2005 Dodge Ram Pickup Laramie 5.9 turbo diesel from North America


The truck has a rough ride, but can haul anything I throw at it


I replaced the shocks at 45000 miles with Rancho 9000 all around to help soften the ride.

Power seat motor went out at 55000.

General Comments:

I purchased the truck new to replace my F150 crew cab, which could not haul my trailer as needed.

Cummins Diesel does a fantastic job of pulling my 7000 lb loaded trailer.

Gas mileage was pretty steady at 18 MPG around town until I hit 40000 miles on the truck and then it went up to 20. Highway is about 25 unless I am pulling the trailer and then it is a pretty steady 18.

My truck has the Laramie package, which comes loaded with every imaginable option. The 6 way power seats are great for long trips and so is the premium sound system. The truck also has a "quad cab", which features four doors and seating for six. The best option I have found is the bluetooth hands free Uconnect phone that works through the radio of the truck.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th February, 2009

2005 Dodge Ram Pickup SL 4.7L from North America


Very disapointed, will not buy another


This truck is a base model quad cab 4x4 with the 5 speed auto tranny and the 4.7l v8. I loved the styling of the truck and it was in my price range.

1. Battery failed, dealer reimbursed me for the cost of an aftermarket replacement.

2. brakes now squeak all the time.

3. Transmission slow to shift into drive when vehicle is cold.

4. Vehicle does not warm up fast enough on a cold winters day, 25 minutes of idling and the interior is still too cold.

5. Clunking sound from front end if brakes lock up when coming to a stop at a slippery intersection.

General Comments:

Granted, I bought the truck used and I have no idea how the previous owner treated it, plus I have no record of any service having been done to it before I purchased it. Since buying it I have had all the regular service done.

I know I need the front brake pads replaced, probably due to all the city driving the previous owner did, but the tranny and heat issues are unacceptable.

The 4.7l is underpowered for a truck this size and weight and gets poor mileage. I would have bought the hemi if I could have afforded it at the time.

The 5 speed tranny is useless with the 4.7l. You really have to "put your foot into it" to make it shift down when merging into traffic, be careful though, put your foot into it 1/2 inch too much and the tranny drops 3 gears and all your doing is screaming the motor!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd December, 2007

24th Sep 2008, 16:41

I have an 04 with the Hemi, And I can definitely say your truck must have issues, I get heat blowing out of my vents within two minutes of driving, before the gauge even moves.

12th Nov 2009, 04:38

Try have your thermostat replaced, that could be your heating problem.

2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 Laramie Regular Cab 5.9 Cummins from North America


The best truck money can buy


At 80,000 mile the transmission, clutch, a "U" joint, and most of the rear end all went. The truck was still drivable and the dealer replaced everything under the extended warranty.

General Comments:

This truck has the Cummins with a manual and the 4:10 rear and it has LOTS of power. Very fast and will pull any thing.

Fuel economy is very good when not towing, I have seen 20 mph if you keep it at 55 15-18 mph at true highway speeds. 10-15mph when towing.

Very comfortable great interior and a great looking extirior. Cannot figure out how to work the satellite navigation, but so what.

I have an 2006 as well and when the two trucks sit next to each other people cannot stop staring with envy (Both are 3500 regular cabs with black paint). Cannot beat a Cummins or a Dodge, and Ford and GM should just stop trying.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th January, 2007