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Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.9 L Inline 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 325 hp @ 2900 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 0/0 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500

  • The heavy-duty Ram offers serious diesel power, stout suspensions and a well-built, functional interior -- all of which make it an impressive package for hard-core truck users.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Powerful engine lineup, huge payload and towing capacities, comfortable interior, compliant ride, available side-curtain airbags.

  • Cons

    Stunted standard bed, fewer body configurations than the competition.

  • What's New for 2005

    Changes for the Ram 3500 include an even more powerful version of the Cummins turbodiesel engine, now rated at a whopping 610 lb-ft of torque, and the availability of a power sunroof and Sirius Satellite Radio on Quad Cabs.

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Customer Reviews

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Brute

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Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500

First diesel and will never go back to gasoline. Unbelieveable power, will pull anything you can hitch up. A bonus is the fuel mileage, I get 17-19 around town and get 21-22 on interstate when keeping it around 62- 65 mph, around 2000 rpm. Get above that and it drops to around 18 empty. Pulling my trailer with about 3500- 4000 lbs, I get 15 mpg. Much better than my previous gas truck. Ride is a stiff, but what do you expect from a 1 ton truck. It drives well and is responsive for a big truck. Spend extra for the Infinity sound system, it's worth it. Should also consider more agressive tires if going off road any, stock tires are more for street. So far, not a single problem with the truck.



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Amazing truck

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Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500

Have a Ram 3500 HO diesel. In a word the truck is phenomenal. It drives like a 1/2 ton, it's comfortable, reliable, has great looks (I recommend the sport package), and has unbelievable power. I live in snow country and it drives through snow (no matter how deep) like it's not there. I actually pulled 2 (yes, two) trucks out that were both stuck in the snow (an older dodge and a ford), and my 3500 pulled them both out together! As if all of this isn't enough, I average about 14 mpg around town and always get over 20 mpg on the highway (makes you think the fuel gauge is stuck). The Big 3 all make good trucks - but none better than this one.




Ram3500

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Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500

THE TRUCK HAS PERFORMED AS WELL AS ANYONE COULD ASK FOR. THE FUEL ECOMOMY IS GREAT, WHILE STILL HAVING LOTS OF POWER TO PULL MY 33 FOOT FIFTH WHEEL. THIS IS MY SECOND CUMMINS ENGINE, AND WILL NOT BE THE LAST. I AM A FORD GUY USUALLY, BUT THE POWERSTROKE DOES NOTHING FOR ME. IT IS STILL NOISEY, LIKE THE OLD 7.3, AND DON'T SEEM TO PULL AS WELL.




Dependible

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Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500

great truck does a great job on fuel economy averaging 20 plus miles per gallon and maintence is a big plus oil change every 15000 miles verses competition 3000 miles never gave me any trouble very reliable and power is also very important it has more power than compatition but i wouldn't mind having more power




I love it!

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Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500

I'm a VERY hard to please consumer - this truck has pulled it off. There are a few minor things that I'm not overly happy with, but they are so petty and the good atributes so outweigh them that I can't help but love this truck. Every time I look at the front end on the new chebby I'm soooo glad I got the Dodge.




Dodge quality built trucks

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Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500

I bought this truck so i could transport everyone in the household in one vehicle instead of two. This truck is also able to do the work that i need it to do. This truck rides like a dream you would never think a one ton truck could ride so good. My old 1988 half ton Dodge didn't ride as good.



Full 2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 Review

What's New for 2005

Changes for the Ram 3500 include an even more powerful version of the Cummins turbodiesel engine, now rated at a whopping 610 lb-ft of torque, and the availability of a power sunroof and Sirius Satellite Radio on Quad Cabs.

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