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2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Quad Cab

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Information shown for entry-level Pickup.

Fuel Economy:
N/A
Max Seating: 6
Engine: V8, HEMI, 5.7 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.6
Out of 10

Based on 2114 Ratings for the 2002 - 2009 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.8/10
    Quality
    8.7/10
  • Reliability
    9.0/10
    Performance
    8.9/10
  • Comfort
    8.8/10
    Styling
    8.9/10

Great hauler, will haul (donkey) in comfort

By on Sunday, July 26, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

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."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Bought new in 2008

By on Wednesday, July 15, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 93,151

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Maintenance, looks, durability"

Cons: "Black paint, size of back seat"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"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."

4 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Excellent Truck for an Individual

By on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 173,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "Power, manuverability, 4x4"

Cons: "MPG!!!!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"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."

3 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Great for cruising and hauling stuff around

By on Monday, July 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Easy to see around you and lots of power"

Cons: "No aux jack and awful 14 mpg"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"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."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

A work horse

By on Sunday, July 12, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 166,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "tough truck, great value and quality"

Cons: "make the seats a little moe comfortable"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"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."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Extremly reliable truck

By on Saturday, July 11, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 305,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Very reliable"

Cons: "NONE"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"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."

6 people out of 7 found this review helpful

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