Used 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500

2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
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Pros

  • Strong output from V8 engines, sharp steering, smooth ride, Mega Cab's mega-spacious interior.

Cons

  • Cramped rear seat in Quad Cab, downmarket interior materials compared to competition.

Used 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 for Sale

Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2008 SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M)
160,260 miles
Used 2008
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
SLT
List$10,700
Est.Loan: $219/mo
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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2008 SLT 4dr Quad Cab SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M)
86,641 miles
Used 2008
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
SLT
List$13,500
Est.Loan: $276/mo
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*HEMI*, LOADED WITH SAFTEY FEATURES!!, IPOD ADAPTER, ABS brakes, Low tire pressure warning. 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 ST Auto 4 Life! Lustine's exclusive warranty protects our customers engine and transmission for life of the vehicle! See dealer for details. Call our PROFESSIONAL SALES TEAM @ 703-348-0841 for MORE INFORMATION and ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS!!! Lustine Chrysler Dodge Jeep & RAM equals a FANTASTIC BUYING EXPERIENCE!!!
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2008 Laramie 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A)
92,930 miles
Used 2008
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
Laramie
Caddy Shack Cars
49.9 mi away
List$16,995
Est.Loan: $310/mo
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Pickup Bed Light, Pickup Bed Type - Fleetside, Front Bumper Color - Chrome, Grille Color - Chrome, Rear Bumper Color - Chrome, Armrests - Rear Center Folding With Storage, Dash Trim - Simulated Wood, Floor Mats - Front, Front Air Conditioning, Front Air Conditioning Zones - Dual, Steering Wheel Trim - Leather, Adjustable Pedals - Power, Center Console - Front Console With Storage, Cruise Control, Cupholders - Front, Multi-Function Remote - Keyless Entry, One-Touch Windows - 1, Power Outlet%28S%29 - 12v Front, Power Steering, Retained Accessory Power, Steering Wheel - Tilt, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls - Audio, Storage - Door Pockets, Storage - Front Seatback, Storage - Under Seat, Universal Remote Transmitter, Vanity Mirrors - Dual Illuminating, 4wd Selector - Electronic Hi-Lo, Auxiliary Transmission Fluid Cooler, Front Brake Type - Ventilated Disc, Front Suspension Type - Double Wishbone, Rear Brake Type - Disc, Rear Shock Type - Gas, Rear Spring Type - Leaf, 4wd Type - Part Time, Abs - 4-Wheel, Axle Ratio - 3.55, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Front Brake Diameter - 13.2, Front Brake Width - 1.1, Front Spring Type - Torsion Bars, Front Suspension Classification - Independent, Rear Brake Diameter - 13.8, Rear Brake Width - 0.9, Rear Suspension Classification - Solid Live Axle, Rear Suspension Type - Multi-Leaf, Stability Control, Cylinder Deactivation, Engine Hour Meter, Gauge - Tachometer, Total Speakers - 7, Antenna Type - Diversity, Antenna Type - Mast, Clock, Compass, External Temperature Display, In-Dash Cd - Single Disc, Premium Brand - Infinity, Radio - Am/Fm, Trip Computer, Warnings And Reminders - Low Fuel Level, Front Fog Lights, Spare Tire Mount Location - Underbody, Spare Tire Size - Full-Size Non-Matching, Spare Wheel Type - Steel, Tire Prefix - P, Tire Type - All Season, Wheels - Chrome Alloy, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Pickup Sliding Rear Window - Power Horizontal, Front Wipers - Variable Intermittent, Power Windows, 2-Stage Unlocking Doors, Airbag Deactivation - Occupant Sensing Passenger, Anti-Theft System - Alarm With Remote, Anti-Theft System - Engine Immobilizer, Body Side Reinforcements - Side Impact Door Beams, Child Safety Door Locks, Child Seat Anchors, Front Airbags - Dual, Power Door Locks, Rolling Code Security - Key, Side Mirrors - Driver Side Only Heated, Side Mirrors - Heated, Driver Seat Manual Adjustments - Reclining, Driver Seat Power Adjustments - 6, Driver Seat Power Adjustments - Height, Front Headrests - 2, Front Seat Type - 40-20-40 Split Bench, Front Seatbelts - Center Lap Belt, Rear Headrests - 3, Rear Headrests - Adjustable, Rear Seat Folding - Split, Rear Seat Type - 40-60 Split Bench, Rear Seatbelts - Center 3-Point, Seatbelt Pretensioners - Front, Upholstery - Leather
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2008 ST 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M)
101,126 miles
Used 2008
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
ST
List$14,900
Est.Loan: $304/mo
