2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 User Reviews

2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 15 reviews

  • 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:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"power" 8 reviews
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
"quality" 2 reviews
"big car" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"park" 2 reviews

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Dennis writes:
2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Power Wagon Review
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4

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Off-road capability of the Dodge Powerwagon is exceptional. Taking into account that it is a full size pickup, not a nimble little Jeep, it really gets around well with the 4x4, Warn winch from the factory, front and rear electronic lockers, 4:54:1 gears, Hemi power, higher than normal ground clearance, electronic disconecting sway bar and skid protection for the front differenctial and fuel tank

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With great power comes great responsibiliy...and lower fuel economy :(. HOWEVER, in my pickup, slowing down just a little and putting in a higher octane fuel has resulted in very noticable milage increases. I can get as good as 16MPG on the highway. For a 3/4 ton gas fuelled truck that is OK considering the size and power.

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Power Wagon — Towing is moderate on this truck. Keeping in mind it is not diesel, it should not be held to those towing expecations. With a little tender driving this truck can meet most towing needs of the weekend warriors. However, be prepaired for some MPG shock and don't pass up too many fuel stops as pulling a 5th wheel or like weighted trailers can lower milage into the single digits.

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jbar95 writes:
2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 SLT Quad Cab LB 4WD Review
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5

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The most powerful truck I've ever owned.  Starts everytime and runs like a top.

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Wish the back seat was bigger.  Wish it rode a little better.

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Perfect — 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. Well built truck.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Ducati writes:
2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Laramie Mega Cab 4WD Review
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5

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the fact it has somewhere around 500 horsepower and it still has the same fuel economy as stock

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i do dislike how short the bed is, and how heavy dodge has made it

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Amazing Truck, All Around Useful And Incredibly Fun To Play Around With — 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 reliability, sometimes it does stall but it is still amazing for an everyday vehicle. nicest part is it can blow just about any vehicle away.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Michael writes:
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its dodge lol

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take a look at the pic

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Trucks The Only Way To Go — hemi power what can i say beautiful truck , looked really good drove good awesome fuel mileage. except the color( little bold for me ) was very good had fun 4 by 4 with it. smooth ride lots of power yes yes.

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thesasks writes:
2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Laramie Mega Cab 4WD Review
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Looks awesome

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I cannot think of 1 thing on this truck worth praising

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The Absolute Worst Vehicle I Have Ever Owned — First I had a 2004 Ram 1500 Laramie quadcab 4x4 hemi and it was a sweet ride and when we needed a truck to haul our new 34 foot travel trailer decided a 2008 Ram 2500 Megacab 4x4 would be the answer. Thats where things went bad, first this thing rides like a tank and just about knocks your filling out over bumps (why would any manufacturer spec tire pressures of 60f/70r in a truck that is rated to tow less than their own 1/2 tons)to start this 38 trips to the shop in 23 months. 3 windshield wiper motors, 3 blower motors, replaced intermediate steering shaft twice, all the steering components once and a couple twice and the truck still drives like it's on marbles and just wants to wander around, I got used to that but try that with a 34 foot trailer out back. Cruise control works only when it wants to, replaced all the doors and motors on the heater box and then had to replace the entire heater box assy and I won't even know if it works till it hits -35 this coming winter. Everything in the truck rattles or squeaks and the wind noise about makes you want to cut your ears off. The latest we are waiting for a new front wheel bearing and cruise control buttons the god only knows what will happen. The service managaer has admitted this is the worst truck he has ever seen. It is bad enough that Chrysler Canada extended the bumper to bumper from 60,000Km to the 100,000km of the power train but of course they won't replace the truck. I can't even count the number of hours of lost work taking this thing to the shop. And of couse the sales dept would gladly get me out of it for a measly 10 to 15k more for a 2008 quadcab diesel. Gotta love a truck that less than 2 years old is worth way less than half what you paid for it to trade in. This will be the last Dodge I own and I am stuck with this piece of junk for another few years till the loan gets rightside up. I fear whenthe warranty is gone in abt another month this thing will end up setting in the yard broken and I will still be paying through the nose for it and does Dodge care??? Only in your wildest dreams. I get sick to my stomach every time I get in this thing now and it is my daily driver.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Bob writes:
2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Power Wagon Quad Cab Review
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tunes

