2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Consumer Reviews

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2006 Dodge Ram 1500
4.4
Average based on 39 reviews
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THIS CAR SAVED MY LIFE

by from Las Vegas, NV on August 5, 2010

i owned a Dodge Ram 1500 i was in a horrific accident in which i had multiple points of impact, a free fall from a 250 ft cliff, and several rolls. responders said it was one of the most horrific acci...
i owned a Dodge Ram 1500 i was in a horrific accident in which i had multiple points of impact, a free fall from a 250 ft cliff, and several rolls. responders said it was one of the most horrific accidents they had seen in a long time, however thanks to this vehicle, i walked away with only some lacerations, bruises and a concussion. i will never drive anything else but a dodge.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Dodge Ram 1500

by from Aledo, Tx on August 5, 2010

I like the truck, but it has had many expensive repairs needed shortly after the warranty ran out. Hope you never have to have a repair done behind the dash board because most mechanics won't touch it...
I like the truck, but it has had many expensive repairs needed shortly after the warranty ran out. Hope you never have to have a repair done behind the dash board because most mechanics won't touch it except for the dealership and it was 650 bucks in labor just to take off the dash to get to the $25 part that needed repairing...just horrible design by Dodge.
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Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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Safe and Dependable vehicle

by from Arizona on December 12, 2010

I bought my Ram several years ago after I conducted my own research between Dodge, Chevy and Ford. I have worked for a Sheriff's Office for ten years now and I have responded to numerous accidents. I ...
I bought my Ram several years ago after I conducted my own research between Dodge, Chevy and Ford. I have worked for a Sheriff's Office for ten years now and I have responded to numerous accidents. I first fell in love with Dodge ram when I responded to a Ford vs Dodge head on accident. The combined speed was 130 miles per hour and of coarse the Ford received the most damage. The Ram's passenger compartment was untouched and the driver only sustained a burn from the air bag. The driver of the Ford sustained a broken leg, broken sholder and an injury to his head. I responded to a roll over where a Dodge Ram rolled several times and again the driver only received minor injuries. I have a friend who ownes a Chevy and was in a roll over accident where he had to be cut out of his truck because the cab was so collapsed his rescuers thought he was smashed and feared dead. My truck has 150,000 miles on it now and I have only had to replace minor things. The truck is very dependable and it is has never failed me. I have several friends who I have recommended this truck to.
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Best Bang for the buck

by from Sebastian, FL on December 19, 2009

Between me and and my wife we have owned 4 Dodge Ram trucks and I can say without a doubt best buy for the money. I curretnly have an 06 Dodge Laramie which I bought used and for the money I couldnt t...
Between me and and my wife we have owned 4 Dodge Ram trucks and I can say without a doubt best buy for the money. I curretnly have an 06 Dodge Laramie which I bought used and for the money I couldnt touch a Chevy or Ford with the amount of options my truck came with. If your looking for a nice truck with all the toy go with a Dodge.
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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'06 Ram 1500

by from Suburban Chicago on September 8, 2010

Got this after my '05 Ford F-150 XLT was totaled in a head-on. The other guy, '06 Grand Cherokee, fell asleep, not good. But anyways looked hi & lo for a similar Ford, couldn't find one, so started lo...
Got this after my '05 Ford F-150 XLT was totaled in a head-on. The other guy, '06 Grand Cherokee, fell asleep, not good. But anyways looked hi & lo for a similar Ford, couldn't find one, so started looking at Dodges. Went on line @ Kelly Blue Book and this one just jumped off the screen. Higher mileage, 77,000 when I bought it, but in imaculate condition. It is a Florida vehicle, white Quad Cab, 2 wheel drive w/limited slip, trailer tow, Lo-back buckets. It has the Thunder Road pkg., 4.7 L., V-8, 3.92 rear, and to tell the truth a lot quicker than the 5.4 L., in my late F-150. Has quick confident handling, for a P/U, just liking the truck more and more every day. This from a long time Ford P/U guy. Anyone and everyone looking for a P/U should give the Ram P/U's a try.
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Nice truck

by from Murreita, CA on March 30, 2009

I love my truck I got it used with 47,000 miles and runs perfect. I love the power and it also gets pretty good gas mileage considering it is the 5.7 Hemi.
I love my truck I got it used with 47,000 miles and runs perfect. I love the power and it also gets pretty good gas mileage considering it is the 5.7 Hemi.
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got more than i planned

by from New York, NY on April 7, 2014

the truck is in great condition. when i went to look at it, it had several features that attracted my attention the color of the exterior and interior, the size, and the affordability of this vehicle....
the truck is in great condition. when i went to look at it, it had several features that attracted my attention the color of the exterior and interior, the size, and the affordability of this vehicle. i put a down payment on it right away and picked it up yesterday. when i went to pick it up i also noticed the front seat is a bench seat which made it even better in my mind. i got much more than i had expected. definitely a very good investment.
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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First New Truck

by from Burlington, VT on October 18, 2006

Recently had problems with older import pickup, decided to take advantage of incentives. I own a Black SLT Sport 4x4 Quad Cab Hemi. Paint dirties very easily but looks stunning when washed and waxed...
Recently had problems with older import pickup, decided to take advantage of incentives. I own a Black SLT Sport 4x4 Quad Cab Hemi. Paint dirties very easily but looks stunning when washed and waxed. Dealer was overly pushy. Laramie not worth the extras. Tires spin very very very easily with no load, avoid Michelin ATX, get BF Goodrich replacements. No spinning and better wet traction. Interior very solid, driver's seat a bit hard. Fold-flat rear seat very usable. 5.7L is thirsty, although if you go below 70 on the highway not bad for 360cu inch V8, about 21mpg. Power is excellent, no complaints. If towing avoid 20" wheels, otherwise they look awesome; get many compiments! 4.7L Hemi might have been more economical choice. Sometimes sounds loud when first turns over but quiets after 30 seconds even in warm weather. A little pricey with fuel at 2.75, but worth it in the snow and cold.
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I was surprised!

by from Savannah, Ga on January 19, 2007

I purchased this truck because my family had outgrown the Ford Ranger supercab. My wife said whatever we purchased next had to seat everyone and this truck does. It has the largest bench and shoulder ...
I purchased this truck because my family had outgrown the Ford Ranger supercab. My wife said whatever we purchased next had to seat everyone and this truck does. It has the largest bench and shoulder in it's class and the ride if great. My teenagers go to sleep on 20 miles or greater trips and they're enjoying the comfort. For fuel economy with the 3.7 L, V6, 6M transmission, I'm getting 24 MPG highway and it's not broken in yet (2 MPG better than the Ranger with a V6).
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Ram 1500

by from on June 24, 2011

When i owned this truck,it had the v6 engine,wasn't very powerful got good gas milage,ok towing.I would say go with the v8 and ya got a good truck
When i owned this truck,it had the v6 engine,wasn't very powerful got good gas milage,ok towing.I would say go with the v8 and ya got a good truck
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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