I like smaller trucks/cars.
I stayed away from trucks bc I just thought of them as a gas hog.
I am a bit of a power junky too.
So if i was going to get a truck I wanted power too.
I was looking at the Dodge 5.7hemi motor for it's power.
I test drove a 2007 hemi and a 2010 4.7 and thought they were both the 5.7L until the salesman pointed it out to me.
I got a deal on a 2009 4.7 dodge quad cab and love it.
It can pull a loaded 16ft trailer tractor with ease( about 4000lbs).
It can pull trailer and still get 15mpg.
I'm gettting 24mpg highway and about 16 suburb driving.
I drives like a car and is very comfortable.
I have a 2009 dodge with 40000 miles and the engine is needing replaced. I was told there is no transferable warranty. If this is true I will never buy a dodge again. dodge the dodge you will cursre the day you bought it.
It was scary at first, but after 8 years I went back to Dodge from Chevy. The redesign in 2009 was well worth it. I had a choice between a 2010 or the 2009, and for the price bought the 2009 (second hand). I am greatly pleased with the truck, especially the fuel economy. It has the 4.7 liter engine, plenty of hp, I got average 26 mpg driving from New Orleans a few weeks ago.
All of the technology. I'm still learning what gadgets do what. The power in the small v8 is amazing.
They should have the receiver hitch pre- installed to bring the lighting plugs closer to the trailer
I've bought around 15 new trucks in my lifetime and I have to tell you this is the best truck I have ever owned!! I switched from Chevy's to Dodge in 1977 and have been with Dodge since. I traded a 2003 SLT quadcab,Hemi, with a 3:73 axle, and a 5 speed manual tranny with 90,000 miles on it. No major problems in the 6 years I owned it.Traded it for a 2009 Quadcab,TRX 4x4,cloth bucket seats and a floor mounted shifter.Electric rear slider,frostplug heater,aluminum wheels with 275x70x17" tires.Anti-spin differential with a 3:92 axle.Color is Sunburst Orange. My old truck had a towing capacity of only 8500 lbs and this one has a towIng capacity of 10,000 lbs.Dodge has a "WINNER". No regrets!!!
MDS for HEMI,3:92 axle ratio,floor mounted shifter(Joystick)Lifetime power warranty,quality and performance,style and color:Sunburst orange,locking tailgate an all the incentives which brougt the price down to $29,000 from $37,500 and dealer installed my 5th wheel hitch and brake controller!!
Sunburst Orange is not offered with the 2010 year but I believe Mango Tango Pearl is a close match.How about a 3:73 axle ratio in the 1500? Don't give up Dodge Truck Division, you have a truck that puts the others far behind.Locking differentials would be good too.