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[11 Feb 2011 | One Comment | 4,555 views]
Ram 1500 — 7,000 miles later

At the end of June, I bought my first full-sized pickup truck — a 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT.
Since the 2011 Rams are virtually unchanged from the 2010 models, this seems to be a good time to write a review of my Dodge so as to give people an idea of how those trucks hold up after the “new” has worn off.
The long and short of it is this — the Ram is a great truck that has held up well after 7,000 miles (not a lot, I know) and …

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[29 Jun 2010 | 4 Comments | 2,259 views]
Dodge Ram 1500 — buying American again

Like a lot of Americans, I was downright irate when the federal government announced it was bailing out General Motors (GM) and Chrysler.
This is, after all, a capitalist economy — companies that can’t compete fail and are replaced. Bailing out a company that can’t cut it seems, well, fundamentally wrong.
After fuming over bailouts for awhile, I swore to never buy an American car again (I drove a Toyota Matrix at the time). I then swore to never buy an American car again unless it was made by Ford. Yes, Toyota …