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mpg

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08 Power Wagon — impossable to go back to a 1500 , truck rides like a truck , pure old school bull bar , pia lights , stereo , amps , subs , gps . tonneau , blacked out cab lights chrome step bar 10,000 lb winch , a blast to drive winter or summer

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kathy writes:
2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 SXT Mega Cab 4WD Review
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the exterior and interior

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fuel milage

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It Is A Good And Nice Looking Truck — we love it but it has no pulling power when hauling a snowmobile trailer (wont buy a hemi again) we hoped for better fuel milage we put decals on the side of it. no problems as of yet. love it

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Daniel writes:
2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 SLT Quad Cab 4WD Review
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fuel mileage for 9k lb truck

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emissions

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Great Truck — trucks gets great fuel mileage for wat it weghts. pulls great, and with my juice w attitude its hauls. wish my payment was lower, bute its worth it. truck is a blast to drive. Just wish it didnt have all the emissions

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

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Melissa writes:
2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 SXT Quad Cab 4WD Review
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Looks, Comfort, Space, and Power

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It isn't a CHEVROLET

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Great Truck, Performs Great While Providing Comfort — This is my husband's truck. First Dodge in the family, I was a bit skeptical, but it's very roomy, very comfortable, and a heavy hauler! Perfect for towing, decent mileage for a diesel (around 19-22mpg) and GORGEOUS blue paint job ;)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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James writes:
2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 ST Quad Cab 4WD Review
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Torque, Diesel fuel...

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Parking it......

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Never Worry About Not Being Able To Get It Done! — Performance - awesome! it could move a mountain. it is extremly quick and quite for a diesel. the 6.7L cumming turbo diesel is the BEST engine so far for a truck! So much torque. We love to take it down the beach, and we never have to worry about not making it out. We burn mostly a veg blend, but I am working on making it pure Veg. miilage is awesome, MPG on highway.....

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

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Reviews From Other Years

2010 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Reviews

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

Absolutely Love It!!! By Chandra

I love everything about this truck. Most people dream of having sports cars when they grow up but ever since I was a little girl I always wanted a big 4WD Diesel....The Dodge part came later. By far ... Read More

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2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Reviews

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

Nice By Matt

This is my dream truck. Lots of power to tow anything you hook to it. Still gets 20+ mpg on the hwy. Tons of interior room. But I wouldn't trade it for any other brand. Fully deleted, Smarty ... Read More

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2007 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Reviews

Pre Diesel Emission Treasure By Durand

I was amazingly fortunate when I got this truck well under 100k miles and for less than $30k. It is a 2007 body, but the guts of this baby, especially the engine, are 2006 and pre diesel emission sta... Read More

Love This Truck ,would Buy A Mega Cab Again By tilly2812

This is a great riding truck for it's size. you can fold down half of the back seat and have room for luggage or a pet or groceries. The fuel economy on the highway isn't bad mine gets anywhere from 1... Read More

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2006 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Reviews

Reliable Work Horse Or Just A Big Powerful Daily Commuter. Safe As Well. By mopar483

I personally like this truck very much. Can't really find any cons. Really enjoy the powerful Cummins, the features, the looks and an unexpected 22-24 miles per gallon on the highway. About 19 in town... Read More

Comfortable And Reliable By Amber

Acceleration was decent for its size and age. It handled very well on the road for long distance and short distance. About 28 mpg on long distance drive even with traffic. Not very bad blind spots and... Read More

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2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Reviews

Eye Catcher By zuzoje

Very attractive truck. Has held up nicely for 4 years. Does very well in the snow. Very roomy inside. Has been very reliable. Feel very safe when driving in it, and very fun to drive. Low maintenance.... Read More

You Can Go Fast, I Can Go Anywhere! By EloyOrozco

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, r... Read More

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