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Cons: My rear door does not line up. poor quality paint job.
Advice: get the nice wheels, not chrome clad, spend the extra $800 get the HemiVery comfortable. this truck is fast if you want to go fast, slow if you want to go slow. Too much body sway in turns(easily corrected). For 800 dollars more you get the hemi, why not, whats another 800 dollars. This truck is a lot of bang for the buck. My truck Cost less than my mini van.
Pros: The HEMI
Cons: gas milage
Advice: check out the DODGE HEMI and dont look backI had the original HEMI in my 1970 Super Bee and loved it. Now 34 years later I bought the Ram 1500 with the new HEMI and am very pleased. It was nothing like the original HEMI I had, but let me tell you that this truck has power. The thrills that you get from acceleration and the torque,far outweigh the gas it uses. If you are looking for the best looking very powerful vehicle,dont hesitate to test drive this one.I have been a FORD man since 1983 and that relationship is over. DODGE has it all over the competition.
Cons: Bad fuel mileage
Advice: Definitely get the HEMI...Got my first truck in this Ram. I could not be more pleased. Not only is it the BEST looking truck on the market, but it outperforms all the rest also. I added nerd bars, duals with flowmaster exhaust and backfitted a K&N filter system. My only disappointment: gas mileage. BUT, I increased this about 1.5-2.0 MPH with the exhaust system and air filter.
Pros: Nice truck
Cons: Customer service
Advice: Don't buy anything form Dodge/ChryslerI am writing this letter to inform you of the terrible customer service your company is providing. I bought a new 2002 Dodge Ram 4x4 last January. It currently is less than two years old and has less than 23,000 miles. The truck has had three safety recalls and a steering gear is having to be replaced. Yet none of those problems are what I am upset about. What is upsetting is that I am being forced to pay for a rental car while all this is repaired. I know in your basic warranty that it says rental service is not covered. However I think certain exceptions should be made. For one, the recall issues should be completely your company's responsibility and you should do everything possible to make it as pleasant as possible to have them repaired. That does not mean offerring a ride to my house while it is being fixed. I work and go to school and a vehicle is important for me to get to both. The second issue is that I am now being forced to pay for a rental car while the replacement steering gear is shipped. I was told it would take 4-5 days to get here. The least you could do is have the part overnighted. I will admit that the dealership said I could take my truck but I would have to sign a waiver that if the problem became worse Dodge would not pay for any of the repair. They say that word of mouth is the best form of advertising and I am letting you know that this letter is being posted to every consumer review board I can find on the internet and I am also forwarding it to every contact I have in my address book and asking them to do the same. Hopefully this will at least get you to look at your warranty policy and rethink some of the terms. Sincerely, Billy Spencer
Pros: 20 inch wheels
Cons: the recalls 2 of them
Advice: get the HEMIgot the 4.7 but wished I had the hemi spend the 750.00 more and get it
Cons: no head rests for rear passengers.
Advice: the HEMI is worth the extra cost.I loved the power of the 5.7 HEMI, and the leather interior is comfy, but sporty. I loved the location of thecontrols, and the handles on the doors. The only thing I see is that the seats are a little bit smaller than the 97 I had.
Pros: the styling
Cons: early engine performance
Advice: buy it...maybe get the 8 cylider model thoughthis truck has got to be the best ive test driven. budget concious as i am, i opted for the work special package which is the lowest version you can get. I am totally satisfied with this machine. It has a remarkably sleek style that is second to none. It is comfortable and it remains a presence on the road no matter what truck i come up against. Although slow to climb hills in fourth or fifth gear im certain this will improve after the break in period. I love this truck...it is a vision to behold no matter what model you choose. Bravo to Dodge for bringing suck an agressive looking truck to market..hands down the best looking truck on the road. Chevy and Ford..see you on the road...(in my rearview mirror).