Used 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Quad Cab

2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500
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2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500

Pros

  • Powerful engine lineup, jumbo-sized Mega Cab body style, compliant highway ride, many standard and optional features.

Cons

  • Bed configurations aren't ideal, cramped rear seat in Quad Cab.

Used 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Quad Cab for Sale

Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 2008 SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 6M)
78,403 miles
Used 2008
Dodge Ram Pickup 2500
SLT
Auto By Design
8.1 mi away
List$28,790
Est.Loan: $524/mo
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Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 2008
111,905 miles
Used 2008
Dodge Ram Pickup 2500
SLT
Drive Pros
26 mi away
List$26,487
Est.Loan: $482/mo
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Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 2008 SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 6M)
98,355 miles
Used 2008
Dodge Ram Pickup 2500
SLT
Classic Motors
45.3 mi away
List$29,999
Est.Loan: $546/mo
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2008 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad Cab SLT "LONESTAR" 4X4 LOW MILES!!! TEXAS TRUCK!!!
Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 2008 SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 6M)
165,948 miles
Used 2008
Dodge Ram Pickup 2500
SLT
Your Auto Source
74.3 mi away
List$23,995
Est.Loan: $437/mo
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Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 2008 ST 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 6M)
89,106 miles
Used 2008
Dodge Ram Pickup 2500
ST
(2)
Keiths Auto Sales
83.9 mi away
List$34,900
Est.Loan: $635/mo
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Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 2008 SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 6M)
118,359 miles
Used 2008
Dodge Ram Pickup 2500
SLT
Diehl's Ford Sales
98.3 mi away
List$16,575
Est.Loan: $302/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The heavy-duty 2008 Dodge Ram 2500's powerful engine lineup and functional interior make it a solid choice for hard-core truck users.

vehicle overview

If you believe the commercials, trucks can do anything. They can bring a 30,000-pound C-123 cargo plane to a stop after dropping out of its tail. They can drive around our country accompanied by the incessant playback of John Mellencamp music. The 2008 Dodge Ram 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 heavy-duty trucks are meant to convey: all-American macho machines that are indestructible. With its big-rig styling and workhorse capabilities, the 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 personifies this image.

Only three automakers offer heavy-duty trucks, and the Dodge is the elder statesman of the group, having been introduced in 2003. An interior redesign a few years ago maintained the truck's freshness, while a new 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel debuted last year that seriously upped the Ram 2500's towing and hauling potential. Packing 350 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque, the big six-cylinder diesel helps this Ram tow up to 13,350 pounds.

The Ram 2500 is, of course, available in two-wheel- and four-wheel-drive configurations, with the latter being controlled electronically on all but the lowest trim level. The four-wheel-drive 2500 has a solid front axle and recirculating-ball steering setup, while the two-wheel-drive model gets an independent front suspension and rack-and-pinion steering.

For heavy-duty truck buyers looking for an off-road-capable truck without any aftermarket modifications, Dodge offers the Ram Power Wagon. This big boy comes with electric driver-controlled locking front and rear differentials, an electronic disconnecting front antiroll bar, 33-inch off-road tires, a 12,000-pound winch and unique suspension tuning.

Against the Ford F-250 and Chevy Silverado 2500, the 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 is definitely worthy of consideration. Its Rock-'Em Sock-'Em styling makes it arguably the manliest of this most manly truck category, while its Mega Cab model should appeal to those who need a maximum amount of passenger space. However, bed capacity is one area where the Ram suffers. The standard bed is shorter than expected, while the Mega Cab's truncated bed could potentially limit fifth-wheel trailering applications. Other than that, the 2008 Ram 2500 should meet the needs of anyone seeking an all-American macho machine.

2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 configurations

The 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 3/4-ton pickup is available in three cab styles: regular, Quad Cab (crew cab) and Mega Cab (a jumbo crew cab). The regular cabs come with a long bed only, while the Quad Cab has 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. The regular cab comes in ST or SLT trims; the Quad Cab in ST, SLT or Laramie trims; and the Mega Cab in SXT or Laramie only.

The Ram ST is pretty bare-bones, offering little more than17-inch wheels, vinyl upholstery, 40/20/40 front bench seat, air-conditioning and a CD player. The SLT adds alloy wheels, cruise control, cloth upholstery, power accessories and keyless entry. The SXT is equipped similarly, but comes only with the Mega Cab. The luxurious Laramie comes with standard upgrades like dual-zone automatic climate control, leather seating, a power driver seat, upgraded speakers and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls. Options on the upper trims include niceties like a sunroof, power-adjustable pedals, front bucket seats, Bluetooth, navigation system, satellite radio, an upgraded stereo and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system.

For 4x4 regular cabs and Quad Cabs, Dodge also offers the Power Wagon trim. This Ram is highly specialized for off-road duty with its raised suspension, front and rear differential locks, electronically disengaging front stabilizer bar, 33-inch tires, 12,000-pound winch and full skid plates.

2008 Highlights

Other than some minor trim level and feature adjustments, the 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 is unchanged.

