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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"fuel economy" 39 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews
"tires" 3 reviews
"small power" 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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4

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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.

NewUser944
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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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Brandon writes:
2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 SLT 4WD Quad Cab SB Review
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I love my truck. I would switch to a 2500 or a 1500 sxt though the 2500 would be able to pull the trailer more properly which your supposed to have a 2500 or 250 for 5th wheels, Sxt is just more sporty but also get the job done. I wish Dodge would do better on their power steering rack and rust above the fenders.Still i love it.

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GAS MILEAGE lol. i get 4 days from half a tank which costs me 50 bucks right now but thats only if i go straight to work and back no fooling around. the speakers could be better. Rust is known for dodge and the Power steering rack on the ram trucks fails.

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Would You Dodge A Dodge? — Dodge is my favorite truck company excluding Ford Bronco's. I love this truck. It has a V8 engine and a great towing capability. I currently had to get a new drive shaft because it sealed up and wouldn't turn. It's a long distance or work vehicle because of the so much gas it takes in. I still drive it as my main though instead of the Ford Escape we also own. This is 1 tough truck. I've taken it off road with out any tune ups or off road parts on it and it handled fine. I pull a 5th wheel 27ft trailer behind it and a 17ft fiberglass bow rider ski boat. The interior is amazing and each year they get better. So much room inside and really comfy in every way there is. While it is spacious and powerful there is always a price to pay but its good and bad. It was built as a large truck and I love big trucks but there is a problem parking into small areas. Besides this truck I would probably only have a Ford Bronco 1 or 2, a Ford ranger off-road series or a Jeep. But because of everything we own and need to transport this is the perfect vehicle for me.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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kaoconn1 writes:
2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 SLT 4WD Quad Cab SB Review
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5

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Great pulling power, looks and drives great

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A little heavy on gas

kaoconn1
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Work Horse/ Family Car — This truck drives and looks awesome. The 4x4 is a great asset in the snow or for off rading if needed. It has great pulling power and great for either a workhorse or a family car. Mom likes it for its safety and the built in dvd player keeps the kids happy. Awesome truck.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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skolorado writes:
2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 SLT 4WD Quad Cab SB Review
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4

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4wd works amazingly well.  Has NEVER left me stranded due to road conditions

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~replacing battery cables is a real bitch!

skolorado
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I Love My Truck For The Most Part — I love the truck. I've been using it during hunting season for the past 4 years and it has Never left me stranded or let me down, as of yet anyway, Gas mileage is good for the engine size (4.7L V8) and as long as you keep your foot out of it while driving on highways. I do wish it had more bang for the buck as far as power goes though, it doesn't seem to have as much power as you would expect for a V8 engine, but overall, I am extremely happy with my pickup. It is great for towing, hauling, four-wheelin', and is a pleasure to drive and own. the only real issue I have is accessing portions of the engine especially right now when I am trying to replace both battery cables. I cannot seem to find a way to access the part of the positive battery cable that attaches to the starter portion of the engine. I have been trying everything I can think of, aside from actually removing other parts on the engine, to access it and remove the old cable. I'm gonna try removing parts today and see if that allows me access to it so i can get my truck back up and running again. I really do love my truck 99% of the time. LOL

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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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:
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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........

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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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2010 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Reviews

Great Overall Truck By Wayward

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2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Reviews

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2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Reviews

Great, Reliable Workhorse Of A Truck! By Colin

Love the comfort, drive, power, utility of this truck. This is a good looking, and very functional and comfortable truck. Acceleration is great, towing is great, took this truck through the mounta... Read More

Perfect Work Truck, As Well As Daily Commuter. By sellmydodge

I love this car, It works perfectly for my every day use and it also works well for my sister who has a horse and trailer to pull. Its durable and has yet to have any problems throughout its 140000 mi... Read More

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2007 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Reviews

Not Your Fathers Pickup! By Vjblanchard

I absolutely love driving this truck, she takes off like a scared cat, rumbles like a race car, rides smooth as my Tahoe, and turns heads everywhere she goes! There is not another one like this anywhe... Read More

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It was a good truck and now has about 120K miles on it. I would consider another truck just like it if I could find one to fit the budget. Four wheel drive is a must when you live in a rural area. Read More

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2006 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Reviews

Sharp By kaoconn1

This truck is the 4.9 v8 and feels just as powerful as the 5. + models with way better fuel economy. Very fast and responsive. Great work truck but also a great family truck.Seats six adults comfortab... Read More

Wow What A Pickup By Simon

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