Used 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500

2006 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
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2006 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500

Pros

  • Strong output from top-line V8, sharp steering, compliant ride, very spacious interior in Mega Cab, available side curtain airbags.

Cons

  • Poor fuel mileage, cramped rear seat in Quad Cab, ABS not standard.

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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2006 SLT 4dr Quad Cab SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M)
86,632 miles
Used 2006
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
SLT
Auto Bank II
15.4 mi away
List$10,900
Est.Loan: $223/mo
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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2006 SLT 4dr Quad Cab SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M)
124,047 miles
Used 2006
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
SLT
Dasto Auto Sales
18.7 mi away
List$8,995
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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$247 Below Market
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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2006 Laramie 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A)
114,561 miles
Used 2006
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
Laramie
Carplex
18.9 mi away
List$16,995
Est.Loan: $310/mo
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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2006 SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M)
110,811 miles
Used 2006
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
SLT
List$12,899
Est.Loan: $264/mo
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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2006 SLT 4dr Quad Cab LB (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
120,618 miles
Used 2006
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
SLT
List$8,988
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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With the largest inventory in the area and GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL, visiting Sullivan Auto Trading just makes sense. We have a professional sales team and ASE certified technicians with many years of experience ready to serve your automotive needs We understand shopping online to find the vehicle that fits your needs is a small part of your goal. We know your #1 priority is to be confident and comfortable with accurate representation in your transaction. Our goal is not to sell you a vehicle, its our vision to earn a long standing relationship with our customers. We believe being a blessing to others is a seed sown to be blessed. We know we are #1 in pricing and vehicle condition in the market. This vehicle has been Virginia State Inspected, fully detailed and evaluated by our ASE Certified Technicians. Free Carfax reports are available for your convenience. We have an outstanding relationship with our Lending Institutions and are extremely competitive with interest rates.Please Call (540-371-9877) all Questions will be answered. You can find this 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT and many others like it at Sullivan Auto Trading Inc.. Your buying risks are reduced thanks to a CARFAX BuyBack Guarantee. In addition to being well-cared for, this Dodge Ram 1500 has very low mileage making it a rare find. If not for a few miles on the odometer you would be hard-pressed to know this 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 is a pre-owned vehicle. The incredible 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT is an invigorating performance machine that will pump adrenaline into any driver who dares to take the wheel. Do you really need any other reason to want one? Engineered with the latest in technology and features, this vehicle is an automobile lover's dream. There is no evidence of prior damage or paintwork on this Dodge Ram 1500 SLT. If you're looking for a one-of-a-kind automobile, look no further. This Dodge is equipped with some of the most amazing wheels the market has to offer! Once you take this Dodge Ram 1500 SLT for a test drive, you'll immediately realize how much of an added bonus this vehicle's upgraded wheels will provide.
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2006 Laramie 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A)
70,602 miles
Used 2006
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
Laramie
(5)
MaxKar Motors
51.8 mi away
List$17,998
Est.Loan: $328/mo
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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2006 SLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M)
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Used 2006
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
SLT
List$4,996
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2006
135,197 miles
Used 2006
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
Laramie
Your Auto Source
74.3 mi away
List$10,395
Est.Loan: $213/mo
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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2006 SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M)
103,149 miles
Used 2006
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
SLT
(13)
Bob Ruth Ford
79.1 mi away
List$12,981
Est.Loan: $265/mo
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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2006 SLT 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A)
108,387 miles
Used 2006
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
SLT
List$18,900
Est.Loan: $344/mo
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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2006
122,107 miles
Used 2006
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
SLT
List$6,995
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2006 SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD LB (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
209,331 miles
Used 2006
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
SLT
I-Deal Cars
90 mi away
List$6,990
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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%2A%2A%2A BIG HORN EDITION %2A%2A%2A 2006 DODGE RAM 1500 ST/SLT, VIN%3A 1D7HU18N26S653610, 4 DOOR EXTENDED CAB PICKUP, 4.7L V8 F OHV, GASOLIN, REAR WHEEL DRIVE W/ 4X4 %2A%2A%2A CLEAN CARFAX %2A%2A%2A RUNS AND DRIVES GOOD, CRUISE CONTROL, POWER STEERING, CD PLAYER, AM/FM, POWER WINDOWS & DOORS, FOR MORE INFO, PICS & FREE CARFAX PLEASE VISIT US AT WWW.IDEALCARSALE.COM OR GIVE US A CALL AT 717-232-0800
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2006 SLT 4dr Quad Cab SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M)
132,497 miles
Used 2006
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
SLT
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CARFAX One-Owner. 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT RWD 5-Speed Automatic HEMI 5.7L V8 Multi Displacement HEMI 5.7L V8 Multi Displacement. Recent Arrival! Prices subject to change without notice and do not include Title, License, Registration Fees, State or Local Taxes or Processing Fees, if any. Please contact seller first for vehicle availability
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2006
114,203 miles
Used 2006
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
SLT
JBA Chevrolet
47.4 mi away
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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2006 SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M)
107,240 miles
Used 2006
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
SLT
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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2006
23,585 miles
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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
SLT
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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2006 ST 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M)
95,700 miles
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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
ST
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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2006 ST 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M)
165,897 miles
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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
ST
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Still the king of big-truck attitude, the 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 can handle the diverse duties of comfortable daily driver and capable workhorse with equal ease.

