2003 Dodge Ram 1500 User Reviews

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    2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4WD Quad Cab SBReview
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    Love My Truck — I use this truck for everything from daily driving, to hauling, to storm chasing. The 5.7 Hemi is more than enough to handle any situation and the 4x4 system is top-notch. I also thing the Ram has the nicest interior of any truck out there.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Great truck for work and play.  Love that Hemi!

    Cons: Hemi does use gas

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    2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Quad Cab SB 4WDReview
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    If Dodge Is On Your Radar, This Is A Good Truck, Just Be Ready For Some Issues Especially Rust. — Well I have had this for almost a year now. My truch has the 6 inch Skyjacker easyride suspension kit in it. I love it , it rides better than most pickups and cars do stock. Its fun to drive, looks great, and overall I love it. I have had some issues like changing the cv shafts can be probllemmatic, but the good always has its down sides. The Hemi is powerful, even at 171+ on the clock, But you would never know.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Looks. Ride Quality is amazing. Powerful.

    Cons: Fuel Milage. Bad designs for CV issues.

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    2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT SB 4WDReview
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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

    Pros: 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.

    Cons: 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.

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    2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4WD Quad Cab SBReview
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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.)

    Pros: 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.

    Cons: 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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    2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab SBReview
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    Still My Fave! — check engine code embedded in the ecm, fuel gauge shorts at 3/4. Over all Ive been happy with the truck since i drove it off the lot, maybe thats why i still have it. Should get a new one soon.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Ive loved it since the test drive

    Cons: check engine code embedded in the ecm, fuel gauge shorts at 3/4.

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    Awesome — This truck is one of a kind. i love it alot. The performance it performs is the best i ever had. Has plenty of power. It's a very fun truck to drive and can do anything you want in it pretty much.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Plenty of inside room

    Cons: Gas milage

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    2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4WD Quad Cab SBReview
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    Sweet — It is a great truck and has a lot of power but as you decide to use it the fuel economy goes out the window. I really like the look and all the room on the inside. The 4x4 is nice when ya want to get a little mud on the tires.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: It's paid for! =)

    Cons: 12.8 MPG Average

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    Usually A Very Well Working Truck, And Dependable For Most Anything. —

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Steady working and Strong Truck.

    Cons: Not enough options for performance parts and is aan automatic.

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    2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4WD Quad Cab SBReview
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    Good Starter Truck. The Right One For Some One Not Towing A Large Trailer. — I love this truck its fast and handles and feels like a dream. The room in it is great. The bed is a 6dream footer so a little small but good enough. The gas mileage is low 12 mpg in town and 16 to 17 mpg on hwy. I think the trucks build is as good as any out there. I have had no problems with this truck what so ever.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: fun to drive

    Cons: gas mileage

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    Great Buy,just Save Some Money For That Rainy Day — i love my 1500 2 dr Ram. strong, smooth,and capable. Accelerates well,looks good and ablast at the beach. what i dont like is something is preventing me from turning the car on. When i put the key in the ignition and click truck on i notice it's in reverse and not drive. The shifter is in drive but the dash reader has it in R (Reverse) wont go into nuetral either. So until i get that worked out I will hold my final vote for my truck.

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

    Pros: The power.

    Cons: unforeseen problems

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    2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Reviews

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    2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Reviews

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    2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Reviews

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