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 |