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Dodges million mile motor
Don Romero shows off a 2010 Dodge Ram Cummins Diesel – a truck with its own following. - photo by JASON CAMPBELL
It garnered the Motor Trend “Truck of the Year” award for its redesigned style and timeless reputation.

And that only scratches the surface of what the 2010 Dodge Ram Cummins diesel brings to the faithful drivers that rely heavily on “the million mile motor” and everything that it brings to the table.

The longstanding king of the diesel market, the Ram Cummins Heavy Duty has been a fixture of tow-enthusiasts for decades and is only getting more popular as it evolves with the changing automotive marketplace.

Long known for its high-torque abilities and reliability that extends beyond any other competitor that has challenged it, the Ram Cummins diesel has created a steady following of die-hards that only trade in their previous model for one just like it – bringing the ownership cycle full-circle back to their local Dodge dealership.

According to Cabral Chrysler Jeep Dodge Sales Associate Don Romero, it’s something that doesn’t happen very often because of the life that people are able to get out of their trucks.

“It’s an engine that has been around for almost 100 years, and unlike the other truck motors, the Cummins offers a straight-6 that helps create even more torque,” Romero said. “We get people that come in that won’t look at anything else but a Cummins.”

And the motor itself is just the starting block for a complete truck that Dodge hopes will revolutionize the way people look at tow-specific vehicles.

If the longer piston rods in straight 6-cylinder motor – which help create upwards of 350 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque – aren’t enough to catch the attention of a buyer, the truck is also the only one of the big three to receive an EPA emissions certificate.

The 6.7-liter Cummins turbo also features an integrated diesel exhaust break and boasts the best low-end torque in its class.

But just because you’re towing your fifth wheel doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the comforts that other motorists get to enjoy.

Select Dodge models like the Laramie include an in-dash touch-screen navigation system, and Alpine speaker system, and heated power leather seats – making those long drives down to the coast peaceful and relaxing.

Cabral Chrysler Dodge Jeep is located at 114 W. Yosemite Ave. For more information, visit them on the web at, or call 823-1148.