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post #1 of 109 Old 10-19-2009, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone own a 09 dodge hemi 1500?

I am really close to buying a new truck tomorrow and want to see if anyone has expeirences with the new bodystyle 09 dodge 1500 hemi.

Any obsevations? What type of real world gas mileage? Do you still like the truck and would you do it all over again.

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Why do you want to buy a truck from a company that will be gone soon?

Worst in quality and worst in depreciation...
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Why do you want to buy a truck from a company that will be gone soon?

Worst in quality and worst in depreciation...
Because unless you are going to buy Toyota the rest of the manufacturers are all in the same boat. I have looked at the rest of the american manufaturers and the Ford is equal in my eyes with the chevy taking a step backwards in quality since I bought my 2003 chevy avalanche.

So with ford and dodge being equal, and ford about $10,000 more for a similarly equipped truck.......I am pushing for the dodge.

Any insight, or comments would be quite helpfull. Thank you.
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Buy a Toyota.....I have one...better buy long term....

Or buy a Dodge and keep it for a long time.....

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buy a Taco.. or a Nissan


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hmmm....haven't heard anythign about the quality on the Ram....what have you seen, Older Guy? I would not hesitate to buy a Dodge. They are not going anywhere. Dodge is supposedly being spun off on it's own (or at least that is what I hear).

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Ive owned 97 Ram 1500, 04 Ram SRT-10, 05 Ram Rumblebee, and currently an 07 Bighorn, There are many down falls with the new rams 07 and up. Plastic wheel covers they call "Chrome clad" rotors warped after 15000 miles. the newer rams are claiming 390 HP 415 FPT but you cant really tell it due to the power to weight ratio, 16 spark plugs instead of 8, ride quality is good and the body and power train holds up well to abuse. all this is for 5.7 Hemi, V-10, and 360, If i was to do it all over again I would probably buy a Chevy Silverado 1500. I have always said Mopar or no car but in today's times any american made car/truck is pretty much lacking in craftmanship.

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I was about to buy a truck a few months back, but decided to just wait.
(09 Ram was atop my list)


From reviews/opinions on the web & actual owners, people love theirs.

Ride is super smooth, Cab is quiet, & of course the Hemi power.


Though a few owners report a nasty wheel shake that some cant
get resolved?

Here a good site with lots a info/opinions

09Ram

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Thank you all very much. I am driving a loner truck from the dealership right now and getting a feel for it.

And with your advice, I am also going to take my current deal to the Toyota dealership and see where I sit with them.

I will post up later once I get closer to a decision. I am guessing that in the next day or so I will be in the new truck.
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Tacos rock!
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