2005 Dodge Ram 2500

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$24,840

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2005 Dodge Ram 2500

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Rugged construction
  • Performance with Hemi V-8
  • Tremendous performance in Ram SRT10
  • Towing and hauling capacities
  • Interior space and comfort

The bad:

  • Ride comfort in city
  • Fuel economy with V-8 and V-10
  • Difficult entry and exit
  • Wet-weather traction with RWD

6 trims

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Notable features

  • Available Hemi V-8
  • Diesel-engine option in heavy-duty models
  • Regular cab or Quad Cab
  • Performance-packed Ram SRT10
  • New 2500 Power Wagon package

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior design 4.3
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Cummins - Battle Tested

Best Truck I ever owned. My 2005 Dodge 2500 5.9L Cummins has been truly tested. I bought this RAM brand new and its first task, after a 1000 mile break in, was to tow my 10,000 lb boat (270 Sea Ray + triple axle trailer) from Portland Oregon to Boston, MA. It was a perfect break in for the new 5.9L Cummins engine. But I don't just tow my boat. I use this truck as a daily driver (60 daily commute) + weekend warrior. On the weekends, we (wife and I) explore New England. I have been 4 wheeling in NH and ME while carrying two kayaks. It's runs great in the snow, mud, rocks and even on snowmobile roads. (That was unintentional - we found ourselves on a snowmobile trail by accident. But the 35 inch wheels got us out with no problem). BTW - I put 35 inch wheels on by only adding a 2.5 in leveler to the front end. No lift needed. Had to replace the transmission at about 125K, but had a local guy put in a bomber transmission. He custom builds transmissions for Truck Pulls. I did learn that Diesel fuel does gel in cold temps. We went skiing in NH and stayed in a hotel. I did not plug in the truck that night, but even if I did, it would not have mattered. It got down to -23F that night and then next morning the fuel in the truck was totally frozen. After working with AAA for an half hour we concluded that the cold temps fully gelled my fuel and while the product (Diesel 911) can de-gel the fuel in the tank, the fuel filer was still fully frozen. Had the truck towed (100 mi) back home. Put it in a garage for 2 days and it started without a problem. Now I treat the fuel whenever the temps drop below 32F. Best truck I have ever owned. They do salt the roads in the winter in New England, so I undercoat the truck with Fluid Film every year to prevent corrosion. I trust this truck will get me anywhere, anytime and in any temps. I plan to keep this truck for the rest of my life. That 5.9L Cummins will likely outlive me.

3.3

$ 1400.00 to fix failed ecm. 37 day wait

51,000 miles ecm failure. Its not bad but it was left by my deceased husband. This truck is lifted 8 inches and is it really fun to drive until death wobble sets in, Chrysler has known about this for many years, yet they choose to ignore.

4.7

Towing beast!

This Truck has all the tools one could want and more. Was amazed how easy it towed 3,000 pounds of rocks, like it wasn't there!

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Dodge
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/100,000 miles
Powertrain
84 months/70,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
3 months/3,000 miles
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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