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2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 User Reviews

2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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"power" 25 reviews
"ride" 19 reviews
"big car" 7 reviews
"beautiful car" 6 reviews
"reliable car" 6 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 39 reviews
"tires" 3 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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Rob writes:
2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 SLT 4WD Quad Cab SB Review
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Great for towing

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Low fuel economy

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Dodge Or Bust — My truck is awesome. It does anything I need it to do, street, off-road, towing. The truck runs great, has a lot of balls with the HEMI engine. Fuel economy could be a little better, but you can't expect miracles when driving a truck. The truck is just all out fun.

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John writes:
2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 SLT Quad Cab SB Review
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Appearance, brakes, strong frame, MPG isn't as bad as most think, strong motor, HEMI

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interior, MPG can be a pain, handling isn't too great, worst of all WEIGHT!

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 — The Dodge Ram 1500 is a very tough truck! Its frame is extremely strong and can handle most anything you throw at it. Yes it is a fully boxed in frame. The Ram's appearance is also very good looking (especially the sport package Ram with the painted grill). The massive grill makes it look like a beast and makes you not wanna get into a wreck with this machine. the interior is of fair quality. It could be better, its just a little plain but nothing too boring. Performance wise it gets a 4/5. The reason why the vehicle gets that rating is solely because very few people realize how heavy the Ram 1500 actually is. The Ram weighs in at a whopping 6650 LBS!!! For those of you who don't know.... THAT IS MASSIVE. most diesel trucks will weigh about that much. It makes for a slower acceleration, but the HEMI engine helps make up for the slower acceleration since it is quite the powerful motor (and personally my favorite). The brakes of the Ram are quite powerful and really make for fast stopping. the Ram comes with standard four piston brakes. The trucks handling is so so. Once again the handling isn't all it can be due to the weight of the truck. The weight really takes away from the alot of the performance factors. Next on the list is cost of ownership. The Ram really isn't as bad on gas as you might think. Most people get worried when they hear MPG and HEMI in the same sentence. With the HEMI engine I've experienced about 15.5 MPG. But this is only due to a $350 Volant CAI I invested in. Without it you should expect between 11-14 MPG and that can be quite terrifying at the gas pump. Lasty, the truck is somewhat fun to drive, especially if you are wanting to go off road or run something over.

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NewUser944 writes:
2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 ST Quad Cab SB Review
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4

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Trusty, Reliable, Lots of space

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Not gas efficient for family on a tight budget.

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Great Trcuk — This truck will always turn on and run when you need it to. It has always been reliable. It has been used for 10 years and still runs great with 115,000 miles on it. Definitely for someone looking for a trusty and good looking vehicle.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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demonpl9 writes:
2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 SLT SB 4WD Review
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5

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Very good running truck. Never had any real major maintenance issues always started always got me home no matter what the weather or road conditions.

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Gas mileage is a little low (13-15 mpg) what can you say "it's gotta a HEMI" Needs 4WD engaged when the roads are snowy/icy cause the tires like too spin.

demonpl9
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Thats's One Badass Truck! — I can't say anything bad about this truck, She has been nothing but loyal and hard working for me. Yes I refer to her as a person simply because that's how I've taken care of it since I bought it back in 2003. I have yet to find it's limits I've towed 4 wheelers w/camp trailers at the same time, race car trailers, been hunting in the rocky mountains of Colorado, off road driving, and cruising downtown. I have no doubt that the next owner will love it just as much as I do.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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TexasKidd writes:
2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 SLT Quad Cab SB Review
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2

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At the time was the best body style available.

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terrible gas mileage, paint went away in three years, power seat broke in less than 50,000 miles, transmission went out at 47,000 miles.

TexasKidd
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Never Again — I bought this truck as a light duty use vehicle and was totally disappointed in the build quality of this Dodge so much tghat I will never ever own a Dodge ever! I still use this truck as a utility truck for home projects or moving needs but nothing more.

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pmanock33 writes:
2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Laramie Quad Cab LB 4WD Review
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4

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Its got a hugebed  with a lot of hauling ability

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gas mileage is horrible

pmanock33
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Nice Big Rooming Work Truck — Ilike the truck because it suits my needs its very reliable and i can haul basicly anything it has a bed cover which i like to keeps things dry and clean -- the front seat is roomy and the bed is jigantic

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Fungolfer writes:
2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 SLT Quad Cab LB Review
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4

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Good truck, carried anything I needed to, so far never left me stranded....

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fuel economy.....wish it were better........

Fungolfer
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Good Truck! — This is a big truck and has been a good one. Since the dealer went out of business, had a hard time finding a good mechanic and the truck is getting a bit of age on it now, so I have finally found one.

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Joseph writes:
2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Laramie Quad Cab SB Review
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3

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Power

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Maintenance costs

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Decent Truck — Has been a good truck. Drives good and not much trouble until now. Now has 144k miles and has electrical problems. Will try to fix it myself. I'll report back here once I have it fixed. Wish me good luck lol.

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BSRRN writes:
2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 SLT Quad Cab LB Review
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4

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Lots of room, lots of comfort, but mainly lots of POWER.  The 5.7L Hemi Mag under the hood is impressive off the line, but far more impressive from 50-70 mph on the highway.  I pulled at 32 ft boat in some hills in KY and had to check to see if the trailer was still attached.  You tend to forget when hauling due to the effortless shifting and microscopic hesitation when  you step on the accelerator.

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Gas mileage is poor, especially in town.  Dodge (and Ford, for that matter) used sound-dampening foam inside the wheel wells, which retained moisture that lead to a bit of rust damage over the years, but easily fixable if caught soon.

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A Bottomless Pit Of Muscle Combined With Your-favorite-seat Comfort. — The advantages and comforts are obvious from the first time you sit in the driver's seat, while the fuel mileage will bring you back to reality quickly. The whole family can be hauled without anyone touching each other, and the baby in the car seat is well protected if we were to wreck. From 50-70 mph, you are hard pressed to find a more powerful V8 without a tiny two seater sports coupe. Highly recommend this vehicle...if you live close to a gas station.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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ToddandKaren writes:
2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 SLT 4WD Quad Cab SB Review
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Great truck for work and play.  Love that Hemi!

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Hemi does use gas

ToddandKaren
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Love My Truck — I use this truck for everything from daily driving, to hauling, to storm chasing. The 5.7 Hemi is more than enough to handle any situation and the 4x4 system is top-notch. I also thing the Ram has the nicest interior of any truck out there.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2010 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Reviews

Great Vehicle, Wish It Had Better Gas Mileage By tonyaquinto

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2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Reviews

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I bought this truck as a replacement for our previous minivan with a double duty as a boat hauler. The truck is awesome to drive and in the Laramie trim has all of the modern gadgets making it favorit... Read More

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2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Reviews

2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Single Cab By mhamblin

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2007 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Reviews

Awesome Truck! By lalagirl86

Handles well, great for moving things, space in cab is very open and roomy. The gas mileage is not that great, but when driving a truck you don't expect that great of mileage. This truck also has an a... Read More

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2006 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Reviews

Love Hate Relationship By rds0523

I absolutely love my truck - as much as my dog and almost as much as at wife but for all the things i love about it the repair costs and games played by chrysler are starting to get old. It's quite li... Read More

Great Vehicle! By Country860

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