I would not be a happy Ram owner if I didn't have the MaxCare Warranty. The center console has a rattle which is easily fixed. We stand behind our commitment to build great trucks with best-in-class capabilities. The Mega Cab rides on the same wheelbase as the Crew Cab long bed, but it combines an even bigger cabin with a short bed. If Ram replaced the Rotary Shifter in the current models I might consider upgrading.
I bought the top of the line Laramie Longhorn Megacab 4x4 with the diesel. The front seats, while rather soft, strike an adequate balance between support and comfort. Contact our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff today and we promise to return every phone call and email. This feature reduces brake fade, prolongs brake life and provides confidence and safety when hauling heavy loads on downhill grades. When the key is inserted into the ignition, the controller sends a random number to the transponder and the engine is allowed to start. On the highway, road and wind noise are nicely quelled. At 120,000 miles the roller bearings on the lifters failed and caused damage to cam shaft.
Within 2,500 miles of buying the vehicle, the hands free control module went out. Our 10k square foot make-ready facility is state-of-the-art and our crew works hard to make sure the vehicles we acquire are immaculate before they are sold. A rear-seat entertainment system is also available on Crew Cab models. Ram is still the best! The ride is very smooth, especially considering that I have over 140,000 miles on it. One of the company's most flexible plants, the Saltillo plant produces the Ram 1500 regular cab, the Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty and Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs. Last, but certainly not least, this truck comes with all-weather floor mats making for easy cleanup after a long work week.
There was an issue here and there, but when you put so many luxury features in a truck, little things are going to break. The Power and Remote Entry Group adds keyless entry and power locks, mirrors and windows. When this truck was first introduced, the Hemi was teamed with five-speed automatic, a transmission that was very much the Achilles Heel in the whole powertrain ensemble. Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options The 2012 Ram 2500 heavy-duty pickup is available in three cab styles: regular, Crew Cab and Mega Cab a jumbo crew cab. A six-speed auto is standard.
I'm a little uneasy whether or not the issue was actually fixed or not. I understand this is a non-refundable deposit. For 93,000 I drove it around and honestly didn't think there was a better truck on the road. The regular cabs come with a long bed only, while the Crew Cab has either a short or long cargo bed. Other available features include two-tone upholstery with full-width contrasting stitching on the instrument panel; premium seating with heat and ventilation; heated rear seats; heated steering wheel; automatic temperature control; two-tone upholstery; memory seats, radio and mirrors; navigation; adjustable pedals and numerous infotainment options, including Uconnect Multimedia with a 30-gigabyte hard drive and an available first-in-segment 10-speaker surround-sound system. This tailgate also accommodates an available back-up camera for convenient trailer hook-ups and includes a lift-assist feature that makes raising and lowering a one-hand operation. To maintain the smooth ride I put Bridgestone Dueler Alenza Plus tires on it.
It also provides automatic downshift capability while decelerating. Maximum towing capacity when properly equipped is 10,450 pounds -- this is less than its competitors, but not by much. The 7-inch x 11-inch trailer-tow mirrors offer impressive visibility with larger convex glass surfaces. Really, it's hard to go wrong with any full-size truck these days, but if you want a really nice one, we think the Ram 1500 is a little nicer than the rest. Heated and cooled seats work with no issues, living in Minnesota I will always have a heated steering wheel after this vehicle, and I will always have a upgraded sound system as the Alpine factory sound system sounds incredible. Wouldn't trade it for nothing else.
In the crew-size cab, two in-floor bins located in the rear footwells offer storage enough for 10 12-ounce cans. A four-speed automatic is standard. On the higher trim levels, soft-touch materials and tasteful stitching are abundant throughout the cabin, while the plush seats and metallic accents are almost too nice for work truck status. Ram Truck and Cummins have developed an enhanced High Output Turbo Diesel offering an unsurpassed 800 lb. An available center console features an upper bin that is large enough to hold a laptop computer with an accessible power outlet and a lower bin that accommodates hanging files. They Tell You where they bought it, how much they paid, everything. I'm glad that I made the decision of trading my 06 toyota tacoma for this 12 ram 1500.
A choice of four axle ratios are available on new 2012 Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty pickups, depending on equipment level: 3. The crew cab's rear seat is very comfortable, offering loads of legroom and an agreeable seatback angle. In Edmunds braking tests, a Dodge Ram Power Wagon came to a stop from 60 mph in 141 feet, which is about average for a heavy-duty pickup. If you're looking for mpg then don't buy a truck. Production of Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty pickups is enabled by the Saltillo plant's recent expansion, which allows the facility to manage the added complexity of Ram Heavy Duty pickups' chassis and suspensions, including two chassis lengths, regular, crew-size cab and Mega Cab versions, 4x2 and 4x4 variants, and single- and dual-rear-wheel models. It has also undergone our 120 plus point inspection so you know you're getting a great quality truck that is priced right and ready for you to take home! However, we did find that the split second gear, which uses shorter gearing on the upshift and taller on the downshift, still causes the trans to hunt a bit, especially when you hitch a trailer up behind, on those steep grades.
The Crew and Quad cabs received an overall side crash rating of five stars. However, the Ram Heavy Duty pickup's larger grille incorporates a taller hood that includes louvers on each side. Would I buy another Ram? Dealing with the warranty claims department took months, and they were useless. Disappointing since I'm constantly on my phone. The most durable and reliable engine in its class, the 6. The Sport available in all cab styles adds the above optional equipment along with a body-colored grille, 22-inch chrome wheels, unique bucket seats and console, and a floor-mounted shifter lever.
Properly equipped, it can tow up to 15,500 pounds depending on body style and powertrain choice , while maximum hauling capacity tops out at 3,190 pounds. Many of the comfort and convenience features were first pioneered with the Ram 1500. The controls are within easy reach and user-friendly, except for the audio system when it's paired with the optional navigation. The Ram provides plenty of standard and optional storage spaces. It's still a little annoyance that could be avoided by Dodge.