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Anybody drive a Dodge?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by bbailey, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. bbailey

    bbailey LawnSite Member
    from Vermont
    Posts: 115

    Thinking of getting a newer style Dodge Ram Quad cab 2500 4x4 for running around and doing some smaller jobs. The family may be getting bigger soon also with a new addition. So I was wondering what you guys thought of the trucks if you own one and how they have been for you. Post some pics if you got them!:waving:
  2. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205

    The 2500 has the hemi, not a vehicle for "running" around with as you've suggested. Filling that 35 gallon tank can be a bit rough if your not used to it and at about 15 mpg highway it likes to drink.

    Good trucks though.
  3. DodgeTruckMan731

    DodgeTruckMan731 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 414

    or you could always go with a cummings.
  4. ChadsLawn

    ChadsLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,110

    Yup I drive a Dodge... a 1990 Dodge Dakota 2wd 3.9v6..Best truck Ive ever owned.
  5. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,613

    I drive a dodge, 2004.5 2500 CTD ( cummins turbo diesel )

    Damn good truck, 18mpg city and 22 mpg highway.
  6. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,154

    here's mine
    CTD 610

  7. lwcmattlifter

    lwcmattlifter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Posts: 859

    I've got no complaints with my 01 2500 CTD. I'll probably buy another Dodge unless Ford makes some big changes but that's a whole other story.
  8. tal320

    tal320 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    You'll want ear plugs to go with that Dodge, kind they use when standing in front of the jets at the airport.

    Drive it and then drive Chevy/GMC with Duramax and Allison. Real power, MPG and value. 2007 added the new sound barrier to make it almost sound like a 6.2L gas. The next gen. coming early spring will be better yet.
  9. gardenkeeper88

    gardenkeeper88 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 347

    2003 Dodge 2500 qud cab 4x4 cummins diesel here. Always drove chevy/GMC before. 15mpg city not when pulling trailer, and up to 27mpg highway. LOVE it. :clapping: Granted the allison transmission is the best. Comfort is sooooo much better in the dodge than the GMC. GMC is more of a work truck interior. Sorry Ford NO way.
  10. ECS

    ECS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,733

    Have a 2000 quad cab 4x4 cummins diesel. Love it. Never had a problem with it. Just about ready to hit 62k and almost all of it has been under a load, lawn trailer, horse trailer, cab over camper, plowing. When camping it goes with the camper and horse trailer.


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