Anyone following Project Thanks Obama knows I got some bad news last week

http://oppositelock.kinja.com/project-thanks-obama-the-death-knell-1792908650

Well I’m happy to report that we did get a new engine. It’s a 5.7 HEMI. There’s just one problem with it

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It happens to have a truck wrapped around it.

We traded the Volvo S40 for this 2017 RAM 1500 Bighorn on Friday with all of 13 miles on it. Quad cab (because what do two people need with a crew cab?), UConnect 8.4, heated things and a few other options. It’s not the Denali we wanted but we weren’t in a place to buy a 70k truck just yet. It’ll do what we need for the next few years for sure. The best part - we’re already seeing better MPGs than the Dakota, nearing 23! 23 mpg in a heavy-ass truck with a big-ass cast iron engine? Hell yeah. We’ve put about 150 miles on it so far and have come to the decision that this was not a bad decision. Project Thanks Obama is now actually a project instead of a DD.

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Many more pics and a reviewlet coming in the near future!