vehicle overview

Although the previous-generation (1994-2001) Ram pickup was a big success for Dodge, Dodge knew it was getting long in the tooth compared to redesigned rivals from Ford and GM. In 2002, the company revamped the Ram, but it was careful not to make any radical changes in terms of styling even though under the skin the Dodge truck benefited from a number of improvements, ranging from a stiffer frame and bigger brakes to the adoption of power-adjustable pedals and a larger passenger compartment in the Quad Cab models.

Realizing that pickups are seeing increased duty as family vehicles and that most folks don't often fill up their pickup's bed, that redesign saw Dodge take 3 inches from the standard bed length (now 6 feet 3 inches) and add it to the passenger compartment. In essence, this design allows the Quad Cab to have the expansive passenger room of a crew cab while keeping the truck's overall length nearly the same as an extended-cab truck. But to make sure that every potential customer's needs are met, an 8-foot bed is still available.

In response to concerns that the old 5.9-liter Magnum V8 had both poor performance and atrocious fuel consumption, Dodge made the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 available in the Ram 1500 in late 2003. With 345 horsepower, this mill with the legendary name makes 100 horses more than the old 5.9-liter Magnum. Torque is also more robust and peaks at a stout 375 pound-feet. Further enhancements for 2006 include a stronger frame, a new 4WD suspension system and fresh exterior style. The new Mega Cab model, which is actually built using a heavy-duty Ram 2500 frame, adds 20 inches to the Quad Cab's cabin. We think highly of the 2006 Dodge Ram, as we appreciate its powerful performance, agile handling, comfortable ride, good crash test scores and tight build quality.

Trim levels & features

The Dodge Ram 1500 is available in three cab styles: regular, Quad Cab (crew cab) and Mega (really big crew cab). The regular and Quad Cab models come with either a short or long cargo bed. The Mega Cab rides on the same wheelbase as the Quad Cab long bed but pairs an even bigger cabin with the short bed. For each body style, Dodge offers an ST, SLT or Laramie trim. The Ram ST is pretty bare-bones; go with the SLT for alloy wheels, standard cruise control, cloth seating, keyless entry and power windows, locks and mirrors. The luxurious Laramie comes with standard upgrades like dual-zone automatic climate control, leather seating, a power driver seat, a six-CD changer and steering wheel-mounted audio controls. The selection of available options depends on model and trim but highlights include a navigation system, a rear-seat DVD-based entertainment system, upgraded audio, a Sport package and a TRX4 off-road package.

