2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 User Reviews

2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Appearance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 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

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"power" 13 reviews
"ride" 8 reviews
"big car" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 8 reviews

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2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 SLT Quad Cab SB 4WD Review
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Great Engine, I love the Hemi. They should not have used the Champion Copper Spark Plugs since they were supposed to be replaced at 30,000 miles. I didn't realize this until 55,000 miles even though I went through emissions with no issues. I put in NGK Platinum plugs which I personally prefer.

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Poorly designed Front end with the original Y-Configuration broke on the highway in a straight line. I had that "Death Wobble" that is posted everywhere for the first time. I Never panic so I didn't hit the brakes and coasted to the side of the road. I was towed afterward. Chrysler withheld the Recall information. I had to have the new T-Front end installed which I would have done myself but just in case I did pay the dealership. I was disappointed that Dodge/Chrysler Refused to pay for the failure. This created other damage.

gcutler196
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Good Truck, Solid, Excellent 4wd — The original OEM tires were useless in the snow. I then put on the Bridgestone Dueler Revo AT's and I went through over 2 1/2 foot snow un-plowed back in 2011 and no other truck around could even keep up. I also like the manual linkage to go into 4WD versus the Electronic switches that I have seen fail in every brand. I can work on virtually anything and originally I did a lot of heavy towing. Fuel economy isn't great and the ride is stiff. Great turning radius. I had to replace the brakes a bit early by my standards at 55,000 miles but since I towed heavy with a lot of tongue weight the rear brakes were pretty much toast. I did price out stock brakes but found a great set on Ebay from Brake Overstock made by a Machine shop that had been in business since 1971. Drilled Slotted Rotors and Ceramic Pads for $315 shipped to my home. There is a recall out that I have not received yet on the air bags, I believe it was the Driver's side?? Really a Fast Fun truck. I run a few mods and surprise a lot of cars but I really have slowed down over the years and fuel costs too much.

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2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 SLT Quad Cab LB 4WD Review
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Love the motor, and cargo space

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Lack of fuel mileage compared to my diesel

RapidTravis
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I Enjoy It — I hate the trans (I loved my manual), but overall, its been a really good truck. Hauls my family and dog all over the place. Wish I had a large enough garage to fit it into! It's a good truck.

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2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 SLT Quad Cab LB 4WD Review
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Spacious interior with lots of power from the engine.  Very good at hauling just about anything.

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Gets horrible gas millage unless on the highway or the tank is full.

TripleRTech
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Very Strong And Dependable 4wd Truck! — I love my dodge. It has lasted a long time and has held up through it all. It is a bit on the heavy side but that makes it good for hauling/pulling. I've moved 3 times and having this truck came in handy.

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

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2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Power Wagon Quad Cab SB 4WD Review
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The power wagon is (was) the ultimate off road machine.

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Gas

EloyOrozco
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You Can Go Fast, I Can Go Anywhere! — Add 35" tires and with no other changes this truck can be driven anywhere. The many options of the power wagon package make it the off road powerhouse it is. Winch, skid plates, lockers, 4.56 gears, real transfer case and still very reliable grocery geter soccer mom or dad truck.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Laramie Quad Cab SB 4WD Review
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Power, Torque and peppy pickup. Very clean, great body.

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I have to sell it...arg!

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2005 Ram 2500 Laramie — I bought this truck to haul horses, and boy does it haul! Smooth and strong over mountain passes with 28' goose neck trailer with up to 4 horses. It has also been my main transportation around town which is not so practical; kinda hard to park. But a beautiful truck that I have loved to own.

