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2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500

Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.7 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 345 hp @ 5400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 0/0 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500

  • The latest maxi-brute to hit the streets and local construction yards. It's tough and mean, but also has a sensitive side. We're impressed.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Powerful engine choices, huge payload and towing capacities, comfortable interior, many safety features.

  • Cons

    Short standard bed.

  • What's New for 2003

    Dodge redid its Ram 1500 full-size truck for 2002. For 2003, the heavies -- the 2500 and 3500 -- get their day in the sun. Along with the new Ram styling, these trucks receive more powerful engines, increased towing capacities, improved handling characteristics and additional safety equipment.

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Customer Reviews

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I'll never sell it

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Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 4dr Quad Cab SLT 4WD LB (5.7L 8cyl 5M)

I checked out Ford and Chevy, then drove this truck. Bought it on the spot, didn't even haggle over the price. I love this truck and will never sell it. The power, the styling, the reliability, the value! I get better mileage with this diesel than I got with my Chevy Blazer. I tow a 25' 8000lb travel trailer and don't even know it's there. I can set the cruise at 70mph and climbs hills while towing without slowing. Dodge got it right!




Traded toyota... don't regret it...

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Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 4dr Quad Cab SLT 4WD LB (5.7L 8cyl 5M)

I traded my Tundra in on this truck.. and I got the big diesel $5K upgrade package with 4speed automatic. Loved my Toyota, but I bought a 10K lb. enclosed trailer and it felt like the trailer was driving the truck. I have no problem towing with this truck and recently did so in a level 3 snow emergency with no problem! My Tundra got 14-18 MPG... this gets 15-22mpg and it is a heck of a lot larger. 6'4" tall person fits comfortably in the back seat. The suspension is for towing... so it can be rough. Tundra could go 40mph over speedbumps and RR tracks.. Do that here and you get airborne, but that is expected. PS - use diesel conditioner in cold temperatures or it won't run. Dealer didn't mention that




My review

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Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 4dr Quad Cab SLT 4WD LB (5.7L 8cyl 5M)

The truck has a ton of power and has got to be the best looking truck out there.The only thing the truck needs is a five speed automatic tranny.




Large sportscar with an 8ft.

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Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 4dr Quad Cab SLT 4WD LB (5.7L 8cyl 5M)

I have only had my truck for a month and I have one thing to say,"WOW!!!". I have had Chevy's and Ford's(Ford's being my favorite), but this "HEMI" has got them all whipped. Pulling a heavy trailer, passing, pulling a steep hill, or getting to where your going quick is nothing to this truck. If anyone wants a real truck, this is it!!!




What more could you ask

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Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 4dr Quad Cab SLT 4WD LB (5.7L 8cyl 5M)

It's the best thing I've ever drove, wish the mileage could be better but that's not what you buy a real truck for. Highway miles are fine but since I bought it we tend to do a little to much city driving, not Dodges fault. And I feel it is the best value on the market!!!




First diesel

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Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 4dr Quad Cab SLT 4WD LB (5.7L 8cyl 5M)

I fell in love with this truck the first time I drove it. The HO Diesel has better seat of pants feel in acceleration than the '01 5.9L gas truck I had. I tow an 18 foot car hauler with a tractor on it (approx. 7,000 lbs. total) about 30% of the time. With this truck I hardly know the trailer is behind me. I am very pleased with the mileage. I normally average 19- 20 unloaded on the highway and I get about 15 around town pulling the trailer/tractor. The fit and finish is great. The truck rides better than the '01 1500 I had. I love the extra room with the 4 doors. The only thing I would change about this truck is to have larger rear doors with more room.



Full 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Review

What's New for 2003

Dodge redid its Ram 1500 full-size truck for 2002. For 2003, the heavies -- the 2500 and 3500 -- get their day in the sun. Along with the new Ram styling, these trucks receive more powerful engines, increased towing capacities, improved handling characteristics and additional safety equipment.

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