2006 Highlights

Dodge has significantly updated its full-size Ram pickup this year with a new body style, new luxury-oriented features and enhanced hardware. The big news, so to speak, is a new super-sized Mega Cab model. It features a 20-inch-longer cabin to provide best-in-class interior room. All Ram 1500s feature a new dash, center console, seats and radios. A navigation system and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system are newly optional on the Dodge truck. Hardware updates include a stiffened frame and, for 4WD models, a new independent front suspension (excluding the Mega Cab) and a front-axle disconnect system tied into a new electronic transfer case. Dodge has also fitted the Ram's 5.7-liter V8 with a multidisplacement cylinder deactivation system that's said to improve fuel economy in certain driving situations. Wrapping things up for the 2006 Dodge Ram is freshened front-end styling and new wheels.

Performance & mpg

Three engines see duty in the Dodge Ram 1500: a 3.7-liter V6 (215 horsepower and 235 pound-feet of torque), a 4.7-liter V8 (235 hp and 300 lb-ft) and a 5.7-liter V8 (345 hp and 375 lb-ft). A small selection of ST-trim builds comes with the V6 as standard but most Rams have the 4.7-liter V8. The 5.7-liter V8 is typically optional except on the Mega Cab, where it is standard. The two smaller engines are paired with either a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission. The big V8 comes with an automatic only. Properly equipped, a 4WD Ram Quad Cab can pull 8,600 pounds.

Safety

Side curtain airbags are optional on all Ram pickups and all center seats have three-point seatbelts. Four-wheel antilock brakes are optional on the ST and SLT and standard for the Laramie. Crash test scores are impressive, with the 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 garnering a "Good" rating (the highest possible) in frontal-offset crash testing conducted by the IIHS, and five stars from the government for driver and front-passenger protection in frontal impacts.

Driving

For such a big vehicle, the 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 is nimble and easy to drive. The suspension can still be a bit bouncy at times, but when loaded up with passengers and cargo, the Ram's ride quality is downright comfortable. With the 5.7-liter V8, there's plenty of power for hills and hauling, but as expected, fuel mileage still isn't great. Unless you plan on heavy towing, the more efficient 4.7-liter V8 would probably serve your needs just fine.

Interior

The Ram's cabin features white-faced gauges, simple twist-knob climate controls and a huge center armrest/bin. In Quad Cab models, the rear seats fold up to reveal a flat load floor for carrying large items inside. The rear seats also recline in Mega Cab models. The Dodge Ram pickup also boasts impressive overall build and materials quality that approaches the class leaders in many respects.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Frank Truck
frank,12/10/2006
A good looking truck, inside and out. Came with 20in wheels which make it stand out. And the price was low.
Love my 2006 Ram 1500!
John Clay,03/31/2016
I purchased my Ram 1500 4WD Laramie quad cab new in 2006. It is equipped with the 5.7 liter hemi. So far, it's been bullet proof. In 10 years, only one trip to the dealer for a warranty repair on an "air gate" that was making noise and preventing proper air circulation. That was covered promptly under warranty and no other service actions other than normal maintenance. I live in Montana and hunt and fish a lot so I'm often using the truck to tow my boat (about 30 times a year) or traveling off-road while hunting. The truck is also used for routine hauling around my property. Pros: reasonable power and torque, outstanding reliability, super sound system and GREAT fuel mileage (about 18.5 mpg on the highway when not towing my boat) with the 5.7 liter hemi with MDS (shuts off 4 cylinders when all 8 are not needed). The creature comforts are also a big plus (leather, dual climate zones, power everything). Con: when towing up hills, the transmission often "hunts" for the ideal gear and shifts too often. I'm betting it's programmed to optimize mileage so it often shifts to a higher gear than I'd like. This has been a great truck for 10 years and I hope to use it for another 10!
2006 Dodge Ram
brent,07/02/2010
My 1st truck: so no comparison-but I love it. Got the V-6 and it has plenty of power. Truck came with the optional lower rear end; which I wouldn't have bought-maybe this helps with the power? Have thought about changing to the standard rear end-but wonder if any computers would need to be changed. Water pump failed at around 50K, which I didn't think should happen. My main complaint is the AC. It has never been cold. Took it back to the dealer and he said it was operating to spec. Dropped the headliner and put in a heat shield and tinted the rear windshield but didn't seem to help. Now the recirc door has broken (maybe has been broken for a long time) which really limits the airflow.
my mpg is 18.6 mpg on hemi
skipper,05/12/2009
I had 30k on my slt quad cab 06 ,got the hemi and the 20" plus is 4x4, my truck color is the red inferno turns heads a lot with big horn package (towing ready,infinity sound,)nothing chance under the hood and still make 18.6 on the hwy going 60 to 65 mph with ac on !! the secret: dont go over 2000 rpm, driving in the city be very gentle on the gas. on this truck is enought the hemi badge to show others you have lot of balls use it when pulling trailers,loads,toys. i wish i could have bigger breakes, and more feedback from the wheel is soft and some times when you go on bump feel is missing. if the road is smooth you have a great ride but if not bounce a lot.this is for me the best looking t
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Features & Specs

