• Apr 11, 2008
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We hadn't realized this until it was pointed out by Mike Levine at Pickuptruck.com, but when Dodge debuted the 2009 Ram 1500 at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show amidst a herd of cattle, it only had the Crew Cab model on hand. Regular Cab versions of the Ram have remained absent from public view... until now. Pickuptruck.com has the scoop on the two-door, two-passenger half-ton pickups, and we have to say the Ram's new design looks just as good with a small cab as it does with an extended one. The 2009 Dodge Ram Regular Cab can be had with either a 6-foot 4-inch bed or an 8-foot bed, and its wheelbase will be either 120 or 140 inches depending on the bed you choose. Unfortunately, the innovative RamBox storage solution is not an option on the Regular Cab for some reason. Trim levels for the regular cab include the working man's ST, the higher-performance Sport and R/T models, and a new trim called the TRX-4 that's more off-road ready than the others with four-wheel-drive, a suspension upgrade and Goodyear Wrangler SRA All Terrain Tires. Though sales of half-ton pickups in the U.S. are falling fast, the Ram is obviously coming ready to compete in 2009 and the Regular Cab model is just one weapon in Dodge's arsenal.


[Source: Pickuptruck.com]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      There's a dedicated blog on pickup trucks?!? Wow, I get to learn something new everyday.
        • 6 Years Ago
        There are also sites and blogs for other everyday boring, utilitarian items...like toaster ovens and water heaters.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Rambox is needed on Regular Cab more than Crew Cab, makes no sense that it is not available.
      • 6 Years Ago
      good looking truck????!!!!!! How can people possibly associate good looks with that monstrosity, there are some, and i stress some good looking trucks, that is not one of them. I think ive figured out why most american cars/trucks are ugly, it must be what the people in america want. in that case, good luck to them.
        • 6 Years Ago
        This is a VERY good looking truck. Ford doesn't have anything out that rivals it, and neither does Chevy, in my opinion.

        I don't think you look that good, though... You're such a monstrosity.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Local Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge dealer (local being 60 miles from me, but their ads are all over the radio lately) is advertising that if you buy a new 07 or 08 Ram Quad Cab, you get a new PT Cruiser FREE.....
      • 6 Years Ago
      That has got to be the nicest mopar interior I have ever seen!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Great looking Dodge
      http://www.i-guide.ro
      • 6 Years Ago
      I am ready to see the R/T.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I LOVE regular cab and short box.
      I'll take mine in black with stick shift.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What great looking trucks. FAR better looking than the 'bling-ified' 'Eff One Fiddy.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah, cuz every single trim level of the F-150 is blinged out. Ok.

        Anyways, I am still a little iffy on the Ram's design. My whole thing is how well are those coil springs going to hold up to a good amount of abuse.
      • 6 Years Ago
      They actually had the regular cab at the Minnesota Auto Show. I guess I never realized that it hadn't been at the big auto shows or I would've taken a picture.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Good looking truck (btw single cab FTMFW), and the fact that it's the only pickup I can get with a six speed manual (standard even!) and with the new 5.7 deserves another FTMFW.

      The only thing I would change would be the grey trim at the bottom. Never been a fan of two-tone. I'm sure the sport model would fix that anyways.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Good looking trucks. I want to see an SRT8 model.
        • 6 Years Ago
        You mean SRT-10 right? They've got the 8.4 600 horse power plant now.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yar- no, SRT8. It would have made a much better truck. A Colorado SS with an LS2 could be pretty sweet.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I want to see a Colorado SS go 'round the Nurburgring.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Doubt the brakes would hold up. To reapeatedly brake a truck weighting 5000 lbs, you'd better have 15" rotors all around with racing brake ducts.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Baaaaaaaaw I meant Silverado.
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