Ken’s Personal Story About Acquiring My 1st Used Chevy Car, 1st New Chevy Car, 1st New Ford Truck, So Now On My 46th Vehicle…!

   My Text #No 602-670-7569                    Emailredwagoncars [at] Gmail [dot] com

Now Ford, Chevy, GMC & Ram… All Mfg America…3  Now on a personal note, I must add that I have owned a Chevy 2500, crew cab, and also a Ford F-150 Extra Cab… My 1st car was used, but to me, it seems like it was new & it was a 1947 Chevrolet a 2-Dr, sedan… My 2nd car was a 1960 Chevrolet Impala Convertible… In both cars, I was 100% happy & satisfied with the used one, and 500% satisfied with the new one… They were a great choice in both cases with the Chevy product..! In 1979 my wife & I were planning to build our 1st home in Scottsdale, AZ., and were looking to purchase my 1st new truck for the building job… Yes, I choose a 1979 Ford F-150 & as I remember I paid appx $7500 for it… It did the job, 150%, of the time, on almost any job requirement and some were very difficult, load-wise as I recall…!                                                                                                                                             Now on the Dodge vehicle… After working for two different Dodge dealers in Arizona for many years as their Fleet Dir, Dodge got in my blood, and it happens honestly for me both owning and selling trucks and even the Cars/Minivans/SUV!      So after I started my new fleet mgr position at the dealership the new Dodge Ram truck was introduced in the mid to late 90s. I was so impressed with the new Ram truck & new design, that I purchased a 1995 2500 LB 4×2, and it was such a pleasure to drive, with all the power with the Cummings diesel. Oh my goodness…!  I just couldn’t believe how great it felt to be up high with such a great view of the traffic, which I hadn’t experienced for quite some time & it just felt good to be back on the road driving my new Dodge truck…I just can’t find the words to describe my feelings about what I had to share with my new and old customers…! Yes, I know you must know the rest of the story about that truck, and where it has come to today…

Also, in 2003 I started seeing their new redesigned Ram as they arrived at our lot at Earnhardt’s Dodge, (The No 1 Dodge DLR In The World For 9 Years in a Row, with my fleet dept help and my effort we make that happen…! )  So when that new truck came in, I just had to test it out, Oh my Goodness what an improvement over the 95, that I just couldn’t pass it up…@ I can’t name all of them It was just unbelievable… So there you go again, Ken…! As Pres Ronald Reagan used to say & yes I did… I purchased a new 2003 Dodge Ram 3500 4×4 Crew Cab Short B, SRW … All white, and talk about a proud person of the new truck, it was me, and it made me so happy that I had made that purchase of this new resigned truck from Chrysler, and also that I really had a story to tell my customers & my friends about my truck and all the features, including towing ratings, and what it would tow with new improved diesel, there was too much to tell, & yes I was excited, right…!  Guess what, that new Dodge Ram set just outside my office window at the Dodge Store!  When a customer came in looking for a Dodge Ram, of course, I now had something to show… I had it loaded with everything from a Brush Guard on the front/ Airbags on the rear axle/ Special running boards, a 100 gal diesel fuel tank installed in the bed/ a special monitor system to see the air pressure in both the truck and trailer… So you can see, I was ready to roll… You would not believe just how many new Dodge Ram Diesel I sold from my office window, especially after the Power test drive…!  My other Dodges were the Intrepid sedan, It was a new-design sedan… I loved it so much, that I had it wrapped with the Dodge Ram logo on the hood, and my Fleet dept advertising along with my name & contact all over the side doors, and the rear with great messages, on saving money by contacting our fleet dept… Last but now least was the new redesign, Durango, with new fancy lights all across the rear… Now that was just one of the great options on that SUV, and it drove great and yes it had seating 7 complete with rear air and air-cooled seats for driver & passenger… A necessary feature for your driving pleasure here in Arizona…! So as you can see, I have had personal experience owning, enjoying, testing & putting to real lifetime uses and experiences on all, except GMC until late 2022… My story to follow…  Yes, here I go again, Right… I loved President, Ronald Reagan, he was the man of my time…! 

Now back to the Trucks, On the American mfg let’s say GMC trucks are making inroads in product development, we all have seen the commercial of people from all walks of life carrying the tailgates from the new GMC trucks… With this new design, folks have the convenience of almost walking into the bed of the truck…!  I can’t imagine just how this one added feature produced unbelievable Truck sales…!  (Now on a personal note, I hadn’t had a GMC product ever… However, in 2022, I wanted to get back into a truck.  Also, I wanted a smaller truck, so I decided to Factory Order a GMC Canyon Denali Crew Cab, 4×2… At that time, there was a shortage of them to test drive, but I went ahead and did a factory order… It took three months, from Sept till Dec, before I received my new truck in the Cherry Red Tint Coat, great color, and I love it … Loads of features… So now I am a real member of the big three…!

BELOW IS ME & MY 1960 CHEVY IMPALA CONVERTIBLE! AS I MENTION EARLIER… BOY, I’m Thinking Just Cool…! Cool…!  What Do You Think? & ON THE 2ND PHOTO BELOW, IS MY USED 1947 CHEVY WAS USED, AT THAT TIME TO ME IT WAS LIKE A NEW CAR, I APPRECIATED IT SO   MUCH AS I WORKED SO HARD FOR IT & MY MOTHER HELPED ME. I WAS SO PROUD, AS I THINK I WAS THE ONLY KID IN HI SCHOOL WITH HIS OWN CAR…! $650, WAS A LOT $$$ IN 1955…!  NEXT WAS ME BESIDE MY 1979 FORD F-150, JUST BREAKING GROUND TO OUR 1ST NEW HOME, ONCE WE FIGURED OUT HOW TO BUILD A HOME, WE ON TO BUILD TWO MORE… Yea! NEXT WAS THE 2003 DODGE RAM 3500 4X4 Q CAB SB SRW… NOW, THIS WAS A WORKHORSE, AS YOU CAN SEE WE HAD A 30 FT 5TH WHEEL, WITH TRIPLE SLIDES, 4000 GEN, FULLY LOADED…SO THE TOTAL TOWING WEIGHT WAS APPS 13000 LBS, AND WHEN GOING UP THE LONGEST STEEPEST HILLS, IT WOULD ACCELERATE ANY TIME ON THE HILL, AND IT NEVER GAVE UP… THE POWER WAS JUST UNBELIEVABLE…!

My Google NO:  602-935-5206                                                                                            Email: redwagoncars [at] gmail [dot] com

Remember I am the guy to go for you to get the straight information when purchasing your next vehicle…!  I am all about saving you money, time, and hassle on your next vehicle…!  This photo was taken in the winter in Akron, Ohio… I was working at Firestone Tire/ Rubber… Note the Firestone Wide White Sidewall… I worked in the payroll dept as an IBM operator…!

Here I Am With My New Ford F-150 We Purchased To Build Our 1st House In Scottsdale AZ 2nd Photo Was Taken Of Me With 1st Used Car, A 1947 Chevrolet Fleetside Coupe/ Sedan. Please Note, I Was Wearing A Tie For This Photo… My Senior Photo That Day In 1955…

Our 2003 Dodge Diesel, 4×4, Crew Cab, One Ton, SRW… Pulling our 5th Wheel with 3 slides, and a 4K Generator… This Truck Didn’t Know That It Was Pulling Over 11,000 Miles+… What A Beautiful Setup… You Didn’t Know It Was Back There…
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