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Why is buying a Used Ram Truck a Smart Decision?

Why is buying a Used Ram Truck a Smart Decision?


Pickup trucks are some of the most expensive vehicles on the market today, outside of luxury cars and SUVs. Their size, technology, framework, and more make a starting price over $30,000, and a price tag over $40,000 or $50,000 is not unusual depending on the options chosen.

 

RAM 1500

 

Why Buy Used Ram 1500?

One of the easiest ways to save money on a truck purchase is by choosing used over new. A truck that has a few years and kilometres on it can cost less than half the price of a new one. Consistently at the top of its class, Ram offers workhorse pickup trucks that get the job done. But is buying a used Ram truck a smart decision?

 

What's the Different between Ram Truck Trims?

Ram offers three different types of pickup trucks: the 1500, the 2500, and the 3500. The biggest differences between these three trucks are their size and their capabilities. The Ram 1500 is a light-duty pickup truck while the 2500 and 3500 fall into the heavy-duty truck category. There are many overlaps between the three truck models, including their engines. However, where they differ most are their towing and hauling capabilities. The Ram 1500 can tow up to 5,783 kg and carry a max payload up to 1,043 kg. The Ram 2500 can tow up to 8,972 kg and carry a max payload up to 1,837 kg. The Ram 3500 provides the capability for virtually any job with 15,921 kg towing capacity and 3,484 kg payload.

 

Are Ram Trucks Great for the City or the Country?

Despite their size, used Dodge Ram trucks are easy to drive and manoeuvre in cities such as Calgary. Their workhorse utility might get talked about the most, but they also offer outstanding comfort. They are some of the most versatile yet reliable trucks on the road. While the 2500 and 3500 have their place, most pickup truck drivers would be looking at the Ram 1500 if in search of a used Ram truck.

 

2019 vs 2020 Ram 1500: Which one's better?

There are several differences between model years and generations that buyers should be aware of before embarking on their buying journey. The Ram 1500 underwent a complete remodel and introduced the second generation of 1500s in 2019. While the first generation was already superb and offered best-in-class comfort, the redesign simply added more greatness to the truck instead of taking anything away. It is a flawless integration between the best of the past and the best of the future. So not only do the 2019 and 2020 Ram 1500 versions offer great comfort, styling, and technology, they also provide best-in-class tow ratings (up to 5,783 kg). These newer used Rams focus on modern technology, such as a touchscreen display, smartphone integration, USB ports, and more.

 

First Generation Ram 1500

But that doesn’t mean that the first generation (2011–2018) of Ram 1500 trucks should be discounted. They offer stylish cabins and smooth rides, as well as updated safety features. While they can meet hauling and towing demands, they can also double as a family vehicle, especially with the extended Quad cab or crew cabin. This generation of Ram 1500s set the standard for greatness in Ram, as well as other, pickup trucks. With top-of-the-line engines, multiple trim models and configurations, and upscale style and comfort, a used Ram 1500 truck can meet any buyers’ needs in cities like Calgary or in rural settings.

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