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4.7L best pick for overall driving
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By 354Texxx
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2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Quad Cab 4dr Quad Cab SLT 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 5M)


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If you're going to ride ride around in a full size truck and you're not towing more than a bass boat or medium size camper more than twice a year, the 4.7 is the way to go. I have a 4WD and routinely average 19-21 MPG and thats at HWY speeds in a 5500 lb truck... I avg 33k a year so the majority is hwy. When I am running the streets it will get 14 mpg, and my only complaint is, you have to think about parking whenever you pull into a lot.. It's only been in the shop for recommended maintainence, and one warranty item(ac condensor fan failed at 70k miles)


Best Features

Plenty of power, comfortable at HWY speeds, and very reliable. Looks great too!


Worst Features

Lighten this thing up! and the performance and mpg will follow! I like the new Mega Cab thats out! WOW!


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2003 Eagles green Dodge Ram
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By patricia mulray
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2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Quad Cab 4dr Quad Cab SLT Rwd SB (4.7L 8cyl 5M)


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I'm very happy with my truck,however I was not happy when the water pump went at 28,000 miles.I do not have 4 wheel drive but find that this truck holds the road very well in snow and ice.I just wish I could unlock the back doors from the outside. This would be very convenient. It's a great looking truck that rides very comfortably, gets good gas mileage especially on the road, and I love the back seat as do my four Jack Russells.This is the first Dodge I've bought after having four GMCs. I definitely would go back to Dodge again.


Best Features

Back seat. Pleanty of storage space and plenty of room for the dogs.


Worst Features

Being able to unlock the back doors from outside


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By RizzO
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2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Quad Cab 4dr Quad Cab SLT 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 5M)


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After shopping around, Dodge was the best value. I got an early year model with the 5.9L V8 before the Hemi was available. I figured it may save me a mile or two per gallon vs. the Hemi from what I heard. The 245 HP is proficient for me but the 345 Lbs. of Torque is right up there and it shows. Overall the truck is great, the overall fit and finish are great, it looks and runs great, and it's dependable with the exception of an O2 sensor that went bad. As everyone else says, this is a nice truck but it seems no matter what motor is under the hood, Dodge could would on the fuel economy.


Best Features

Overall look of the truck, interior, spacious cab. The rumble of the old 5.9L Magnum!!


Worst Features

The fuel economy!! I'm lucky to get 12 MPG in the city! But it's a truck...what can you expect??


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Great Truck!
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By Steve
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2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Quad Cab 4dr Quad Cab SLT 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 5M)


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I now have 40000 miles on my 2003 Dodge Larimie 4x4 Hemi. This is my 4th Dodge truck and this one is the best yet. I previously had a Dakota, a 95 ram with a 360 and a 1999 3/4 ton Cummins. I have likes them all but this one is the best built and best in the comfort department. None of my trucks have ever had to go to the dealer for any problems and I just had this one checked over and the motor and transmission were as good as new. Over all very happy.


Best Features

Heated leather, Infiniti sound, adjustable pedals, Hemi, and it's very quiet while driving


Worst Features

Should include real wheel well liners standard


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03' Ram 1500 Quad Cab Wanna Bee
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By Buster
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2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Quad Cab 4dr Quad Cab SLT Rwd SB (4.7L 8cyl 5M)


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On a road trip across America, it performed flawlessly. At the time of purchase, I bought an extended warranty thru Daimler- Chrysler. It covers pretty much everything. I even get a loaner car for oil changes! Drive'rs area has power adjustable pedals. Stereo controls are conveinently located on the back of the steering wheel. Power seats with power lumbar support are great for long road trips. Gas mileage is about 13.8 mpg if I drive. 14.5 mpg if wife drives. Windshield visors telescope to block the sun. It has loads of storage in and under the seats. Optional tonneau cover for storing items dry and out of the way, yet accessible. 12 volt accessory plugs.


Best Features

Of course the Hemi engine. Tonneau cover. Rumble Bee vinyls (bought online) Large rear seat with loads of storage. Factory 20" rims and tires


Worst Features

Extend top speed govenor from 105 MPH to 125 MPH. Raise RPM govenor from 5500 to 6300 RPM


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