Performance & mpg

The Ram 2500 is available with rear-wheel or four-wheel drive and comes standard with a 5.7-liter V8 engine that makes 345 hp and 375 lb-ft of torque. For the V8, a six-speed manual transmission is standard and a five-speed automatic is optional. The latter comes standard with the Laramie trim. Most buyers, however, go for the optional diesel-fueled 6.7-liter turbocharged inline-6 that produces 350 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. This mighty diesel engine can be paired to six-speed manual or automatic transmissions. For the diesel, Dodge also includes an exhaust brake. An unusual feature for a from-the-factory pickup, an exhaust brake provides additional stability and braking power when towing very heavy loads. The big Cummins is also the first diesel engine in the truck market to meet the more stringent 2010 federal emissions requirements.

Safety

Four-wheel antilock disc brakes are standard on the heavy-duty Ram 2500, and side curtain airbags are optional. Optional on the SLT and standard on the Laramie are power-adjustable pedals. No crash tests have been performed on the 2008 Dodge Ram 2500, but in government crash tests, the lighter Ram 1500 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

Although it's built to take on the most demanding tasks, the 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 is still a surprisingly comfortable truck for daily use. Its steering is light and its turning circle is smaller than that of other heavy-duty trucks. Ride quality is also respectably supple and is nearly as comfortable as most half-tons. The V8 is a competent all-around engine, but for serious towing and hauling (plus decent fuel economy), the 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel is essential.

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, materials quality could be a bit better. 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 2500 Mega Cab model.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Do Not Buy the 6.7 Cummins
Walt,03/02/2010
I have owned my Dodge 2500 with the 6.7 Cummins for 19 months. Since I have purchased this truck it has had 21 check engine lights all for exhaust, turbo, sensor, egr related issues. I have lost over 40 days of work because of this truck. Chrysler has tried every fix known to mankind. Three turbo replacements, sensors changed many times, Desooting the system, blah, blah, blah. Now there telling me I'm not driving my truck properly. I tow a 7,000lb trailer 5 days a week and regularly get on the highway to get my rpms up. Since they have no fix, it's time to blame the owner of the truck. Those of you that think your truck is fixed, WATCH OUT. IT IS NOT!
Wake up Chrysler
tube1,01/17/2015
Have had this truck now for 7 yrs purchased brand new with 6 miles on it. And I can say that build quality for this has been lackluster to say the least. The fuel mileage on the 6.7 diesel is terrible and the only way to improve it is with the DPF delete kit. At 35000 miles had to replace all the ball joints, maintenance cannot be done on it without getting filthy on even the simplest of items. I use mine as a horse to pull heavy loads most of the time but the fuel mileage is so bad that most of the time I try to use another vehicle At best I get 13-14 mpg with it empty driving very conservatively And I have the DPF delete kit on it. It's a poor quality build all around. Cannot recommend.
So many problems, so few miles
Farmer's Wife,07/13/2010
We have had nothing but trouble from our Ram 2500. Bought new in 2009. At 15k miles, the DPF clogged and backed up into/burned up the turbo. 8 months later Dodge did a recall. Apparently, the computer doesn't tell the DPF to regenerate. At 27k miles, the water pump leaked (spewed may be a better word) and the head gasket blew before we could get it to a safe place to pull over. The engine brake doesn't work all the time. The truck has spent 2 and a half of the 15 months we've had it, in the shop!
Steering problemsI own a 2008 4x4 quad
Ian,11/04/2010
I own a 2008 2500 quad cab4x4 s/b I love the look and interior of this truck but have had problems with a thunk in the steering wheel dealer has replaced the front end totally and the problem still exists.I was told today that this is normal for This year and to expect a death wobble possible on the highway at 70 mph if you hit a pot hole or bump the truck will jump out from under you well this happened 3 months ago and never crossed my mind there was a problem till today when told of this . I want to know why Dodge will not fix the problem but the dealer service guys give you a link to aftermarket parts to fix the problem. Government needs to step in we need dodge to step up to the plate.
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Features & Specs

MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 6
6-speed manual
Gas
330 hp @ 4800 rpm
MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 6
6-speed manual
Gas
330 hp @ 4800 rpm
MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 6
5-speed automatic
Gas
330 hp @ 4800 rpm
MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 6
6-speed manual
Gas
330 hp @ 4800 rpm
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Used 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Quad Cab Overview

The Used 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Quad Cab is offered in the following styles: SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 6M), SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD LB (5.7L 8cyl 6M), Laramie 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), SLT 4dr Quad Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 6M), SLT 4dr Quad Cab LB (5.7L 8cyl 6M), Laramie 4dr Quad Cab 4WD LB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), ST 4dr Quad Cab 4WD LB (5.7L 8cyl 6M), ST 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 6M), ST 4dr Quad Cab LB (5.7L 8cyl 6M), ST 4dr Quad Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 6M), Laramie 4dr Quad Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A), and Laramie 4dr Quad Cab LB (5.7L 8cyl 5A).

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Save up to $300 on one of 6 Used 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Quad Cab for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $16,575 as of11/14/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from5 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Quad Cab trim styles:

  • The Used 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Quad Cab SLT is priced between $16,575 and$29,999 with odometer readings between 78403 and165948 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Quad Cab ST is priced between $34,900 and$34,900 with odometer readings between 89106 and89106 miles.

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