I love this truck, just bought it a month ago and have already put 5000 miles on it, it rides great other than the seats that have no lumbar support. It has a gas sipping v-6 which by no means is slow, in fact I have outrun a 5.3 liter Chevy with it... And no one believes me. Oh well! It made a two hour drive to Austin and from there a 12 hour drive to Nashville! Not a problem whatsoever! It has the best air conditioner of any vehicle I have ever owned let alone been inside and this is vehicle number 11 for me! I cant think of much more about this truck because its a base model and didn't come with much, the only problem is during extreme rain it leaks under the dash a bit but I have vinyl floors
gas mileage i average 15-17 in the city and 19-21 on highway,sound system and most of all the vinyl floors because i had a friend recently who neglected to tell me he gets car sick..
Give it more torque, it seems to have trouble with mountains... Make sure to fix the wiper crowl I'm sure people don't want their carpet ruined... Oh and give the base seats some lumbar support, I had to buy a seat cover with a pad on it and everyone said I was anti Dodge because it had a Ford logo on it
I sold my 04 a few months ago, and I miss it dearly. I had warped rotors in 18000km, never again.One bad oxygen sensor. Put 120000km on it, and loved it. Lots of trips in all kinds of weather, and the AWD never missed a beat. Couldn't lite up the back tires to show off, but I'm too old for that s$#^.I pulled 2 ATVs in an enclosed trailer very easily. 18hwy,13city,11-12 towing I'm looking for another Ram now, gotta have the full time transfer case. I put on open country toyos as replacement tires(17,265's) and loved them. MDS would be nice to have.
Hemi, AWD, heated mirrors, quad cab, styling, headlights good, ticked off all of my Chevy driving friends
Tail gate heavy, awkward parking until you get used to it, blind spot from front pillars,
Great truck. No problems ever, except the front door seals chewing themselves up (replaced under warranty with the redesigned seal). The way this truck is driven, it may sit unstarted for weeks but then pretty much every time it is used for a property company, it is hauling a full load or towing. Never a hiccup, starts right up, and it gets an unbelievable number of "hey, nice truck" comments even being four years old. At Lowe's they even comment about how they see more Dodges than anything else at the commercial dock.
Ride, comfort, power, solid feel, cheaper than Ford or Chevy for comparable model
Counterbalanced tailgate, which I think the 09's will have, and make the half- ton model ride a little lower
No power in the 4.7, yet same fuel economy as the 5.7 Hemi? Other than the small "jeep" engine wearing prematurely, the transmission is my only concern- shifts are insecure and I know my tranny will be the first thing to go. Though, very comfortable truck, love the way it handles and drives! I'm considering a Cummins diesel version...
Styling, braking/handling, very comfortable for a truck.
Transmission needs upgrading, 4.7L is too small for a large truck.