Question of the Week What is Your Favorite Generation Dodge Ram? - DodgeForum.com


Brand News, Concepts & Rumors Have you heard? Have you seen? No? Come on in, read and discuss the latest from Dodge. (This is not a tech section.)

View Poll Results: What is Your Favorite Generation Dodge Ram?
First Generation 1981-1993
6
11.76%
Second Generation 1994-2002
30
58.82%
Third Generation 2003-2008
7
13.73%
Fourth Generation 2009-2014
8
15.69%
Voters: 51. You may not vote on this poll

Question of the Week What is Your Favorite Generation Dodge Ram?

Reply
 
 
  #1  
Old 02-10-2014, 06:17 PM
BadStratRT's Avatar
BadStratRT
BadStratRT is offline
The Forum Tyrant
Dodge Forum Administrator
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Puttin' Detroit City back on the map.
Posts: 27,633
Default Question of the Week What is Your Favorite Generation Dodge Ram?

Attached Thumbnails
Question of the Week What is Your Favorite Generation Dodge Ram?-2006-ram-qc-600.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-10-2014, 06:45 PM
MoparMan1991's Avatar
MoparMan1991
MoparMan1991 is offline
Record Breaker
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Barksdale AFB, LA
Posts: 2,213
Default

I wish I could vote for all of them. They all have their own perks, which makes picking one for me far too difficult.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-10-2014, 10:17 PM
97 3.5 Intrepid
97 3.5 Intrepid is offline
Record Breaker
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location:
Posts: 1,650
Default

Hard choice. Each has its own strength:

2009-2014: Fuel economy, interior quality, and suspension.
2002-2008: SRT-10, last to have a NV manual, last to have 5.9L Cummins
1994-2001: The best looking, no nonsense interior, Gas V10 work engine
1981-1993: Simplicity, torqueflite transmissions.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-11-2014, 09:02 AM
Neon_Moon's Avatar
Neon_Moon
Neon_Moon is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 17
Default

i like intrepids response ^^^
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-11-2014, 05:08 PM
hemi4109
hemi4109 is offline
Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 405
Default

We had a '77 growing up - great utility vehicle but terrible on fuel. I had a 2nd gen and much more refined but just as bad on fuel. Current 3rd Gen has all the bells and whistles I need and much better on fuel. I can only conclude that the 4th gen would be even better so I picked that one.

Now although I'm sure it's not part of this survey, the Ram50 we had in the 80's is probably my favorite. Excellent mpg even compared to today's SUV's, 5 spd manual, and still big enough to fit 2 trikes in the back LOL.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-12-2014, 02:06 AM
gdcbuilt
gdcbuilt is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Pacific NW
Posts: 4
Default

Started with my 1st a NEW 1987 W250 Std Cab 8'bed, 360 auto 4x4, was a great truck at the time. Next was a Used 1995 Ram 1500 ext cab, short box, 5.9 auto 4x4.
Then decided to get a New 2005 Ram 1500 Quad Cab, short box, Hemi auto 4x4.
All were great trucks, being a 20 year ASE-Chrysler/Dodge Tech also helped.
Now retired I went back to a Second Generation 1998 Ram 1500 Ext Cab, short box 4x4. I prefer the slightly longer short box bed, with canopy I can stretch out.
I still have enough for passengers in rear seat when needed. Being a Tech during this generation helps too, because I have years of time on them.
I find the 2nd Generation easier and less expensive to mod and maintain.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-12-2014, 03:07 AM
Blacknights
Blacknights is offline
Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Georgia
Posts: 297
Default

As much as the hemi was a great engine improvement, I love the 2nd generation. Parents owned a 1st gen durango (second gens body style), I have a 2nd gen Dakota. I want to own a manual 01 2500/3500 ram after my Dakota. The fuel economy sucks, you can make it better but it still won't have cylinder deactivation. The 2nd gen rams though, are no nonsense trucks as someone else put it. They are only made for one purpose, being a truck and it doesn't apologize for it.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-12-2014, 10:12 AM
Neon_Moon's Avatar
Neon_Moon
Neon_Moon is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 17
Default

id vote 2nd generation too, but i cant. maybe i dont have enough posts?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-12-2014, 10:16 AM
Neon_Moon's Avatar
Neon_Moon
Neon_Moon is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 17
Default

maybe if i have 10....
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-12-2014, 06:18 PM
ouv's Avatar
ouv
ouv is offline
Professional
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Michigan
Posts: 107
Default

I voted for second gen, but I love them all to be honest. I just wouldn't drive a 3rd or 4th because of the prices of parts and so hard to find at junkyards.
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
kenm78
Diesel General Discussion
2
07-08-2015 10:51 PM
kenb1023
2nd Gen Ram Tech
2
07-06-2015 01:44 PM
jrmikucki
2nd Gen Dakota
4
07-05-2015 04:09 PM
500e
Dodge Charger
1
07-05-2015 11:23 AM
500e
Dodge Charger
0
07-05-2015 11:20 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:24 AM.


 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
What's your question?
Send