A decent truck to drive, handles decently for the size. In four wheel drive, winter driving become a lot of fun, with no issues getting stuck. The interior can use some upgrades, everything is plastic and held together rather poorly from the factory. Cup holder and ashtray are problematic and wont stay up, common issue. The parking brake is also a common issue, failure in springs. Simple, but expensive fix due to labor. Power steering rack and pump known to be weak. My pump failed at 86000miles, and rack at 93000. Truck undrivable without power steering. Bed provides adequate space, and interior is able to fit a full compliment of 6 full grown persons, excluding ashtray and drink holder.
My favorite features are the availability of interior space, a plus with children, and the 4 wheel drive for off road and winter driving. Also a must for "hard" accelerations.
Dodge needs to upgrade the interiors, plastic is not all bad, but things that should stay shut, should stay shut. Driver and passenger front doors interfere with door seal strip when open, causing it to tear, and allowing water into cabin. A redesign is called for.
My husband and I just bought a new
Dodge truck and we absolutely love it.
We needed something big, we have 3
young children and don't like minivans
so a full size truck was our best
choice. This truck is VERY sharp
looking, fun to drive. We didn't buy
this truck for any heavy duty use or
towing so the 6 cylinder was fine for
us. Although next time we may go for
In my opinion,you can't beat the look
of the truck. Ours is two tone white
and silver. We also got the chrome
wheels and cruise control so ours isn't
exactly a base model. We love it.
I don't think the Dodge Ram 1500 can be
improved on. Also I didn't realize
there were so many 1500's on the road
until we bought one.