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Old 05-30-2012, 09:05 PM
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that article is bogus. The Ram pickup has either a 4 or 5 star safety rating, from the NHTSA or the IIHS (I can't remember which). Either way, I dont buy this article.

Remember these are the same Wall Street pundits that were hawking Facebook's IPO a couple weeks ago. It's amazing how so-called "analysts" can combine meaningless and unrelated numbers to arrive at some kind of ranking on a topic on which they have no knowledge whatsoever. I think bit's right, it seems to have driven a lot of traffic to their website, and that was probably the reason for publishing this foolishness in the first place.

ANY large vehicle is prone to rollover if you drive it like a retard. The Ram is a 6,000lb truck. If you drive it like it is one, you will never have any problems. As far as reliability goes, I have 70k on mine, and havent had a problem yet that either I, or some other technician didnt cause. 99.9% of the time, reliability is about maintenance. Maintain your vehicle, the right way (not just oil changes and tires), and 9x out of 10 it will last you years.

I stand by my statement that IF the Ram is the most dangerous vehicle on the road, then its only because some people who drive them fail to realize they are piloting a 6,000lb battering ram around town, with 400hp under the hood.
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Hey Chuckie
have you seen any wrecked Ram trucks
I have seen several in pix
1 members Ram took a drivers side front & side panel hit, it did knock off the front wheel & some other parts, but he was not injured. that is what counts in the end

a different video, Ram was at fault
http://www.colombospace.com/Youtube/HmMTRtTQ914
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I surely would have rather been in that Ram than in some Fiat 500 !!
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I like how they have a pic of a new ram when they are refering to 94-01 rams, and i dont believe it one bit.
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that article is bogus.

IF the Ram is the most dangerous vehicle on the road, then its only because some people who drive them fail to realize they are piloting a 6,000lb battering ram around town, with 400hp under the hood.
I couldn't agree more... total BS


I like the characterization you used here, I think it sums it up very well, thanks Josh

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Now for some good news - Ram beats Raptor
http://www.autoblog.com/2012/05/30/r...deo/#continued
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Now for some good news - Ram beats Raptor
http://www.autoblog.com/2012/05/30/r...deo/#continued
"So, did the aftermarket Mopar take the gold or the bone-stock Raptor take the edge?"

To be fair, hardly an apples to apples comparison...
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i would rather get hit in my ram than a top rated econobox.
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