2007 Dodge Ram Pickup SLT 4.7 V8 from North America
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