I bought this truck used about 5 months ago with only 19000 miles on it. Best decision I ever made. I live in Ohio and took it to the Outerbanks for family vacation, and the ride was excellent. I average 13-14 city and 17-18 highway. Transmission shifts smoothly and love the rumble sound of the exhaust.
Hemi power. Just about every option available. Aggressive exterior look.
Interior plastics would match that of the new F150, but they might have addressed the issue with the redesigned '06 Ram.
I have a blue 1500 SLT sport 4x4 loaded with tow package. Bought used and since I off-road am not crazy about the 20 in dubs. Will switch to 17's later. 3rd truck I've owned and definitely the funnest. The Hemi has oh my God type horsepower. Same gas mileage I was getting with a Dodge V- 6. After going to a full size, I am never going back. Cruises smooth, and the Hemi is extremely tempting to get happy with. Mileage 13-14 mpg.
The Hemi, looks of the truck, and size.
4x4's shouldn't come with 20" dubs. The tires are twice as much as 17incher's.
Overall, very dissatisfied with the engineering of this truck. The front doors rub and cut the weatherstrip off. Wind noise is worst in class. Rattles and squeeks like it has 10 times the mileage it has. The differential had to be replaced at 15k, and requires fluid changes every 15k otherwise. Seat motor burned up early. CD player ate a disk and required the Fonzerello treatment (that's a hard smack in the mouth for those of you who don't remember Happy Days). If anyone owns one, take a look behind the mud flaps on the front wheels, the paint will be worn completly off. The mistake I made in buying this truck was thinking that 35% off sticker price was a good deal.
Horsepower, this thing will get up and go when it's not in the shop.
Wake up and make a reliable car that doesn't require 2" foam to seal the doors. Wake up again and realize that your door design cuts that 2" foam in half. Wake up again and go test drive a GMC Sierra so you know what a modern truck should feel and handle like.
As an owner of 2004 Dodge Ram I am quit scared to drive my truck because I have had two experiences of the steering seizing up and the engine eventually shutting down as I was turning a corner. We took to dealership and they claim there is nothing they could find on the computer?
Favorite feature is the roomyness of the inside. It is very comfortable.
Need to find out why the steering seizes up and engine shuts down? Scary if you are on the highway going 100 km/hr.