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2001 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500

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Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.9 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 245 hp @ 4000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 0/0 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500

  • Dodge's Ram pickups can handle everything from off-road bashing to towing an Airstream with ease, and still look good doing it.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    User-friendly cab, distinctive sheet metal, powerful V10 and diesel options.

  • Cons

    Underpowered base V6, Quad Cab lacks rear-seat room when compared to GM full-size trucks.

  • What's New for 2001

    Electronic cruise control is now offered for the Cummings turbodiesel models with a manual transmission, improved braking systems with standard ABS come on all 2500 and 3500 Rams, two new exterior colors debut, and child seat anchors are mounted on the rear of the cab. A high-output Cummings turbodiesel model, with a six-speed transmission, 245 horsepower and 505 ft-lbs. of torque, is offered in addition to a slightly improved 235-horsepower/460 ft-lbs. version, available with a manual or automatic tranny.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (13 total reviews)


Great truck, but...

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 4dr Quad Cab ST 4WD SB (5.9L 8cyl 5M)

When this truck runs, it really does a super job of towing a GN horse trailer, loaded down. It's awesome in steep terrain and on dirt roads, in ice, snow and on slick roads. However, at 42,000 miles, the clutch went out and was a pricey repair. Now the transmission made a popping sound and wouldn't engage. I'll have it towed to the dealer tomorrow. These breakdowns are serious and frustrating. And, Dodge Motors has no interest in covering these breakdowns so it's become a costly truck to own.




One awsome dodge

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 4dr Quad Cab ST 4WD SB (5.9L 8cyl 5M)

My Ram has the Cummins and 5-speed. I've put about 70,000 miles on it, and it's been extremely reliable; no mechanical failures or problems whatsoever. It gets about 20 mpg on the highway, which is amazing for a truck that weighs 6500 lbs. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this truck to anyone who needs a heavy-duty work truck.




What a dodge!

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 4dr Quad Cab ST 4WD SB (5.9L 8cyl 5M)

This vehicle has performed beyond my wildest expectations of any truck on the market. I drive this baby hard all the time and have ever since I got it. I bought it new and have owned it almost 5 years. I have put 122,000 miles on it which is around 23,000 miles a year and it has never been in the shop except for regular maintenance every 4,000 miles and for replacing the brakes. The diesel Cummins engine is the best diesel on the market bar none and it pulls heavy loads like a workhorse. The only complaint I have about the vehicle is the braking system. It does not brake like I think it should especially during wet weather.




Good truck for a work

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 4dr Quad Cab ST 4WD SB (5.9L 8cyl 5M)

Had minor problems with power windows that the dealer took care of asap. Had my alternator go around 12,000 miles. Dealer also replaced that asap. Plenty of power to tow my 26' camper. Have taken it out west (1100 miles one way) hunting 3 times and has run flawlessly each time. Must be careful on icey roads with the limited slip rear end. Fun to drive, plenty of power and probably the best truck I have ever owned. Will buy another.




Very pleased

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 4dr Quad Cab ST 4WD SB (5.9L 8cyl 5M)

remember what this truck is bought and used for and there is nothing that can compair. it is not a benz, its a work truck




Expensive disappointment

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 4dr Quad Cab ST 4WD SB (5.9L 8cyl 5M)

Bought the vehicle new with an "over- build, under-use" mentality. I hauled a cabover camper (1800 lbs) in the back of the truck for approximately 3K of the 58K miles I put on the truck. Front brake caliper failure at ~45K miles; serious damage to front rotor, cost $1K to repair. Transmission failure at 58K miles, cost $32K to repair. The CTD is bullet-proof, no doubt, but the Dodge components matched to it are of poor quality and reliability. Bad experience with dealership repair center as well. Lost my booty on this vehicle -- Daimler/Chrysler/Plymouth/Dodge and I will part ways for the rest of my natural life . . .



Full 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Review

What's New for 2001

Electronic cruise control is now offered for the Cummings turbodiesel models with a manual transmission, improved braking systems with standard ABS come on all 2500 and 3500 Rams, two new exterior colors debut, and child seat anchors are mounted on the rear of the cab. A high-output Cummings turbodiesel model, with a six-speed transmission, 245 horsepower and 505 ft-lbs. of torque, is offered in addition to a slightly improved 235-horsepower/460 ft-lbs. version, available with a manual or automatic tranny.

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