by 1ruger4570 on Jun 11, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 4dr Quad Cab SLT 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M)
I Bought this truck because I had heard good things about the new Dodge trucks in 2005. I have regretted it. Problems include: EGR valve, rough idle (fuel filter is attached to the fuel pump, replacement of one means replacement of both) the adjustable driver's seat track has broken five times in 39,000 miles. When the seat track breaks the seat freely travels back and forth upon acceleration or braking (dangerous and painful). Dodge has told me that they do not care. Their very high up management has told me that the safety of one person is not that important to them since there have not been many other complaints. Never again will I buy a Dodge. They do not believe in their product.
by Robert Szemcsak on Jun 28, 2009 Vehicle: 2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 4dr Quad Cab SLT 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M)
Love this truck. Handling,take off and comfort. I installed a K&N cold air filter and Flow Master Duel muffler-neither helped my gas mileage. The 5 speed auto transmission won't go into over drive until you get above 58 mph-dealer says not enough torque. So I get about 11.5 mpg city and 15.5 highway it came with 17" rims not 20"--BUT I DO LOVE THIS TRUCK. It's fun to drive and the grand kids love to ride in it. Just wish the MPG was better and Trans shifted smoother. But I plan to keep it.
by woody on Oct 20, 2008 Vehicle: 2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 4dr Quad Cab SLT 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M)
leased a new gmc 4x4 truck every 2 years since 1998 all loaded with every option, panicked when gas prices went up and got a g-6 (junk). gm would not help me out of a bad deal so took the loss and purchased 2005 dodge Laramie 4x4 4 door loaded to the max moonroof the works, black cherry 20 " wheels you name it. hemi all the toys. i will no longer go to a gm truck this thing rocks
by mx_286 on Feb 22, 2008 Vehicle: 2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 4dr Quad Cab SLT 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M)
I have had this pickup for almost 3 years, bought brand new. Fried tranny at 9000, dealership told me a piece broke off the pump and clogged the cooler. New transfer case and front differential at 26000, no explanation. Now at 35000 power steering has a horrible leak in it. This pickup has seen almost all highway miles and regular maintenance.
by Axel Z on Jan 22, 2007 Vehicle: 2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 4dr Quad Cab SLT 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M)
I have always grown up with Ford trucks. I drove a new F150 and was not impressed. Not much of a Chevy fan. Real trucks don't wear bowties! Had a few smaller Nissan trucks also. Titan was a close second but much more in price. I rented one and that sealed the deal. Hemi has great power and gas mileage is decent for size and power. For short distances, not so good 11- 13mpg. Highway I have had up to 22mpg avg is 18-20!
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