Cons: "Rough ride, gas mileage (as with any pickup)"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I had this truck for 2.5 years and I have put on over 30k. I did all maintenance myself and it didn't need much. Replaced a ball joint at 90k, but that's the only real repair I've done. Mine has the 5.7L Hemi and it's more power than you will likely need from a 1/2 ton pickup. The throttle is a little slow to respond from dead stop, but the addition of a programmer really wakes these trucks up and turns them into an even more white-knuckle ride if you have a lead foot. The ride in them is a little rough and living in small towns with very rough roads, it is noticeable, keep good shocks under it and it helps a lot. The A pillar is somewhat hard to see around at times, there's a little bit of a blind spot, but that's the same with any vehicle I've been in from recent years. Overall opinion, love it and would buy again given the opportunity!"
"This truck has all the bells and whistles!!
Amp research retractable side steps,
37" x 12 tires,
20" deep dish rims,
Dual magna flow 3.5" exaust,
Cold air intake,
Brand new canopy,
488 rack & pinion, " This truck is fast "
after market chrome grill,
Clifford alarm system,
Brand new black leather interior,
infinity sound system,
all new shocks and springs,
new front end ball joints, sway bar ect ect"
"In April of 2014 while on a business trip in CA, I blew a head gasket.After an inspection by local Dodge dealer, heat damage was so severe, entire engine needed to be replaced. New engine obtained from Chrysler and installed by Dodge dealer at a cost of $7.5K. Truck runs now better than it did when purchased in 2004, better MPG's too.
Also steering column replaced due to excessive play.
Pros: "Very reliable, good on mileage, low maintenance"
Cons: "Interior not as nice as 2003 Chevy or Ford"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I bought this truck used in 2005 for $22K with 38K miles on it and now have 187K. It is a 2wd Cummins diesel w/6-spd manual. I bought to tow a boat occasionally, but use it for daily driving 99% of the time. I regularly get 22mpg city/29mpg hwy. Other than oil & air filter changes (every 7K miles), I have had to replace the water pump twice. That's it! I drive it hard, brake hard, and still running on original brakes and clutch. No kidding. I even got 85K miles out of the original Michelin tires, and the set after that, and NEVER roatated either sets once. The interior is beginning to show some wear and the paint is a little faded (not kept in a garage). Since the Cummins should easily go another 125K before a rebuild, I plan on driving this truck for many more years. I thought about trading in for a new or newer one, but why give up a good deal."