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Old 10-19-2011, 03:28 PM
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no matter what year you end up with
do NOT let them sell you a RAM with the RES 130 Media Center Radio, it is a base model radio & usually does NOT come with Bluetooth Uconnect, microphone, hands free calling, smart phone module, sometimes they don't even have a satellite module.
If they say the radio is COMPATIBLE, it means that all the above is not included
Make a fully functional radio a condition of the sale

The 2011s have wonderful sales right now
The transmission is the 545RFE 5 speed with 2 Second gears & 2 Fifth gears
the Rear ends have various ratios .... 3.21, 3.55, 3.92, 4.11,.. you can get a Limited Slip Differential with the 3.55 or 3.92
To answer the phone you have to reach over to the far side of the radio, to push a button

The 2012s have the 65RFE transmission, 6 speed, with only 1 Second gear & 1 fifth gear & an upgraded torque converter
The brand new steering wheel has control buttons for the phone, cruise control & several other functions
One or 2 of the radios have also a TEXTING function, both Text to Speech for receiving, & Speech to Text for sending
The rear end ratios are the same as for the 2011

Good Luck on your new purchase
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