2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 Diesel Consumer Reviews
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Dont buy one
By dodge3501 on 12/18/14 08:07 AM (PST)

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2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 Diesel Laramie 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB DRW (6.7L 6cyl Turbodiesel 6M)


Review

I thought I was getting a good deal. A mint full load truck with every option and low mileage for a reasonable price. I was wrong. I use it to pull a 30 foot trailer with kids and dogs. Then the drivers side tie rod breaks. wheels point in opposite directions. tie rod goes through inside sidewall of tire. Dodge will not pay for tire or towing. I will trade this truck for any other kind of truck and be better off. I learn from mistakes and will never buy a Dodge truck again.
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So far I have no complaints
By woodinvilleguy on 05/27/12 07:38 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 Diesel ST 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (6.7L 6cyl Turbodiesel 6M)


Review

Have had this truck for a month and so far have no complaints. Have put over 10,000 miles on it and am very happy with performance and the fuel mileage. If I stay between 65 to 75, I am getting 18 mpg and have gotten up 19.5 if I am cruising 60 to 65. On recent drive between Challlis, ID and Boise going over Lowman pass, elevation 5020 got 18.5
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Laramie SWLBQC 4x4 68RFE
By norfla71 on 09/28/11 10:04 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 Diesel Laramie 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB DRW (6.7L 6cyl Turbodiesel 6M)


Review

I bought this truck in June, with 32,000 miles, to pull a 32' toy hauler 5er'. The only major issue so far is the DPF clogged at about 40,000. This is the second HD I've owned; the other was an 04' 5.9 2X4 automatic. Stock, the 6.7 has much more grunt and this driveline is superior in all respects. All the complaints about emissions, fuel economy and injection systems are common across the big 3. Don't harp on Dodge-Cummins builds these engines and Uncle Sam demands clean tailpipes. As for fuel economy; with mandated ULSD I bet you won't get mid 20's out of the 5.9 anymore, either; in fact, I don't remember getting above 20 in my 04'. Don't buy into driving harder to kill C.E.L.-lazy dealer.
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Still running like a watch!
By Steve Watson on 11/30/10 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 Diesel SXT 4dr Mega Cab SB DRW (6.7L 6cyl Turbodiesel 6M)


Review

My last review was when my truck only had 3800 miles. I now have 40k on the odometer and nothing has changed, (with the exception of a repaired fender because of a hit and run at the Palm Beach Gardens Mall!). Truck still runs like a watch and I've pulled my 6x12 enclosed trailer with 3 full dressed HD's, my friends 30' Wellcraft and a broke down Suburban (with a loaded 6x12 UHaul trailer attached) without issue. This truck is a workhorse that has yet to give me one problem. I do admit I should have bought a 2500 (hint to Dodge if you have a left over 2010 you want to trade me into) but the Mega Cab rocks!
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Check engine light
By JOHN R on 11/01/10 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 Diesel Laramie 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB DRW (6.7L 6cyl Turbodiesel 6M)


Review

Great driving truck, but can not trust driving it and pulling my rv. I have 33,000 miles on diesel and have replaced the turbo. Particle filter, ac, brake and steering lines and cleaned EGR value twice. The dealer charged $529 for cleaning even though cleaning is recommended at 67,500. It stays in shop for repair often. Think I need new exhaust system, any thoughts appreciated.
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Cummins lover!
By Cumminslover on 07/04/10 20:01 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 Diesel Laramie 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (6.7L 6cyl Turbodiesel 6M)


Review

While many have been experienced low fuel economy i do very well. I drive 60 mph and am able to consistently get 21-23 mpg on the freeway at those speeds, hand calculated! Ive only had my truck two months but i have put 8000 miles on it during that time. I really don't like the seats though, might take them to a specialty seat place and have them make them more comfortable. As long as you go slow with the new 6.7 L cummins it is a great motor. Don't buy from Broadway dodge they have horrible service.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Never Again
By jdavis on 05/14/10 18:00 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 Diesel Laramie 4dr Mega Cab SB DRW (6.7L 6cyl Turbodiesel 6M)


Review

I have written one review a few months after I bought it; however, times have changed. I have owned it now 2 1/2 years and I can assure you of one thing: first and last Dodge. Multiple recalls, the ride is getting worse, gas mileage sucks beyond belief, check engine light comes on why? Should I have bought a Ford? don't know, but what I do know is this: NEVER AGAIN. Dodge can take my 40k and shove it. It's for sale if you know anyone looking for a nice truck....
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fender flairs making me sick
By Carse on 05/12/10 20:09 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 Diesel SXT 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB DRW (6.7L 6cyl Turbodiesel 6M)


Review

This beautiful Resistol Mega Cab has fender flairs that are being destroyed by stone chips.I had to pay for front mud flaps and which hasnt helped .Dodge built a beautiful truck and made a big mistake with the design of the rear flairs.We will see if they help to correct the situation.A $70,000 truck being ruined by stupid design.
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No regrets
By Sarge on 11/29/09 10:24 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 Diesel SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (6.7L 6cyl Turbodiesel 6M)


Review

The Mega cab has the the room for comfort especially if you have children. the towing power is awesome, with the features to make towing safer. the Exhaust brake and tow haul feature make steep grades less stressful. We were completely blowen away when we used this feature. We love this truck. We have had no mechanical or electical problems with this truck. way to go Dodge
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Folks, it's ALOT of truck!
By Steve Watson on 10/01/09 18:59 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 Diesel SXT 4dr Mega Cab SB DRW (6.7L 6cyl Turbodiesel 6M)


Review

I guess I've been lucky. I traded my '06 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab on a '09 Dodge Ram Quad Cab. I was not impressed with the '09 at all! Talked myself into trading for a leftover '08 Dodge Ram Mega Cab with the 6.7 liter. (Planning on buying a 25' + boat or a 30' camper within the next year). I LOVE the room and as it's the 3rd diesel I've owned, I'm impressed with how quiet it is. Only has 3800k on it to date BUT I've had no problems. I've run 100mph wih it and it runs like a watch. I will admit, for a turbo diesel, the mileage stinks but according to the owners manual it should improve after 6k. Listen folkes, it's a heavy truck! Your NOT going to get 25mpg+ out of it, BUT tow,tow,tow!
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