FCA Offers Huge Discounts on Canadian 2017 Ram 1500s

2018 Ram 1500 Lone Star Silver II

By Aaron Bragman

If you live north of the border and are in the market for a new pickup truck, now is the time to get to a Canadian Ram dealer. Last year Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, parent company of Ram, built a lot of 2017 Ram 1500 pickups and dumped them on dealer lots — trucks that have gone unsold well into 2018.

Now FCA is putting massive cash on the hood for those models, offering 25 percent off the MSRP, or what we call the sticker price. That means some Rams can see $20,000 or more in Canadian dollars off the sticker price. One Canadian dealer told PickupTrucks.com that FCA employees or people with the employee discount can see 25 percent off their already discounted cost. "We had one Laramie Longhorn buyer get almost $21,000 [all prices are in Canadian dollars] off the price of their new truck," the dealer said, "and another guy with the discount saw $29,000 off the price." The Canadian dollar is currently valued at about 77 cents in the U.S., meaning the discounts aren't quite as impressive in American currency, but they're still huge.

There aren't too many of these 2017s left in Canada, and they're going fast thanks to the giant discounts. If you're an American interested in this deal, you can still buy one — but check with your state motor vehicle department to make sure it's legal to register it in the U.S. The sales tax situation might be a little tricky as well.

Another caveat: FCA will not honor the new-vehicle warranty if you live in the U.S. and buy a Canadian truck, not unless you physically move residences while owning the truck. A third-party aftermarket warranty may work, however, depending on that company's terms and restrictions. Do your homework before signing on any dotted line or consult with a Canadian dealer experienced in cross-border sales.

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2018 Ram Big Horn EcoDiesel II


ut oh!
when driving my Ram 1500 I reached over to turn the radio volume down and I turned the dial shifter by mistake by shifting it into reverse while moving

hope I didn't destroy the transmission

Posted by: Ecoboost Rules | Mar 23, 2018 3:16:24 PM

Ford trucks shift into first whether you want them to or NOT.

Ford recalled 153,000 vehicles in 2016 because their automatic transmissions could unexpectedly shift into first gear, causing drivers to lose control. The recall involved certain F-150 pickups, Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs, and Ford Mustang sports cars from the 2011 and 2012 model years.Dec 31, 2017


The F-150 stopped the engine fires by removing the power steering pumps and going with electric power steering.
Yea, the early 2015's had some issues but the 2017's and 18's are perfect and trouble free.

I would suggest you go out and buy a new 2018 F-150 cause it will go down in history as the best year of the F-150 ever made since the 2007.


Why would hemi V8 or anyone else who drives a V8 want too step down a class and buy your junk ecobust?? The Hemi is a fantastic motor "even though its not a real Hemi". And GMs small blocks are the best in the business!! You might like going in reverse but others on here like to keep moving forward!

I'll give it to u..you are comical, but u suggesting someone to do something is a little over board, even for you!!

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