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Clean CARFAX. 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Blue 4WD 5-Speed Automatic HEMI 5.7L V8 Multi Displacement ** RADLEY VIP INCLUDED** Oil changes, tire rotations, alignment checks, engine light diagnostics and state inspection. Our goal is to make sure your next purchase will result in a high quality trade in later on down the road. Recent Arrival! Odometer is 11125 miles below market average! This vehicle is located at Radley Chevrolet 3670 Jefferson Davis Hwy Fredericksburg VA 22408. Phone 5408984000.
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2008 SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD LB (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
99,980 miles
Used 2008
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
SLT
List$15,888
Est.Loan: $290/mo
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Here is a very clean, one owner Ram that has just arrived. This truck offers a 5.7L hemi with an automatic transmission, air conditioning, power windows. locks, mirrors, cd, keyless entry, 20 wheels and much more. Please call or email for an appointment today. We strive to keep our inventory current. With our Dealer Management Software, the instant the vehicle is sold it is removed from the website. Unlike most of our competitors, we are upfront and honest from the start. Please do not be fooled by other dealers ads. They advertise one price, when you arrive its thousands more. Most dealers lower their prices to get you in the door, and then make you aware of the fine print you missed. We believe that is false advertising and we DO NOT practice that sort of business. Our prices have no hidden fee%26amp;%252339;s or false disclaimers. Unless otherwise stated, our vehicles are Maryland Stated inspected at our expense
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2008 SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M)
123,229 miles
Used 2008
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
SLT
List$11,995
Est.Loan: $245/mo
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Air Conditioning| Climate Control| Tinted Windows| Power Steering| Power Windows| Power Door Locks| Tachometer| Tilt Steering Wheel| Driver Airbag| Passenger Airbag| Intermittent Wipers| AM/FM| CD Player| Cloth Interior Surface| Four Wheel Drive| 12v Power Outlet| Aux. Audio Input| Split Front Bench| Tire Pressure Monitor - Contact IMPERIAL AUTO Sales at 540-891-6611 or info@myimperialauto.com for more information. -
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2008 SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M)
119,156 miles
Used 2008
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
SLT
List$10,996
Est.Loan: $225/mo
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6 MONTH 6000 MILE WARRANTY INCLUDED ON THIS POWERFUL AND RELIABLE TRUCK THAT IS EQUIPE D WITH POWERFUL V8 5.7L V8 HEMI ENGINE**2WD/4LOCK/4LOW/NEUTRAL....STRONG  CLOTH SEATS**CRUISE CONTROL**FOLDING REAR SEAT**FRONT ROW 3RD PERSON SEAT**SIDE STEPS**STRONG  SUSPENSIONAM/FM/CD/AUX** AND IT IS READY FOR ANY TOUGH JOB...COME AND TAKE IT FOR A TEST DRIVE BEFORE YOU MISS OUT ON THIS BEAUTY...YOU CAN REACH US AT 703-629-9371 OR 540-582-8151 TAX ID PROGRAM AVAILABLE.......GUARANTEED  credit approval **** 6 month/6000 mile warranty on all vehicles.. ....   .prices may change with out notice price exlcudes $299 processing fee we don't have freight or destination charges or any other hidden fees. due to human error some prices and features may not be correct prices may change with out notice prices may change at any time with out notice . We will buy your car even if you don't buy ours! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>ALL VEHICLES COME WITH WARRANTY !!!!! ask sales associate for details.....ALL VEHICLES COME WITH WARRANTY..... DON'T PAY RETAIL PRICE FOR A CAR PAY OUTLET PRICE AT ELLAS AUTO OUTLET....... with our new off site mechanical facility we are providing our customers with better cars at lower prices because we service our own vehicles and we cut the middle man IF WE SAVE MONEY YOU SAVE MONEY so don't waste time and come take a look at the vehicle of your choice we have over 250 cars in stock at all times for you to choose from. Hope to see you soon have a SAFE DRIVE.....and please BUCKLE UP.. HOURS....MONDAY - SATURDAY 10-7. DIRECTIONS RICHMOND or surrounding area take I95 North to Exit #118 make left at stop sign come down to first traffic light make left on Jefferson Davis Hwy come down 1/4 mile you will see Ellas Auto Outlet Inc on the left. WASHINGTONMARYLANDOR NORHTERN VA take I95 South to Exit #118 make right at stop sign come down to first traffice light make left on Jefferson Davis Hwy come down 1/4 mile you will see Ellas Auto Outlet Inc on the left. .price exlcudes $299 processing fee we don't have freight or distination