Evidentially, there aren’t a lot of women out there who are into trucks. Or at least not as into trucks as I am. When the presenter at the Ram Truck display came up to me, he didn’t bother with trying to tell me about Ram Trucks or trying to ask questions to see if I was interested in learning about or buying a truck. He got right to the point (in a very polite and professional manner) trying to find out WHY I was so interested.
And I busted out laughing. I imagine I did look rather suspicious going from truck to truck, checking each one out from top to bottom and taking all kinds of pictures. Plus, I stopped to get a picture of the trophy. (How could I resist? No one else has ever won Motor Trend Truck of the Year two years in a row!) It couldn’t possibly be that I was THAT into trucks, could it?
Of course I had to take the opportunity to mess with him a little before telling him my main reason for being there. (Work first. Car geek second.)
But then we had some time to chat about the amazing display of Ram Trucks surrounding us—from several of the award-winning Ram 1500s to a gorgeous Ram 3500 Longhorn Laramie edition to the Ram ProMaster®. There is something for every truck lover (or truck need) in the family to drool over and enjoy.
At the center of it all—the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. This truck is simply beautiful. And it has everything you could wish for in a truck—power, performance, technology, efficiency and comfort. Initial orders for this truck just opened at the beginning of the month and within three days reached 8,000. This really shouldn’t come as much of a surprise when you’re talking about a truck that received an EPA certification of 28 mpg highway, is equipped with an engine that packs 420 lb.-ft. of torque and has up to 9,200 pounds of towing capacity. But sit inside and you feel like you’ve just slid behind the wheel of a luxury vehicle. It’s roomy. It’s comfortable. The available Uconnect system provides you with nearly any technological feature you could want at the touch of a screen. It’s truly amazing.
If you’re interested in ordering the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel for yourself, don’t let the 8,000 existing orders deter you. Customer orders take precedence over filling dealer inventory orders, so your order will take priority in the build.
When you’re ready to buy or lease, Chrysler Capital wants to be your first choice. We offer a wide range of finance and lease options to fit almost any lifestyle. If it was the Ram ProMaster that caught your eye at the show, we have a Commercial program that is sure to suit your needs. You can apply for financing online or talk to your dealer about leasing. Either way, we are looking forward to serving your auto finance needs.
I’ll be back at the show this weekend and I’m sure I will raise an eyebrow of at least one of the other presenters. That’s okay though. Someone has to, right? If you can’t make it down there yourself, check out the videos I shot of the Ram Ride & Drive on my Google+ page. I’ll post more after my visit this weekend, so check back later too!