2006 Dodge Ram 3500
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Good powertrain, lots of small common issues

by from Chapel Hill, NC on September 18, 2017

I like the way this vehicle drives and I like its capabilities, but I test drive several and found that they have several small common issues. One that I ran into was that you try to put it into park...
I like the way this vehicle drives and I like its capabilities, but I test drive several and found that they have several small common issues. One that I ran into was that you try to put it into park and open the door and the alarm goes off. This is because the shifter cable gets loose and the truck won't go into park. Another is that all the power windows work but only using the driver door controls. If you try any of the other window controls from any other door then they don't work. This is apparently a problem with the control switch module in the driver door. Carefully check every control on every door.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Great heavy duty truck if you buy the diesel

by from Chapel Hill, NC on July 14, 2017

I drive a 3500 4wd dually with a cummins diesel. Ride without a load was firm but comfortable. Enjoyed it.
I drive a 3500 4wd dually with a cummins diesel. Ride without a load was firm but comfortable. Enjoyed it.
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Great, comfortable, well balanced truck.

by from Guernsey, Wyoming on July 7, 2017

This truck drives nice with or without a load. Handles well in dry or wet conditions. Lots of space inside!
This truck drives nice with or without a load. Handles well in dry or wet conditions. Lots of space inside!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Towing

Does recommend this car!!

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Now this is a Truck!

by from Idaho on May 27, 2017

The Ram 3500 MegaCab truly has the most room of any vehicle in the truck market. Mine is used extensively in the Search and Rescue business and the extra room is welcomed by all passengers plus it is...
The Ram 3500 MegaCab truly has the most room of any vehicle in the truck market. Mine is used extensively in the Search and Rescue business and the extra room is welcomed by all passengers plus it is great for hauling packs and equipment out of the weather. The only problem is that the design of the doors causes the unit to have excessive wind nose. It can be irritating at times, but all of the dealers say that the only way to stop it is to buy a newer model where the door frame does not wrap into the overhead hood. The six foot bed required because of the extended rear cab room is a slight negative, but again acceptable.
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Purchased a new car

Uses car for Off-roading

Does recommend this car!!

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Excellent truck

by from Texas on February 17, 2013

Excellent fuel mileage, power, and reliability . So much better than the v-10 for pulling 34 ft camper. Very pleased with purchase.
Excellent fuel mileage, power, and reliability . So much better than the v-10 for pulling 34 ft camper. Very pleased with purchase.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Towing

Does recommend this car!!

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2006 Dodge Ram

by from Oklahoma on March 13, 2012

Heat and air-conditioning are poorly poorly engineered and designed. AC compressor will go out numerous times while between 60,000 miles and above. Heater works sometimes. Don't ever plan on Chrysler ...
Heat and air-conditioning are poorly poorly engineered and designed. AC compressor will go out numerous times while between 60,000 miles and above. Heater works sometimes. Don't ever plan on Chrysler helping passed the warranty date and miles. They only seek our help when they go broke. Hmmm. Think twice.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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only had 4 moonths ; pull you house

by from antelope,ca on February 20, 2012

other than dodge being know for not having a good reputation, great truck so far, 24+ mpg on highway empty. OH buy the way its a 5.9L DIESEL. great power and excelleration NO SLUG HERE! 373 rear end.a...
other than dodge being know for not having a good reputation, great truck so far, 24+ mpg on highway empty. OH buy the way its a 5.9L DIESEL. great power and excelleration NO SLUG HERE! 373 rear end.auto trans. only 62000 miles. good infinity sound system but satilite radio cuts out at times. shifts good. instruments and gauges good. seats ok not real comfy. a little rough ride but probably not as bad as GM 1500. had power seat motor assembly replaced and batteries. 8 ft bed with crew/quad cab makes it a little uneasy to get around the mall parking area and park. wont fit in garadge or drive way have to park alongside garadge. TALK to OWNERS and private repair shops/ personal before buying any vehicle they are your best source of info. dealers and their mechanics are 1 sided.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Best Truck On The Road!!

by from VA on August 30, 2011

This truck can haul and its big and i feel like a boss going down the freeway! Towing is remarkable! Get yourself the 3500 dually and you wont be disappointing. Had my truck for more then 4 years and ...
This truck can haul and its big and i feel like a boss going down the freeway! Towing is remarkable! Get yourself the 3500 dually and you wont be disappointing. Had my truck for more then 4 years and i never had a problem! Trust me they are good, reliable trucks!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Towing

Does recommend this car!!

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Dodge 2006 Regular Cab Dually

by from Paige, Texas on December 20, 2010

I purchased a Dodge 2006 regulatr cab dually in September of 2010 with 69,000 miles. I purchased it for the 5.9L turbo charged Cummins diesel. From talking to several individuals, the 2006 is the last...
I purchased a Dodge 2006 regulatr cab dually in September of 2010 with 69,000 miles. I purchased it for the 5.9L turbo charged Cummins diesel. From talking to several individuals, the 2006 is the last year before Dodge had to comply with EPA mandates for hydrocarbon emmissions which messed up the power out for the engine. I pull a 28 FT goosenck with cattle, and weighing in on the scales for the trailer loaded at 15,000 is rather common and the Cummins pulls the load with no problem!
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Does recommend this car!!

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Great pickup for your money!

by from Billings, MT on May 10, 2010

Won't find a better pickup for your money. Tough to beat the dodge cummins diesel and the pickups are as tough as the motor. Handle great and pull great!!!
Won't find a better pickup for your money. Tough to beat the dodge cummins diesel and the pickups are as tough as the motor. Handle great and pull great!!!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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