MPG
8 city / 11 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
500 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
13 city / 17 hwy
Seats 6
6-speed manual
Gas
235 hp @ 4400 rpm
MPG
12 city / 17 hwy
Seats 6
5-speed automatic
Gas
235 hp @ 4400 rpm
MPG
13 city / 17 hwy
Seats 6
6-speed manual
Gas
235 hp @ 4400 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Poor
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
More About This Model

With gasoline and diesel fuel topping $3 a gallon, any new vehicle with "Mega" in the name had best be the "Mega Mileage" model. No such luck with Dodge. People who need heavy-duty pickups won't be swayed by the charm of a Toyota Prius or Honda Insight, so the 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab is likely to find a limited but very receptive audience, regardless of gas prices.

Well, it should. Dodge has realized that for many buyers, capacity inside the cab is more important than capacity in the bed. "Since the year 2000," said Darryl Jackson, Dodge marketing vice president, "demand for full-sized crew cab pickups has tripled." Dodge still offers the regular lighter-duty Ram 1500 Quad Cab models, and the Mega Cab, Jackson insists, will appeal to a different audience.

Mega Room
To make it Mega, Dodge took the heavy-duty Ram platform and its 160.5-inch wheelbase, and had designers replace the 8-foot bed with a bed that measures 6 feet, 3 inches, freeing up an extra 20 inches for the cab. While there are 1500, 2500 and 3500 Mega Cab models, all are built on the heavy-duty platform.

This makes for a lot of "biggest" and "first" claims for the Mega Cab: The largest, longest cab in its class, at 142.2 cubic feet and 111.1 inches, respectively. Largest interior cargo volume of any full-size pickup, largest second-row legroom, largest rear-door open angle, at 85 degrees; and the first ever reclining rear seats, which go from a 22-degree seatback angle to 37 degrees.

As the numbers would suggest, the Mega Cab's rear seat is remarkably comfortable and accommodating; after all, the cab is a full foot longer than the Ford F-250 Crew Cab. Even the middle position isn't bad. Flip the seats, and rear cargo room is downright cavernous, and with the 85-degree-opening rear doors, even big stuff, such as a large television, will fit nicely in the rear. As for the bed, 6 feet is plenty, especially since you have the option of lowering the tailgate.

If Room Isn't Enough
Add to that the extra premium options offered, and you have a heavy-duty pickup that is as nice inside as any luxury SUV. There's a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, a power sunroof, a power rear window, and — new for 2006 — a genuine full-screen navigation system, replacing the near useless system that was incorporated into the radio faceplate. Instruments and controls are well placed, and there's the expected plethora of cubbyholes, cupholders and storage bins.

There are mechanical updates, too. Dodge is especially proud of the new independent front suspension and steering system and justifiably so: It's as precise and compliant as any big truck we've driven.

