This is my first new pickup truck and
I'm never going back to a car. Traded
a 2001 Lincoln Continental because we
needed something to two our boat and I
had a used Dodge pickup before. The
build quality has improved on this
Chrysler product so much so that I
can't find the words adequate to
describe it. Everything fits. Corners
fit. Moldings are straight. You can
sure tell the Mercedes influence in
these vehicles. Most comfortable seats
I've ever driven with on long distance
trips. Not even a hint of a rattle or
problem. If you test drive one of
these you'd better be prepared to buy
because you WILL want to. Solid,
This is the tightest, most well built
vehicle I've ever owned even if it's
got a Chrysler badge. Mercedes
influence is sure showing. That Hemi
V8 has no peers. Raw smooth power
under any conditions. Not a hint of
problems. Reliablilty perfect. This
is the ultimate truck.
They could engineer it so that the rear
spark plugs would be easier to get to.
There's 2 plugs per cylinder. I also
wonder why it hold 7 quarts of oil as
oppossed to 5. Thats about the only
things I can thing of. The 5 speed
auto tranny is flawless so far with
Had always driven GM vehicles but cost
and warranty made Dodge a viable
alternative. I have been very pleased
and can't imagine going back to a GM
product. GM and Ford will have to get
in line with warranties and pricing to
Power of the Hemi. It is very fun to
drive and is intimidating out on the
Lack of fuel efficiency will
ultimately force me to part with it.
Averages only 11.5 mpg. Will go to
the Cummins next time for sure.
Truck is a diesel, runs well, but has a
horrible ride. This is normal for this type of
truck. I bought it for hauling my travel trailer
and it does a good job there, but otherwise
its a beast to park to say the least. Interior is
plastic. Seats are not coushioned as wellas
they should be. Rear seating is ok for kids,
but folds down for extra storage, a plus.Truck
has nice lines.
I bought my Dodge 2500 SLT 4x4 Crew Cab
and was immediately impressed with the
overall appearance compared to previous
Dodge models. The ride is stiff as
could be expected from a truck this
size. Although the power is impressive
from the Hemi, the handling is not as
good as you might expect. I've noticed
that the trucks body is higher (hood)
then equivilent Fords and Chevy's I
have compared it to. Get ready spend
some money at the pump after purchasing
this pig! Average fuel consumption is
between 13-14 mpg. Overall, I really
like it, and I cannot imagine myself in
anything else on the market right now.
4x4, 4-door Hemi 2500-It's handsome,
tall and very rugged. After recently
suffering the woes of owning an IFS 4x4
Chevy, I was ready for a solid front
axle truck. That doesn't exist in the
1/2-ton class, so bring on the 3/4-ton
class. Choosing between the Ford and
Dodge was easy (Chevy's HD trucks are
all IFS). The Dodge AAM axles are
larger, the Dodge standard gas engine
(HEMI) is more powerful and efficient,
and the Dodge price was better. YES,
the truck is fast. It's a 6000lb,
3/4ton truck that does a 17.5sec 1/4
mile, or can haul my 4-horse
The HEMI rumble.
The big AAM axles
NVG271 manual transfer case.
545RFE, 5-speed auto transmission has 2
overdrives. 4th gear is 0.75 to 1, and
5th is 0.67 to 1.
Cruise control at 70mph will bring
4-wheel disk brakes.
Front coil springs.
It fits in my garage.
The interior is bland and cheap looking.
I wish it had the bed features of the
Nissan Titan (compartments, factory
liner, attachment points, etc.)
Your wife may ignore you for the truck.