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I wanted to share that I just completed a 1k mile trip from SoCal to Monterey. I own the V6 pentastar (not many on this forum do) but the truck was just unbelievably great!!! People who have driven up and down Pacific Coast Highway 1 know what I drove through cutting through the mountains, curvy roads, steep grades etc. The drive was great.

Pros:
- The air suspension just makes for such a comfortable ride
- LOOKS **** GOOD!!! Got so many compliments from people.
- I have owned only v8's and this is my first non-v8 motor and let me tell you, I definitely felt the lack of power of the v8 vs v6. However, with the gear switching on the steering wheel it eliminated the drag issue when climbing up the mountains.
- extremely functional with three little kids, no bouncy ride = no sick kids!!!
- The truck has essentially no body roll! I am assuming this is because of the air suspension. In my benz's I have the active body control suspension which eliminates virtually all body rolling when cornering. Whatever is in the Rebel is comparable to what i have the benz i think. Maybe not exactly but definitely comparable.

CONS
- Navigation functionality I give it a 3 out of 5.
- NOTHING ELSE!!!

Made the best decision with this truck!

Just wanted to share my experience.
 

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Sorry one correction. I definitely I definitely felt the lack of power of the v6 vs v8. I had it backwards.

Gtivr6 - as for the mpg, I got 19 mpg. However, keep in mind I was driving up and down through mountains. I was working the gears and rarely went over 4th gear. So I was revving the motor a lot and also had the AC on throughout the entire trip, So taking that into consideration i think 19 mpg is good. I was happy.

TheGreatRam - lol kids are enough for me!!!! the bed was FULL!!!

Maverick - My opinion is obviously subjective but Google maps can really spoil you so I am comparing the garmin to it and there is really no comparison. I haven't used waze yet. Don't get me wrong, the navigation on the ram is ok but i think it is more for going in and around town but for traveling long distances then google maps is the best way to go especially with the traffic and map updates and alternative route options due to traffic. The navigation in the Ram actually got me confused quite a bit while trying to follow it. It has limited text to speech so many of the street names are not spoken. Instead it says "next left or right" so i am constantly taking my eyes off the road to ensure i am taking the right turn. if I have to take an exit it will just say "next exit" but will not tell me if I need to take north, south, east, or west, or bare to the right or left after taking the exit etc. It also has a delayed notice. The traffic update is crap also. It was telling me that there was a traffic jam up ahead at an intersection and that is it! The issue was that when I scale back the navigation map I did not see any symbol alerting me where the traffic is and does not give me alternate options. (google does this the best) But the crazy part was that the intersection it mentioned was actually 20 miles down the road. I found the intersection as I was driving through it and there was no traffic. The navigation only displays how much travel time is left but it is inaccurate b/c it does not take traffic into consideration. I like to see how many miles I have left to go if the navigation cannot consider traffic. This is another thing google maps does best. We relied on google maps more than the navigation in the truck. So all in all, on long road trips - google maps it is and when I am in and around town I will use the garmin. Hope this makes sense.
 

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Another note, i am not able to use a zip code to find the city. Entering zip codes vs city names helps a lot when finding street names accurately.
 
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