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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Ratings

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Dodge Ram 1500 2006
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    2006 Dodge Ram 1500

    mega cab 1500

    Pros: Leg Room

    Cons: Back Lights

    I bought it because of the leg room. I get 19-20 mpg for a 100 mile drive each day. San Diego to Orange County 4 days a week.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 1 year
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    2006 Dodge Ram 1500 - SRT-10 4x2 Quad Cab Short Box

    Pros: Of course the 500 HP Viper engine!

    Cons: Big time gas hog but hey, play you pay!

    Advice: Have a second vehicle handy as this is sure to become a classic someday.

    I bought a 2006 QC SRT-10 (black) but did test drive a 2005 model awhile back. Very impressed with this truck. Traded in an '03 Hemi QC. Was most dismayed about the infamous 'tick' which seemed to not be going away and getting louder. Dropping valves and engines blowing up even as the owners say they used high quality synthetic oils and babied them otherwise. Reading reports in the larger forums about these engines questionable long term durability issues, even the constant check engine light. Yup, me too. Anyway the power of this beast is absolutely outstanding. Also own an '02 Corvette Z06 but for a truck this thing is just awesome. Have more than my fair share of track days under my belt so I'm gonna give you the unvarnished truth. If you purchase this truck beware of gas mileage. Tank in the QC version holds 34 gallons. With gas someday to approach 4 or even 5 dollars a gallon, this ain't no economy car. It is an automotive enthusiasts machine and will suck your gas budget dry and then some. Some people say they use it as a daily driver, but for me it is strictly a pleasure craft. In my line of work I use my '01 Ford Focus Wagon SE with the 2.0L Zetec engine. The ride in the SRT-10 is a little choppy (something to be expected in a sporty truck like this) and the hydroformed frame is a major step up from the '03 Hemi. Noticably stiffer and inspires confidence on the road and in the corners. The Bilstein shocks are also instrumental in keeping the suspension planted and under control. I love the new headlamps and are a major improvement from the scalloped ones.