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

  1. aldo90731

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    As a half-French, half-Italian Peruvian-born naturalized Canadian living in the US, I would say that Marchionne’s personality was overwhelmingly Italian.

    Indeed, Italian personalities can be a bit overwhelming. I have a few dozen aunts and uncles to prove it.

    Unless of course Canadians are drinking. At that point all bets are off...

    :D
     
  2. dennisimperial

    dennisimperial Well-Known Member

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    But how are they selling? I'm not seeing many of the new styles on the road around here. Lots of older models though.
     
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  3. Doug D

    Doug D Virginia Gentleman

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    I see a good mix of the newer Ram's and Classic Ram's. Easier to tell the newer style from a distance.
     
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    I see a ton of the new ones here. Sharp truck.
     
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    Australians might have them beat. Never a wallflower among-em.
     
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    I sat inside a Ram 1500 Longhorn with the 12 inch screen and a Bentley Bentayga. The Longhorn interior was nicer and I'm not being biased.

    Actually, the Longhorn was the 2nd nicest interior IMO I've been in. The nicest was an E class Mercedes.
     
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    Drove a Ram 1500 for work the other day and was surprised how quiet the cab was.it was not what I expected at all. The truck was a previous rental vehicle as well with 30K on the clock.
    It was as solid as a rock.
    Sorry Chevy.
     
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  8. Tony K

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    Most notably Canadians of Scottish ancestry. Great people, but one should never challenge a person to a drinking contest who was weaned on Scotch. :D
     
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  9. aldo90731

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    Actually, I’ve found the biggest drinkers to be Danes: they seem to consider beer akin to morning gargle, mouthwash and, sometimes, a perfectly acceptable substitute for breakfast.
     
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  10. Tony K

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    Considering the migration of the Vikings, many Scots are kin to the Danes. Much of the dictionary for Lowland Scots language and English comes from Old Norse. English is a mess of a language, with words from West Germanic through Saxon German, North Germanic through the Vikings, Latin from the Romans, and Norman French, through the Normans who were originally Vikings. Then, there's the origin of the word "whisky/whiskey" from Classical Gaelic "uisce/uisge." I'll be honest. I've moved mostly to good whiskey at home (mostly rye), and only really drink beer when I go to Germany, or find some good local non-IPA. There are finally some brewers around brewing good Lagers with some flavor, and not just another BudMillerCoors imposter.
     
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  11. 77 Monaco Brougham

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    In celebration of our soon-coming fearless leader, CT...you might consider broadening your palate a little:;)

    View: https://youtu.be/bPjGbi-1CA0
     
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  12. Tony K

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    Oh, I LOVE Port. In fact, one of my favorite Rye Whiskeys, Basil Hayden Dark Rye (maroon label) has a hint of it in with the KY and CA rye whiskeys. I think the first Port I tasted was a friend of mine who is a retired Submariner who was also the Chief of HR for Brown-Forman. I also have a new-found appreciation for aged rum. I have a bottle of Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva, which is probably the cheapest good aged rum. I think it's Botucal in Europe. Comes from Venezuela, which surprised me given all the crap going on down there lately. One of my guys had some really good stuff, like $80/bottle. Ron Millonario XO Rum Reserva Especial. Comes from Peru in a wide rectangular bottle. Super smoothe!
     
  13. gforce2002

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    You mean... it’s not?
     
  14. dodgeismycar

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    A very quick update.
    Drove a brand new Hemi Classic today,and you will need a lawyer on retainer! That truck absolutely provides no sense of speed. I found that it is so darn quiet and smooth, exceeding the posted speed limit is inevitable often.
    What a vehicle.
    Thanks for listening!
     
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    I've put 225 miles on a 2020 Ram 1500 Bighorn Crew Cab 4x4 over the weekend. It's got the Level II interior package and the North Edition package. The quietness inside the cab is mind blowing. It's almost TOO quiet. It totally insulates you from the world outside, which can be difficult for the senses to get adjusted to, especially if you come from a Jeep like me. I popped the hood and noticed there is actually thick insulation stuffed down into the fenders near the hood hinges. There are foam blocks all around and on top of the EcoDiesel engine. From a NVH standpoint this truck is better than any car I've ever been in. It's amazing.

    But like I said, I actually prefer a little more ambient noise. I think using ALL your senses makes for a safer driver.
     
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    I don't mind being isolated from engine noise, but is is downright scary sometimes how close emergency vehicles can get before you hear them. I imagine it's even worse for those who listed to loud music in their car.
     
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    I agree, the most noticeable improvement from DS to DT is the complete lack of noise. It is truly amazing. There are a couple of things I think moved backwards - lack of courtesy lights I was used to, and under rear seat storage is now optional - but overall, I think it is a huge advancement.
     
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    You've just reminded me of something amusing:

    During the run of the old TV soap opera "Dallas"...there was this one rumor (unsubstantiated, of course)...that Larry Hagman was sometimes observed off the set having a breakfast that would consist of a bowl of corn flakes...with bourbon.
     
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  19. Tony K

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    Well, if you drive for 8+ hours, you'll be highly appreciative of a quieter ride. If you want to be a safer driver, keep your head on a swivel and your eyes constantly checking your mirrors. Hearing has little to do with keeping from having a collision in most cases, eape on the Interstate. It does give you some clues about your car and the road.

    Well, after driving the Autobahn in Germany, you learn you have to keep 360 situational awareness, among other things (like getting out of the passing lane once you pass). Once you get into that habit, you realize how lacking your driving skills were before.
     
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  20. Zagnut27

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    Drive RIGHT!! :D
     
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