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James Hodge Motor Company

5100 SE Loop 286
Directions Paris, TX 75460

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RAM 1500 Specials in Paris, TX

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You Can Work or Play With Your Ram 1500

The Dodge Ram 1500 is an all-purpose pickup truck that is just as able to haul a horse trailer over the Rockies as it is to haul the kids to the grocery store. With many trim levels from which to choose, you won't lack for choices in body styles, features, and power in the Ram 1500. Choose from three cab styles: the regular, the quad, and the crew cab. Three box lengths - the 5-foot-7-inch, the 6-foot-4-inch, and the 8-foot - give even more flexibility in customizing your Ram 1500.

  

2016 vs. 2017 Ram 1500: What's the Difference? 

The Ram 1500 has gained no significant changes from 2016 to 2017. However, many formerly optional features have now become standard equipment on several trim levels. Included in the now-standard features are an 8.4-inch screen, a backup camera, and remote start. 

The Rebel model has gained the most in new standard features: automatic temperature control, Uconnect multimedia system with 8.4-inch screen, security alarm, limited-slip differential, remote start, rear parking sensors, and a nice gauge cluster that features a 7-inch center display. An alarm and remote start are added to the Sport model. The Bighorn now has automatic temp control. The Longhorn has a keyless entry system with push-button start, LED bed lighting, and rain-sensing wipers.

The regular cab can come with either the 6-foot-4 or the 8-foot bed, the extended (or quad) cab comes with the 6-foot-4 bed, and the crew cab has the 5-foot-7or the 6-foot-4 bed. A unique feature of the Ram 1500 Laramie is the coil-spring rear suspension that differs from other trucks' leaf springs. The RamBox provides you with exterior storage that locks to protect your valuables.

How the Ram 1500 Has Evolved

Dodge Brothers first began pickup production in 1917. However, it wasn't until 1981 that the Ram name was first used. A ram's head hood ornament was first used in 1933 but was discontinued in the '50s. Dodge's coding for its 2- and 4-wheel drives and weight ratings were designated as "D" for 2-wheel drives and "W" for 4-wheel drives. The numbers, 150, 250, and 350, were half-ton, three-quarter ton, and 1 ton, respectively. The 4x4s were known as Power Rams.

The 1981 Rams were built of lighter-weight sheet metal that was more rust-resistant. Through the '80s, the truck received little changes to both the interior and exterior, as well as the powertrain. Electronic fuel injection was introduced in 1988 and new engines in 1989. The Cummins Turbodiesel debuted about this time.

The second generation of Rams lasted from 1994-2001. Designations were changed to 1500, 2500, and 3500, and the Laramie SLT was added. The Ram underwent still more changes and upgrades during the third-generation years of 2002-2008. Engine power was beefed up, and interior comfort was upgraded. The fourth and current generation continues to improve and upgrade the Ram trucks.

 

Work or Play in the Ram 1500 in Paris, TX

Come in to James Hodge Dodge in Paris, Texas, and let our professional team show you the great selection of Ram 1500 trucks today. We are happy to help you find competitive financing rates to find you a loan that suites your budget. Our technicians in the service department are also ready to help you maintain your vehicle! Let us show you an amazing customer experience today!