Our big truck went to the local dealership for service, which included a full inspection and oil change. The techs also took care of a couple recalls. Assistant web producer Carlos Lago noted that, aside from some difficulty getting into a tall truck that lacks running boards, the Ram is impressive. "Despite being a dimensional blue whale on L.A.'s seemingly narrowing roads, it's easy to maneuver. Visibility is excellent, too. I found it easy to parallel park, thanks in no small part to the backup camera. It's quick, too. I was constantly amazed at how promptly this 7580-pound beast reached freeway speeds. And at how those same speeds didn't feel like freeway speeds, unless the road had any sort of unevenness to it; this truck exhibits lots of vibration and bounces on rougher stretches of tarmac."


2010 Ram 2500 HD
Months/miles in service 7/10,828
Avg econ/CO2 15.0 mpg/1.48 lb/mi
Unresolved problems None
Maintenance cost $309.88 (1-oil change, inspection, rotate tires, 1-oil change, inspection)
Normal-wear cost $0