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Everyone knows that Ram trucks are dependable, powerful, and are ready for just about anything. It stands to reason that when you start looking for a used Ram dealership in KY, you'll need a dealership that is just as incredible. Simply put, you deserve the best service to match the best truck, and who can provide you with that kind of service better than our team at Dan Cummins CDJR in Paris, Kentucky?
When you come to Dan Cummins CDJR, you know you’re going to get exactly the truck you’re looking for. We have an incomparable inventory of both new and used trucks, with options for every lifestyle, drive style, and budget. If we don’t have your dream truck on our lot, we’ll work hard until we find it. Furthermore, when you buy from us, you will know you’re getting the best truck for your money. In addition, at Dan Cummins CDJR, we’ll provide you with all the details you need to know about your vehicle, including a Carfax report.
You can trust that our friendly, helpful sales staff is on your side. In fact, we’ll work with you through credit issues to ensure you’re able to drive off with the vehicle you need. It’s this transparency and customer focus that makes Dan Cummins CDJR the best used Ram dealership around.
Many drivers can remember when Ram and Dodge were seemingly inextricably linked. The ram head logo first appeared on Dodge trucks as early as the 1930s as a hood ornament. The idea was that the ram itself represented a certain rugged appeal, with the ability to climb high and work hard, even in less-than-ideal conditions.
Over time, the Ram logo faded into the background as Dodge pursued other images and marketing ideas. In 1981, famed president and CEO of Chrysler, Lee Iacocca, encouraged a return of the mascot in an attempt to compete with rival truck manufacturers at Ford and General Motors. This effort led to the first generation of Dodge Ram trucks, which became quite the success.
The first generation of Ram had two drive options: D, for two-wheel drive, and W for all-wheel drive. Half-ton trucks were given the 150 designations, while the 250 indicated a three-quarter-ton truck, and 350 full-ton trucks topped the food chain. This numbering system changed in the late 1990s when a second zero was added to each. Today, Ram trucks are still referred to as 1500, 2500, or 3500, based on their load capacity.
The famed Cummins diesel engines found their way into the Ram playbooks in 1989. Cummins was producing high-powered diesel engines for the commercial vehicle segment at the time and had recently created a medium-duty truck engine known as “the B-series.” Dodge took the bait, and it was a huge hit. By 1996, Cummins-powered Rams were exceeding the 200 horsepower marker. Just five years later, 500 lb-ft of torque was no problem. In 2019, that number doubled, with the Cummins-powered Ram 2500 and 3500 providing drivers with 400 horsepower and 1000 lb-ft of torque. As a result, today’s Ram drivers have access to best-in-class towing, with the ability to haul upwards of 37,000 pounds.
The 1994 Dodge Ram is one of the most celebrated trucks from the Dodge Ram era. Its exterior was inspired by the 1950s Studebaker Transtar and big rig haulers. While this might sound like an awkward pairing on paper, the effect was successful. This generation of Ram looked big and tough on the outside because it was actually a big and tough truck. The interior was enormous by the standards of the time, with full-sized doors that made it easier for drivers to climb in and dismount these big work beasts.
Before becoming an industry standard, the Dodge Ram did it. The rear-hinged double cab door found on the Quad Cab models was also a product of the 1990s. Driver side airbags were another segment-first, along with four-wheel antilock brakes. In fact, the Ram was one of the first trucks in the segment to provide comfort and convenience features inside the cabin, in addition to creating a rough-and-tough work partner. Little touches, like reclining seats, paved the way for some of the more luxurious features we see in today’s versions. Without Ram’s addition of features previously relegated to passenger cars, drivers of pickup trucks today might not have access to heated leather bucket seats, automatic climate control, or premium sound systems.
Ram lost the “Dodge” branding in 2010. Pickup truck drivers tend to be loyal to the trucks that treat them well, so many people were confused by this perceived split. In truth, nothing about the Ram changed when they lost the “Dodge” name. The trucks continued to be powerful work companions, and Dodge now had the opportunity to focus on powerful muscle cars and SUVs. The brands continue to coexist under the Stellantis umbrella of manufacturers, including Chrysler, Jeep, Fiat, Maserati, and Alfa Romeo.
When you shop with the experts, you will have professional advice from folks who know the brand inside and out. The staff at Dan Cummins CDJR knows what it takes to find the perfect Ram truck, while our certified technicians have all the know-how to keep your truck running for many years to come.
Shopping at Dan Cummins CDJR comes with many perks, but having access to our service team is one bonus that you find particularly valuable. We’ve designed our service center around our customers’ needs, which means being open on Saturdays and providing early bird hours to best suit each customer’s unique schedule. We also offer a shuttle service and rental options for those who can’t wait for an opening in their schedule to receive the service they need.
From routine maintenance to unforeseen repairs, our trained technicians use authentic OEM parts for Chrysler, Dodge, FIAT, Jeep, Ram, and SRT vehicles. Our state-of-the-art facility helps our team keep up to date with all of the latest technology, machinery, and innovation so that we can help get you back on the road as quickly as possible. When you buy from Dan Cummins CDJR, you’re making a wise investment. Our approach to making your truck-buying experience a success starts with helping you find your ideal truck and continues for the life of your vehicle.
Whether you’re purchasing your next Ram truck for business or pleasure––or a little bit of both––we’re confident that you’ll make Dan Cummins your used Ram dealership in Kentucky. We’re here to help you find the perfect Ram truck and enjoy it for a very long time, so stop by Dan Cummins CDJR to get started on the Ram experience you deserve.