Ram Trucks, formerly a division of Dodge, is an American spinoff brand using the name of the highly popular line of pickup trucks. While potentially confusing for customers, all pickups are now sold under the name of Ram, rather than Dodge. According to Fiat Chrysler, Ram Trucks’ mother company, this move was made in order to concentrate all sales and marketing efforts on “real truck customers” rather than casual buyers. Alternatively, this frees Dodge up to market its brand as a younger, cooler, more energetic marque; something that doesn’t fit well to the hard-working image of Ram Trucks.
Ram Trucks’ lineup of vehicles has seen expansion thanks to the use of rebranded Fiat designed vehicles. This diversification within the lineup has given Ram Trucks a step up in the professional vehicle market.
Sales statistics Ram Trucks
Ram Trucks has seen a steady increase in sales since breaking away from Dodge. In 2014, there were 439,789 vehicles sold in the American market, which is a more than 200% increase since 2010. Because Ram Trucks are not sold directly within the European market, at least 26,710 Ram Trucks have been imported from the U.S. since 1992.
CARFAX Statistics show that the risk factors for Ram Trucks include recall, salvage title, and stolen cars.
Something one should try to avoid when buying a car is an open recall. This is important because most manufacturer warrantees only cover the cost of a recall in the original country of sale. Recalls are issued for a number of reasons, including some smaller points, as well as some potentially dangerous ones. There have been at least 7,917 Ram Trucks imported into Europe with an open recall. This accounts for more than 70% of the incidents reported on Ram Trucks to CARFAX.
There are cars driving on European roads that have been issued a salvage title in the U.S. Two of the main reasons why a salvage title may be issued include: After the car was in a serious accident, it was illegally rebuilt and exported instead of being scrapped. Another possibility is that the car was involved in VIN-cloning, a sort of identity theft for cars, which results in another vehicle’s history being given. This is a red flag for fraud. 2,064 Ram Trucks have been exported from the U.S. to Europe with a salvage history.
Believe it or not, many vehicles that have been reported as stolen in the United States make their way across the ocean to Europe. Buyers of these vehicles can have legal problems down the road and should try to avoid these cars at all costs. 137 Ram Trucks have been imported into Europe with a stolen vehicle status. Help protect yourself from being involved in a criminal action by always checking the CARFAX.