2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Consumer Review: MDS Stinks

2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 - Consumer Review

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Laramie Quad Cab (5.7L V8 4x4 5-speed Automatic 6.4 ft. Bed)

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MDS Stinks
By Nate on


2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Laramie 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A)


This is the 5th Ram I have owned and I hate it. I gave up my '05 for the '08 because I heard so much about the Multi Displacement System and how much better the fuel mileage would be. The mileage is worse than any of my previous Rams with the old 360. The rpm's constantly go up and down while cruising down the road due to the MDS constantly activating and deactivating. Every time I call a dealer and tell of the problem, they always say something is definitely wrong with it, but then after they waste several hours of my time, they say the computer doesn't show anything wrong so everything must be normal. The seats also stink compared to the '05.

Best Features

The lease is the thing I like the most, because when it's up I can give the piece of junk back.

Worst Features

Get rid of the MDS, go to 17" wheels, the 20's ride bad, softer seats would help.
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