RAM trucks have built a loyal following, consistently ranking among the most sold trucks and highest customer satisfaction. And while the new RAM pickups offer impressive features, buying a used RAM truck in Iowa can save shoppers a lot of money, and still let them drive home in one of the top trucks on the market. We're going to take a look at some popular tips for purchasing a used RAM, to help our Iowa customers get a good deal on a great truck.

Choose Your Used RAM Based on Features

Like other pickup trucks, used RAM trucks can be found in a wide variety of configurations and trim levels. These trim levels play a big role not only in the features and capability of your used RAM, but also the final price you'll pay at the dealer. That's why it's important to have in mind ahead of time which features you need or want in your used pickup truck, so that you can narrow your selection.

For instance, if leather interior is important to you, you'll want to start with either the Laramie trim level or above. However, if you're looking for a more basic work truck, you can shop for a lower trim level to save yourself money. Your needs will be different if you're looking for a used RAM to use as a daily driver, or just as a vehicle for work.

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Used RAM 1500 vs 2500 for Iowa Buyers

Many of our Iowa customers ask us if they should go with a used RAM 1500 or RAM 2500. This will depend on your needs when it comes to towing and hauling capability. The good thing when it comes to RAM, is that both models come with RAM's unique coil spring suspension. That means that the RAM 2500 still offers great comfort, especially when compared to other pickup trucks in its class.

We've found that most Iowa buyers get more towing capability and power than they need with a V8-equipped RAM 1500, but for those operating their own contracting business or who will be frequently hauling heavy equipment, the extra power of the 2500 could be absolutely necessary. Iowa shoppers should evaluate their needs when considering a used RAM 1500 or used 2500.

Shop Certified Pre-Owned RAM in Iowa

One big benefit of shopping for your used RAM truck at an authorized dealer, is that you can find used RAM's that have been certified by the dealer. To be certified pre-owned, the used RAM pickup must go through an extensive inspection and conditioning process. So not only do Iowa buyers get great peace of mind about the quality of the vehicle, but it also comes with impressive extended warranties. There are strict requirements when it comes to getting certified, and one of them is they can only be certified and sold by an authorized RAM dealer. For Iowa buyers who want warranties and peace of mind like they'd get with a brand new RAM, but don't want to spend the extra money, certified pre-owned RAM models are a great option.

Test Drive & Compare at Deery of Ames

Maybe the best way to find out if a specific used RAM truck is right for you, is to test drive it for yourself. At Deery of Ames in Ames, IA, we have a large selection of used RAM pickup trucks for you to browse and compare. Test drive one, or more, to find out if buying a used RAM right here in Iowa is right for you. Many of our customers have found that buying a used RAM is the best way to get into a quality truck without spending the premium on a new vehicle. Check out our inventory, and get in touch with any questions you have


Deery Brothers of Ames, Inc.

1700 SE 16th Street
Directions Ames, IA 50010-6430

  • Sales: 515-337-2515
  • Service: 515-520-8406
  • Parts: 515-598-7353


  • Monday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed