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2004 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500

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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.7 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 240 hp @ 4800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 13/17 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500

  • With the recent debut of the Hemi V8, the Ram 1500 can handle the diverse duties of comfortable daily driver and capable workhorse with equal ease.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Generous passenger room, powerful "Hemi" V8, sharp handling, compliant ride, spacious interior, available side-curtain airbags.

  • Cons

    Poor fuel mileage, no stepside bed style, fewer body configurations than its competition.

  • What's New for 2004

    The Laramie edition gains more flash via a new grille, body molding and interior accents. A full-time four-wheel-drive system debuts, as does a hands-free Bluetooth-enabled cell phone and a navigation system.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (20 total reviews)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Talk about an impulse buy

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Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2dr Regular Cab SLT Rwd SB (4.7L 8cyl 5M)

After leaving Lowe's one day without the ladder I needed, I decided I had to have a truck. Traded in my baby would- be-paid-off-in-a-month Grand Prix for a Silver Hemi Ram. Everything I could ever want in a truck, and more. After hauling 3 things 4 miles in 2 months, and dropping twice as much on gas, I came to the frightening realization that I had made a mistake. I don't NEED a truck. Unfortunately, neither does anyone else, so I'm stuck and more upside down than a cake. Don't get me wrong, the truck is hot and fun (in a straight line), but I feel trapped.




Brakes bad

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Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2dr Regular Cab SLT Rwd SB (4.7L 8cyl 5M)

The front brakes have been bad since 5100 miles. I turned rotors, replaced rotors ar 12136 miles and now it has 24000 miles and I still have the same warping on front rotors, The dealership has now decided I drive the truck too hard and they now want ot charge me $180 to turn rotors that only have 12,000 miles on them. Never buy another Chrysler product.




Great truck but it's thirsty

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Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2dr Regular Cab SLT Rwd SB (4.7L 8cyl 5M)

The truck is great. Plenty of power and it's a good looking truck. The HEMI engine is thirsty, though. People say I get good mileage at 15-16 but EPA estimated it to be higher.




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Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2dr Regular Cab SLT Rwd SB (4.7L 8cyl 5M)

After 20 years of loyal Ford ownership, I decieded to take a look at other truck manufacturers because I just didn't like the look of the new regular cab f-150. Decieted on Dodge over GMC/Chevrolet after test driving all three. The interior of the Ram feels much more spacious than the other two, which is good because I'm a big boy (6'3", 280lbs). I also like the agressive exterior looks. The Ram just looks mean. Besides the good looks, what really sold me was the power of the HEMI engine and the way the Ram handles. For such a big truck this thing can is quite nimble and it also has great breaking ability.




The best!

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Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2dr Regular Cab SLT Rwd SB (4.7L 8cyl 5M)

This is by far the best truck that I have ever owned! The truck is very fun to drive, and the hemi engine is amazing. The brakes have excellent stopping power and feel, as they are the biggest in the trucks class. Build quality is great, and the cab is very roomy. Fuel mileage is better than I expected on the highway, and ok around town if you can keep your foot out of it!




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Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2dr Regular Cab SLT Rwd SB (4.7L 8cyl 5M)

Love my truck,alot of fun to drive.Had a 2003 Ram with a v6,don't buy a v6(no power with AC on)V8 is the only way to go.



Full 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Review

What's New for 2004

The Laramie edition gains more flash via a new grille, body molding and interior accents. A full-time four-wheel-drive system debuts, as does a hands-free Bluetooth-enabled cell phone and a navigation system.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 13
  • cty
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  • 17
  • highway
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