charges or any other hidden fees. due to human error some prices and features may not be correct prices may change without notice. We will buy your car even if you don't buy ours! .prices may change with out notice price exlcudes $299 processing fee we do not accept personal check. we don't have freight or distination charges or any other hidden fees. due to human error some prices and features may not be correct prices may change with out notice prices may change at any time with out notice . financing down payment interest rate and monthly payments depend on your credit....We will buy your car even if you don't buy ours! we are the only dealer with most cars under $5000 For More Great Prices Check Us Out At www.ELLASAUTOOUTLET.com
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2008 SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M)
122,729 miles
Used 2008
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
SLT
List$13,473
Est.Loan: $275/mo
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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2008 SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M)
219,454 miles
Used 2008
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
SLT
List$5,995
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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17%2522 x 7%2522 Argent Steel Wheels,AM/FM Compact Disc,Heavy Duty Vinyl 40/20/40 Split Bench Seat,Folding Rear Seat,Next Generation Engine Controller,Electronically Controlled Throttle,Speed-Sensitive Wipers,Ignition disable,Variably intermittent wipers,Tilt steering wheel,Rear step bumper,Power steering,Passenger door bin,Low tire pressure warning,Front wheel independent suspension,Front anti-roll bar,Dual front impact airbags,Driver door bin,Delay-off headlights,CD player,AM/FM radio,ABS brakes,Voltmeter,Tachometer,Front Center Armrest,Air Conditioning,4 Speakers,4-Wheel Disc Brakes
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2008 SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M)
154,174 miles
Used 2008
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
SLT
List$10,995
Est.Loan: $225/mo
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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2008 SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M)
102,018 miles
Used 2008
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
SLT
List$13,990
Est.Loan: $286/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
Silver 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn 4WD 5-Speed Automatic HEMI 5.7L V8 Multi Displacement HEMI 5.7L V8 Multi Displacement, 4WD. Call us today at 610-932-9090. Recent Arrival! Say No More, Call us today at 610-932-9090.
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2008 SLT 4dr Quad Cab LB (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
195,429 miles
Used 2008
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
SLT
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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2008 SLT 4dr Quad Cab SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M)
151,599 miles
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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
SLT
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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2008 ST 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M)
112,632 miles
Used 2008
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
ST
Wally's Wholesale
94.8 mi away
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This truck, with its lift is ready for off road fun or family fun. It is a 4x4 with the 5.7L Hemi. It is a crew cab and it's located at Wally's Wholesale 23 Broad St. Rd. Manakin Sabot, Va. We have been in business for 30 years and we know exactly what trucks to buy or don't buy. Give us a call at 804-784-2320 to schedule a test drive today. used car, car lot, previously owned, dealer, dealership, car buying, car seller, car dealer, car, auto, vehicle, truck, van, suv, pickup, pickup truck, off-road, luxury car, sports car, convertible, economy car, ride today, drive away today, affordable, cheap, reliable, guaranteed, honest, trustworthy, like new, trade-in, trade-ins welcome, dodge, ford, gmc, chevy, diesel, duramax, truck, 4x4, 4wd, 4 wheel drive, 5.9, 7.3, crew cab, lifted, tow package, dually, srw, drw, extended cab, ext cab, reg cab, trailer, low miles, 1 owner, dually, mudding, jacked-up, big trucks, extended cab, regular cab, commercial trucks, flat beds, finance, buy here pay here, in house, best deal, bad ass trucks, heavy duty, full size, work trucks, working hauling, towing, camping, rugged, capable, performance, all terrain, SLT, SE, LT, LS, Z71, Laramie, King Ranch, Mega Cab, XL, XLT, long horn, big horn, mid-size, best, sun roof, moon roof, panoramic, construction, soccer mom, road, tires, horse trailer, horses, tow horses
