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!"
"2005 Quad-Cab SLT/Laramie Hemi 4X4 w/20"wheels. Have 70,000 miles & only replaced power-steering pump under warranty. Awesome power, lots of room, drives like a dream. Everyone who drives or rides in it, loves it. Going to keep it forever & buy a new one next year! Had a GMC, Ford & a Chevy. Never would have thought that the Dodge would out perform them in all catagories. Love it!"
"In the last 14 months...Two front wheel bearings, right axle and Cv joint and boot, brake lines rusted through, rear end went out and The AC Compressor went out was told the transfer case was going bad.
I was told the Dodge Ram was known for a bad design on the prev. problems."
"Bought this truck thinking I was not going to have to do much repair wise to it. I only put on a couple thousand miles a year. My truck has only 44,000 miles and I have already had to replace the u-joint, wheel bearings, and brakes and rotors. On top of that I took it in before the warranty was up because in the in the truck bed over the wheel wells was starting to rust bad. They said I had to have a hole through the truck to get it replaced and needless to say as soon as the warranty was up the rocker panel had a massive hole. Dodge would not fix it now and I had to pay thousands to get one side fixed. Now the other side is completely rusting out on the box, cab corner, and rocker. This truck is pretty much a money pit! Only 44,000 miles and it is falling apart. Last dodge I will EVER own! Bad part is that dodge knows about the design flaws and won't do anything about it. They put foam in the panels to help with noise and it holds water and basically rusts your truck from the inside out!"