Posts from ‘Ram’

Jul
03
1950 Dodge B-2-B

1950 Dodge B-2-B Panel Truck

Note: The following story was excerpted from the February 2011 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine

By Don Sikora II

For decades after the old-car hobby got rolling in earnest, there was an increasing emphasis on exacting nut-and-bolt restorations, the results sometimes being vintage vehicles that looked better in retirement than the moment they left the assembly line years before. In recent years, though, an appreciation for worn but undisturbed originals has arisen. Even some prestigious car-club meets and concours d’elegance have created “preservation” classes to include these hardy survivors.  

Jun
19
Ram Rebel Diesel

2020 Ram 1500 Rebel Crew Cab 4×4 in Billet Silver Metallic (a $200 option)

Quick Spin, 2020 Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription

2020 Ram 1500 Rebel Crew Cab

Class: Large Pickup Truck

Miles driven: 182

Fuel used: 9.3 gallons

May
26
25 Late-Model Collectible Cars

1985 Buick Riviera Convertible

While styling, performance, and rarity have been the traditional tickets to collectibility, vehicles that offer features—styling or otherwise—that are monuments to their era or simply aren’t likely to reappear also have a shot. It’s why we believe cars of the Fifties are so treasured today; their chrome, tall fins, and sheer mass so perfectly characterized the jet-aged optimism of the time, and it’s almost certain their likes will ever be seen again.

May
08
Green Solutions

Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast

Whether you drive a car, need a car, or just occasionally bum a ride with friends, you’ve come to the right place. Join the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive as they break down everything that’s going on in the auto world. New-car reviews, shopping tips, driving green, electric cars, classic cars, and plenty of great guests. This is the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast.

May
01
Electrification at Fiat Chrysler

Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast

Whether you drive a car, need a car, or just occasionally bum a ride with friends, you’ve come to the right place. Join the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive as they break down everything that’s going on in the auto world. New-car reviews, shopping tips, driving green, electric cars, classic cars, and plenty of great guests. This is the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast.

Apr
27
2020 Ram 1500 Laramie

2020 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4×4 in Flame Red

Quick Spin, 2020 Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription

2020 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4×4

Class: Large Pickup Truck

Miles driven: 290

Fuel used: 19.8 gallons

Dec
09
2011 Dodge Dakota

2011 Dodge Dakota

Marketing executives use the term “white space” to refer to an area of a given market segment (say, pickup trucks) in which no product yet exists. If you think about 3M’s 1977 rollout of the Post-it Note, you’ll get the idea.

Nov
13
2019 Ram Limited Mega Cab

2019 Ram Limited Mega Cab in Maximum Steel Metallic Clear Coat (a $200 option)

Quick Spin

2019 Ram 2500 Limited Mega Cab 4X4

Class: Large Pickup Truck

Miles driven: 368

Fuel used: 22.5 gallons

Oct
07
2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost High Performance Package, Hot 2020 Vehicles

2020 Ford Mustang with the EcoBoost High Performance Package at the Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Illinois.

Like many auto journalists, the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive attend manufacturer-hosted press events to get our first look at the newest vehicles hitting the market—that’s how we produce most of our First Spin test-drive reviews. However, we also attend “smorgasbord-style” press events that allow us brief access to a broad variety of new vehicles from a host of manufacturers, for quick-take impressions and helpful back-to-back comparison drives.

Sep
16
2020 Jeep Gladiator, 2020 Jeep News

2020 Jeep Gladiator

While FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) isn’t setting many sales records with its cars, its trucks are on fire. Jeep is maintaining its traditionally strong sales numbers, and Ram pickups have recently outsold Chevrolet’s (!!!) to become the nation’s #2-selling trucks behind the Ford F-Series. That’s huge.