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Turbovsix 01-17-2011 01:41 PM

How Many of you use your Ram as a daily driver?
 
Just curious. For me, I bought my Ram as a replacement for my daily driver because I needed the extra interior room for an expanding family, and wanted the option to carry whatever I need from Home Depot all while having 4WD capability in the winter. Seems like a good combo to me.

My co-workers think I'm nuts in terms of the fuel expense (I get around 15-16 on a combined city/highway loop which I think is excellent, and not too far away from how my 300M behaved), but I found when comparing SUVs and trucks that most of the SUVs I looked at got fairly crappy mileage and had less interior room.

Just wanted to see if I'm in the minority here or the majority (and yes, I'm bored at work today).

SnowChief 01-17-2011 01:47 PM

Long story short for me. I have 2 jobs:
1) Snow plowing and exacavation business - use Ram & other trucks as needed.
2) Day to day job (investment management business) - use a hybrid Honda Insight to commute back & forth to Boston. Rams too much of a pain in the ass to park in Boston.

erm 01-17-2011 01:52 PM

Mine is an occasional use for driving to work (I tend to commute by public transportation) and when the weather dictates it.

Jason Rose 01-17-2011 01:53 PM

Mine is my "daily driver" though I have 2 other trucks I use for my lawn service. During the summer my personal truck, the Ram now, sits in the garage most of the time! Love having it inside a garage, I refuse to let a nice vehicle sit out in the weather all the time! My old 2000 GMC was always garaged and had very minimal rust, just a little on the bumper edges, compared to my friends with Chevy/GMC trucks about the same age that have rusted out fenders and cab corners, they are outdoors 365 days a year... Then again, GM trucks are cancer ridden no matter what usually :(

BobzRam 01-17-2011 02:00 PM

Well I dont know if I am going to affect the poll that much because I checked every column. I got rid of my daily driver because my new Ram was so nice and comfortable to drive. What I spend more in gas I saved on insurance and maintainance on a second car. I use it for work, but I keep it clean (almost OCD), and I use it for all my fun trips as well. It is also the best toy that I have.

chithead 01-17-2011 02:04 PM

Daily driver for me!!!

joey0480 01-17-2011 02:13 PM

daily driver....75 miles round trip a day.

MrCrash 01-17-2011 02:14 PM

Same here. Driven daily, regardless of the weather. I'm hoping in a few years I'll be able to park it and use it as a toy.

Valve 01-17-2011 02:17 PM

Daily Driver,And for side work.I live Inner city so most of the time
I can just hop on the EL If I'm working in Center city.

Talayoe 01-17-2011 02:41 PM

Daily driver. Such a great vehicle to drive we take this where ever we go as a family overtop of the family mini van that gets 24mpg (ish). I would rather have the good looks, great ride and safety of my truck (as would my wife).

We get alot of snow here and I have the Laramie edition which has 4WD Auto (All wheel drive essentially) and I dont notice a huge difference in my gas mileage. I also dont care. Bought a truck, plan for the expense. A-typically, that is all I will buy is trucks (van is for her work).


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