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

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Power

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No locking diff

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My Truck — 148000, and stiil going strong! This truck has done it all so far and just keeps on chuggin. I have loaded it pretty well, both the bed and trailer. hauled construction equipment, and people. long and short trips, and off road. it needs some lockers on it preferrably front and rear, something has to help get all that power to the ground.At 148000 it does need some repair, it is almost done with its second set of tires, and second set of brakes, and second water pump, and some u-joints, other than that just oil changes. I get about 20MPG . overall the truck has been a great driver, it does most things well.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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its big and rides like a cadillac

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its big

thegrrrinder
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An Awesome Ride — beautiful truck that gets over 22 miles to the gallon. I have driven as a family car or pulling the 28 foot boat. Either way it still rides like a Mercedes not a diesel truck Have a great day where ever you are or what your doing.

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

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it give 24mpg

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fuels 3 bucks a gallon

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30,000 — shes got lots of power of coures the trans dnt like the powers ive add the appearance of the truck is great the carpets are potless the dashes is always clean i try to wash the out side once a week even in the winter it dose have one realy small rust spot that will be getting fixed this coming spring the maintence ant to bad other than she eats ball joints but all dodges do so owell

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

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payload and suspension

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short bed

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Its Amazing — it accelerates like it is its job brakes and handles good new knobby tires no squeaks no rattles exterior light blue clean mudflares interior black on black clean normal maintenance required its a work truck who cares about mileage this truck is awesome to drive

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

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2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Laramie Quad Cab SB 4WD Review
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4x4, Turboed, Nice Stance

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NOthing lmao

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Dodge Ram .. The Best Damn Truck — Massive torque, 5% tint. 20" Helo Maxx 8 Wheels, 33" Nitto Terra Grapplers, Straight Piped, 5.9L Cummins Turbo DIesel.. this is a very fun truck to drive, on and off the pavement!! Mileage is pretty good considering it's a truck weighing nearly 7,000 pounds and can carry almost anything.

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

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2010 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Reviews

A Good Truck By delvalhorse

just a touch big, the best handling long trips and hauling a trailer, good on the mud or snow, has plenty of space in the bed and can haul a big horse trailer like nothing is behind it, very pleased w... Read More

Best Ever By JenRee

Great vehicle - Dodge continues to nail it. Its very reliable and handles outstanding for a full sized pick up. I've had dealers ask if I'd be willing to trade it in on something else and the answer... Read More

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2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Reviews

A Really Nice Truck Worth Having By Tony_66

When it comes down to what I like about this truck I have to brag about the power and drive train, it performs very good and handles well also. The looks of the truck I think is really sharp too. Howe... Read More

Heavy Hauler By Brady

pretty good truck, hauls any load you want, has good power, seems to be a good sturdy pickup, doesnt get as good of mileage as it should. interior is pretty nice, seems to be good quality, good all a... Read More

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2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Reviews

Perfect By jbar95

Overall a fantastic truck. With enough horsepower to pull down a house and get the mileage of a 1/2 ton truck. I do wish the back seats were bigger and the front seats were a little more comfortable... Read More

Amazing Truck, All Around Useful And Incredibly Fun To Play Around With By Ducati

after the exhaust was installed it gained an amazing sound on startup and running down the road. after the rebuild it gained a deeper note and some amazing performance. it has lost a little reliabilit... Read More

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2007 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Reviews

Awesome Truck By hipshot1965

Loved the interior space and comfort, overall driving and handling, great fuel mileage for such a large truck, very low maintenance, extremely reliable(started in extremely cold weather easily) . Did... Read More

I Find My 1998 Ram 1500 2wd A Much Better Truck So Far. By kb7imb

I have driven this vehicle four times, once to get it registered, again to the dealer to get keys made to lock and unlock the doors remotely, again to have the instrument cluster replaced again to hav... Read More

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2006 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Reviews

Great Vehicle By rogercast

great power, great fuel milage, able to tow heavy, light or in between with ease. Easy to work on, simple set up and parts are not typically expensive. Overall very handy truck with superior power and... Read More

Great Family Truck By Cleister13

fantastic truck for the family have more room than we not what to do with and tons of extra space for cargo. Love the heated power seats and interior of the truck. Looks great on the outside also. Ver... Read More

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