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BAD TRUCK
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By dyet
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2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 ST 2dr Regular Cab SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M)


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In 2009 I bought a 2008 Ram 1500 3.6L with 9k miles. The truck has been used for transportation only, no hauling or towing, it now has 53K miles. I had to replace the power steering pump $450 and now need a new transmission $1800. Buyer beware, the unlimited powertrain warranty does not transfer. I will not buy another Dodge product. Expensive lesson learned.


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Not bad... for the money
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By Bobby M
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2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 ST 2dr Regular Cab SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M)


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Picked up a 6 cyl. Reg Cab for only $13,500. Have already had a few issues with it, spitting up gas when filling up and shaking between 60-65mph. The shaking has all but gone away on it's own, the spitting up gas was fixed by the dealer replacing the entire gas tank. Overall, not a bad truck. It gets terrible gas mileage but you know that going into it. It also rides a little rough but that's just a truck I guess. Also, if power is important to you, don't get the 6 cyl. engine. It's ok just cruising around, but sometimes lack power when going uphill or when passing.


Best Features

I think the truck itself is beautiful - I love the exterior. It seems to ride smoother once it's broken in.


Worst Features

The interior could be a little nicer, maybe less plastic everywhere. The 6 cyl. engine is a little weak, probably not for those who do a lot of hauling.


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Weak power, goes into pass gear on hills
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By Mac
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2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 ST 2dr Regular Cab SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M)


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Truck seems to drive fine however while cruising on the highway in slighly hilly area, the truck goes back into a passing gear as if it is stuggling for power. Louisiana is relatively flat land at that. Perhaps something is wrong with the transmission? Been like that since it was new.


Best Features

Size and looks


Worst Features

improvements to the drive tran seems to go into passing gear even on slight inclines


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Good Buy
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By Tim
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2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 ST 2dr Regular Cab SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M)


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Bought this basic truck two months ago. Have enjoyed driving it for this short period of time. Wanted a big truck with all of the amenities that came with it, got exactly what I wanted for a great price!


Best Features

Big truck ride with plenty of power to spare!


Worst Features

At this point and time nothing comes to mind!


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Great Basic Truck
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By Randy-South Carolina
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2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 ST 2dr Regular Cab SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M)


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I recently purchased a bare bones work truck for a third vehicle. I have owned about every diffent model of truck in the last 20 years and I have to say I am very pleased with this truck. Dodge has managed to build a simple, very well built work truck that at an acceptional value. The six- speed manual allows for optimum power out of the six cylinder motor and provides good economy. I have averaged approximely 19 mpg round about and over 23 mpg on the highway. To describe this vehicle in a few short words; good price, quiet at high speeds, plenty of power, great fuel economy for a full size truck.


Best Features

The standard cab has plently of usable space behind the seat. The six speed manual is a great feature that allows for improved fuel economy. Pleanty of cup holders and large door pockets allow for additional storage space.


Worst Features

Opt for the longer wheel base if possible. The short wheel base is nibble and easy to park, but the suspension is tight, more so than many 4X4's. The short wheel base in conjuntion with the high center of gravity can make this ride almost like a Jeep Wrangler. Bumpy road can be exausting.


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