Certified Pre-Owned 2008 DodgeRam 1500 SLT 4.7 Truck Quad Cab

  • VIN: 1D7HU18N58S515465
  • Stock: 11484G
Dodge Ram 1500
  • Certified
        
  
 
Odometer
117,751 miles
Fuel Economy
12.0/16.0 mpg City/Hwy
Exterior Color
Red
Interior Color
Gray
Body
Truck Quad Cab
Transmission
Automatic
Drivetrain
4x4
Engine
4.7L V8 F OHV GASOLINE / 4 WHEEL DRIVE
Dodge Ram 1500
  • Certified

Highlighted Features

  • Speed sensitive wipers
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Alloy wheels
  • Heated door mirrors
Odometer
117,751 miles
Fuel Economy
12.0/16.0 mpg City/Hwy
Exterior Color
Red
Interior Color
Gray
Body
Truck Quad Cab
Transmission
Automatic
Drivetrain
4x4
Engine
4.7L V8 F OHV GASOLINE / 4 WHEEL DRIVE

Dealer Notes

RAMSEY CORP IS HOME OF GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL! THIS VEHICLE COMES WITH A FREE 3 MONTH WARRANTY; EXTENDED WARRANTIES AVAILABLE. FAMILY OWNED, NO COMMISSION SALES, NATIONWIDE SHIPPING RATES

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2008 DODGE RAM 1500 SLT
1D7HU18N58S515465
4 DOOR EXTENDED CAB PICKUP
4.7L V8 F OHV GASOLINE
4 WHEEL DRIVE 
2008 Dodge Ram 1500
One of the most exciting concept vehicles at the 1999 Los Angeles Auto Show was the Dodge Power Wagon.

An angular homage to the 1946 Power Wagon derived from a World War II off-road pickup truck, the concept looked aggressively sporty and ready to rumble over harsh terrain.

But when the Power Wagon hit the showrooms in 2005, it was toned down to an optional off-road package on the standard Ram 2500 pickup. Talk about disappointment.

Still, the Power Wagon trundles into 2008 as the brawniest beast in the jungle, heavily equipped to do battle with looming boulders, steep ravines or sticky mud bogs. But the tradeoff is hardly worth it.

This jacked-up behemoth has a terrible ride, on or off road. Rough, buffeting, brutally stiff. The hard suspension may be just the thing for off-road challenges, but it’s just too impractical for real-world driving. Even on solid pavement, the Power Wagon bounces and slams over small irregularities.

The upgraded Ram may have all the right stuff for tramping over rough terrain, but it’s a miserably unpleasant experience. The Power Wagon aced an off-road trip over a hilly, rocky and partially washed-out desert trail, but the jarring rebounds buffeted the humans inside. My passenger, usually a pretty game off-roader, was shaken violently and ready to turn back after just a few miles.

The ride was rough enough that I checked the tires to make sure they weren’t over-inflated. They actually turned out to be a bit soft, according to the door sticker.

Sure, I know that jacked-up monster trucks are popular among some macho members of the motoring public, although the pickups are often set up more for show than actual off-pavement capability. The Power Wagon certainly delivered the goods, but not in a good way.

Dodge Power Wagon

Vehicle type: Six-passenger, four-door pickup, four-wheel drive.

Engine: 5.7-liter V-8, 345 horsepower at 5,200 rpm,

375 pound-feet torque at 4,200 rpm.

Transmission: Six-speed automatic.

Wheelbase: 140.5 inches.

Overall length: 227.7 inches.

Curb weight: 6,081 pounds.

Towing capacity: 10,750 pounds

Gas mileage (observed): 10.5 mpg combined.

HIGHS: Off-road prowess, engine performance, macho look.

LOWS: Brutal ride, giant step up, poor gas mileage.

PRICING

Base price: $33,460.

Price as tested: $45,480.

SELECTED OPTIONS

* Preferred package, including Power Wagon off-road equipment and satellite radio, $5,530.

* Automatic-transmission upgrade, $1,170.

* Audio upgrade, with multidisc CD, MP3 player, seven speakers and steering-wheel

controls, $1,025.

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THE LOWDOWN

PERFORMANCE: The roaring Hemi V-8 delivers loads of torque for motivating this 3-ton gargantuan, which is rated to tow 10,000 pounds. The automatic transmission provided crisp shifts.

As expected, gas mileage was paltry. Driving conservatively, the best I managed was 10.5 mpg, according to the trip computer.

DRIVABILITY: I’ve driven quite a few Ram trucks, including a big 1-ton dually and a crazy-fast SRT-10. All rode pretty well.

Power Wagon does not. The springs feel like iron bars. Not good, no matter how tough you think you are.

The steering was vague and imprecise, especially at highway speeds. The whole package feels more like somebody’s backyard project than a production vehicle.

STYLING: Super bad, though nowhere near as cool as the Power Wagon concept.

Getting into the cabin requires a mighty hoist because the lower door sill is lifted so high off the ground. And don’t forget when exiting how high up you are: It’s a long way to fall. This truck cries out for a step.

INTERIOR: Pretty standard pickup stuff, with nice trim upgrades in the test Ram.

The rear seat is fairly roomy, but don’t even try to stick anybody in the middle front “seat.” There’s a console where the legs should go, which makes no sense.

BOTTOM LINE: Now, I suppose a serious off-road type might appreciate Power Wagon, and Four Wheeler magazine gave it “Pickup Truck of the Year” honors in 2005. But for most of us, the brutal ride and other compromises are not worth it.


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Overall4.5Out of 5
  • dont buy a used 2004, not worth it

    By ramsnotworthit on Monday, March 19, 2012

    1.0
    general tires wont last beyond 36k miles. hard on brakes, trans is weakest point, wait till you have the infamous death wobble in 3 lanes of bumper to bumper traffic, dont forget to keep replacing hubs, rotors, u joints and brakes, did I mention trans wont last. hard to get dodge to stand behind their product w/o a fight, remember you owe them for buying thier vehicle! on my 4th set of tires at 90k miles
  • Mine has been a good one

    By ThisOneRunsGreat on Tuesday, April 16, 2019

    5.0
    I bought this truck new in Jan 2009. The financial crisis presented a good time to buy and I got mine for $20k when it had a $36K sticker. I'd like a new truck, but the fact that I got this one at such a good price AND it's given me no troubles, it makes it hard to buy a new one. I mainly drive it to and from some property I have. The bed has been full of sod, gravel, and mulch from time to time. I've pulled my heavy ski boat with it, also a 20ft flat trailer with Kubota tractor on it. It does the job fine. A 3/4 ton diesel would do better for sure, but this one does what I have needed it to do. It's low mileage, 5-6k per year. Oil service every 5k miles. Changed transmission fluid at 60k recently. The only "repair" was to replace the sway bar links because the rubber had aged and a clunking sound started. That was $180. My next maintenance items are coolant and spark plug change but it's not hurting for either yet. When towing, gas mileage is pretty bad at under 10mpg. But just the other day I calculated a smooth, non-towing 70 mile trip at 20mpg. That's not bad for the 5.7 Hemi. Compared to the new ones, my interior looks old school. But that's OK with me, it all still works great. If you find a low mileage gem like I have, you could end up with a truck that keeps you from looking seriously at the new ones.
  • Best vehicle that Ive ever owned.

    By john on Sunday, May 14, 2017

    5.0
    My Ram was a great buy in 2005, got 11,000 off the sticker! Now with over 255,000 severe miles, its hard to find a fault. As a former Toyota owner, I expected to have a lot of problems, nope, The hemi is an incredible motor!
 

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