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2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: Owner Pros and Cons by royspocketpc

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Reviewed: 2008 Dodge Ram 1500

4dr Crew Cab 6.5ft bed 345-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

Why the 2008 Dodge Ram 1500?

Exterior styling

I mean ... come on... the sexiest truck body on the road ...

Powertrain performance

The power of the hemi is great! It does what you ask of it and then some... i tow a 12k rv with it... right at my Max weight and then some when you add water propane and my crap... and i am at no power shortage.

Reliability & durability

So far so good. 18k or only towing... a little yes... but over brutal hills carrying crazy loads using lots of 5500 rpm engine braking.

Warranty, maintenance cost

I got a lifetime warranty so i have no worries! It will live a ruff life of towing its heart out and while i maintain it religiously if anything goes its a lifetime powertrain warranty backing me up!

Price or payments

I got it in 2008... they were practically giving them away! i got a 37k msrp truck for 25k out the door plus tax tags and title! sweet!

Why Not the 2008 Dodge Ram 1500?

Fuel economy

That hemi drinks fuel... we live at 55-60 while towing and 10mpg is all we hope for... we get that on the flats with no headwind. If you get a hill with a headwind you are looking at 4mpg! Buyer beware! fuel is approaching 5 bucks!

Materials & workmanship

We got a midgrade ram. I wish i would have spent some more and gotten a higher line one. The interior is full on hard plastics!!!!

Handling

Keeping in mind its a truck its not bad... but the new coil overs are incredible in comparison!

Brand reputation & image

Depending on who you ask... the ram is a nightmare for dependability. Its my second one. The first one went 300 k all original before we sold it. Its current owner is at 377k still all original untouched. Ours is good so far but its still a baby!

Warranty, maintenance cost

Our model year has a horrid warranty for second owners... 3 years or 36 and thats it! No lifetime transfer at all! not even a consolation 5 50k ... nada! so for me its great... if we ever sell it... its warranty less!

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