A Skiers Pick-up?

Discussion in 'The Garage and Car Talk' started by Philpug, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. Philpug

    Philpug Enjoying being back on two skis. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    From TTAC:

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    The Ram 1500 Classic’s Sub Zero Package.

    You’ve probably just read about the Performance Appearance Package foisted on the doomed Chrysler 300. Now that your heart rate has returned to a resting level, here’s another Fiat Chrysler options bundle for your consideration: the Ram 1500 Classic’s Sub Zero Package.

    The first new Ram grab bag offered to customers in what seems like eight minutes, ticking the box for Sub Zero prepares customers for a season literally no one wants to think about in mid-June.

    One assumes the Ram 1500 Classic Express Night Edition excitement has subsided at FCA Canada, prompting the need for a new bit of tinsel to throw over the brand’s older-generation full-sizer. Yes, this is a Canada-only package.

    Starting right away, $1,495 adds a host of wintry goodies to the Classic’s Tradesman, ST, and Express trim levels. Included is a heated front bench seat that seems tailor-made to boost the country’s flagging birth rate, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, 115V power outlet, remote start (to prevent cracked dental fillings while shivering behind the wheel in your driveway on cold mornings), and a bunch of things that have nothing to do with cold weather.

    Of that category, expect SiriusXM satellite radio (a 1-year subscription), a Uconnect 3 infotainment system with 5-inch touchscreen, 10-way power driver’s seat with lumbar adjustment, an overhead console, and a security alarm.

    With the 1500 Classic serving as the more affordable alternative to the new-for-2019 1500 line, targeted packages like this help Ram milk a little more cash out of its long-paid-off old-gen pickup. It’s also a bundle of features certain customers, especially Canadians, might indeed desire if allowed to add equipment a la carte.

    Content levels vary wildly between the U.S. and Canada on most models, with heated seats understandably serving as a noteworthy standard perk. (This writer missed out on that luxury by choosing GM over Hyundai in his last vehicle purchase.)

    The package comes with a caveat, however — one must choose a quad or crew cab model that sends power to all four wheels. Bargain basement Classic buyers can forget about enjoying a roasted rump.

    The Sub Zero package is on sale now; exactly how long the Classic itself will linger in the Ram lineup is TBD.

    [Image: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles]
     
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  2. coskigirl

    coskigirl Making fresh tracks Skier

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    They don’t know us do they?
     
  3. Bill Talbot

    Bill Talbot Vintage Gear Curator Industry Insider

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    I'm thinking more a Harkin Banks replica pickup...
     
  4. graham418

    graham418 Out on the slopes Skier

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    Too bad its a Dodge
     
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  5. cantunamunch

    cantunamunch Meh Skier

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    The only reason this is news is because it's Dodge. This is just Dodge catching their option packages up to what's been available in other FCA brands for years, most especially including Jeep. Every last one of the cited options has been on offer, in the US not just in Canada, for years. Just not in a Dodge truck.

    To sum up: Buy your RAM in Canada and maybe you get something that anyone can get in the US in a cheapo Renegade. Yay! *Tinsel* *Excitement*
     
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  6. UGASkiDawg

    UGASkiDawg AKA David Pugski Ski Tester

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    How's this different from what they've been selling? I've got 2015 that has all those things except I don't have or want bench seats...
     
  7. Wilhelmson

    Wilhelmson Out on the slopes Skier

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    Ha half the time in our Ram van the heat didn't even work.
     
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    Philpug Enjoying being back on two skis. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Hopefully that was the summer time. ;)
     
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  9. Scrundy

    Scrundy I like beer Skier

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    Hey no Ram bashing, just grabbed a 18 and used all ski season. Fairly impressed so far, 25k with no problems at all. Sold my Chevy and grab a Ram, the price they get for trucks are just insane. Thought the Ram had the best bang for buck with a pretty dam good warranty
     
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  10. x10003q

    x10003q Getting off the lift Skier

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    A 5 inch touch screen? Why do they even make a 5" touch screen?
     
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  11. crgildart

    crgildart Gravity Slave Skier

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    Most skier pick ups happen in the singles line or lodge bar.
     
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  12. Ogg

    Ogg Getting off the lift Skier

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    It should have the "4wd auto" option with the transfer case if it wants to be a skier's vehicle, IMO. That is a particular deal killer for me... that and it's a Dodge/Fiat.:roflmao:
     
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    Philpug Enjoying being back on two skis. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    It's average....or so I am told.
     
  14. Ken_R

    Ken_R Living the Dream Skier

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    When I saw the thread tittle this came to mind:

    GMC-Sierra-All-Mountain-.jpg


    :golfclap: :D:D:D
     
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  15. DanoT

    DanoT RVer-Skier Skier

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    "Only available in Canada you say?....Pity". (Apologies to Red Rose Tea and you might have to be a Canadian to get this).

    So is that Sub Zero Package $1495Cdn which would be about $1100US?
     
  16. LegacyGT

    LegacyGT Putting on skis Skier

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    THIS IS THE PRIOR GENERATION TRUCK. The press release touches on this but, for obvious reasons, doesn't put too much emphasis. For those that have commented on the unimpressive feature set or small touch screen, you're right. This truck was introduced over 10 years ago as a 2009 model. It may not be a bad idea to sell this "Classic" along with the current model as it was fairly well-regarded and there are many truck buyers/applications where it's good enough just to have a solid pickup and all the latest tech may be superfluous.
     
  17. trailtrimmer

    trailtrimmer Stuck in the Flatlands Skier

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    Looks like a 5.5' bed, useless.
     
  18. Erik Timmerman

    Erik Timmerman Making fresh tracks Instructor

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    If ski area parking lots are to be believed, the Toyota Tacoma is the skier's pickup.
     
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  19. Bad Bob

    Bad Bob old n' slow Skier

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    Now be honest you see all the brads in ski area parking lots;

    Toyota and Subaru.
     
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  20. Varmintmist

    Varmintmist Bear, with furnture. Skier

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    Classic whole truck (cargo capacity, towing) that has less bells and whistles? For a decent price they will sell.
     

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