I own the 07 Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab with the 4.7 V8 automatic. About every 2-3 months there's always something crapping out in it. Off the lot it had a module bad, that wouldn't allow the keys to program. Starting issues that are still not resolved because it wont duplicate when the techs are looking at it. Both fog lights broke. They fixed that. About 3 months later check engine light. Some canister failed. Took 2 weeks to fix that. 9 Month mark, trucks starts to pull. They replaced a bushing. Took 2wks for that, still pulling. They aligned my truck to a faulty machine..they admitted their machine was bad and got that fixed. Radiator fan will grind under heavy stress and engine temps.
Gas mileage highway ran about 22 tops, 19 mainly and 15-16 city. E85 runs at 9-10city, 11-12 hwy. Tires didn't last long, already replaced 2 rear, bald at 16k miles. It rarely happens, but when its hot and I am dogging it, it will grind then the clutch will engage to fully which causes LOUD rad fan whirl (fan noise). Still not resolved. Unable to duplicate. Rarely engine will take 5-6 full seconds to start, just freely cranks over for 5-6 sec
This is my first Dodge. I love the truck but will not be able to keep it after warranty. The engine light comes on with regularity. Luckily warranty has covered the new computer, all the code checks, leaking shock, wind noise adjustments. Warranty has not covered my TIME to bring the truck in and wait. If Dodge could fix this issue I would love the truck but will not be able to afford it after the warranty. My advice, lease one.
Nice truck, mpg is better than my Ford Ranger that I traded, The 4.7 engine looks to be well designed and has plenty of power, Transmission seems to have a mind of its own shifts are inconsistent and jerky at times, but if it becomes a bigger issue I always have the peace of mind of the lifetime powertrain warranty
Looks, power, warranty, price, American made
Hard to judge where the front end is while on narrow roads , a better transmission program.
I have owned 5 Dodge Rams, and this is the best one yet. The ride, handling, reliability and comfort are unsurpassed. This is the only half-ton truck to offer ESP. What a life saver! ESP has saved me many times this winter driving down narrow country roads. The seats are a perfect fit. The rack and pinion steering makes the truck fun and nimble. I have had no trouble at all.
Styling, reliability, seat comfort, steering, ESP. The local dealer in Fredonia is phenomenal. They are very accommodating and they provide free rental cars for any service
I would like to see heated cloth seats like other mopar products, memory seats like GM vehicles and a more upscale interior like that of GM, however it should still look tough inside UNLIKE GM. That means great materials, comfort, and features with a tough look as well