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James Hodge Motor Company

5100 SE Loop 286
Directions Paris, TX 75460

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RAM 1500 Laramie Specials in Paris, TX

Enjoy a Working Family Truck with the Ram 1500 Laramie

Formerly known as the Dodge Ram, the Ram trucks of today are in a class of their own. Built on the Dodge reputation of being tough, rugged, and dependable, the Ram 1500 Laramie is not your daddy's pickup truck. Designed with your ultimate comfort in mind, it is chock full of creature comforts and the latest in technology.

Meticulous attention has been given to every detail, those you see and those that you do not see. The Ram 1500 Laramie comes in a few different configurations, including the quad cab (or extended cab) with a 6'4" bed and the crew cab with either a 6'4" or 5'7" bed. Seating up to six people, the Laramie crew cab provides the most legroom of any of the Ram trims. You can step up into your Laramie on the available running boards, enjoy the heated and ventilated front seats to stay comfortable regardless of the weather, and listen to your favorite tunes with nine amplified speakers.

You will be proud to call the Ram 1500 Laramie your own thanks to its masculine chrome grille, 20-inch chrome clad aluminum wheels, and your choice of several monochrome colors or two-tone paint schemes. Safety is our priority, as well as yours. For that reason, every Ram 1500 Laramie is created with dynamic crumple zones, an advanced airbag system, antilock brakes, side-impact door beams, and an optional AllSecure central locking system. 

Keep all your tools or other valuables secure in the exclusive RamBox cargo management system, which consists of two locking storage compartments located in the side rails of the bed. These compartments also have drain plugs that allow you to put ice in them, creating instant coolers. Handy 40/20/40 split bench front seat makes accessing the rear seat even easier.

What's New for 2017?

The only real changes for 2017 are on the Laramie Longhorn, which includes LED bed lights, rain sensing wipers, SmartBeam headlights, and Keyless Go. In addition, the Laramie short-bed crew cab version with 2-wheel drive slightly went up in price from 2016. However, a new redesign is in the works for the Ram 1500 trims but will not be released this model year.

 

How the Ram 1500 Laramie Has Evolved

While the Dodge Brothers produced their first pickup truck in 1917, it was not until 1981 when the Ram name was first used. In 1933 a ram's head hood ornament was added but then discontinued in the 1950s. Dodge's coding for its 4- and 2-wheel drives and weight ratings were labeled as "W" for 4-wheel drives and "D" for 2-wheel drives. They were also numbered as 150 (half ton), 250 (three-quarter ton), and 350 (one ton). The 4-wheel drives were named Power Rams.

The 1981 Rams were constructed of a lighter-weight sheet metal that proved more rust-resistant. The truck also had a few changes to the powertrain, as well as both the exterior and the interior through the 1980s. Electronic fuel injection came out in 1988 and new engines in 1989. Debuted about this time was the Cummins Turbodiesel.

The years 1994-2001 saw the second generation of Rams. Rating designations changed to 1500, 2500, and 3500, and the Laramie SLT was born. The years of 2002-2008 changed the Ram even more as it entered its third generation. More attention was paid to interior comfort and the engine was beefed up. The current fourth generation that began in 2009 continues to upgrade and improve the Ram Laramie trucks.

 

Work or Play in the Ram 1500 Laramie

To see the Ram 1500 Laramie, visit James Hodge Dodge in Paris, Texas. Our professional team would love to show you the various ways that you can configure a Laramie to make it your very own. We are happy to answer any of your questions about the available features. You can also get competitive rates right here at our financing department. Contact us today, and we will get you started with a test drive.