Ram Trucks made me mad - It was the Worst Truck Rescuing a 1977 Peterbilt 359 From 2 months ago   22:56

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This is a bizarre story. It started months ago when I needed a new work truck. I went into the dealer & bought one. Or so I thought.... The truck was supposed to come right in. Weeks went by and nothing happened. After that it just gets too incredible to believe-but it is 100% true.

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Comments 2215 Comments

Franco Farinon
i agree with you about big truck mirrors
Alex Kocefas
One of the sales men died trying to make you happy. This isn’t the only dealership in the country . Who buys a truck sight on seen . FYI That’s Lake Michigan .
Wayne Snow
Worse buying exrience I've had was with a dealership was I was going to buy a Jeep and they wouldn't come down on the price and they jacked up the price , then the sales man pissed me off by saying I didn't have the brains to buy a car. I got up right away and told him I'm through with the deal, he right away told me I was stupid for turning down the offer. I said no your stipid for saying I was stupid and I'm calling Chrysler and telling them what they said. I went to another dealership and got exactly what I wanted and the price was right. About $2,000 less
T Bone
I have been a Dodge Ram owner since 95. I bought 7 of those trucks.
The most recent one was bought in July 2018. At 15,000 miles the back
left tire was wearing terribly uneven compared to the rest of the tires.
I took it to the dealer and they were no help. Told me to go to a
Firestone dealer. I went to 2 Firestone dealers and got the same
message..... the dealer will have to warranty this. I contacted Dodge
directly and they said......."we don't warranty tires, here is
firestone's number, at this time we will be closing this case". I said
at this time I will be trading in my 2500 Tradesman and buying a Chevy.
I will never again buy from Dodge if that's how they treated me after
being brand loyal since 1995 and never bothering them about a single
issue. Beware of Firestone tires and Dodge's customer service folks.
Mercennary
back 10 or 11 when the new ford f150 style came out Mullinax Ford Of Kissimmee had about a 4k $ better price than i could find in south florida and i was heading to disney with my wife and 4 yr old in a few weeks but the only one in florida with captains chairs was in deland for 6k more . they traded a 150 to them for that one , and got it for 6k less to me . Then i wanted leather so the salesman took my truck to daytona , 90 min away and had my crew cab all done in matching leather from a guy everyone goes to down here with lifetime warrntee on it that he will travel to you if it wears out and replace it . ( 10x thicker than factory leather , he explained how factories can but the leather into much thinner sheets to get more per role . ) .they did not charge me extra for the leather and did charge me 100 for the tint the other dealer made them pay for lol . i was happy to . it was ready and waiting when i was on my way home from disney . 90 min of paperwork and i was on my way home . fyi down here tint is a must , so he saved me 3 -5 hours of sitting at my local tint shop . i just reserved a ram rebel that left michigan 2 days ago , 2 weeks till it gets here . i hope i dont go through what you did lol .
Daniel Butler
Aside from the availability issues you had getting it, I had the same experience in regards to whether or not I was going to like mine. I always said RAM is the Nickelback of trucks. I previously had an F-150. I love my RAM. It just feels more substantial.
LiberalTears
Shoulda got a Cummins
Mason Wengeler
My dad has a 2015 Ram 3500 with a 6.7 cummins with 530,000 on the clock
jose ramirez
There are not ( armpits) sweaty is just that you are a Pollack lol good videos
Andrew Wilson
Mike is a very admirable man. Turned a mistake around.
Deep Fried
Your looking at these trucks solely from the consumerism side, when you look at how GM's and Ford's are made, vs Dodges, you would easily see why they are so horribly produced. 100s of them sitting on factory lots half built, or 3/4 built, then by the time they go to finish building them they have lost track of what work they previously did on the vehicle. Horrible manufacturing at dodge, seen it with my own two eyes.
hatersaywhat
I love my ram. Ive owned ford, and 04 ram 1500. The only ford i liked is a 1974 highboy i had in high school. My friends have a Toyota tundra and my other friend has a dirtymax. Ive driven both and cant stand how cheap/cheesy the chevy feels like and drives like a car. The Toyota is boring, bland and feels like its going to blow up everytime its in first gear. My ram 2500 Cummins has been the go to when ever we go on a hunting trip or long drives. Lots of room for 4-200 lb gorillas spitten cope.
Logan Reitzner
Never ever buy a dodge haha
Karl Urban
The real moral of the story is: not to sell YOU a truck! 😁
brian jones
Dude i drive a hot shot. For about 700 to 1500 i would have hauled that truck.
Brendon Jacobs
You can turn your mirrors out
tsquared1231
i work at a ford dealership in Madison Wisconsin and we have literally have 20 single cab ford trucks with plows sitting in our lot
Robert Johnson
Bullshit you are full of it.
Jeremy Smith
LOVE MY CUMMINS... hate the Dodge, paid well over $70k just to get my 6.7 and after deleting all the EPA garbage and slamming a tune into it for over 600hp and 1,100LbFt it is a beast and I do hate the mirrors but I love all the amenities that the Longhorn Laramie comes with! On December 17th I special ordered a 2013 JKU RUBICON fully loaded, watched the frame hit the production line on December 19th and picked it up at the dealership on my birthday December 22nd with 1.2 miles on it... that is customer service above and beyond!
Thomas B.
Hopefully you have a good service life from the transmission. They have always seemed to be the weakest point in the Ram series!
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Rescuing a 1977 Peterbilt 359 From Ram Trucks made me mad - It was the Worst Truck 2 months ago   21:07

