2007 Dodge Ram Pickup SLT 4.7 V8
Front main seal went.
Could use some front end work, rust in the door jambs and rear fenders.
It's a good truck, but the quality could be a lot better. The truck is an 07, but the bottom of every door has rust along it, and the rear fenders are bubbling with only 78000 miles. The interior is comfortable, but it feels cheap with a lot of plastic.
The 4.7 taps like mad on every start for a minute or two. People say this is normal. The transmission has a few slips and clunks, and the valve body is wearing out. On occasion it likes to slip out of reverse and grind when going from drive to reverse.
The truck is roomy and has a nice ride, especially on the highway. The steering feels nice and it's a nice looking truck, though the 20 inch plastic wheel covers are disappointing.
My biggest complaint is how the transmission is programmed. It is constantly try to upshift into overdrive, even when you have the gas close to the floor. It will upshift and the truck will bog and try to climb hills in overdrive at 1000 RPM. The 4.7 does not have the power to do this. You really have to floor it, access the power and get it to shift the way you want. The transmission shifts very slow, which gives the truck a lazy feel.
I like the truck, but it just doesn't have that strong feel like a truck should have. The newer Rams seem to be built much better, and I would recommend the Hemi.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th January, 2015
27th Apr 2015, 04:08
I don't know if I just got a lemon, but this truck has had a number of issues within a year.
The truck developed an oil and coolant leak - dealer replaced water pump and oil pan gasket.
Oil pan has developed rust bubbles.
Two ball joints replaced along with the alternator.
Transmission will not engage fully into reverse - trans shop said it's either the valve body or solenoid wearing out.
The truck developed an evap leak, replaced fuel cap, hose and a sensor.
The rust has come through the rear fenders and all 4 doors.
This truck was not built to last or work; there's quality issues that need to be addressed. If you want a truck that will last and will work/perform better, buy a Ford.