I agree with anyone that says the V6 is underpowered. If I were to do it over again, and have more money, I'd buy the Hemi version. The 6 is grossly underpowered. All in all, good daily driver, but for an enthusiast, it makes for a pretty boring truck. If only I had gotten the V8, I might be having more fun.
The looks. Can't beat the look of the new Rams. Very comfortable ride too.
Don't even offer the V6 in this truck, it takes away so much from the driving fun. Keep the 6's in the Dakota if you have to keep them in a truck at all.
I love this truck. The gas mileage could
be better, but I knew this when I bought
it. The V6 is not quite big enough for
this truck, but it is acceptable. I
don't haul big loads nor pull anything.
It handles very well. For a truck this
size, the turn pattern is tight. This
truck has not given me a minutes problem
and I would recommend you get one. I've
had mine 2 years and still love driving
it. I think I'll run to the store.
The look of the front end. I had a big
brush guard (that's right, go ahead and
pull that ECHO out in front of me!) put
on and this really made it look BAD@#%!
The seats seem to set up a little high
in the front. On long trips, it would be
nice to be able to lower it.
Overall a good truck, had the front rotors replaced at 10,000 miles, rear differential replaced at 63,000 miles. Fuel economy in town is HORRIBLE. Highway economy is acceptable but still not great even for a full size pickup with a V8. To do it over again I would probably pick the 5.7 Hemi over this trucks 4.7 standard V8.
Nice electronic 5 speed automatic transmission. Base CD sound system is good for factory. Throttle response is very good for a truck with under 275 HP.
Cheap bearing apparently used in rear end, suggest higher quality bearing or full synthetic fluid fill at factory. Front rotors warp easilly, suggest better quality or slotted/drilled design.
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