Four-wheel-drive models still use a conventional live axle in front and it's executed quite well, too. Even the stiffest-sprung model has a surprisingly tolerable ride. It's clear the Dodge suspension engineers really sweated the compromise between drivability, comfort and utility, and they've hit the target.

Hemi or Diesel
Under the hood, it's a familiar choice: The 5.7-liter Hemi V8, with 345 horsepower and 375 pound-feet of torque, or the 5.9-liter Cummins Turbodiesel, with 325 hp and a stump-pulling 610 lb-ft of torque. The Hemi is standard on the 1500 and 2500, the diesel is optional on the 2500 and standard on the 3500. A five-speed automatic comes with the Hemi, while the diesel gets a four-speed automatic or a six-speed manual.

My favorite is the diesel with the automatic. This big Cummins has become slightly more civilized over the years. I recall sending my wife to the McDonald's drive-thru with an early model, and they told her to come inside, as they couldn't hear her over the engine noise. The diesel's torque remains incredible as its numbers suggest. That said, the Hemi is no slouch, either, though it obviously isn't having as much fun hauling around 6,000 pounds of truck as a 4,000-pound Charger.

Bottom Line
On the road, the central revelation is how this truck, big as it is, drives smaller. The four-wheel disc brakes are effective, handling is better than you'd think, and its weight is only oppressive when you jam the Mega Cab into a tight turn.

The price seems in the ballpark, too: The Mega Cab 1500 starts at $32,760, and for four-wheel drive, $35,980. It's offered in the uplevel SLT model, and the even more uplevel Laramie — no strippers are available. A Mega Cab 2500 SLT starts at $35,065, and if you want the diesel, add on a whopping $5,555. Load up a 3500 Laramie model with the diesel — base price $48,645 with shipping — and you can top $50,000 very quickly, especially with the rear-seat DVD system ($1,200), the stereo with the navigation system ($1,595) and side airbags ($490).

Production has already begun at the Saltillo plant in Coahuila, Mexico, and the 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab should be available at a dealer near you by October.

Used 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Overview

The Used 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 is offered in the following submodels: Ram Pickup 1500 SRT-10, Ram Pickup 1500 Mega Cab, Ram Pickup 1500 Regular Cab, Ram Pickup 1500 Quad Cab. Available styles include SRT-10 4dr Quad Cab SB (8.3L 10cyl 4A), SRT-10 2dr Regular Cab SB (8.3L 10cyl 6M), SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M), SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD LB (4.7L 8cyl 5A), SLT 4dr Quad Cab SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M), SLT 4dr Quad Cab LB (4.7L 8cyl 5A), Laramie 4dr Quad Cab LB (4.7L 8cyl 5A), Laramie 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), Laramie 4dr Quad Cab 4WD LB (4.7L 8cyl 5A), Laramie 4dr Quad Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), ST 4dr Quad Cab LB (4.7L 8cyl 5A), SLT 2dr Regular Cab SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M), ST 4dr Quad Cab SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M), SLT 2dr Regular Cab LB (4.7L 8cyl 6M), ST 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M), ST 4dr Quad Cab 4WD LB (4.7L 8cyl 5A), SLT 4dr Mega Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), SLT 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), Laramie 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), ST 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (4.7L 8cyl 6M), ST 2dr Regular Cab SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M), ST 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M), ST 2dr Regular Cab LB (3.7L 6cyl 6M), Laramie 2dr Regular Cab SB (4.7L 8cyl 5A), Laramie 2dr Regular Cab LB (4.7L 8cyl 5A), SLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M), Laramie 4dr Mega Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), SLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (4.7L 8cyl 6M), Laramie 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (4.7L 8cyl 5A), and Laramie 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 5A).

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Save up to $300 on one of 12 Used 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $4,996 as of10/18/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from2.5 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 trim styles:

  • The Used 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 SLT is priced between $4,996 and$18,900 with odometer readings between 0 and209331 miles.
  • The Used 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Laramie is priced between $10,395 and$17,998 with odometer readings between 70602 and135197 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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