Best Work Truck on the Market
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Vehicle2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 ST 4dr Quad Cab 4WD LB DRW (6.7L 6cyl Turbodiesel 6M)
ReviewI traded my 06 3500 which was loaded and had the Cummins 5.9L for the 09 3500 ST with the 6.7L. Both are 4WD DRW. The 09 has a 6 spd man tran and is a bare-bones work horse. It has much more power then the 5.9L did, and the manual tran helps manage the power band well. I tow both a large boat and large 5th wheel with ease. I am hoping for better fuel economy when the engine becomes broken-in, which occured about the 17K point with the 06. MPG increased about 25% at that point. If you need a truck to work for you take a serious look at the Dodge. I have owned 2 F350's and now on my 2nd Dodge 3500. Dodge wins hands down!
Best FeaturesPower, Running-Gear (Engine, Transmission, Transfer Case, Differentials, etc...) Overall Rugged Build
Worst FeaturesDodge built a good truck, but they went cheap-charlie on the front end. There are several after-mkt frt-end kits available, and I will probably install one when the warranty runs out...which may be sooner then we all think!
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