SPECS
Horsepower
390 HP
Torque
407 LB-FT
Curb Weight
5083 LB
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Engine Size
5.7 L
Transmission Type
Automatic
MPG (City/Highway)
14/20 MPG
VEHICLE STORY

When I was 12 years old my grandfather taught me to drive, in a 1995 Dodge Dakota. I was in love, I would ask to drive to church every Sunday. At the age of 13 he passed and that Dakota sat in the garage for 2 years. When I turned 15 I asked my grandmother to buy it. She basically gave it to me and I owned it until I was 22. The truck was ready to be retired, so I bought a 2006 Dodge Dakota. I drove that for 4 years and decided that I wanted a full size. I bought my first RAM 1500. It was a 2011 RAM 1500 SLT Crew Cab with the 5.7L Hemi. I'll never forget that first pedal to the floor thrill I got when I test drove it, I was hooked. I bought it and drove it for a year and some change. Gas got incredibly expensive around this time so I opted to get rid of the ol girl and get a gas saving car. I traded to a 2011 VW GTI which was lost in a flood, I then bought a 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which my wife loved so much she took for herself. I decided it was time for another sports car so I bought a 2011 BMW 335xi. I liked it but the whole time I drove it I felt like I was in a rental, like it just wasn't me, like I was missing something. I drove by Starr Motors here in Suffolk, VA and decided to pull in and see what Dodge/RAM had been up too. I talked to the same guy that sold me my Jeep (Wife's Jeep). I looked at some RAMs and he mentioned he had one brand new 2016 left on the lot and that he could probably get me a good deal on it. I bit, took it for a test drive and thought, THIS IS IT! This is what I miss. I drove away that day in the Bimmer and thought about that white RAM 1500 (which my wife and I had Dubbed the Stormtrooper) for 2 days. I finally went back and asked if it was still available. I was told it was, I gave them a number to meet and they did and that night I had purchased my new RAM 1500 ST Crew Cab with the 5.7L Hemi. Some ask why the lowest model other than the tradesman, well its simple. I live in VA near the Carolina border it snows 1-2 times a year, I DONT NEED 4WD because I don't go on the beach or rock climbing or whatever. I have a Jeep if I ever need 4WD. I don't need navigation because I have a smart phone. I like performance and modding. That means that the 5.7L Hemi was enough for me to have fun.

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