I bought this truck when Dodge was having the fire sale prices in fall of 2008- the sticker price was a little over $ 34K and I paid $ 18, 250.00 I had always been a Ford man but i couldn't pass up the price. So far the truck has been a pleasant surprise- driven it 30K miles in just over a year- once to Maine and on several long trips. Very comfortable, very nice styling and only a few problems- all taken care of under warranty- the windshield developed a stress crack and one of the front shocks leaked- the stealership replaced both fronts at no charge. Gas mileage is decent as I always average about 19mpg on highway. Those of you who complain about gas mileage should do the speed limit!
Gas mileage/ towing performance
Metal used in the bumpers is too thin- dents very easily.
So I bought this pickup in late 08, she's bee fantastic until today, went to drive it, wouldn't go into gear, or any gear for tha matter, had to have it towed to dealer, renta vehicle from soewhre else andno haveto wat the days to tell me what's wrong, the transmison will have o be taken apart aparently. Not happy rightnow, the trucks been great until now, do reason to d this, dove fine on Wednsday, now she won't go.
I needed a new vehicle for college, and I decided I wanted a pickup truck for the 6 hour drive out of state. I've always been a Dodge guy and fell in love with the Ram 1500. Its a Big Horn edition, which adds some nice features, I got it as a rebuilt with 8,000 miles on it. It is a blast to drive and I have had no problems with it, the HEMI produces plenty of power while getting a decent 17-18 MPG on the highway at 75 MPH. It is very comfortable for long road trips and just puttering around town, after you drive it for a few months, it doesn't even feel like a full size truck, overall i'm very happy with my Ram.
HEMI is very powerful, comfortable, radio w/ aux input, power seats, interior is very simple with no frills, remote start.
Fuel mileage could be better, then again i could slow down a bit on the highway, but it is a big truck so its expected. Parking can still be a hassle, i'm getting better, but some spots just aren't the right size.
I bought this truck and did a couple of minor updates. The biggest issue I've had was that the front brakes locked up 3 times after a long trip. The guy at the Stealership told me that he couldn't find anything wrong? Too which I replied "that must explain the melted calipers and brakes shims lol". They performed a repair and so far so good. I have alignment problems, but I did lift the front 2.5 inches to get more of an aggressive look. Nice truck! It's my second so lets see if it holds up like the first.
Interior is kind of bland. Exterior is clean and good looking.
This is my second Dodge truck. Last one was good, so got another. This one has a Hemi/Auto trans/LSD diff. Truck is good fun to drive, with some upgrades: 180 degree T-stat, cold air intake, exhaust, and Diablo tuner- performance 93 octane tune(also turns off that nasty MDS, didn't get a Hemi for gas milage?). Have changed all oil fluids over to Mobil-1, and added PML covers on trans/diff, they add fluid capaicity. Truck goes like stink. But i will stick to severe maintance schedule and change fluids twice as much as normal, the stealership gets enoungh of my money. So far - so good. Garry.
Hemi power, interior room, ride.
Have stock/factory ability to turn off MDS, if one wants.