2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab 4X2 User Reviews
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- $12,833 - $17,192
- No trim specified for this review
- It was half priced! Everything else is just gravy.
- How can there be any cons on a Half Priced truck?
I GOT IT FOR HALF PRICE!
It's no joke. I got a flier in the mail from one of the dealers in Fort Worth, advertising this $31,500 truck for $15,750. Gas was at $4 so, trucks were not moving, so I thought maybe this had 10% chance of being true, so I went to see. I was given the "run around" all day, including the bait and switch, we don't have any more of that model, it only applies to people that currently own a Dodge, and many many more. They also, kept taking my flier to talk to the sales manager, finance manager, and general manager. Each time the salesman returned without the flier, and I had him go get it. I had to go with him to the sales manager, and pick it out of the trash myself once. In the end, I said, honor the ad or I walk. So after I had been home for a couple of hours, they called and said we had a deal, at the ad price. Another hour of head pounding in the finance office and I was the proud owner of a HALF PRICED truck.
Oh, and the truck is great. They didn't strip it down, or put sugar in the gas or anything. It came with the lifetime powertrain waranty, although, the finance guy said that waranty is worthless, and that I really needed to upgrade to the lifetime bumber to bumber waranty. We'll see how the lifetime thing works out. 5000 miles and no issues so far.
Half Priced trucks are the best kind of truck there is. If you can find one, buy it. And if you can resist the urge to destroy a salesmans office with a paper flier. The tick in my left eye caused by the mental anguish of the purchasing experience should go away in another month or two.
Things I like about the truck: It's big. It came standard with 17/265s and step bars. It's very roomy and somewhat comfortable inside. Power is good with the 4.7L and fuel mileage was surprising at 17mpg.
Things I don't like: fuel door doesn't latch, but most trucks don't. I don't like leaving $80 worth of gas unprotected. $50 aftermarket door fixed that. It didn't come with a receiver hitch. The cross bar and wiring is there, but I had to buy the receiver to bolt to it. It holds 7 quarts of oil, and requires 5W30. The first oil change cost double the standard because of the non standard type and the extra 2 quarts.
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