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2003 Dodge RAM 1500Review
Vincent writes:
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I bought it,runs great, I would have never found it without you guys. Thanks

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2003 Dodge RAM 1500 SLT Quad Cab RWDReview
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Dodge Ram 1500 Good Truck, But Has Some Issues... — Overall pretty good solid truck, but have had some problems. I would recommend this truck to a friend, but with several warnings! But I might get a Nissan Fronteer Quad Cab, or a GMC Sierra, or Chevy Silverado next time. I've used my truck for all around commuting to work, family outings, towing boat, hauling wood and soils, and just about everything in between.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Runs good, feels solid, plenty of power with the 4.7L engine.
First engine lasted 260,000 miles (Dodge used Mercedes engines in this model).

Cons: - AC / Heat / Defrost controller broke twice - very expensive to fix.
- Replaced heater twice - broken again now.  Another $300 to replace it.
- AC has never worked well, replaced compressor, condensor, air dryer, etc.  still doesn't get cold like it should.
- Computer Control Unit has issues and is too expensive to fix
- Air bag light is on - can't turn it off without replacing Computer Control Unit (by dealer only)
- The interior plastic dash cover that is exposed to the sun is completely cracked and in terrible shape.  I'm told this is common in these Dodge Ram trucks. Again, very expensive to replace.
- Wide turning radius as with most quad-cab trucks

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2003 Dodge RAM 1500 ST Quad Cab RWDReview
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Good Truck — Good Truck for work and play, this truck is good for towing, hauling and since it is a quad cab, carrying your family and friends to work and on vacation. Get a used one and have a good deal for everyone.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Good truck

Cons: Gas prices

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2003 Dodge RAM 1500 SLT Quad Cab 4WDReview
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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.)

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

Cons: ~replacing battery cables is a real bitch!

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2003 Dodge RAM 1500 SLT Quad Cab RWDReview
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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.

Pros: At the time was the best body style available.

Cons: 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.

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2003 Dodge RAM 1500 SLT Quad Cab 4WDReview
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Great Truck But 14 Mpg Kinda Sucks — The 14 mpg is a little ridiculous. The powers not there even though I only have 20,000 miles on a rebuild. I'm really starting to hate my dodge truck. I'm about to buy another FORD so I can get my power back.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: It's a nice truck over all. Great when u have a family or want to go on hunting trips up in northern Michigan.

Cons: It only gets 14 mpg no matter how I drive it.

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2003 Dodge RAM 1500 Laramie Quad Cab LB 4WDReview
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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

Pros: Its got a hugebed  with a lot of hauling ability

Cons: gas mileage is horrible

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2003 Dodge RAM 1500 SLT Quad Cab LB RWDReview
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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.

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

Cons: fuel economy.....wish it were better........

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2003 Dodge RAM 1500 SLT Quad Cab 4WDReview
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Big Bad Turck — This is our camper truck. It is great for us and the dogs. Handles well with pulling the camper. Love the color. Comfortable to travel in. Nice to drive. Great room on the inside. Easy maintenance. Would buy another. This is the third that I have had.

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

Pros: Nice truck, camping

Cons: It is big so takes getting use to driving and parking

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2003 Dodge RAM 1500 Laramie Quad Cab RWDReview
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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.

Pros: Power

Cons: Maintenance costs

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2010 Dodge RAM 1500 Reviews

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It’s a good truck, but it was not equipped with what I’m looking for. Read More

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2009 Dodge RAM 1500 Reviews

Review By Gohard73

I really want this truck so bad I work so hard I want to get my dream truck Read More

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2008 Dodge RAM 1500 Reviews

Review By Guru9C14PV

Not enough details or write up on the vehicle. No exact response to questions being asked. This vehicle so be around the $4000/$5000 range for the shape it’s in. Read More

Review By Gene

I think the truck is a very good model and its well worth the price Read More

2007 Dodge RAM 1500 Reviews

Review By scott

I bought the same thing except it is not a 4 door. Not much into 4 door automatic transmission trucks. Read More

Review By Matthew l

Good value yes I myself would like to buy it Read More

2006 Dodge RAM 1500 Reviews

Review By GuruMVJJL

Over priced because of miles and age of the truck Read More

Review By The Last

I live that year body style. 2002 threw 2008 are my favorite years of the dodfe rams Read More

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