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Hey ! New to the forum, lurked around a little bit and thought it was time to join and get acquainted ! I've never actually owned a pick-up of any sort, but I really want one. I always said if I were to buy one, it would definitely have to be a ram ! Has anyone owned any other truck and switched to a Ram, I would love to hear your opinions !
 

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Welcome to the board. I owned a 2015 Ford F150 lariat and got rid of it in 2011. I have always loved the look of the Ram trucks. I was exploring other trim options in the 1500 but when I saw the Rebel i just fell in love. It was love at first sight!!! lol.

A truck vs a car is very different. It's night and day. However, EXTREMELY functional. I use the truck as the everyday family vehicle. I have three kids and it is beyond great.

Are you planning on getting yourself into a Rebel?
 

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Hey ! New to the forum, lurked around a little bit and thought it was time to join and get acquainted ! I've never actually owned a pick-up of any sort, but I really want one. I always said if I were to buy one, it would definitely have to be a ram ! Has anyone owned any other truck and switched to a Ram, I would love to hear your opinions !
I've driven a LOT of trucks over the years. '48 Power Wagon, '50 thru '10 Chevy's, a few Fords, a recent Nissan, old Fords, and even a '72 International 150. Bet no one else here can claim that!

First Dodge was about 20 years ago. I'm finding them more comfortable as I get older. I'm on #4 , I think. Had a Dakota in that mix, too, but switched back to the 1500s for capacity. These are good trucks, they ride nice if you have to put some long hours in the seat, they handle really well for trucks, they do really well off-road, they handle a workload and a half, and I like the looks better. What more can you ask?

I've driven others on occasion in the last 20 years but still find my Ram more comfortable to drive in and better looking than the competition. And the Rebel is the best of the Rams at the moment, until perhaps the Power Wagon next year. Or the Rebel X if it hits production. :)
 

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Welcome to the board. I owned a 2015 Ford F150 lariat and got rid of it in 2011. I have always loved the look of the Ram trucks. I was exploring other trim options in the 1500 but when I saw the Rebel i just fell in love. It was love at first sight!!! lol.

A truck vs a car is very different. It's night and day. However, EXTREMELY functional. I use the truck as the everyday family vehicle. I have three kids and it is beyond great.

Are you planning on getting yourself into a Rebel?
Thanks ! I totally agree, when I seen the Rebel my heart skipped a beat haha !

The functionality is a big key thing for me, especially now that you said it's great for you and your family.

I'm actually really leaning in to getting one a lot more than I thought I would be so it may be time for an impulse purchase lol !
 

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I've driven a LOT of trucks over the years. '48 Power Wagon, '50 thru '10 Chevy's, a few Fords, a recent Nissan, old Fords, and even a '72 International 150. Bet no one else here can claim that!

First Dodge was about 20 years ago. I'm finding them more comfortable as I get older. I'm on #4 , I think. Had a Dakota in that mix, too, but switched back to the 1500s for capacity. These are good trucks, they ride nice if you have to put some long hours in the seat, they handle really well for trucks, they do really well off-road, they handle a workload and a half, and I like the looks better. What more can you ask?

I've driven others on occasion in the last 20 years but still find my Ram more comfortable to drive in and better looking than the competition. And the Rebel is the best of the Rams at the moment, until perhaps the Power Wagon next year. Or the Rebel X if it hits production. :)
Wow, I definitely envy that line up :|

I often do long drives, so to hear that they're comfortable on the long drives gives me a sigh of relief. I thought the power wagon was coming out this year fall though ?
 

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Wow, I definitely envy that line up :|

I often do long drives, so to hear that they're comfortable on the long drives gives me a sigh of relief. I thought the power wagon was coming out this year fall though ?
You're correct, the 2017 PW is coming out this calendar year. I was just thinking model year.

We're planning a long road trip for a year from now, 7-10 states, some time in the Rockies, possibly some trails, a longer trip than normal after the wife retires this winter. (I'm already retired.) We'll definitely be taking the Rebel.
 

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don't do the impulse buy :) research the heck out of pricing before you sign! I live in SoCal and I purchased my truck from Champion Dodge Ram in Indianapolis. Sticker was $51k and got it for $38k. I have the v6 motor. You can get really good deals on these trucks. Look on auto trader. You will find great deals.
 

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You're correct, the 2017 PW is coming out this calendar year. I was just thinking model year.

