Hello. My name is Chuck and I reside in Eastern South Dakota. I just purchased a 2009 Dodge 1500, Laramie Edition, Quad Cab. I am a longtime Ford truck guy so this was a momentous switch for me. I traded in my 04 F250 diesel Crew Cab, which I no longer really need for pulling big loads. Actually I went to the dealership to order a 09 F150 but Ford had cut off the 09 orders and their selection of Ford trucks on the lot was very limited. The dealer also sells Dodges so he convinced me to drive a Ram 1500 they had on the lot. To my surprise I really liked the truck’s power, styling, drivability, interior layout and ride. Since I own a 300C I was familiar with the Hemi and really liked the power/fuel economy balance of that engine and this one has 45 more hp. My buddies cannot believe I am driving a Dodge but I have to tell you that this 09 Ram is really something. I find myself preferring to drive the Ram rather than the wife’s 300C.