2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Overview

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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Overview

The Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 got some significant changes for 2006. The biggest one comes in the introduction of the Mega Cab trim, which adds another 20 inches to the cabin to maximize interior room. In addition, the Ram Pickup 1500 now has optional navigation and DVD system. With a stouter frame and 28 trims, the Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 has something solid for everyone.

This domestic pickup gives you your choice of 3 standard engines: a 3.7 L V6, a 4.7 L V8, and a 5.7 L V8. For the most part, expect this vehicle to tow up to around 9000 lbs. Gas mileage generally ranges from 14 mpg in the city to 18 on the highway. Trims come in 2 door, 3 seat or 4 door, 6 seat configurations.

Overall, the 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 plays its dual role quite well as a rugged workhorse and everyday transportation. This truck handles well, the Mega Cab has lots of room, and the V8s give you the extra oomph needed to get to where you need to go. On the other hand, ABS brakes don't come standard and gas mileage could use an increase. Despite its shortcomings, the Ram Pickup 1500 maintains its reputation as a solid all-purpose truck.


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    Replaced Battery And Check Guages Light Comes On

    My battery died and when I jumped it off I reversed the cables. I replaced all the fuses (triple checked to make sure they were the right size) and the battery. Everything is working fine except the c...

    5 views with 1 answer (last answer 11 hours ago)

    2005 Ram Hemi Hard To Start

    My 2006 became hard to start, but instead of throwing money at it, I cleaned the throttle body and started waiting a second or two after I turned the key on so my fuel pump built pressure and so ...

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    How Do I Fix My Turn Signal/blinker?

    I have a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 with a Hemi. My right rear turn signal is not working. I have replaced the bulb and the socket and still nothing. light works when i press unlock on the keyless entry remo...

    20,384 views with 20 answers (last answer 5 days ago)

    The 4 Wheel Drive Will Not Engage On My 2006 Dodge Ram 1500

    There are no lights on the indicator and doesn't transfer to 4 wheel drive

    106 views with 2 answers (last answer 5 days ago)

    Whistling Noise

    Have a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 that has loud whistling noise inside that starts when driving at higher speeds and also on windy days. Does anyone have any ideas what this could be?

    8 views with 2 answers (last answer about a week ago)