Last post on Jan 22, 2008 at 7:47 PM
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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500, Dodge Ram Pickup 2500, Truck
#7 of 16 Blinking headlights
Feb 11, 2006 (6:35 pm)
It only seems to happen when on highbeam that the headlights on my 96 Ram 1500 all of a sudden begin flashing for 5 or 6 times. I switch to low beam, and it doesn't happen. It may occur once or more during headlight operation.
#8 of 16 Pricing 4x4 RAM 1500 to sell
Apr 09, 2006 (8:15 pm)
Any advice on how to price my 1996 4X4 Dodge RAM 1500 to sell? I've tried Edmunds and Kelly Blue Book but they don't list features I know have value, specifically the HEAVY DUTY TRANNIE/COOLANT, HD REAR END, HD SHOCKS, HD TOWING PKG. It's a Laramie XLT (no extended cab) with a plow hookup, remote start, and is in perfect condition except for a quarter sized area of rust on one fender. Only 90,000 miles. I've taken such good care of it, but really don't need it and I can't afford the luxury of a lower mileage vehicle, so it's gotta go. Any ideas of what value to add for those extra features? The truck is in Southeastern Wisconsin. Hope someone can help - would also welcome buyer inquiries.
#9 of 16 Re: Pricing 4x4 RAM 1500 to sell [dmh1]
by KarenS HOST
Apr 10, 2006 (4:59 am)
Try posting your question in Real World Trade In Values. Chances are you'll get some good advice there.
#10 of 16 Gas trucks value once 1500 Diesels Come Out
Aug 13, 2007 (12:29 pm)
#11 of 16 Gas trucks value once 1500 Diesels Come Out
Aug 09, 2007 (11:44 am)
What do you all think will happen to the value of our trucks (the ones with gasoline engines) once Dodge releases 1500's with diesel engines? I'm concerned that our value will bottom out quicker than normal.
I've talked to a lot of people, and they said they would've gotten a 2500 with a Cummins, but they didn't like the stiffer ride. Now that 1500's will have diesel's, that's the truck most people will be getting unless they need to pull heavy loads.
#13 of 16 Would a 07 Dodge be a upgrade or a bad Idea?
Jan 20, 2008 (5:12 pm)
I'm thinking of buying a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 4x4 Quad Cab with the 5.9-Liter-CUMMINS-Turbo-Diesel. and trading in my 2004 Chevy Silverado Z71 4x4 Ex-Cab with the 5.3L V8 for it because my Chevy is having Speedo issues that can't get fixed by dealer with only 27,000 miles on it. I paid $37,000 for truck new in 2003 with a 6" lift and wheels/tires. I get 18 mpg on the hwy at 70 mph. Any one think this is a good upgrade? I'm looking for something more reliable with better or same mpg... But I heard Dodge is not as good of a truck in terms of off-roading, however I get really mad when the service department starts knowing me by name so if I do this I'm not going back to a GM product...
#14 of 16 Re: Would a 07 Dodge be a upgrade or a bad Idea? [bigz04]
by kcram HOST
Jan 22, 2008 (5:24 pm)
If you do regular ff-roading, the Cummins is not a good idea. It's an extremely heavy engine and your front suspension will be lunch meat in short order. You may be happier if you can find a 2500 Power Wagon with the Hemi and the factory off-road parts (disconnecting sway bar, locking diffs, 12,000 pound winch, rocker bars). It's specifically designed for that environment, and the Hemi will be far more forgiving in the dirt.
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#15 of 16 Re: Gas trucks value once 1500 Diesels Come Out [hemi_ky]
Jan 22, 2008 (7:41 pm)
You shouldn't worry. Talking to a lot of new Diesel owners since I've been thinking of getting rid of my truck. Thanks to the new emission laws you can no long buy a new Diesel and think your going to get the old 20+ MPG they used to get. One friend with a 2008 Ford is only getting 14 mpg unloaded Dodge or should I say Cummins is a bit better at 16 mpg but with the price for Diesel fuel now and the over all higher sticker price, there really is no more benefit to a Diesel engine unless you really need the towing power and let us not forget the wonderful turbo lag which I find to be really bad in the Chevy Diesels...
#16 of 16 Re: Would a 07 Dodge be a upgrade or a bad Idea? [kcram]
Jan 22, 2008 (7:47 pm)
Thanks, that is what I was thinking. I never was to impressed with the Power Wagon either, Think I just got to spoiled with the Full-time 4wd that chevy and only chevy offers. Just something nice about being able to put a truck in Auto 4wd and let the truck tell its self at any speed you need more traction in the front when the road conditions change, for example driving in the winter from a warm state into a cold state while its raining turning into freezing rain then to snow or even better be able to push in the 4Hi at any speed when going from a paved road straight into mud. Usually after a rain heading to a job sight.