The Ram lineup gets only minor changes for 2011. Under-floor storage bins supplement the optional, lockable Ram Box integrated into the fenders, and in general, there's plenty of storage space. Primary Use: Commuting to work Love It, Except For The Worrisome Intermittent Engine Rattle. The fuel consumption is approx 19l per 100km, but it is so much fun that it doesn't matter. With my kids grown, don't need a big roomy car.
I don't think I have ever driven a more comfortable, reliable, hard working truck. There's not much reason to recommend the Dakota over the Ram 1500. Options include chrome wheels, cruise control, sliding or heated rear window, trailer mirrors, carpeting, cloth seats, limited-slip differential, sliding rear window, and Sirius radio. A couple of things we didn't like: The tail gate is not damped. The V6 is available with rear-wheel drive only, but the two V8s are available with either two- or four-wheel drive. While it might have been partially taken under the wings of the new Ram brand, 2011 will be the last model year for the Dakota, which is quite a bit larger compact pickups like the Ford Ranger and even feels a bit larger than other mid-sizers like the Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma.
Unlatch it and it'll slam down with a bang unless you lower it down. Sports Car With A Big Trunk. We found the brakes work well. The Ram's proportions, from hood to cab to the ratio of glass to sheetmetal, accentuate the two-tone treatment available on some models. It would take a series of random acts to juke it into starting.
The Ram rides very well and in comparing it to the competitors it comes across as the best blend of ride and control, whether you're on 17-inch wheels or the big 20s. RamBox The RamBox storage system is offered on the Crew Cab. Except, this time, I could not juke it into starting at all after many attempts. Options available on all Ram 1500 are an under-rail or spray-in bedliner and engine block heater. The 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 is available with four-wheel drive, and also employs a standard coil-spring rear suspension which helps provide a smooth ride.
Repackaging has made some 2011 Ram models less expensive, others more expensive. I enjoy the amenities, styling, handling and feel the vehicle has gotten good mpg. Driving It In the area of overall driving comfort the 2011 Ram 1500 has a distinct advantage over its competitors, thanks in part to its coil-spring rear suspension. But overall very smooth and powerful truck. I can park it with one hand unlike my previous trucks. A typical steering-column lever controls the transmission, with a thumb toggle for independently selecting any forward gear; some people with small hands may prefer this to the bulky floor shift that comes with center console trucks.
Base-model Rams are available with almost no features--just stripped-down work trucks--but higher-end models add just about everything you'll find on any other Chrysler vehicle. The V6 is fitted with a four-speed automatic transmission and the two V8s have a five-speed automatic. The doors close easily and switches have a solid feel. Sport, Laramie, and Laramie Longhorn models all come standard with the 5. Names like Longhorn, Ram Runner and Outdoorsman are getting a lot of truck enthusiasts talking. Sometimes I would just give up and use a different vehicle because it was not cooperating.
Had to order it and there it sat another day. No manual transmissions are offered. They said the fuel pump needed to be replaced. Our Take on the 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Photos provided by Mike Levine At a time when the big truck makers are doing everything they can to separate themselves from the pack, only a few are making enough noise to get above the din. On the inside, it's full of interesting features.
I purchased the truck over a 1 year period after carefully doing research on all the full size model offered. We expect the Ram to retain below-average residual values. An optional fishing rod and rifle rack, trailer-towing upgrades, a giant fuel tank, an enhanced lighting package, all-terrain tires, underbody protection, and recliner-worth seats allow you to roam wherever you please. The Hemi also delivers fuel economy comparable to that of the 4. F-150 is a beautiful truck, but when I test drove the Ram Sport 4x4 Hemi, Wow! The available Uconnect multimedia system offers real-time traffic and navigation, phone connectivity, and multiple ways to connect and store music files. The Dakota had been over the years becoming increasingly closer in powertrains, features, and capability, to the full-size Ram pickups, but in recent years it's been reconfigured to be more of a basic truck.