2006 Dodge Ram Pickup ST 5.7 Hemi from North America
I replaced the suspension at all 4 corners when I bought it.
The lower control arm bushings were seized... so I had to replace both front lower control arms. They include ball joints... around $1200 in parts.
Front airbag impact sensor. $180 for sensor and connector.
I bought the truck with these issues... which I feel is normal on a 10 year old vehicle.
This truck provides a great amount of value.
I bought it with 188,000km and not a speck of rust on it.
The Hemi engine has a lot of power. I was surprised the first time I actually floored the pedal. It has been reliable so far. I get roughly 15 MPG driving into town... it's much better cruising on the highway when the MDS system stays on for a longer period of time.
There are some known issues with the Hemi... exhaust manifold bolts, lifter tick. Nothing you wouldn't have with any other manufacturer.
There were some maintenance items it needed, but I am mechanically inclined so I do the work myself (important if you buy used vehicles).
The truck is very straightforward in design so it's easy to work on.
These trucks are in a sweet spot right now where they've depreciated enough that you could buy one and use it for a few years and sell it for what you bought it for. The trick is to find one that has been maintained and doesn't have any rust.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th February, 2016