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Pros: Wide Interior room & Tall Visibility, Nice Truck, Good 20' Tires
Cons: 5.9L V8, 245HP is not enought Horse Power for this 6,000 pounds heavy truck size. We need the new 5.7L, V8, 345HP.
Advice: Wait for the 2003 Ram model or install the SuperCharge Kit too boost this monster truck from 245HP to a 400HP.This is a very nice design truck. The truck can do anything and go anywhere. The appearance is the best looking truck compare to the Chevy and Ford. We like everything in this new Ram except the Ram is the weakiest power of the competition. I am very sastified when the Box empty but not when I cary 6 men and haul my 5,000 pounds board, and our two motor cycle and our camping equipment full in the trunk. We can not climb at the Rocky Mountain. If Dodge do not install the new HEMI magnum V8, 5.7L, 345HP into this 2003 Ram 1500, I will trade my 2002 Ram to another brand that have more Horspower.
Pros: LEATHER INTERIOR W/ROOM TO SPARE
Cons: WINDOWS NOT TINTED DARK ENOUGH
Advice: DONT GET SATIN PEARL WHITE -THATS MY COLORI CANT GET OVER THE SMOOTHNESS OF HIGHWAY CRUSING.THE CAR WANTS TO GET UP AND MOVE FROM 60 MPH/TO 80.EVEN BETTER NO RESTRICTOR MINES BEEN UP TO 130-MPH AND STILL CLIMBING,WITH GOOD HANDLING AND BRAKING W/4-W.D.B.ITS QUIET INSIDE,CORNERS VERY NICELY.REALLY SPORTY WITH PLENTY OF COMFEY ROOM IN BACK SEAT. ALSO BIG TRUNK AREA.I LIKE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT.
Pros: The easy in and out seats
Cons: I put in thicker floor mats and the drawer under the passenger seat won't open with the mat in place.
Advice: Dodge and Chrysler are virtually identical; go with the best deal you can get.This is my third Dodge/Plymouth mini-van. It is the best van I could find in terms of maximum cargo space and family comfort. The rear bed is relatively flat for cargo and the seats are easily removeable for more space. The individual seats are much easier to remove and replace than the bench seats in my '98 Grand Caravan.
Pros: amount of room in the vehicle
Cons: the available color on the ad car I purchased
Advice: Prepare to have fun!Must get used to the handling. It is extremely responsive at higher speeds. Must get to know the handling to be a master at driving safely on the freeway.
Pros: 4 doors. It's a real truck, but room for the family.
Cons: It's a bit of a gas hog. Well, what do you expect?
Advice: If you're going to tow a lot of weight, get the 373 gears, towing package, and 5.9 motor. Otherwise the small V8 is really great.This is one cool truck. Bought in 10/01, now have 5K miles. Not a single problem, not even one. Runs like a clock, very comfortable, tons of room and storage. Got the 4.7 motor; plenty of power and wouldn't want to get worse gas mileage. Everyone complains of firm ride and gas consumption. Yes to both, however on the road I average 19, 14 combined. But you have to keep your foot out of it around town to get any mileage, otherwise you get 12. With a few hundred pounds in the box the ride is much improved. Well, it is a truck, isn't it? Seating and controls are very nice. That windshield really slopes, now doesn't it? Overall finish is superb, and the new styling is awesome. Mine is white, so I can put some custom paint on it when the weather warms up. 17' wheels are really cool, sits higher than the others, comes with everything I wanted standard. Got traction lock limited slip diff instead of 4X4; works great offroad too. Stereo with Infinity speakers is very nice. Stainless exhaust and a mean truck sound. I love my new truck, even better than I expected.
Pros: LOOKS LIKE A REAL MAN'S TRUCK, AND 4 DOORS FOR FAMILY
Cons: IF THERE'S ANYTHING? GAS MILEAGE, BUT WHAT DO U EXPECT!!!
Advice: BUY ONE NOW!!!MY FIRST 'NEW' VEHICLE/TRUCK...I PLAN ON KEEPING IT UNTIL IT DIES...DROVE THE COMPETITIION, THEY, CHEVY/GMC ARE GOOD BUT I FELL IN LOVE W/ THE 2002 DODGE RAM QUAD CAB 4X4 SPORT (5.9L V8). IT'S A EYE CATCHER AND GETS A LOT OF QUESTIONS/ATTENTION FROM OTHER TRUCK LOVERS WHILE I'M OUT ON THE ROAD. THE 7YR/100,000 WARRANTY IS GREAT...JUST CAN'T WAIT TILL ITS OVER THEN IT'S TIME TO UPGRADE W/ ACCESSIORIES.....MORE POWER!!!! DRIVES GREAT AND HAS PLENTY OF POWER....WATCH OUT CHEVY AND FORD....DODGE IS THE NEW MAYOR IN TRUCKVILLE!!....THEN THE WORLD!!!!! (EVIL LAUGH) HAHAHA
Pros: Cummins Motor
Cons: Service and Suspension
Advice: Wait till the 2003 models come out!This Vehicle Drifts 6'-8' from side to side. Dodge is aware of the front and rear suspension problems that have plagued the Ram trucks for years. I replaced a clutch, preasure plate, etc.. within the first 60 days of use.