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'05 Ram 1500 4x4 Hemi Reg Cab
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By Scott
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2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2dr Regular Cab ST 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M)


Review

So far so good, engine takes awile to break in for better gas milage (I have a Hemi) I noticed an improvement at about 5000 miles and a slight improvement at 10,000 miles. I get 14 city and 17 Hwy at 11,000 miles. Have trans issue, see suggested improvements.


Favorite Features

The Power... the truck is fast.. have a Hemi with 3.92 gear and limited slip.


Suggested Improvements

Trans-1)no backflow valve to hold transmition fluid in trans after use. When I start the truck sometimes does not shift properly for about 15-30 seconds of use until trans fluid is back in. 2) Under wide open throttle from a dead stop does not shift into second gear properly-about a second delay.


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Hemi power
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By daniel
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2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 4dr Quad Cab SLT Rwd SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M)


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I love the overall look of the truck. The truck pulls like a freight train. The Hemi is great and has a great exhaust note to it. It's a pain in the you know what to park but you get use to it. the interior space is outrageous can fit 4 people in the back seat comfortably, same with the front all though the drivers view is limited. The hemi is really responsive the slight it tap and it donít miss a beat. The limited slip differential comes in handy when u gun it.overall I think the truck its great but shorter drivers may have trouble seeing. And the truck is a ways off the ground so it is best if you got running boards. The gas mileage stinks out loud.


Favorite Features

Killer sound system, Hemi, 20 inch rims.


Suggested Improvements

Side running board. Dash looks great but no color. It is mostly black. Passenger power seat. More functional back seat. The multi displacement should come standard on the Hemi because I get 12.5mpghemi.4cyclinders would shut down when cruising.


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Ram
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By Willz
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2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 4dr Quad Cab SLT 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M)


Review

Best truck I have ever owned. I have had Fords for the last 15 years. Dodge has the best pickup in the 1500 class


Favorite Features

Hemi


Suggested Improvements

Level truck


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1 Fast truck
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By OCBob
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2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 SRT-10 4dr Quad Cab Rwd SB (8.3L 10cyl 4A)


Review

You can write a review of this truck with just 3 letters, fun! Since buying the truck my C5 vette has been sitting in the garage gathering dust. This truck is just too much fun to park!


Favorite Features

That big, bad Viper motor.


Suggested Improvements

They are changing the nav system for 06, and it is badly needed. The version in the 05 is almost useless.


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Dodge Ram 1500
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By Jodie Lott
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2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 4dr Quad Cab SLT 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M)


Review

The Dodge Ram 1500 is by far the best value in the full size market. A great looking truck that can work hard and is also affordable.


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Hemi, Hemi, Hemi
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By neturkey
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2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 4dr Quad Cab SLT Rwd SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M)


Review

The 5.7 Hemi is the best thing that ever happened to a pickup. It gives a real boost when you are wanting to get from here to there right now. 4door quadcad, although not quite as spacious as the Ford F150 crew cab, is still plenty roomy for most folks, and the optional flat floor provision makes secure dry storage (for groceries and such) very handy. A recent road trip delivered outstanding mileage, with the trip computer recording 21mpg(!) at one point across Kansas. My truck is a 2005 Ram 1500 SLT quadcab with 2wd and towing package. I like this truck.


Favorite Features

Hemi power, smooth 5 speed automatic trans, good handling, and very comfortable hiway manners


Suggested Improvements

Better AC, takes the truck a good while to get cooled off after being parked in the sun, but once cool, the system has no trouble keeping things comfortable.


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Pure Power
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By Misterrite
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2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 SRT-10 2dr Regular Cab Rwd SB (8.3L 10cyl 6M)


Review

Awesome Truck... Demands attention everywhere it goes. People of all ages seem to enjoy the looks of this truck.


Favorite Features

Eye catching styling.. Great sounding engine.


Suggested Improvements

Mileage


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Wow!
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By Jack
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2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 SRT-10 2dr Regular Cab Rwd SB (8.3L 10cyl 6M)


Review

Shifting (flat) from 1st to 2nd has to be, I don't know, just WOW. This truck handles like no truck I've ever been in and better than most cars. The heck with the gas prices, I love this Truck. Didn't think I would like shifting again but as for now it's fun again. MoPar did it right with the SRT-10.


Favorite Features

Engine, transmission, interior design and the exterior looks are great too. The sound system is great.


Suggested Improvements

Heated seats would have been nice, and The Nav. Unit isn't worth the money. The only real complaint I have is with the shifter, going from 2nd to 3rd could be improved.


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'05 Dodge 1500: A great truck so far!
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By Patrick McLeod
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2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2dr Regular Cab SLT 4WD LB (4.7L 8cyl 6M)


Review

I've had it for only 2 months (2300 miles), but so far it has run great, and it drives very comfortably for a 4x4 truck. I use it in my landscape design business, but it is also my primary vehicle. I will write another review in a few years on this same truck, hopefully with the same positive comments!


Favorite Features

Comfortable cloth interior, adequate storage space behind seats, automatic transmission, CD player, air conditioning!


Suggested Improvements

Better gas mileage in the magnum V8! Complete rustproof undercoating


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Unbelievable Fuel Economy with Non-Hemi
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By RamTuffCowboy
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2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 4dr Quad Cab SLT 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M)


Review

My Ram is driven on interstates and if I keep my speed reasonable, I can consistently get 20+ mpg. Have had as high as 24 with a tail wind. For this size vehicle, this tuff looking truck is amazingly economical with gas. Getting ready to trade and considering something smaller but why give up full size luxury and ride to pick up 1-2 mpg, if that. Love my RAM and will probably by another, but not a Hemi. Get the 4.7 v8.


Favorite Features

Looks, mileage.


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