6 2009 models worth waiting for

Even with heavy incentives on out-going model year cars, even small improvements to the new version can make it worth holding out.

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2009 Dodge Ram
Price: $21,270 - $43,240

There are some amazing deals on 2008 Dodge Rams right now. That's because dealers are trying to clear floor space to make room for the new 2009 Ram truck.

Ram trucks are currently available with up to $7,500 worth of incentives, according to Edmunds.com. That figure includes the value of low-rate financing deals as well as manufacturer-to-dealer incentives that won't be seen directly by consumers.

That's a lot of money. But keep in mind that the 2009 Ram truck will be loaded up with a slew of improvements that could make it worth waiting for, especially when you consider that those features will likely drive down the resale value of the 2008 model.

Besides optional RamBox lockable, water-tight storage bins built into the bed walls, the '09 Ram also features a revolutionary coil-spring rear suspension. Other trucks on the market have leaf-springs, which have been standard for years. Using coil springs results in a nicer ride and better handling.

The 2009 Ram also features a much-improved interior with richer-looking materials and a nice solidly-built feel, not to mention even more cleverly designed storage spaces inside to hide away more stuff.


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Last updated August 28 2008: 9:42 AM ET
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