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2008 ST 4dr Quad Cab 4WD LB (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
132,585 miles
Used 2008
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
ST
List$8,993
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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**1 OWNER** WARRANTY++PRICED BELOW KBB VALUE--We are 2016 VIADA QUALITY DEALER RECIPIENT--WE STAND BEHIND OUR PRODUCT AND SERVICES WITH A 6 MONTH/6000 MILE WARRANTY ON ALL VEHICLES--4x4--THIS TRUCK IS PERFECT FOR ANY OCCASION WITH FULL SIZE 4 DOORS YOU CAN TAKE THE WHOLE FAMILY PLACES AND WITH IT'S 4.7L MAGNUM ENGINE YOU CAN HAULPRACTICALLY ANY THING YOU WANT--RAMS ARE BUILT TOUGH WITH GREAT SUSPENSION--GRAY exterior and GRAY--.Features --4.7L V8 MAGNUM engine--Pwr rack & pinion steering--Pwr 4-wheel disc brakes--Sentry Key theft deterrent system--Auxiliary audio input jack--Driver/front passenger multistage airbags----CD player--power sunroof--power window--power doorlock--keyless entry--alarm--A/C--Heat--ready to go price includes 6 month/6000 mile warranty please give us a call at 703-629-9371 or 540-582-8151 TAX ID PROGRAM AVAILABLE.......GUARANTEED  credit approval **** 6 month/6000 mile warranty on all vehicles.. ....   .prices may change with out notice price exlcudes $299 processing fee we don't have freight or destination charges or any other hidden fees. due to human error some prices and features may not be correct prices may change with out notice prices may change at any time with out notice . We will buy your car even if you don't buy ours! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>ALL VEHICLES COME WITH WARRANTY !!!!! ask sales associate for details.....ALL VEHICLES COME WITH WARRANTY..... DON'T PAY RETAIL PRICE FOR A CAR PAY OUTLET PRICE AT ELLAS AUTO OUTLET....... with our new off site mechanical facility we are providing our customers with better cars at lower prices because we service our own vehicles and we cut the middle man IF WE SAVE MONEY YOU SAVE MONEY so don't waste time and come take a look at the vehicle of your choice we have over 250 cars in stock at all times for you to choose from. Hope to see you soon have a SAFE DRIVE.....and please BUCKLE UP.. HOURS....MONDAY - SATURDAY 10-7. DIRECTIONS RICHMOND or surrounding area take I95 North to Exit #118 make left at stop sign come down to first traffic light make left on Jefferson Davis Hwy come down 1/4 mile you will see Ellas Auto Outlet Inc on the left. WASHINGTONMARYLANDOR NORHTERN VA take I95 South to Exit #118 make right at stop sign come down to first traffice light make left on Jefferson Davis Hwy come down 1/4 mile you will see Ellas Auto Outlet Inc on the left. .price exlcudes $299 processing fee we don't have freight or distination charges or any other hidden fees. due to human error some prices and features may not be correct prices may change without notice. We will buy your car even if you don't buy ours! .prices may change with out notice price exlcudes $299 processing fee we do not accept personal check. we don't have freight or distination charges or any other hidden fees. due to human error some prices and features may not be correct prices may change with out notice prices may change at any time with out notice . financing down payment interest rate and monthly payments depend on your credit....We will buy your car even if you don't buy ours! we are the only dealer with most cars under $5000 For More Great Prices Check Us Out At www.ELLASAUTOOUTLET.com
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2008 SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M)
140,687 miles
Used 2008
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
SLT
List$10,995
Est.Loan: $225/mo
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Folding Rear Seat,Electronically Controlled Throttle,Next Generation Engine Controller,4 Speakers,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,Air Conditioning,Front Center Armrest,Tachometer,Voltmeter,ABS brakes,CD player,Delay-off headlights,Driver door bin,Dual front impact airbags,Front anti-roll bar,Front wheel independent suspension,Low tire pressure warning,Passenger door bin,Power steering,Rear step bumper,Tilt steering wheel,Variably intermittent wipers,Speed-Sensitive Wipers,Display%3A analog
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2008 ST 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M)
163,969 miles
Used 2008
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
ST
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Though overshadowed by fresher competition, the 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 is still the king of big-truck attitude and can handle the diverse duties of comfortable daily driver and capable workhorse with equal ease.

