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2018 Ram 1500 Laramie review: Tow test

'Eats utes for breakfast', they say. But does it have the appetite to tow one?

2018 Ram 1500 Laramie review

The RAM 1500 is the latest addition to the ASV stable in Australia, and priced to start from under 80k drive-away, it promises to appeal to cashed-up ute buyers.

Towing with the 2017 Ram Laramie 2500

These days, it's not uncommon to see dual-cab utes towing all manner of large trailers. Horse floats, cars and boats are common as flies in some parts of this great land of ours. This is their bread and butter, but with all that weight, you have to wonder how the engine copes long term and that's precisely where the American tank-like 2017 Ram Laramie 2500 comes into its own...

2016 Ram 2500 Laramie Review

The Ram 2500 Laramie fills a market niche occupied by few.

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2018 RAM 1500 tow test

If you’re looking to tow something big and heavy, like a big caravan, horse float or boat long distances, you’ll appreciate the effortless nature of this Ram 1500, and be happy to pay for the extra fuel it uses compared to a smaller diesel.

RAM Trucks 1500 : 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Ram Trucks officially launched in Australia in November 2015 under new distributor American Special Vehicles, a joint venture between Ateco Automotive and Walkinshaw Automotive. As announced at launch, 2016 will see the company re-engineer Ram trucks to factory standards in Melbourne at a new assembly line belonging to the Walkinshaw Automotive Group...

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2019 Ram 2500, 3500 Heavy Duty revealed

Ram has revealed the bigger, badder 2500 Heavy Duty and 3500 Heavy Duty versions of its pickup at the Detroit motor show, creating the first production truck to top 1000lb.ft (1356Nm) of torque in the process. Although three engines will be offered in total, the headline unit is a 6.7-litre inline-six turbo-diesel pumping out 400hp (298kW) and 1356Nm...

Fiat Chrysler to settle US diesel emissions cases for $1.1 billion

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will pay out roughly US$800 million ($1.1 billion) in fines, fixes and compensation to settle claims some of its diesel engines cheated their way past emissions regulations. The company had been accused of using an emissions-testing defeat device, like the one used employed by the Volkswagen Group in its Dieselgate engines, which could detect when a car was undergoing bench-testing and alter its operation to emit a legal quantity of pollutants...

2018 Ram 1500 recalled

American Special Vehicles has issued a recall for the Ram 1500 over concerns a loose cable could cause the parking brake to become "difficult to operate". The conversion firm reports the outer cable sheath for the park brake may have slipped through the end fitting. If the condition occurs, the park brake could also fail, meaning the vehicle is unable to be secured...

2016-18 Ram 2500, 3500 recalled

American Special Vehicles has recalled Ram 2500 and 3500 models sold between January 1, 2016 and October 1, 2018 over concerns about the heater hose pipe. The company reports a heater hose pipe mightn't be properly attached securely, creating a friction point with the brake pipe assembly...

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2016 RAM 2500 Laramie (4x4) Review

I've had my RAM for two months and I love it! There are plenty of plusses. Power for towing is awesome. I regularly tow a four-tonne boat and it barely registers on the RAM . The all coil suspension is stiff enough to stop sag in the rear when towing but still soft enough to give a good ride around town...

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