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The wait was finally over! I took delivery of my 2016 Ram Rebel after placing the order the last week of September. I drove from Idaho to Alaska. Approximately 2,800 miles. No better way to break in a new truck than to cross through multiple climate zones, mountains, valleys, flat lands, dry roads, wet roads, snowy roads, icy roads, and all the elements from rain, snow, blizzards, freezing rain, and sunshine.

I LOVE the Rebel! The interior is Awesome! I owned a 2007 Ram 1500 with a hemi. This motor has a lot more power. Very smooth shifting with the 8 speed and better fuel economy. I averaged 16.5 mpg overall. I was averaging 18 until the last 1/3 of the drive I kept her in 4x4. There's plenty of times on the hwy I was averaging 20+ mpg for that tank of fuel, even while driving 75 mph or more. I love how it handles and the ride is a dream. I drove through a big winter storm in Canada. 450 miles of limited visibility, several inches on snow on the road and numerous places where the road was choked to one lane due to snow accumulation. I had a blast driving, but it was pretty slow and steady due to the crazy weather in that portion of the drive. She conquered everything. I drove through a couple parking lots that hadn't been plowed. 12 inches of snow or more in areas and no problems with maintaining my traction.

I'm so very glad to finally own my Rebel! :D
 

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The Rebel is an Awesome truck and I LOVE it! However, I do have a punch list of items that need addressed. I know several of you have raised awareness to some of these problems and/or these are some things to look for upon taking delivery of your new truck.

-The headlights have the chrome bezel insert. Black is spec for Rebel.
-Excessive moisture in the headlights.
-Front bumper is out of alignment. I measured 5/16 of an inch gap between driver's side bumper to bottom of the headlight. Passenger's side measured 13/16 of an inch. 1/2 an inch out of alignment.
-Tonneau cover logo with embossed RAM's head is not as advertised (a small ram's head and small RAM lettering is what is on the truck)
-Tailgate clips popped off both sides when opening the gate (4th or 5th time I opened it they came unclipped of the post).
-Driver's seat has a "baggy material" on the seat and excessive/wrinkled material on the side of the seat (see comparison to the passenger seat).
 

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Wow! What a ****-of-a break in drive! Love the pics. I've had a few of the same "quirks" that you have, but overall I love the truck too. Thanks for sharing this. :)
 

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By tailgate clips, are you referring to the soft rubber bumpers that keep the tailgate from banging the sides as it closes?
 

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I had the same issue with my bumper being about a 1/4 inch lower on the passernger side. They had to replace some bracket to make it even.
 

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By tailgate clips, are you referring to the soft rubber bumpers that keep the tailgate from banging the sides as it closes?
No, I'm actually referring the clips at the end of the cables that hook onto the rubber anchor. Those are the cables on each side of the tailgate to keep it from dropping below 90 degrees when you drop the gate. Maybe it was just a one time issue, but they haven't popped off again like they did earlier... anyways, yeah, I opened up my tailgate and then next thing I know, I'm holding the tailgate as if I was wanting to remove it! wtf?! Guess time will tell if it happens again later!
 
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