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2001 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500

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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.2 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 230 hp @ 4400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 12/16 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500

  • Dodge's Ram pickups can handle everything from off-road bashing to towing an Airstream with ease, and still look good doing it.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    User-friendly cab, distinctive sheet metal, powerful V10 and diesel options.

  • Cons

    Underpowered base V6, Quad Cab lacks rear-seat room when compared to GM full-size trucks.

  • What's New for 2001

    Electronic cruise control is now offered for the Cummings turbodiesel models with a manual transmission, improved braking systems with standard ABS come on all 2500 and 3500 Rams, two new exterior colors debut, and child seat anchors are mounted on the rear of the cab. A high-output Cummings turbodiesel model, with a six-speed transmission, 245 horsepower and 505 ft-lbs. of torque, is offered in addition to a slightly improved 235-horsepower/460 ft-lbs. version, available with a manual or automatic tranny.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (6 total reviews)


Dashboard woes

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 4dr Quad Cab ST 4WD LB (5.2L 8cyl 5M)

I bought my 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab 4X4 brand new in January 2001. I hadn't had any problems with it at all until about two years ago when the dashboard started with one small crack. Now the entire dashboard looks like a jigsaw puzzle. And, Dodge hasn't done a recall on the dashboards? I'm disappointed. As much as I love my truck, I'm seriously considering trading it in on anything in which the manufacturer will stand behind the product.




Very nice

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 4dr Quad Cab ST 4WD LB (5.2L 8cyl 5M)

i love this truck...it's very nice..it catches a lot of attention with its sport and off road packages and its sound...i wash it 2 times a month and still don't let people eat in it...i will be getting the 2009 dodge ram when it comes out, i will ALWAYS buy dodges (i hate chevy and toyota) even if they go out of business. has a lot more power then the 2003 toyota tundra...love this truck




I wanted to love this

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 4dr Quad Cab ST 4WD LB (5.2L 8cyl 5M)

truck has had over $7,000 warranty work...poor build at the factory?? who knows...has been out of commission over 55 days during 4-yr lease. i dream of the day i trade this truck in!! i wanted to love this big bad-assed truck - we put dual exhaust, awesome sound system, color matched spray in bed liner, huge tires, etc. but the gist is: this truck sucks. dodge dealerships suck more - never once were we treated with dignity & we went to 3 different locations praying for good repair work.



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Experience says

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 4dr Quad Cab ST 4WD LB (5.2L 8cyl 5M)

The first review I wrote about this RAM was pretty positive. But now I've had the truck 2 years and 80,000 miles. I just had to do another major transmission reowrk. The torque converter failed. After this round I seriously doubt I would ever consider another Dodge. The 46RE transmission is not only JUNK but there should be a class action suite against Dodge. This is the sorriest excuse for a transmission I've encountered in 25 years of driving.




Fix the tranny

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 4dr Quad Cab ST 4WD LB (5.2L 8cyl 5M)

Love the truck. It has some nagging flaws. Had Aamco do 30k mi. trans service (4-spd auto), and brass filings were in the pan. The manager said it was the second worst tranny on the road. Had to replace both towing mirrors by 28k miles. Have 46k now and new ones good so far. Love the roominess, but at 6'5" I need more headroom. Don't like the flexing noise in the quad cab doors on bumpy roads. Has lots of power, but not as much as a 360 should have. Chevy 350 seems stronger. Tows 100 hay bales on BP trailer with brake controller fine. BC should be standard with tow package. I like the solid front axle instead of independent suspension.




Jj

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 4dr Quad Cab ST 4WD LB (5.2L 8cyl 5M)

5.9L is a gas hog... Nice driver though. Could use a little more pep.



Full 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Review

What's New for 2001

Electronic cruise control is now offered for the Cummings turbodiesel models with a manual transmission, improved braking systems with standard ABS come on all 2500 and 3500 Rams, two new exterior colors debut, and child seat anchors are mounted on the rear of the cab. A high-output Cummings turbodiesel model, with a six-speed transmission, 245 horsepower and 505 ft-lbs. of torque, is offered in addition to a slightly improved 235-horsepower/460 ft-lbs. version, available with a manual or automatic tranny.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 12
  • cty
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  • 16
  • highway
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