2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 SLT Quad Cab 4x4 5.9L 24 V turbo diesel high output from North America
Wow, what a truck
Engine has a lot of power.
New quad cab is very roomy, and comfortably seats adults in back seat.
New fully boxed hydro-formed frame feels very strong and stiff. Transmission shifts in and out of four wheel drive with ease.
Great fuel mileage; getting 16 miles per gallon (without a load).
When truck is at an idle, there is a strong odor of diesel in the cab.
Long wheel-base provides a comfortable ride.
New Cummins diesel is very quiet.
Need running boards to get into truck comfortably.
No problem starting engine in cold weather.
Plenty of storage compartments located in dashboard.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th March, 2003
20th Feb 2004, 15:24
I also have a 2003 Ram with the HO Cummings. I love it, but I also get a strong diesel fuel odor in the cabin when at idle. I brought it to the dealer twice and they cannot fix it any ideas???
31st Mar 2005, 01:09
I have a 2004 1/2 Dodge 3500 Cummins HO 6 speed manual. The only time I get any hint of diesel in the cab is at idle with air vent selector in the "outside air" position. Try rotating the knob so air is drawn from inside the cab only (the two left most positions on the dial). Otherwise if the wind happens to be blowing from the rear of your truck, it will likely also blow the exhaust forward to where the cabin-air intake is located, suck it into the system, and blow it into the cab. Just a thought...