I have a '02 QC, SLT, 4.7 auto, premium seats, sliding rear window, security package, P265 on/off road WO with standard wheels, limited slip 3:55, towing package, Patriot Blue/ blue interior. It listed for $31600, paid $26400. I have about 2100 miles on mine and I get around 14.5 mpg, 60/40 city - highway. I haven't taken a 100% highway trip yet, but I will keep everyone informed on the milage as things progress. Congratulations on your new truck, you will love it.
It's a 2wd, with the sport package and polished 20" wheels. I want to lower the rear a little to get it a bit more level, right now the rear sits over 4" higher then the front and even when we loaded 1500# of bricks in the bed it still wasn't level and had lots more suspension travel to go!
This is Satelitedawg in Joliet, Illinois. I purchased my '03 Hemi Ram in March 2003. It runs great and I have averaged around 16 mpg with a roll -n- lock cover on the bed. I just turned 16,000 miles last week. I have had problems with the rear disc brakes. The first set warped within the first 2,000 miles. I took it to the dealer and they put new discs on. They lasted about 1,000 miles. They contacted Dodge and were told that the engineers were aware of the problem and were working on a fix. I believe the problem is with the caliper design, but we will wait and see. The truck is driveable, but when braking from highway speeds to a stop, you can feel and see the steering wheel shimmy. If anyone else is having similar problems, please let me know.
Hmmm - I've got an '03 2500 Cummins - and I love my brakes! I never knew a truck that big could stop that fast - I haven't had a single problem, though I will once I have to buy tires. 17" are rare and expensive, but that's the smallest that'll fit over those 16" rotors. Please let us all know what your dealer eventually says is the fix!