vehicle overview

If you believe the commercials, trucks can do anything. They can come within an inch of careening off a 100-yard steel plank into a canyon. They can drive around our country accompanied by a constant soundtrack loop of John Mellencamp. The 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 is apparently capable of withstanding an incessant pounding from a 13-foot tall Rock 'Em Sock 'Em robot. Although these are obvious exaggerations, they demonstrate what full-size trucks are meant to convey: all-American macho machines that are indestructible. With its big-rig styling and workhorse capabilities, the Dodge Ram personifies this image.

For 2008, the Ram gets a little more macho. The 4.7-liter V8 has been upgraded significantly, boosting output from 235 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque to a robust 310 hp and 330 lb-ft. That moves it from having a slight advantage over the base V6 to nipping at the heels of the mighty Hemi V8. Dodge is quick to point out that the 4.7-liter gets slightly better fuel economy to match its power boost, but with a 1 mpg increase to 15 combined mpg, that's like saying getting punched in the head by Hulk Hogan is slightly better than getting a roundhouse from Lennox Lewis.

Introduced in 2003, the current-generation Ram is the elder statesman of its segment, but it still manages to offer better-than-average handling reflexes, a full menu of available creature comforts and that big-rig exterior styling, which is (quite arguably) the manliest of this very manly vehicle category. Plus, the Ram's Mega Cab, which stretches the Quad Cab by 20 inches, provides rear quarters that challenge most large sedans for sprawl space. The rear seatback even reclines.

The Dodge Ram has consistently ranked in 3rd place on the sales charts behind Ford and GM's full-size pickups, and today sees Toyota creeping dangerously close into the Ram's territory. Sales only tell so much of a story, as in terms of overall quality and desirability, the newer Toyota Tundra and Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra twins are the benchmarks among full-size pickups. However, those willing to sacrifice a little refinement for some of that Rock 'Em Sock 'Em style will find the 2008 Dodge Ram a thoroughly competent all-American macho machine.

trim levels & features

The 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 is a half-ton full-size pickup truck. There are three body styles to choose from: regular cab, Quad Cab (a crew cab) and Mega Cab (jumbo crew cab). The regular and Quad are available with either a regular short cargo bed or a long bed. The Mega Cab rides on the same-length wheelbase as the Quad Cab long bed but pairs an even bigger cabin with the short bed.

