Video Rant: 2019 Ram 1500

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Here’s a first look at the new (just majorly overhauled) 2019 Ram 1500. Apparently – I need to confirm this – the 2019 will only be available in four-door cab configuration. If you want a regular cab (and, I think, an eight foot bed) you can still buy it. But it’s last year’s Ram – not majorly made over – which they’ll still sell you as a 2019 “classic” Ram 1500.

Oy, if true.

But then, it’s understandable. Trucks have become cars as far as what most people use them for, since most cars are too small (and too under-capable to pull anything much). So, we get this – which is basically a modern mutation of what a full-size American sedan used to be but which has been rendered a museum piece by government regulation: Big, V8 and rear-drive.

And with all the amenities you’d find in a luxury sedan, too.

Speaking of that.. the one they sent to review stickers for $63,000 and change. Yeah, me too. That sound you just heard was both of my nuts retracting back into my abdominal cavity.

Too rich for me. How about you?

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  1. Hey: Classic Lincoln for sale by the side of the road at the 3:45 mark! Go check it out!

    Yes: I can’t stand those big trucks with the itty-bitty beds! And you have to have the bed tool box on your five and half foot bed! I now call these trucks, “sedans with a wet-trunk” (or open trunk)

    • Hi Tom,

      I’m 6 ft. 3 – so taller than probably 90 percent of the male population. And I can barely touch the bed floor of one of these things unless I stand on a step ladder. That’s how ridiculous they are. And it’s why some of them literally have ladders built into the tailgate.

      Cod Piece Fever!

  2. I’m still amazed at how much the Big 3 relies on the debt slaves.

    Out of curiosity, I checked my local Ford lot recently for a new F-150 with a sticker under $40k. Guess what? There weren’t any. Apparently, the dealer likes to keep a rich mix. The only Expeditions on the lot ranged from $60k to $80k. You know, if I could actually afford those prices, I wouldn’t even be looking at Fords.

  3. Eric,

    It’s a Ram. It stickers for $10,000 more than what you will actually pay for it……..but still too rich for me. Who the hell needs heated steering wheels and adaptive cruise control? I can’t think of any time when I want the cruise control to adapt. Lazy driving in my opinion.

  4. These pickup trucks, even with some of the more ridiculous things about them (remember tail fins back in the 50’s were ridiculous too) are still one of the few remaining aspirational vehicles out there. Especially vehicles men would want.

    That’s not a bad thing, especially in this day when most cars are forgettable and as the anti-car movement grows. We have to keep the love for personal cars alive, even if we don’t particularly like what people end up liking and buying.

    Most Americans never fell out of love with big cars, when they went away, they started buying big SUV’s and pickups.


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