusiast set out to do over the weekend. It all went down in a wheat field in Dresden, Ontario, Canada. It was here, on a freshly-mowed field, that Ram drivers far and wide lined up to break a record. The Rams were of all kinds of makes and models. There were some that were brand new, others that dated back all the way to 1976. Some of them looked like they came right off the dealership floor, others were clearly modified and stylized. There was a $20 registration fee to get in on the celebration, a portion of that ticket price going to charity while also making sure that you had a place in being part of the event.
To cap off the official news, a 2013 Ram 1500 took the lead of the Ram Parade as the ride to the Dresden Fairgrounds began for a representative of the Guinness Book of World Records to make the official count. In the end, they did manage to break the previous record by 13 vehicles. That means the new record of the biggest parade of Ram trucks is now 273 Ram vehicles.