The Ram is further offered in ST, SXT, SLT and Laramie trims. The bare-bones ST comes with 17-inch steel wheels, air-conditioning, a 40/20/40 front bench seat, vinyl upholstery, tilt steering wheel, manual windows and a four-speaker CD stereo with auxiliary audio jack. The SXT is largely similar and is available only with the Mega Cab. Options on these two trims include power heated mirrors, a power-sliding rear window, cruise control and satellite radio.

The Ram SLT comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, cruise control and full power accessories, plus the availability of additional optional features. It is not available with the Mega Cab. The SLT can be outfitted with a Sport Package that adds unique bucket seats, a body-color grille and 20-inch chrome-clad wheels. The top-line Laramie trim adds dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a power driver seat, heated front seats, seven Infinity speakers and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls. The Laramie is not available with the regular cab.

Options for the SLT and Laramie include a sunroof, 20-inch wheels (excluding the Sport), power-adjustable pedals, front bucket seats (excluding Sport), an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth, a navigation system, a rear-seat entertainment system, remote vehicle start, satellite radio and an upgraded stereo with six-CD changer.

performance & mpg

All Dodge Ram models are available with either rear-wheel or four-wheel drive. Regular cab 2WD ST's come with a 3.7-liter V6 that produces 215 hp and 235 lb-ft of torque. Optional on the ST and standard on the SLT is this year's revised 4.7-liter V8 that makes 310 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque. Optional on the SLT and standard on SXT and Laramie is a 5.7-liter "Hemi" V8 that provides 345 hp and 375 lb-ft of torque. When properly equipped, a Ram can pull up to 9,100 pounds.

A six-speed manual transmission is standard on the V6, with a four-speed automatic optional. The 4.7-liter V8 gets a choice of six-speed manual or five-speed automatic. The Hemi V8 comes standard with the five-speed automatic. Fuel economy for the Ram doesn't change much between powertrains, as each returns around 13 mpg city and 18 mpg highway.

safety

Four-wheel disc brakes with rear ABS are standard on the ST and SLT. The SXT and Laramie come with full four-wheel ABS, but it's optional on the other trims. Power-adjustable pedals are optional on most Rams and standard for the Laramie. For all Ram 1500s, full-length side curtain airbags are optional. Stability control is also optional on all trims except the Laramie, in which case it's standard. In government crash tests, the 2008 Dodge Ram earned five out of five stars for its protection of front occupants in head-on collisions. Frontal-offset collision testing performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety similarly resulted in a top rating of "Good."

driving

Considering its size, the 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 is nimble and easy to drive. Ride quality can still be a bit bouncy at times, but when loaded up with passengers and cargo, the Ram is downright comfortable. The new 4.7-liter is a welcome addition and no longer makes the 5.7-liter V8 a near necessity. Both mills provide plenty of power for trailer towing and big payloads, and it's important to note that neither offers a fuel economy advantage versus each other and the V6.

interior

The 2008 Ram's cabin features white-faced gauges, simple twist-knob climate controls and a huge center armrest/bin. Although it is a straightforward, user-friendly design, the cabin's materials quality trails that of newer competitors. Crew cabs can seat up to six people and the rear seats fold up to reveal a flat load floor for carrying large items inside. Unfortunately, rear seating in Quad Cabs is noticeably more cramped than in competitors' crew-cab trucks. The Mega Cab more than compensates by expanding legroom by nearly a foot and offering a comfy, reclining backseat. If carrying passengers in comfort is a priority equal to pickup utility, it's hard to do better than a Ram Mega Cab model.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500.

