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Ram is the world's best luxury vehicle.

Discussion in 'Mopar News' started by LeeRyder, Jan 23, 2020.

  1. Skinpine

    Skinpine Active Member

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    I agree. Any vehicle that an oil change costs more than a hundred dollars is luxury to me.
     
  2. Doug D

    Doug D Virginia Gentleman

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    By that definition a Ram EcoDiesel is luxury. Friend of mine has a EcoDiesel and an oil change at the dealer is $112.
     
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  3. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave
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    Which is why I used to refuse to get oil changes at the dealer...
     
  4. LeeRyder

    LeeRyder Well-Known Member

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    Veyron's oil change costs $30k... not calling that luxury, either.
     
  5. jclick

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    If FCA and PSA plan to make a dent in the US with their brands, I certainly hope they understand what US customers think of them and compare them to. It doesn’t matter to US customers what a brand is considered outside of the US. When the company figures this out, maybe they can adapt and make a better presentation with their premium/luxury brands.
     
  6. aldo90731

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    You mean, leave all traces of arrogance back home...
     
  7. Zagnut27

    Zagnut27 Jeepaholic

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    It doesn’t matter whether it’s luxury, premium, or whatever...it’s just arguing over semantics and in this case it’s not particularly important. It’s a great compliment regardless, and says that the folks at Ram did a great job with the interior. That’s the takeaway point.
     
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  8. dodgeismycar

    dodgeismycar Well-Known Member

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    I just spent 110.00 (actually my wife did) on an oil change for our Cherokee. They did rotate the tires too.
     
  9. Zagnut27

    Zagnut27 Jeepaholic

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    They shoulda bought you & your wife dinner too. :p
     
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  10. aldo90731

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    Did you feel the luxury...?
     
  11. FThorn

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    My M-B service (usually oil change; but also included things like clean the cassette tape player HEAD); they also washed, hand-dried, and vacuumed the car out, too. And it was kept inside until I collected it. I've not been a M-B owner in many years, and the brand has gone "down market" considerably since then (Read "C Class").
     
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  12. dodgeismycar

    dodgeismycar Well-Known Member

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    Sadly no,just lighter in the wallet.
     
  13. jclick

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    I visited the DC auto show today. The Ram attendants were fast to acknowledge this recognition. They are very proud of this truck.
     
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  14. wolfsblood07

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    I just drove a 2019 Ram pickup dealer loaner while my Avenger was in for a repair. I found it to be a big truck, not a luxury vehicle. If people think climbing up into a truck equals luxury, they must have never driven a real luxury car like a 5th Avenue or Town Car.
     
  15. 68RT

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    I can bet that the loaner was not a Laramie or higher trim. Add $30 to 50k to the list price. The trims testers get are top end and are extremely plush compared to a Big Horn/Lone Star reasonably well equipped level like that. Did your truck lower itself so you could enter or exit easier? Were the rear seats ventilated?
     
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    Recently, someone I know had a new Maxima as a loaner. It was a base model, but they described it as "fully loaded" and compared it to a luxury car. If someone has no experience with "actual" luxury vehicles, anything with a decent set of features and an above-average interior can feel like a luxury vehicle.
     
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  17. Zagnut27

    Zagnut27 Jeepaholic

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    Compared to the spartan interior for my TJ, my Escort was luxury. :p
     
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  18. 77 Monaco Brougham

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    With so many French, Italians, and Americans mixed up in this thing, THAT might be a bit of a problem!

    QUICK!!!...We need more Brits and Canadians...NOW!!!:p:D


    It occurs to me that it's a God-send that CT can potentially be somewhat neutral being Portuguese.;)
     
  19. Dave Z

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    FCA is already run by a Brit. SM was Canadian (partly).
     
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  20. 77 Monaco Brougham

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    That's one of the reasons why I was such a strong backer of Manley for CEO. I felt he would be a good choice for keeping the Corporate Peace.;)
     
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