2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Quad Cab 4X2 User Reviews
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- $10,948 - $12,837
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MY 05 DODGE IS GREAT IT HAS 21,000 ON IT WE PULL A 32' ALUMINUM HORSE TRAILER FROM FRIDAY TILL MONDAY MORNING AT ABOUT 5 IT IS THE ALL AROUND TRUCK FOR ME I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!
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This truck is a 2004 3500 SLT with 7,000 miles, 5.9 high output diesel rated at 325 hp., 4.10 axel ratio and Michelin Lt265/70R17 tires.
The truck is very comfortable and easy to drive with good roadability.
My only complaint is fuel milage.
On the open road at 65mph and no load milage averages about 14mpg and towing a 14,000 lb 5th wheel fuel consumption is about 91/2 mpg.
A computor analysis from the dealer indicates all readings to be within the factory specifications....read morehide
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- Great mileage, good comfort, excellent standard features, quiet diesel
- manuvering in parking lots, highway drift
This 3500 dually is my 4th Dodge and now that I needed diesel power I shopped all options form Ford and GM. Although both GM and Ford had larger crew cabs they could not match the overall comfort proviede by the Dodge. The seats are far more comfortable and the interior noise from the diesel engine is barely higher than the gas models. All controls are with in easy reach and radio controls on the steering wheel are in "just the right place". The engine compartment is well organized and the straight 6 makes things easy to get to, unlike the V engines offered by the competition, although I would like to see a different placement of the dual batteries. Brakes are supurb for a vehicle this size and require little effort to bring this beast to a stop, infact they felt quite a bit stronger than what was on my 2003 1500. Speaking of brakes, an intergrated brake controler would be nice like offerings from Ford, but Dodge does make adding a controler easy with an pre-wired connector under the dash. All around visiblity is good with the towing mirrows extended, but use caution if driving with mirrors pulled in to the "normal" position as the "blind spot" could hide a Buick.
The big Dodge tops both Ford in GM in available power and "bang for the buck" value. Cummins has done a wonderful job with the engine both in power and control of engine noise. Test drive a Ford Diesel and the Dodge diesel in the same day... you wont believe the difference!...read morehide
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- the truck is beautyful and runs great
- truck is gas hog about 5 miles to the galon
i think this truck is great it runs good gets good tration off road and loocks great its a real eye catcher.
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- Fuel ecomony pulling 25 ft, 5th-wheel camp trailer, 14 - 15 mpg on hwy.
- Transmission slipped one night & no reason was found by Dodge mechanic
We are very happy with our new Dodge Ram 3500 dually-quad cab truck. We average about 14 to 15 mpg on the hwy while towing our 25' fifth wheel travel trailer. The truck only has about 4,000 miles on it and we understand it will get better fuel economy when it has approx. 20,000 miles on it. One night, the automatic transmission slipped while changing from first to second gear. We took it to the Dodge dealer and they could not find anything wrong with it. We finished our 3,000 mile trip and had no more problems with the truck....read morehide
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- Practicality, Cummins Engine, Towing Capacity, Convience Features, Ride
I love my new Ram, Tows like a Monster. That Cummins engine gives me all the power i need and then some, plus the comfort of the interior and all the convience features makes me feel great just rolling down the street when I'm not using it for work.
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