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1999 Dodge Ram Review

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WEED HEIGHTS, Nevada — Four big and black Michelin LXT on/off-road tires spew desert sand rearward in our wake. We’re charging out of the gate for an acceleration test in a big Ram pickup, the full-size Dodge truck — and, in this instance, we’re testing a sure-footed four-wheel-drive system, a five-speed manual gearbox, and a humongous engine pulled along not by six, not by eight, but by 10 cylinders.

We work quickly through lower gears, hurling down an unpaved course, engine churning to exert massive torque on all wheels. The tires rebound in rapid-fire response to washboard rollers of the desert floor, as the driver holds his foot steady on the pedal to keep fuel flowing — and to see just what this thing can do on dirt.

Within minutes, the Ram deftly demonstrates that it's still the biggest with the mostest — it's got more space for people and cargo, more cab configurations, more strength from more engine options, and more macho guts than any other truck in the market.

It looks macho, too. You can tell in an instant that it's not some namby-pamby pickup whose styling imitates a car — simply check out that unique prow with a stair-step hood line and design cues lifted from streamlined Dodge workhorse trucks of the 1940s, not to mention cabs of big semis.

Built for business

And yet, from all appearances, there's no question that the Ram is built for business —mainly, truck-type business, like lugging lumber and pulling a trailer, herding cattle, hauling hay out to pasture or running up a range slope and plowing into wild country, back bed brimming with camping gear.

The Ram’s vital stats support the impression. It beats all comers with the most powerful production engine for a pickup; it outworks others with more towing and hauling capacity, then outmaneuvers them with a structural integrity and suspension system set for supporting heavy truckloads.

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Friday, January 22, 2016
2010 Dodge Ram 2WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT

Great truck...plan on keeping a long time.

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Excellent buy...would purchase this truck again. Haven't had any problems, all holding together great. Almost, looks as good as the day of purchase.
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Monday, April 20, 2015
For 1998 Dodge Ram

very good truck,,,,but unfortunally hard to find one

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paint is crap,,,,already coming off,,,clearcoat peeling,,,very good truck though,,,,suspension is getting ready to go,,,starting to make noise when turning,,,,
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