EDIT: I need to clear a few things up for all the naysayers, so PLEASE READ THE DESCRIPTION. We've had a lot of "super truckers" in the comment section who felt the need to criticize us basically for keeping the deceased truck owner's memory alive, and who criticized the truck that was once his livelihood. That seems rather insulting to both him and his widow. Let's set some things straight, for those of you who think we don't know what we were doing when we acquired this truck:

1. This isn't our first rodeo buying a used truck that's been sitting. We knew what we were getting ourselves into. My buddy Ryan ("Bulldog Chaser") bought this truck cheap knowing he was in for a potential project, and isn't afraid to dump some money into it if he has to. Did you really think we were getting a truck in PERFECT condition after sitting for so many years? Come on now....
2. Out of respect for Ryan and the lady he purchased the truck from, we will not tell how much he paid for the truck. All you need to know is, he got it for a fraction of what it's worth.
3. We were NOT just dumping starting fluid into the air intake. It only took a couple quick shots of starting fluid before she cranked up. It might look like he was spraying the whole can while it was cranking, but that was NOT the case. He was just holding the can up to the breather in case he needed to spray more in (which he didn't have to). Also, we let it warm up a good 20 minutes before hitting the throttle. You must have missed the jump cuts in the video if you think we were revving it cold.
4. We were NOT worried about a potential runaway when the engine first started. That's a Detroit thing...still possible, but FAR less likely to happen on a Cummins. We had plenty of rags, wood blocks, fire extinguishers, etc. in case the engine WERE to run away.
5. YES, OBVIOUSLY the truck needs a good going-over and a good servicing. Once we get some half-decent weather and get some space freed up in the shop, the truck will get a good thorough cleaning, all the fluids changed, new tires all around, and any other issues will be fixed.
6. Diesel fuel does NOT go "stale" like gasoline does. We were extremely lucky that the old fuel in the tanks was still clean and stable, and had no algae in it. So we weren't afraid to run the truck home on the old fuel - it wasn't going to hurt anything. There are plenty of other YouTube videos of trucks starting and running on diesel fuel much older than what this truck had in it. See for yourself.
7. OBVIOUSLY this truck wasn't suitable to run on the highway. That's not what we were doing with it; we just ran it on back roads that were close to home so we could tow the truck back home if something happened to it. We weren't running it hard either, just babying it to "wake it up". Do you really think we would run it on the highway far from home with worn-out drive tires?
8. We had the original plates, title, bill of sale, and two "blocker" trucks running behind this truck for the short 13-mile drive home. Plus we were only driving it on the backroads. So there wouldn't have been any issues if the police or DOT were to stop us.
9. NO, we are NOT restoring this truck, it has way too much character and we plan to keep running it like its deceased owner would have wanted. We may touch up some of the faded areas of the paint, but the truck will NOT be getting a full restore...it's just too nice for that. It WILL be thoroughly cleaned up inside and out.
10. YES, this is an old truck, with an old mechanical diesel engine. Guess what? THEY SMOKE! All old mechanical engines smoke at least a little bit. That's just the nature of the beast! I hate to say it, but the EPA outlawed these old engines for that reason! For those of you who think we're killing the environment, I hope you're happy with the modern DPF, DEF, EGR "boat anchor" engines that cause nothing but expensive downtime and headaches for drivers and mechanics these days. I'd like to see one of those new, "clean-running" diesel engines still running as good as this one in 40 years.
11. STOP acting like I hate Cummins because of my few sarcastic comments. I was raised around CAT engines all my life and they are my preference, but I have NOTHING against these old Cummins engines, especially the Big Cam 400. I just like to bust Ryan's chops with CAT vs. Cummins comments every once in a while. It's an inside joke we have going on. Trust me, if CAT and Cummins didn't build good engines, they wouldn't be so popular after all this time, and their old engines wouldn't still be running after 40 years like this one.
12. YES, his shifting was a little bit rough. He hadn't driven a 13-speed in a while, and it didn't help that someone cut a few of the air lines going to the splitter valve so it was trying to act like a 10-speed instead of a 13. Don't act like you've never scratched a gear once or twice in all your years of driving...nobody is perfect.