LARAMIE SWB shown
- $21,938 - $24,315
- Looks Nice
- 38 trips to the shop in 23 months
Purchased As New
First I had a 2004 Ram 1500 Laramie quadcab 4x4 hemi and it was a sweet ride and when we needed a truck to haul our new 34 foot travel trailer decided a 2008 Ram 2500 Megacab 4x4 would be the answer. Thats where things went bad, first this thing rides like a tank and just about knocks your filling out over bumps (why would any manufacturer spec tire pressures of 60f/70r in a truck that is rated to tow less than their own 1/2 tons)to start this 38 trips to the shop in 23 months. 3 windshield wiper motors, 3 blower motors, replaced intermediate steering shaft twice, all the steering components once and a couple twice and the truck still drives like it's on marbles and just wants to wander around, I got used to that but try that with a 34 foot trailer out back. Cruise control works only when it wants to, replaced all the doors and motors on the heater box and then had to replace the entire heater box assy and I won't even know if it works till it hits -35 this coming winter. Everything in the truck rattles or squeaks and the wind noise about makes you want to cut your ears off. The latest we are waiting for a new front wheel bearing and cruise control buttons the god only knows what will happen. The service managaer has admitted this is the worst truck he has ever seen. It is bad enough that Chrysler Canada extended the bumper to bumper from 60,000Km to the 100,000km of the power train but of course they won't replace the truck. I can't even count the number of hours of lost work taking this thing to the shop. And of couse the sales dept would gladly get me out of it for a measly 10 to 15k more for a 2008 quadcab diesel. Gotta love a truck that less than 2 years old is worth way less than half what you paid for it to trade in. This will be the last Dodge I own and I am stuck with this piece of junk for another few years till the loan gets rightside up. I fear when the warranty is gone in abt another month this thing will end up setting in the yard broken and I will still be paying through the nose for it and does Dodge care??? Only in your wildest dreams. I get sick to my stomach every time I get in this thing now and it is my daily driver....read morehide
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- perfect for towing your toys (boats race cars campers) safe & loads of room for your family
- costly and hard to find at dodge dealers
I have a 2007 with the hemi and me as well as my family love this truck. it is very stabile towing my barracuda to the shows the hemi has great power for pulling even in the mountins . it is a littile rough on gas but i find that it is not a lot worse than a standard truck and for the room / power the extra gas is well worth it.Dodge did a great job with this truck. other companies have large cabs such as the toyota maxicab but does not have the towing capacity plus it is from japan assembled in usa . you live here you should by here! The only thing about the mega cab that is bad is the dodge dealers MIGHT have one or two to chose from. they can be hard to find. I bought mine new on ebay at a dealer 5 hours for me.now stop wishing and go get a mega cab dodge...read morehide
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