2006 Ram SLT
Bought 2006 Ram SLT 4x4. Still own it. 246k miles. Standard maintenance, shocks, struts, power steering pump. Little rust required. Truck is more than most can expect. I wanted a truck that would last and give good service.
427,000 MILES AND STILL GOING
This truck never left me stranded. electronics are not dodges strong point lots of little anoying problems with the electronics but the hemi engine and 5 speed tranny never gave up.
After years of GM & Ford, Dodge cured what ailed.
My father instilled GM into me at a very young age and that a Chevy truck was the ONLY one to have aaaand maybe slip in a Ford once in awhile just to confirm you should've bought that Chevy. Well, after years of going with how I was raised when it came to buying trucks, and getting fed up with blown transmissions, gauges that seemed to always fail, or sitting off the highway waiting for roadside assistance, I became curious about what Dodge had to offer. 2006 my first Dodge of any kind, but not any kind of Dodge. 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Crew Cab Lone Star Edition rwd with 5.7l Hemi. Wow from the get go! So I'm gonna defer with the expected poor fuel efficiency and tell you about how bad ass it is that I have one of the most reliable, most capable, powerful, beast of a heavy ass truck that gets great mileage, all while enjoying a comfortable car like interior, but having a commanding view of what's down the road ahead, with a confidence of reliability like I've never known before. I've never owned a more powerful vehicle in my life able to haul & tow whatever needed, and do it without even the slightest bit of hesitation. Fuel efficiency? With 375 lb ft of torque, coupled with 345 horses... Come on, your not buying a Prius folks. What your getting is the reassurance your truck can do what you need it to, then some, and then some more. I average 13-14 mpg's in town, however this is ok cause I'm not driving for any type of people transport, and I average 21 mpg's on the highway. Pretty damn good for the over 6500lbs of truck I'm driving. The only thing I will say I do not like is the braking, numb is the word I'd use, and no everything with the braking system is to par it's just how it feels to me... numb. Overall couldn't be more satisfied in a truck... Reliability has been great... Nothing but normal maintenance: oil & transmission fluid changes, battery, brake pads, an occasional signal or headlight bulb. Still today 2020 everything works, normal maintenance, same fuel mileage, still capable, and I've learned also that one of the nice things about driving a Ram with a 5.7 l Hemi is knowing that you have nothing to prove. Cruising down the highway it will still beat or keep up the best of them!