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LostAtSea85 08-12-2013 07:48 PM

"Nice Truck" ~ Share Your Stories
My truck is dirty from an 8 hour drive with a bed full of gear as I pull through the center of the new town I am moving into. Idling at a red light with the windows down I hear a woman scream "nice truck" at the top of her lungs. I smile and give a little kick to the throttle when the light turns green. I pull into a gas station on my way to pick up the keys from the realtor. Heads turn, and a father and his 4 year old son walk towards me. They both stop and say "nice truck," and the father and I stand and talk for a bit in the parking lot before we part ways. I'm in my new town for 10 minutes and already "Holley" has her own fan club.

In the 1 year and 2 months that I have owned my black 2012 Ram 1500 Sport (Quad Cab) I have more moments like these than I can even count. I have been stopped at drive-thrus, gas stations, and all kinds of other places where car guys lurk. I tip my hat to the engineers at Chrysler for building such an attention grabbing looker.

I KNOW I'm not the only one, so let's hear some of your "nice truck" stories.

stubie82 08-12-2013 08:34 PM

I don't really get a lot of "nice truck" from people as much as I do head turns and stares, even with owning a Power Wagon. I don't think people really know what it is. My neighbor thought I painted and lifted my 2010 1500 Big Horn, haha.
I always get a stare and head turn from guys going by in their lifted Cummins.
Actually, I don't know if this is cool or not. I work for a school district and help with the band quite a bit (yea, I was a band geek). They just had band camp and I was opening the field for their parent preview and like 8 of the kids said they loved my truck and were going to beat me up and steal the keys... hahaha.

HemiLonestar 08-12-2013 09:52 PM

Most people think mine is a newer one (those who don't know better). They're usually stunned to find out it's a 2003.

the persuader 08-12-2013 11:07 PM

The neighbor kid likes my truck and was asking about how high I lifted it (its a stock Offroad Edition). He and his sister were walking around my truck when I first got it talking about it.

At Lowes, while getting dirt, the guys there complimented me on how clean my truck was and asked if I wanted to sell my rims. I told them $9000 and I'll throw the truck in for free.

Trail Whale 08-12-2013 11:59 PM

My wife got rather peeved when I passed by a group of attractive young women a few amongst whom yelled out "whoo, look at that truck!" and one of whom yelled "I love that truck!", made me happy though!

DarthRam 08-13-2013 02:31 AM

I have two stories so far. First, I went to the dealer for the Body Control Module recall. The service place has a wall of windows that looks in from the service department in to the garage where you pull your vehicle in. I pull in (Two lanes inside the building) next to another Ram. I get out and walk towards the service door and I can see two of the counter guys staring at my truck. I get in and one guy says "Wow. That is a nice truck. Does it have a lift in it?" I said "No. It has the Bilstein adjustable shocks up front." The other guys says "That is a nice truck." These guys see Rams all the time.

Second, they have been installing a new water drainage system two blocks down the hill from my house. It is the way I take to work every day. One morning I head down the hill and take a left to drive by the construction. One of the guys flags me down. I stop and roll down my window and say "What's up?" He says "Turn on your blinker again." I turn it on. He looks at it and asks "Is that stock?" meaning the LED blinkers. I said "Sure is." He says "Wow. I had to buy LEDs for my Ford truck. That is a nice truck." This...from a Ford guy.

Still waiting on the chicks to flag me down...

CaptDuff 08-13-2013 03:30 AM

My old '01 Ram, when I took it in for a trade, my salesman literally called everyone in the office to show off what I brought in. It was truly a beautiful truck, and if it wasn't for the repair bills I would still have her.

My new '13, besides my neighbors randomly saying its a nice truck, I took it to work one day before heading out for vacation, and the security guard kept holding me up asking questions about it and saying how nice it is.

DRX350 08-13-2013 11:11 AM

My ole '96 is just plain UGLY, but she's purty in her own way; her paint is peeling, her camper shell is a different color, but she's a RCSB 4x4 and has a healthy growl when running.

I was looking for a jeep for my wife, and I pulled in to a used car lot a bit hot, and the salesman whips his head around and just stares, I think "aww sheet, that was a jack move". He walks over, and asks me; "that thing sounds mean, what motor?" I tell him it's a 5.9 with some mods, and how I rebuilt the front end etc...

He ends up offering my $3000 for a truck I had $1500 into, not bad! I turned him down, 'cause all he had were toyotas and fords...

I do get heads turned my way, first for the sound, then for the fact that the hood is up to my shoulder (I'm 6'4")... BIG BLUE :)

LostAtSea85 08-13-2013 12:05 PM


Originally Posted by DarthRam (Post 1175196)
Still waiting on the chicks to flag me down...

When it happened to me, the fiancÚ advised not to let it go to my late :cool:

h2oman 08-13-2013 12:10 PM

It never happens.

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