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2008 Dodge Ram 1500
2008 Dodge Ram 1500
Available Price Range $7,234-$21,386 Trims22 Combined MPG 14-17 Seats 2-6

Our Take on the 2008 Dodge Ram 1500

Our Take

Available in half-, three-quarter- and one-ton capacities, Dodge's full-size pickup trucks continue to flaunt the look of ruggedness. For 2008, there's a more powerful engine for the Ram 1500, and a new SXT version of the 2500 and 3500 offers more features. A Power Wagon version of the ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Ride comfort in city
  • Fuel economy with V-8
  • Difficult entry and exit
  • Wet-weather traction with RWD

Notable Features

  • New flex-fuel 4.7-liter V-8 with more horsepower and torque
  • New SXT model
  • Optional stability system
  • Mega Cab model

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

One of the most exciting concept vehicles at the 1999 Los Angeles Auto Show was the Dodge Power Wagon.An angular homage to the 1946 Power Wagon derived from a World War II off-road pickup truck, the concept looked aggressively sporty and ready to rumble over harsh terrain.But when the Power Wagon hit the showrooms in 2005, it was toned down to an optional off-road package on the standard Ram 25... Read full review for the 2008 Dodge Ram 1500

Consumer Reviews

4.4

Average based on 35 reviews

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2008 Ram 1500 ST w/ stick

by Gobluebru from SE Michigan on January 22, 2010

This is a used purchase of a bare-bones manual tranny truck -just what I wanted. The six-speed shifts easily and keeps me entertained. It has a 3.7l V-6 and that has plenty of power for the kind of tr... Read Full Review

22 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There are currently 8 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

unlimietdmo/unlimited

Roadside Assistance Coverage

36mo/36,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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