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      02-05-2010, 01:09 AM   #1
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Anyone ever own a Dodge Ram 1500?

I'm thinking of picking up a used 06 - 08. How reliable are these cars?
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Pretty reliable. My dad bought an 06 pretty much the week after it came out. We never had a single issue with it. My dad only got rid of it because he didn't have a need for a truck anymore.

The interior quality is not that great though. A lot of rattling.
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Had an '00 2500 diesel years ago. The Cummins I-6 was a good engine but the body around it was crap. The doors were prone to rusting off - and they were also notorious for HPFP failure just like our 335s. The interior was just utter shit, but that's expected for a pickup I suppose. The dashboard plastic was the weakest I've ever seen. Ugh. One day I woke up and thought "What was I thinking?" like when you wake up next to an ugly chick.
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We used to have an '03 Ram 2500 Hemi.

Oil pump went at around 40k miles for some unknown reason.
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Should I get extended warranty on it? It's like $1000 for 60,000 miles
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Should I get extended warranty on it? It's like $1000 for 60,000 miles



I'd say so. But it depends on what is covered. $1k isn't too bad.
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my friend has had a couple older dodge rams. you have to get the cummins if your getting a dodge. interior isnt great, but its a truck so who cares.

his fuel pump blew out and its like $800 for a new pump. plus labor.

you can make the cummins real fast tho
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stay away from Dodge,, horrible cars, i used to drive an Intrepid and my wife used to drive a Dodge Durango, nothing good to say about these cars at all, just stay away from American cars in general
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stay away from Dodge,, horrible cars, i used to drive an Intrepid and my wife used to drive a Dodge Durango, nothing good to say about these cars at all, just stay away from American cars in general
Lol what other 07 quad cab can you pick up for $12k? They're pretty cheap so I guess that should tell me something. I think I'll get the extended warranty. Don't think I wanna take a chance and have the tranny fail or somethin
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I had one in 1997. Worst POS I've ever owned. Thing was awful!
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my friend has had a couple older dodge rams. you have to get the cummins if your getting a dodge. interior isnt great, but its a truck so who cares.

his fuel pump blew out and its like $800 for a new pump. plus labor.

you can make the cummins real fast tho

This, fuel pump failure is common.

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stay away from Dodge,, horrible cars, i used to drive an Intrepid and my wife used to drive a Dodge Durango, nothing good to say about these cars at all, just stay away from American cars in general

x10000000, if I had to buy another truck it'd be a Tundra

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Lol what other 07 quad cab can you pick up for $12k? They're pretty cheap so I guess that should tell me something. I think I'll get the extended warranty. Don't think I wanna take a chance and have the tranny fail or somethin

Yes sir it should...

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I had one in 1997. Worst POS I've ever owned. Thing was awful!



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On the Cummins, I think the ones that have fuel pump issues are the 1998.5 and later "24 Valve" Cummins. The '94 to '98 Cummins were all 12 valve motors with a Bosch P7100 mechanical pump. That particular engine, other than the "killer dowel pin", are bullet proof. Someone came up with a KDP fix with a jig, and that cured that problem.

I had a '98 Ram Cummins, bought with 98,000 miles on the clock. I sold it with 135,000 and had ZERO problems with the entire truck. I even cranked up the power with no ill affects. Factory crank HP was 180, mine dyno'd 250 at the wheels with less than $500 in upgrades. Factory PSI on the turbo was something like 16-17. I had mine turned up to 40.....



I also had a '95 Ram 1500 4x2. Never had any problems with it for the 3 years I owned it.

My current Dodge product is a 2003 Durango with 65,000 miles. No squeaks or rattles, and it is in great shape. A few minor problems that were all fixed under warranty (water pump at 30,000*, Reverse grear in tranny at 50,000.) Overall, I've been happy with it.


*PS - The water pump in 2007 335i shit the bed after 18,000 miles, so in that respect the Dodge kicked the BMW's ass......
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I have a 2004 1500 quad sport 4x4 with 60K on it. I purchase it new and have not had a lick of issues with it. It has been a great truck, thirsty though 13.7 average. I tow my 9600lbs boat and it handles it great. The hemi is a very powerful engine. I was looking at Manhiem (dealer auction) and my truck would sell for 12K at the auction. Not bad for a 6 year old truck.

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