Pros: "Great hauler, looks great, sounds even better."
Cons: "The front end, constantly getting front end fixed."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"This is and has been a great truck for the last 7 years.
Plenty of power, comfortable and looks great.
Once the....uh.. extra "stuff" was removed from the engine and exhaust, it became much more reliable. My only issues were related to the "stuff".
Have driven over 100k with it removed and have had zero problems with the engine. Mileage with the dually 6 speed averages around 15 city/highway, not bad for a 4 ton hauler.
Has plenty of torque, have never met a load it couldn't haul with ease.
My only issue, the front end, have been through 4 rack and pinions (3 of which were warrantied) control arm bushings and ball joints just do not last on this truck.
Everything else is great."
"I've loved this truck since I bought it new in November of 2008. 6 and a half years later, still kicking. Nothing more than scheduled maintenance two unexpected wheel hub replacements and 1 scary incident with a frozen brake caliper since. The quad cab isn't big enough for the wife and two kids I've accumulated since and its time to trade her in. That being said, no vehicle I own will ever be black again. But, it definitely will be a Ram."
"I currently own one, was looking at trading it in on a 01 2500 4x4 Cummins Turbo Diesel. Glad I didn't, they weren't going to give me half of its value.
The truck has been a great addition to my collection, it will handle a ton of rock in bed without much difficulty and has never once left me in a bind. The worst thing about my truck, since it has the HEMI is the fuel mileage. I average around 10MPG in town and 13MPG on the highway. In its defense though it has plenty of power."
"The truck is great and is really comfortable to ride in. It has a nice interior for the model year and looks great on the outside too. The only thing to beware is the awful gas mileage if you get the 5.7 V8 and 4wd. Even though it is over 10 years old and is just a touch over 100k miles it is very reliable with only small maintenance every so often. The great visibility and power makes hauling stuff or pulling a trailer a breeze."
"I use my Ram as a work truck(not something I drive back and forth to work, but a real work truck) and it has been nothing but reliable and it's like a timex watch....it takes a licken and keeps on tickin......I would recommend this truck to anyone who is hard on their vehicle. Just a great all round truck."
"Just passed 305000 miles, in this time besides tires and brakes and shocks,have replaced the water pump, fuel pump, and ac compressor. At 300000 miles the original muffler rusted out, but all the pipes still good! Have wore out two sets of front hubs. And no this is not a lightly used truck, I am a carpenter and use it all the time to tow trailers that I probably should not, and load it up too much way too many times. I keep up with maintenance as much as i can but being busy sometimes things are put off, but the old girl still is going strong. Original transmission and engine."