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What cars did Aussies buy during the pandemic? Utes, utes and more utes
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5th Oct 2020
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What cars did Aussies buy during the pandemic? Utes, utes and more utes

Australia’s favourite workhorse utes are increasingly being used as weekend getaway cars. That’s the assessment from industry insiders trying to explain the unexpected surge in the sales of utes such as the Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger, and full-size US pick-ups such as the Ram 1500. “People can’t travel overseas so they’re treating themselves to a new car instead, and choosing one they can take on holidays here,” said a veteran car dealer with more than 20 years in the trade.
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Joshua Dowling
2014-2019 Ram 1500 diesel pick-up recalled due to fire hazard
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7th May 2020
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2014-2019 Ram 1500 diesel pick-up recalled due to fire hazard

American Special Vehicles (ASV) – the company responsible for converting US pick-up specialist Ram’s cars to right-hand drive for the Australian market – has issued a recall of 438 examples of its 2014-2019 model-year 1500 diesel pick-up due to a defective part that may increase risk of fire.
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Liam Murphy
2004-09 Dodge Ram added to Takata recall
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7th Aug 2019
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2004-09 Dodge Ram added to Takata recall

Queensland's Maracoonda Automotive has issued a recall for converted Dodge Ram utes sold between 2004 and 2010 as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. As with all Takata notices, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can cause airbag inflator propellant to degrade over time.
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James Wong
Ram celebrates 1500th vehicle, start of 24-hour production
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3rd Jun 2019
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Ram celebrates 1500th vehicle, start of 24-hour production

For the first time in almost 20 years, an Australian car assembly line will tonight return to 24-hour production – to keep up with unexpected and unprecedented local demand for Ram pick-ups from the US.
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Joshua Dowling