This is the grade you buy for yourself. Its interior is more convenient than before and the bold exterior styling looks terrific. I could not find a new driveshaft locally and had to settle with a new u-joint. For those who want maximum economy, there's a 3. When they say heavy duty, they mean the truck and the ride. A new hands-free cellular telephone system is available for 2004 that uses Bluetooth technology.
Quad Cab models ride on a wheelbase that's 20 inches longer than comparable Regular Cab models. It comes standard with air conditioning, but is equipped with wind-up windows, manual door locks, and vinyl upholstery. I saved a ton of money by installing it myself. At 63 years old, I plan on this being the last truck I ever buy. Adding to the responsiveness of this engine is a new five-speed automatic transmission.
This is my last Dodge! Long-bed Rams also get a bigger fuel tank, 35 gallons in place of the standard 26-gallon tank. Worth every penny I paid for it. On the plus side, our Ram had a large cargo bed and tows more than 8,000 pounds. Not good in terms of fuel economy, but has a 35 gallon tank to compensate. The most powerful engine in the line is the new 5.
I talked to Dodge about it but they wouldn't do anything about it. Dodge claims the Hemi makes the Ram 1500 lineup the most powerful mass-production light-duty pickup on the market. With the tuner in the maximum power setting, it will set you back on your ear. More important than claims, it is an exceptionally good engine, smooth and very responsive. I have driven 87,000 miles.
Sport trim features body-colored grille, bumpers and side moldings, and includes fog lights and 17-inch aluminum wheels, and is available for most models. The power under the hood is like no other diesel I've ever driven. One bit of advice, By All Means, get the power door locks which I didn't Our Take on the 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 The World's Fastest Toy Truck? For 2004, the Laramie package adds an all-chrome grille surround and chrome billet grill center. City mileage is about 14. Changes for 2004 only improve the Ram's impressive towing and hauling capabilities. .
None are available from aftermarket venders either. Couldn't have asked for a better vehicle. But it's also one of the thirstiest, averaging a paltry 11 mpg. Luckily not on the highway and from the rear differential not from the front. Reliabality is the name of the game with this truck. Aggressive street-rodder 20-inch wheels and tires are also available. Put new tread on it last winter to pass inspection, then in spring to match.
Added late during the 2003 model year, the 5. Seems to be an issue with this particular model year +-. I can't brag about this truck enough. Problem creates issues with tires, etc. The Laramie trim package has been upgraded for 2004, and new options have been added, including a Bluetooth-enabled cellular telephone. This came as a surprise to me -- perhaps because I've been a captive of television commercials, the kind showing drivers of supposedly tough off-road pickups and sport-utility vehicles doing stupid things such as speeding along narrow mountain roads or conquering rocky terrain.
With its Hemi V8, this version of the Ram is among the quickest trucks we've tested. It comes standard with the 4. They shifted hard and sacrificed this engines power. Therefore, a long-bed Quad Cab is a long truck, long on roominess and utility, but not the easiest to turn around. Three engines are offered: Most popular is the 4. Don't get me wrong, it is a very special vehicle and was babied.
Recently the water pump failed when I was out running an errand. I owned it for 12 years and the only problem I ever had was a small radiator leak. I only traded it in for a new one as I couldn't pass up the deal I came across. The new Hemi produces 345 horsepower and 375 foot-pounds of torque. The cabin is a bit noisy, and access is very difficult.
This truck runs like there's no tomorrow. However Dodge has quit manufacturing this part calling it obsolete. I changed the tranny fluid and filter around 60,000 miles for peace of mind and other than that, it was normal maintenance. Maybe I've just been a sucker for the Lower 48 Attitude, the arrogant presupposition, prevalent on the U. Mine is mated to a 6-Spd which makes all the difference.