2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Overview

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Laramie
Avg. Price: $20,569
SLT
Avg. Price: $16,693
ST
Avg. Price: $12,455
SXT
Avg. Price: $21,283

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Average User Score

4.65 stars

Based on 48 reviews

Excellent Truck by onaroll
 — Build qual. is very good! I have added a few engine "tweeks" and it really "scoots"! Gas mileage is around 18 to 19 on the highway, and drops to ~14-15 mpg overall with mostly around town driving. O... Read More
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Sxt by Lukas
 — performance- v6, trans is good, handels good, good power on demand build quality- very good build very tough appearance- very clean in side and out, lots of leg room both front and read seats cost ... Read More
The Dodge by Stephanie
 — I love my Truck. Trucks are for Girls Anyhow. It is King Cab Hemi 4x4 and I couldn't have asked for a better truck. I absolutley have no complaints. And let me tell you it can run. Actually it floats.... Read More

2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Overview

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Based on 48 reviews

2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500

While retaining the power and utility of a functional workhorse pickup, as well as off-road capability and a towing capacity of up to 9,000 pounds, the 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 also works nicely as a spacious family truck, depending on the trim level. The half-ton pickup receives few changes for 2008, aside from a more-powerful standard 4.7-liter V8 that now gets 310 hp. Other engine choices are the 3.7-liter, 215-hp V6 in the base utility ST trims only, and the 5.7-liter, 345-hp HEMI V8 that features cylinder deactivation for better fuel economy. A choice of 5-speed automatic or 6-speed manual comes with the V6 and 4.7 V8, while the HEMI gets a 5-speed automatic only.

The 2008 Ram Pickup 1500 is available in either rear-wheel or four-wheel drive with low-range gearing. All-wheel drive can be substituted on the higher-end SLT and Laramie trims. You also have the choice of either a 6.3-foot or 8-foot bed (you may want to start a grid here to keep track of all the choices). There are four trims altogether. The base ST features one row of seats, while the SXT, SLT, and Laramie seat up to six in three rows. Three cab choices vary the passenger comfort. Regular cabs are two-door pickups. The Quad cab has four regular doors. The Mega Cab is the same as the Quad, but adds 20 more inches in the cabin (meaning it only comes with the smaller pickup bed) for a roomy 44 inches of rear legroom. In Quad and Mega Cabs, the rear seats fold flat into the floor.

All trims come with 4-wheel ABS brakes and dual front-side airbags for the front row. Purely functional, the ST features few trimmings beyond air conditioning and a CD player, but you get power features, leather seats, and power front seats as you move up to the top-of-the-line Laramie. Options add a DVD player and navigation system. There are also off-road and sports packages. Of course the 14/19 mpg is terrible, and if that's a concern, you probably shouldn't be buying a half-ton truck, although it's worth mentioning that the revamped 4.7 V8 is available as an E85 vehicle. Overall, owners love the V8 power, towing capability, and interior comfort of the 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500.

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2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Hemi, Stalls After Filling With Gas.

I can drive approx. 5 miles after filling up and then it stalls for a second then goes again. It does this once or twice then runs for a whole week until fill again. Once it happens i can not repro...

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My 2008 Dodge Ram, 6 Cylinder, Runs Great Until I Fill The Gas Tank Up And ...

runs great until I fill the gas tank up and then it will run a very short distance, maybe 1/4 mile, then it dies. I can restart it right away then it will not die again until I refuel. No lights or ...

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Bobohh
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2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Fuel Pump Won't Turn On And Truck Won't Start

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2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Single Wire Off The Trans Wiring Harness. Help Pleaase....

Someone else did the removal. And can't remember where it goes.

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5.7 Hemi 2008 Ram Oil Consumption No Ext. Leaks 1 Qt Per 700 Miles

5.7 ENGINE INCREASED OIL CONSUMPTION NO EXT. LEAKS, FOUND OIL ON THE AIR FILTER VIA THE TUBE THAT RUNS AROUND THE FRONT FROM THE OIL FILLER CAP ASSY. CHANGED PVC VLV AND CLEANED AIRBOX AND THROTTLE ...

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