We're planning a long road trip for a year from now, 7-10 states, some time in the Rockies, possibly some trails, a longer trip than normal after the wife retires this winter. (I'm already retired.) We'll definitely be taking the Rebel.
Ohh yeaa okay makes sense,

And woah, that sounds like a lot of fun ! but if you're going for that long with the rebel, it definitely shows you have a lot of confidence in the comfort of the Rebel.
 

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don't do the impulse buy :) research the heck out of pricing before you sign! I live in SoCal and I purchased my truck from Champion Dodge Ram in Indianapolis. Sticker was $51k and got it for $38k. I have the v6 motor. You can get really good deals on these trucks. Look on auto trader. You will find great deals.
Thats very true.. I impulse bought a car in 2012.. worst decision of life unfortunately.. But holy cow that's a substantial deal !! I'll definitely check out AutoTrader, Thanks for the heads up !

Btw, how do you like the v6 ?
 

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Ohh yeaa okay makes sense,

And woah, that sounds like a lot of fun ! but if you're going for that long with the rebel, it definitely shows you have a lot of confidence in the comfort of the Rebel.
Yep. Already put a 1500 mi road trip on it, towing stuff half the route. It was great.
 

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Yep. Already put a 1500 mi road trip on it, towing stuff half the route. It was great.
I really have to go test drive one of these now.. I've been in the earlier 2011 Ram 1500s, and they felt really nice... has there been much change in the suspension aspects ?
 

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I really have to go test drive one of these now.. I've been in the earlier 2011 Ram 1500s, and they felt really nice... has there been much change in the suspension aspects ?
A few changes. The Rebel has the air suspension, of course, with slightly different software settings modified from other models. It also has Bilstein monotube shock absorbers to reduce body motion. Plus they put in a softer rear stabilizer bar for off-road suspension articulation. The track is 1/2" wider, which isn't a real big difference.

The combination makes for slightly better off-roading, and might actually make it slightly stiffer than other 1500s. But then, the taller tires (33's) seem to soften some of the road bumps. All in all, it's every bit as comfortable of a ride as the Limited I test drove. And it looks better. My opinion, of course.
 

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Oh I always thought the Rams received air suspension back in like 2013 because the Jeeps had them. Just figured Chrysler,Dodge,Jeep would share the suspension around. But it does look like they've really revamped the complete suspension setup in the Rebel. Tighten up the ride a little but balance it out with the tires it seems.. sweet !
 

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I love my truck. I only had v8's and turbo's in my stable and this is the the second vehicle i purchased that is not a v8 motor. I currently have a VW GTI 4 cylinder turbo. I don't haul anything and never will. The v6 has 305 hp and enough torque to satisfy my functional requirement for the truck. I would definitely have been happier with a v8 ONLY because it is what i am used to when I am behind the wheel (A want). However, with three kids I am looking at functionality (the NEED) and if i need a thrill ride on the track, i have my other toys for it. Gas mileage states 19 to 20 mpg on average for the v6 but I am doing 14 mpg driving in and around town. I hardly do any highway driving in SoCal. So a bit bummed about that. However, it takes 85 and 87 octane so it does not hit my wallet that hard at the gas pump. Gas prices here in SoCal are still high. $2.89 and higher.

What really drove me to the v6 was the obviously the price because I was focused on the need. I got a 2015 left over in March 2016. This is what i would recommend for you to do or start shopping in November from Thanksgiving and on. You will see far more v8's vs v6's on the road but it comes down to what you want or need. If you want the power then v8 is the way to go. In the v6 you will feel a slight drag, however, this depends on how picky you are.

So all in all it will come down to need vs want and what you are willing to pay for either. V8's will always have better resale. I am not discouraging you from the v6 at all. I love my truck and b/c people want or need the v8 more, you are going to find great deals on the v6 motor.
 

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Call Mo Ganchi at 317-270-4216 from Champion Jeep, Ram of Indianapolis, IN. I shopped 4 months for my truck between December and March. Saw the prices drop on the 2015 but this dealership was the most aggressive in pricing.

see what they can do for you.
 

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Definitely appreciate seeing that you made a well-thought out purchase while prioritizing, rather than ego buying. I see a lot of people make that mistake and it never ends well.. But wow, that's actually a lot better fuel mileage than I thought it would be !

Unfortunately, I'm Canada bound, living in Toronto,Ontario so making my way down to Indianapolis isn't really an option
 
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