Had my 04 for 3.5 years now. Have had to replace 3 lights (1-fog, 1 headlight and 1 brake light) and the lift pump. Replaced my Michelins with Bridgestones and am still "paying" for them. Cost me almost 5 mpg. Still get 22+ , but the 28 @ 62 mph was pretty sweet. She loves 75 and 80 , but you better have deep pockets , 17 mpg empty 10.5 pulling fully enclosd car trailer. Bought it when I retired hoping it would easily outlast me. So far so good .
Have a Ram 3500 HO diesel. In a word
the truck is phenomenal. It drives
like a 1/2 ton, it's comfortable,
reliable, has great looks (I recommend
the sport package), and has
unbelievable power. I live in snow
country and it drives through snow (no
matter how deep) like it's not there.
I actually pulled 2 (yes, two) trucks
out that were both stuck in the snow
(an older dodge and a ford), and my
3500 pulled them both out together!
As if all of this isn't enough, I
average about 14 mpg around town and
always get over 20 mpg on the highway
(makes you think the fuel gauge is
stuck). The Big 3 all
make good trucks - but none better
than this one.
great truck does a great job on fuel
economy averaging 20 plus miles per
gallon and maintence is a big plus oil
change every 15000 miles verses
competition 3000 miles never gave me
any trouble very reliable and power is
also very important it has more power
than compatition but i wouldn't mind
having more power
I bought this truck so i could
transport everyone in the household in
one vehicle instead of two. This truck
is also able to do the work that i need
it to do. This truck rides like a dream
you would never think a one ton truck
could ride so good. My old 1988 half
ton Dodge didn't ride as good.
THE NEW 04'S ARE FREAKING AWESOME. THE
NEW TRANSMISSION SHIFTS SMOOTHLY. THE
TOW/HAUL FEATURE WORKS GREAT WHEN
TOWING A BIG LOAD OR DESENDING A STEEP
GRADE. THE INTERIOR IS THE BEST IN THE
INDUSTRY. THE BACK SEAT COULD USE 4"
MORE INCHES, BUT IS MUCH IMPROVED OVER