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Does anyone drive a newer Dodge Ram

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by jim163, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. jim163

    jim163 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 149

    Does anyone have reliability issues with their newer dodge ram 1500 with the hemi?

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,526

    my dad has one and i believe it is pushing 150k no serious problems biggest thing i know of was the blower motor went bad last summer. just stay up on the maintenance and these trucks will last for a long time
  3. jbannick18

    jbannick18 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 490

    I have a client who has a dodge 1500 w/ hemi and he gets 9 mpg. W/ gas nowadays it is seriously something to consider.
  4. TPS

    TPS LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 363

    I have an 06 4x4 quad cab hemi. I get 14-15 city and 17-19 highway. If hes only getting 9 mpg he must be pulling some series weight. I only have 40K miles on mine, but no major issues yet. Truck has plenty of power, even with a yard of top soil in the back. Just watch your stopping distance. Overall, great truck. I was considering getting a diesel but diesel is a $1 a gallon more here.
  5. jbannick18

    jbannick18 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 490

    sad thing is that he doesn't pull anything I believe its an 05. Orlando is tons of stop and go. He said he used to get 17 highway though
  6. TPS

    TPS LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 363

    That stinks. Makes sence tho, hes always running on 8 cylinders as opposed to my 4 cy highway mileage. And hes in a lot more heat then up here.
  7. Albery's Lawn & Tractor

    Albery's Lawn & Tractor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,674

    Hell now dodge gets the best mpg then the others with the new designed hemi. The interior isn't as nice as others but its still ok. You can get a new quad cab Ram with the hemi for only $23K now. Plus that lifetime powertrain warranty is awesome.
  8. elite lawns

    elite lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 363

    i have a 08, pull great, great truck
  9. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,444

    02, CTD 13-16MPG, city or Highway regardless of weight, I sold my Dodge 2500 Hemi gasburner for an 02 Cummins ISB. Diesel is 147,000 BTU's vs gasoline 135,000 BTU's. So keep thinking, a Hemi is a better choice. also Dodge builds their CTD model trucks with heavy duty front end suspensions due to the extra weight of the CTD. Even with diesel reaching 3.85 a gallon, I m seeing a $1,000 dollar savings in fuel a month switching to diesel.
  10. TPS

    TPS LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 363

    I hoping for a nice 09 diesel when the new body style comes out.

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