Overall I'm pleased with the truck. It looks great and has plenty of power on tap. No major problems except an emissions vapor canister which I have to replace. Mine is an early '03 so I still have the old 5.9L 360, but from the Hemi owners I've seen and talked to, I still get better gas mileage!
The looks of the truck and sound of dual exhaust on Magnum power! Interior design is nice as well.
Fuel mileage isn't the greatest even with a K&N air filter, throttle body spacer, and Flowmaster exhaust. I get 13 city 15 highway at best, winter is worse! The transmission on this motor isn't the greatest. Shifts into O/D way to early.
I agree with anyone that says the V6 is underpowered. If I were to do it over again, and have more money, I'd buy the Hemi version. The 6 is grossly underpowered. All in all, good daily driver, but for an enthusiast, it makes for a pretty boring truck. If only I had gotten the V8, I might be having more fun.
The looks. Can't beat the look of the new Rams. Very comfortable ride too.
Don't even offer the V6 in this truck, it takes away so much from the driving fun. Keep the 6's in the Dakota if you have to keep them in a truck at all.
Only had it for a year -it was stolen- overall I was happy, my wife loved it, but gas mileage was horrible, 60% freeway, 40% city and it's average was about 11.5 mpg. A few electrical glicks, rear lights especially.
The Hemi, the 20" wheels.
Gas mileage. Maybe offer gearshift somewhere other than the steering wheel.
I found the dodge 1500 slt 4.7 had good power and take off .the bodey has a great look to it.inside could use more detail around the dashboard and raido also controlpanel.seating is very confortable and roomy for seven pepole.suspenstion in the raer could use more woork soo it dosent droop down with fully loaded bed besides that i am verey happy with my quade cab 1500 slt ram.
I love the bodystyle and allaround apperance of the ram 1500 Slt ram.dashboard gages and speedomiter compiment the iside of the truck.the heated mirrows are very coveint.the weels or rims also give the ram 1500 slt a very classy but tough look.
in the cab. dashboard and raido shoud have more of a classy but tougher look to matche the tought and classy look of the truck itself.rear suspention sould hold more weight so it dosent drope down so it stayes firm and dosent sway backe and forth