The newest trim line of the Ram family will also be its most expensive. The 2012 Ram Laramie Limited will have a starting price of $45,700 for a 1500 4x2 model, Ram officials tell Autoblog. That's well over double the $21,820 asking price of a no-frills 1500.

Of course, spending that kind of money, you'd expect the interior trim to come with some fancy name like "black burled walnut," an overpowering smell of leather every time you open the door and more shiny chrome exterior accents than a 1934 Chrysler Airflow. The Laramie Limited, introduced at the Chicago Auto Show in February, does that and more, playing its role as the ultimate Ram when it arrives at dealerships in the coming months in the full-size and heavy duty offerings. The starting price for a Ram Laramie Limited 2500 HD SWB 4x2 is $47,780 (prices do not include $995 in destination charges).

In recent years, Detroit's pickup builders have continued to create more high-end pickups along with their work versions. Hey, how's a One Percenter supposed to tow his yacht? Just a few weeks ago, Ford introduced a Platinum trim of its Super Duty trucks, which will push the price of an F-450 Platinum north of $70,000. There appears to be a growing market for these vehicles as well, as the J.D. Power Information Network notes that nearly 30 percent of heavy duty truck buyers spend more than $50,000 for their vehicles. All of that money is not simply going for the diesel powertrain upgrade. No, these trucks are loaded up with all of the amenities of a luxury sedan. After all, affluent buyers want to flaunt their success a little, but it's not like you can carry a load of lumber in the trunk of a BMW 7 Series.


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      Wiley
      • 2 Years Ago
      Here is the real deal on the Dodge truck from a guy that owns a 2011 Laramie Longhorn diesel 4X4. It will out run and out pull the Ford or Chevy diesels. It gets 17.5- 19 MPG Hwy. It looks great, drives and rides great and has every available option of any King Ranch including a Jake brake for use going down steep hills. This truck cost $8,500.00 less than the 2011 King Ranch. I was a Ford guy for years and traded in a 2003 F-250 7.3 diesel FX4 Lariat. I love this Dodge.
      Arsenio
      • 2 Years Ago
      I just bought a 2012 Dodge 4x4 , extended cab with the Hemi. Traded in my 1999 Dodge Ram Sport. This new truck is great. Runs great no problems and better gas mileage than my 1999. Dodge has proven themselves to me to be a Great Truck and the price is right compared to those other trucks out there.
      aussie Justice
      • 2 Years Ago
      I am puzzled with the phrase "one Percenter"? Here in Australia that means a member of a outlaw Motorcycle GANG.
        Jei Thom
        • 2 Years Ago
        @aussie Justice
        The term, "1-pctr" is a financial status reference that refers to the top 1-percent of people in the US that make to most money each year. The article, I think was written by an American. So, it's probably safe to assume the writer was referring to "1-percenters" in the US. Also, would referring to a member of an outlaw motorcycle gang relate to the Ram truck discussed in the article? Commonsense please.
        omgcool
        • 2 Years Ago
        @aussie Justice
        Lol.
      gmclassic45
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nice Truck, I have one !
      Jim Emmerling
      • 2 Years Ago
      I own a 2003 2500 hemi with 173000 miles on it, and i just drove to florida from ohio, and had no problem. I have been offered $10,000.00 for it, and said no. I really like this truck.
      ken00330033
      • 2 Years Ago
      can't wait to see the commercials of it pulling an ocean liner up the side of a mountain in the middle of nowhere
      alderaforall
      • 2 Years Ago
      70k? That thing better be giving me ******** and telling me how special I am. Personally, I won't ever buy another new vehicle, let someone else take the hit. Let me guess, they'll finance it for 120 months too.
        RikkiFrenchGirl
        • 2 Years Ago
        @alderaforall
        I love my Dodge but I agree with you about buying new. I've never bought a brand new vehicle and never will. They depreciate the moment you drive them off the lot.
      Lt Dan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks nice but to much money for the truck.
      mary
      • 2 Years Ago
      And we paid a reasonable price for our 2 ton diesel.. You have to be ready to do some "horse trading" and do the deal! Be ready to walk away if that dealer won't give you a break on price.
      Kerry Perrigo Davies
      • 2 Years Ago
      for that kind of money it should be 4 wheel drive. i would never buy another truck without 4 wheel peel. living in syracuse ny our winters are pretty bad, although we had a mild one this year. i just think if youre going to buy a truck for that much, it shouldnt be 2 wheel drive. i will give the truck props, it is pretty bad ass looking
      Wiley
      • 2 Years Ago
      OK guys, Here is the real scoop from an owner of a 2011 Laramie Longhorn 4X4 diesel. It out pulls and out runs Chevy or Ford and gets 17.5 to 19 MPG Hwy. It is loaded, quiet and drives and rides, better than my 2003 Ford FX4 diesel that I traded. Sticker price was $8,500.00 less than the King Ranch. I love it.
      Chris and Liz
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ram trucks are the best truck you can buy. I have driven a ram most of my life never had one problem with it. And as far as gas goes there is not a truck out there that does not take alot of money to fill right now with the gas prices the way they are. Sharpest truck on the road.
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