So, why would a person own a truck for only 10 months? I'll tell you. The 318 cubic inch Magnum V8. Excellent engine with impressive power - when it's in a Dakota! This full size Ram was so underpowered, it would down shift if it hit a head wind at any speed! Did this underpowered truck provide me with excellent economy to make up for it? No. I would get about 13-15 mpg out of this beast.
However, I must admit, this all black truck (w/o the silly silver around the rockers) was the best looking truck I've ever owned. When matched with dark tinted windows, 33" mud tires, and a large chromed Smitty Built brush guard on the front, I was constantly getting comments and head nods.
This truck was fully loaded with power seats, an excellent factory CD sound system, power mirrors and windows, key-less entry, and the behind-the-seat cargo system. An extremely comfortable ride with tons of leg room for my 6'5" frame even on 6 and 7 hour road trips. Once I got better tires on this truck, it even did a decent job of providing off-road fun.
All in all, this would have been an amazing truck and I would still own it if it simply had more torque and power.