My vehicle is powered by a Cummins HO
turbo diesel. I recently took it for a
ride into the mountains west of Denver
and was amazed at the ease with which
it climbed. The interior is comfortable
and suprizingly quiet for a diesel, the
handling quick and accurate, and the
ride is smooth while still maintaining
a truck-like feel. After four months I
still jump at the chance to drive it.
The raw power, superior comfort and
intimidating looks are the favorite
features of my RAM.
Rear seat headrests would be a welcome
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.
Favorite feature is the HO with the
48RE automatic transmission. I live in
Houston and did not want to have to
shift gears all the time.
Make the rear doors larger. Have an
optional tire or tires that are more
aggressive than the standard highway
tread available for the 4X4 trucks.
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
Room, comfort,looks and power.
Blind spot on post between windshield
and drivers side window,mileage without