2010 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4
July 6th, 2010Written by Kevin "Crash" Corrigan Added July 12th, 2010
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It’s been a while since I’ve been in a full-size pickup and I don’t know if that’s the reason why, but this truck felt absolutely humongous to me! Mind you, not in the sense that it’s a handful to drive, far from it. In fact, it drives more car-like than any other truck in memory.
Much of this new car-like feel stems from the fact that this light-duty truck is the first in its class to ride on a multilink coil spring rear suspension. That’s something which in my mind has been a while coming but it does provide a huge improvement to the ride & overall comfort of the vehicle.
However, let’s get back to that immense feeling for a while. For a start, my test vehicle came in brilliant white (my favourite color) yet on a vehicle like this, it does tend to exaggerate the exterior dimensions.
Mind you, color wasn’t the reason for a similar feeling of immenseness once I entered the vehicle. No, that came from the rather bulky upright dashboard, the top of which could easily double-up as a day bed and the oversized pretty-much everything which I found inside. Honestly, I know these types of truck are popular with contractors and if they’re mostly the size of Mike Holmes, then they’ll need a little extra elbow room, but I’m a six foot plus ex-builder and I actually felt pretty small in this vehicle!
However, there’s a lot to like about the 2010 Ram 1500 4x4. For a start, the large interior means there’s plenty of room for passenger comfort. Quite useful that after a hard day spent working on the tools, and speaking of those useful items, my quad-cab tester came fitted with the optional RamBox storage solution. Honestly, if there’s a prize for the most intelligent feature ever added to a pickup truck, then this invention should win hands down. Why? Well if you’d ever returned to your vehicle to discover that some little @#%% has had it away with your tools which were sitting in the unprotected rear box, then you’d appreciate the value of a lockable toolbox built into each side of the bed. If this idea had been around in my contracting days, it would have saved me a fortune!
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