BAD TRUCK
dyet, 10/4/2011
In 2009 I bought a 2008 Ram 1500 3.6L with 9k miles. The truck has been used for transportation only, no hauling or towing, it now has 53K miles. I had to replace the power steering pump $450 and now need a new transmission $1800. Buyer beware, the unlimited powertrain warranty does not transfer. I will not buy another Dodge product. Expensive lesson learned.
Got A Hemi!
ratchet1, 1/24/2009
Wanted reg cab w/SB and Hemi for towing and drove a new 2009 with the improved 4.7 and drove the last 2008 with a 5.7 Hemi. The 2009 was smoother over bumps but didn't measure up to the Hemi when stepping on the gas. I was trading in a 2006 Quad Cab Dakota Sport w/4.7. Bed was too short. Both trucks could turn on a dime! The 4.7 will haul once it gets going but the Hemi got it hands down. It has 20" wheels which I didn't want with the 302 Rear but that combo gives me 1100 lbs tow capacity.
Given way more credit than it deserves
First Pick Up, 1/9/2010
I bought the Dodge during a 50% off sale...Stickered $31K, paid $15K. Within the first 1K miles, I had the gas tank replaced because it sprayed gas out of the filler neck when filling up. At 2K miles, the Wipers went on it. They replaced a WCM module. I'm at roughly 10K miles and no other problems other than some rattles. My biggest complaint, driving on wet roads is like driving on ice. Even when I take it easy, the rear tires (Goodyear HP's) break free on wet pavement VERY easily. The 5.7 Hemi is not very smooth or refined, I expected better from such a hyped-up engine. I can't see me buying another Dodge ever again.
Basic Transportation
kdude, 10/1/2008
I bought this as a secondary vehicle to replace my diesel truck. I won't lie and say it's a powerhouse, but the 6 cyl does belt out some decent power for a full sized truck. The 6 speed is a great match. Fuel economy is pretty close to 18 mpg consistently around town, and I've seen 22 on a recent road trip. Best part about this truck is I paid $10K for it. Was sitting on the lot for quite some time, along with the huge incentives dodge is offering. So I won't sit here and tell you it's the greatest truck ever made, but I will say my 6'2" build is extremely comfortable, plenty of storage behind the seats, and it still tows my mid sized boat with relative ease.
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Features & Specs

MPG
16 city / 19 hwy
Seats 3
6-speed manual
Gas
215 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
16 city / 19 hwy
Seats 3
6-speed manual
Gas
215 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
13 city / 17 hwy
Seats 3
6-speed manual
Gas
310 hp @ 5650 rpm
MPG
12 city / 16 hwy
Seats 3
6-speed manual
Gas
310 hp @ 5650 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

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Used 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Overview

The Used 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 is offered in the following submodels: , , . Available styles include SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M), SLT 4dr Quad Cab SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M), ST 4dr Quad Cab SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M), ST 2dr Regular Cab SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M), Laramie 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), SXT 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), ST 2dr Regular Cab LB (3.7L 6cyl 6M), SLT 2dr Regular Cab SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M), SXT 4dr Mega Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), SLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M), Laramie 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), ST 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M), ST 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M), SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD LB (4.7L 8cyl 5A), SLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (4.7L 8cyl 6M), SLT 4dr Quad Cab LB (4.7L 8cyl 5A), Laramie 4dr Quad Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), SLT 2dr Regular Cab LB (4.7L 8cyl 6M), ST 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (4.7L 8cyl 6M), Laramie 4dr Mega Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), ST 4dr Quad Cab LB (4.7L 8cyl 5A), and ST 4dr Quad Cab 4WD LB (4.7L 8cyl 5A).

What's a good price on a Used 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500?

Save up to $300 on one of 13 Used 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $5,995 as of08/17/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 4.8 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 trim styles:

  • The Used 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 SLT is priced between $5,995 and$15,888 with odometer readings between 86641 and219454 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 ST is priced between $8,993 and$14,900 with odometer readings between 101126 and132585 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Laramie is priced between $16,995 and$16,995 with odometer readings between 92930 and92930 miles.

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