Scared to pull the trigger on 2019 Limited...

PanchitoR76

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We own two of them at our household, one is a limited 11K miles and mine is a bighorn 3700 miles, both are 2019, we have not had any issues, we love our trucks, I do have to agree with you when you read some of the stuff here anyone could easily get scared! On top of that there are also the negative people telling you how Ram trucks lose all the value, that Toyota is better (or any brand of their preference) blah blah blah, I keep telling them how much I love all of the features none of the competitors offer, test drive one and you’ll fall in love!
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Love what they did to the 19 RAM. Want to get a limited but have almost been completely scared off after being on this forum and reading other things. I have an 2017 Laramie loaded and have the itch for something new. Is the new RAM really this problematic or is it a case of vocal minority? Thanks guys!
If you think you're scared about a RAM...just head over to the Ford and GM forums :oops: Forums attract those that are enthusiasts and having issues. My RAM Limited is AWESOME and I would buy it again. Just relax and take a Deep Breathe!
 

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We own two of them at our household, one is a limited 11K miles and mine is a bighorn 3700 miles, both are 2019, we have not had any issues, we love our trucks, I do have to agree with you when you read some of the stuff here anyone could easily get scared! On top of that there are also the negative people telling you how Ram trucks lose all the value, that Toyota is better (or any brand of their preference) blah blah blah, I keep telling them how much I love all of the features none of the competitors offer, test drive one and you’ll fall in love!
Good Luck!
Thanks to all who responded. SpeedyV - good points. I do appreciate the feedback and positive reviews/advice. I currently own two Rams. Other than a couple of unsolvable issues that I've learned to live with (my 2001's dash disintegrated and my 2006 hasn't had working tach or 4wd since year 1), I'm very happy with my trucks. However, I've never spent as much as I might on the new one, so I'm just doing my homework first. Prefer not to have to live with any more issues or fight with FCA. How do I make sure that my truck won't have the start/stop feature - I don't think I can get used to that. I'm old school and need to hear/feel that engine rumble.
 

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Don't worry about the stop start- you will get used to it. At first I thought it was annoying as heck. Now I don't even notice it. I got back in the truck this morning after getting a coffee at a store. I left the truck running with the dog in it and the doors locked. I was sure it had turned off and expected to feel the restart when I put my foot on the brake and selected reverse. Firstly, it WAS running and I could not tell. Secondly, when you put the car in park it turns off the stop start. I should have known this, but the darn thing is so smooth and quiet it is hard to tell when it is on or off. If this thing did not have a tachometer I am not sure how you would even know it was on. The etorque restarts smoothly. The only time it might be a burden is if you are trying to get a quick take off from a stop. When this is required you might want to turn off the stop start with the button on the dash or you will lose a tenth or two in reaction time and sixty foot. :):)
 

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How do I make sure that my truck won't have the start/stop feature - I don't think I can get used to that. I'm old school and need to hear/feel that engine rumble.
Don't get eTorque. Non eTorque engines don't have start/stop.
 

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I have had issues, but I knew going in that the 2019s (DT) were being built in a new factory with all new people on a completely new design. Fortunately none of my issues were debilitating and were resolved quickly and completely, and it looks like the factory has also resolved those early glitches. But I have to say, if you're looking for a problem free truck...nobody makes one. After the Chevy, Ford, Nissan and Toyota boys have stopped ripping on Ram for quality issues, they very, very quietly will admit to having problems of their own. And with the exception of the new GMs, the rest have had plenty of time to resolve problems, but issues still linger. Besides, after driving the others, there is no more satisfying truck on the market today than the Ram.

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Dusty
2019 Ram 1500 Silver Billet Laramie, Quad Cab, 2WD, 5.7 Hemi, 8HP75, 3.21 axle, 18 inch wheels, now at 014667 miles
 

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I’ll just also chime in to say that all makes/models have issues. I had a 2007 Tundra that was constantly in the shop for all kinds of things. Biggest problem was the front differential kept vibrating and making a whirring sound. They replaced it 3 times but it still was an issue.

I currently own a 2016 F150 and it too has issues. I factory ordered the truck to my exact liking. But it has a driveline vibration from pretty much day one that the dealers cannot fix. I was at a Ram dealer over this past weekend and took a drive in an Express Night Edition and also a Laramie Sport. Very nice trucks. But my F150 is currently paid off and I’m enjoying no having any truck payments right now. Not sure what I’ll end up doing. But just know that other brands have their issues too.

It does suck when you are having issues with a vehicle and cannot get them resolved.
 

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