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5 out of 5 stars

75k and going

mrish, 06/03/2014
2011 Ram 1500 SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
42 of 42 people found this review helpful

I'm just now hitting 75k miles on my 11' Outdoorsman. It has been completely reliable to date. No issues to report at all. the only thing I've done is change the oil, air filter, and plugs. Which by the way, has to be changed every 30k miles and there are 16 of them. I have a 30' travel trailer that weighs in at 6400# and it tows it great. I use it as my daily driver and it is absolutely comfortable. MPG is about 17, mostly interstate.

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3 out of 5 stars

My experience is different than most

Tom K, 10/10/2016
updated 04/17/2018
2011 Ram 1500 Laramie 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A)
36 of 41 people found this review helpful

I see a lot of very complimentary reviews on this truck. But I've owned mine for over 4 years now and my experience has been and continues to be that, although the truck performs very well and still turns heads--including mine--with it's looks, there's been a litany of reliability problems that have changed my word-of-mouth recommendation from glowing to questioning and now I just tell people that it's been unreliable. Let's review, shall we: rattle in the front door (can't find it, and I've taken that whole door apart), doormat light under the driver's side mirror flickers, vanity mirror lights not working (these last 2 are non-fused circuits, which means it's likely the general electronic module--read expensive), very annoying buzz in the stereo (try getting this troubleshot--impossible), dropped a lifter and the camshaft got chewed up (fixed under warranty, but still an internal engine failure at 58,000 miles), and now the power steering pump is going out. What's next? I had a Ford F150 for over ten years and didn't have a fraction of these problems. Plus the 16 spark plugs need to be replaced every 30,000 miles. ~$250 a service) I really thought I'd keep this truck for 10 years or more. But now I'm thinking "pay it off and sell it". Update: back seat rattles if no one is sitting in it and a new rattle in the center console. Second Update: TPS Sensors have become a recurring problem. Can't seem to go more than a couple months without and then another one drops out.

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4.25 out of 5 stars

After 3 years, still a good truck, but a few flaws

gianofan, 12/28/2014
2011 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Edition 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A)
26 of 33 people found this review helpful

After 3 years of owning this truck and putting 44k miles on it, I thought I share a few thoughts. First of all, this remains a very good truck overall and I'm still happy with it. That said, I'm eyeing a new 2014 or 15 Longhorn and considering a trade. This is primarily due to the new 8 gear transmission. The 2011 had only the 5 gear, and there is a huge performance difference between them (which I realized after a test drive of a 2014 model recently). There are also a number of other nice new features in the newer models....

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1 out of 5 stars

Looks Good, Drives Good, but Unreliable

Jay, 07/12/2019
2011 Ram 1500 Laramie 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A)
3 of 3 people found this review helpful

The vehicle looks great and rides great when it works. The problem for my 2011 Dodge Ram Bighorn 5.7 Liter V8 addition has been reliability. Perhaps, I just got one of those cars, but within 11,000 miles the transmission had to be replaced (I was not happy, but it was under warranty at least). The FOB key system started clicking and ultimately had to be replaced to the tune of $1200.00 at about 40K miles (out of warranty of course). The A/C compressor went out and had to be replaced at about 60K miles to the tune of another $1200.00. Finally, at 74K miles the vehicle started to idle or run very rough at lower rpm's (under 1K). My first thought spark plugs or coils, but apparently it is due to a broken bracket under the 5th Cylinder, cost to repair $5800. There have been other issues here and there, faulty tire pressure system that has never worked, but in fairness, most of the other issues are fairly normal for an 8 year old vehicle. It, also, seemed there was quite a few recalls for this vehicle as well, one was to fix the problem with getting the vehicle out of park (you had to use so much force to get the vehicle out of park, it felt like you were going to rip the gear shift off)(Dodge to their credit did fix the problem for free). The vehicle has been regularly maintained pursuant to the maintenance schedule and has never been used to tow anything (do not even have a trailer hitch on it). The vehicle is garaged parked at home and has covered parking at work. I live in Florida, so the truck is not dealing with extreme winters, mountains or other unusual obstacles, just flat land driving. At any rate, as good as the RAMS look and drive when they work, if you are looking for reliability, I regretfully can not recommend the truck. A well maintained vehicle used lightly should be reliable for more than 75,000 miles. So, unfortunately, the 2011 Dodge Ram will be my first and last Dodge/Ram product.

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4.75 out of 5 stars

2011 Dodge Larimie

Dave, 11/16/2010
2011 Ram 1500 Laramie 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A)
6 of 8 people found this review helpful

More decedent than any other vehicle I owned (have had several trucks, including 95 and 03 Dodge 2500 Diesels.) My main interest was the ram box, which limited my choices - crew only. From there I loaded it up cause I could. (A heated steering wheel is over the top, but being storing over 4200 songs on the HD is cool, since I have almost that many.) It fits a certain niche. Ram box allows me to store everything I need to carry in the boxes, and keep the cab clean. Managing about 16 mpg avg. Love the sun roof. Leather. This is an old man's truck (which I am). Better for towing (9500) than hauling (1200). Pretty and comfy - works for me. Only 750 mi so far, no mechanical to report.

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