2008 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7 Truck Quad Cab

 

Details

  • Year: 2008
  • Make: Dodge
  • Model: Ram 1500
  • Trim: SLT 5.7
  • Bodystyle: Truck Quad Cab
  • Doors: 4 Door
  • Mileage: 155,840 miles
  • Engine: 5.7L V8 F 16V / 4 WHEEL DRIVE
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Line: 4x4
  • Fuel Type: Regular Unleaded
  • Exterior Color: Blue
  • Interior Color: Beige
  • VIN: 1D7HU18278J108369
  • Model Code: DR6H42
  • Stock #: 11521G

Fuel Efficiency Rating

City MPG:
13
Hwy MPG:
17

Actual rating will vary with options, driving conditions, habits and vehicle condition.


Included Packages

Cloth Low Back Bucket Seats
  • Folding Flat Load Floor Storage
  • 6-Way Power Driver Seat
  • Rear 60/40 Split Folding Seat
  • Stain Repel Seat Fabric
Engine: 5.7L Hemi Multi Displacement
  • Electronically Controlled Throttle
  • Hood Insulation
  • Next Generation Engine Controller
Transmission: 5-Speed Automatic
  • Auxiliary Transmission Oil Cooler
  • Tip Start
Cloth 40/20/40 Split Bench Seat
  • Folding Rear Seat
  • Stain Repel Seat Fabric
  • Comments: 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

    2008 DODGE RAM 1500 SLT
    1D7HU18278J108369
    4 DOOR EXTENDED CAB PICKUP
    5.7L V8 F 16V
    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. 


Included Packages

Cloth Low Back Bucket Seats
  • Folding Flat Load Floor Storage
  • 6-Way Power Driver Seat
  • Rear 60/40 Split Folding Seat
  • Stain Repel Seat Fabric
Engine: 5.7L Hemi Multi Displacement
  • Electronically Controlled Throttle
  • Hood Insulation
  • Next Generation Engine Controller
Transmission: 5-Speed Automatic
  • Auxiliary Transmission Oil Cooler
  • Tip Start
Cloth 40/20/40 Split Bench Seat
  • Folding Rear Seat
  • Stain Repel Seat Fabric

Additional Options

  • Intermittent Wipers
  • Power Windows
  • Center Arm Rest
  • Power Steering
  • Power Seat
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Climate Control
  • Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
  • Trip Odometer
  • Trip Computer
  • Power Door Locks
  • Power Brakes
  • Cruise Control
  • Tinted Windows
  • Power Mirrors
  • All Wheel Drive
  • Cup Holder
  • Air Conditioning
  • Traction Control System
  • GVWR: 6,800 lbs
Convenience Features
  • 1-touch down
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Air conditioning
  • Front beverage holders
  • Speed control
  • Illuminated entry
  • Rear beverage holders
  • Power windows
  • Passenger door bin
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Overhead console
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Driver door bin
Off-Road Capability
  • Ground clearance (min): 185mm (7.3")
  • Approach angle: 18 deg
  • Departure angle: 25 deg
  • Ramp breakover angle: 20 deg
  • Ground clearance (max): 244mm (9.6")
Entertainment Features
  • AM/FM radio
  • CD player
Specs and Dimensions
  • Rear legroom: 925mm (36.4")
  • Front headroom: 1,036mm (40.8")
  • Exterior height: 1,885mm (74.2")
  • Exterior body width: 2,019mm (79.5")
  • Front legroom: 1,041mm (41.0")
  • Interior maximum cargo volume: 1,161 L (41 cu.ft.)
  • Exterior length: 6,342mm (249.7")
  • GVWR: 3,084kg (6,800lbs)
  • Front hiproom: 1,648mm (64.9")
  • Passenger volume: 3,444L (121.6 cu.ft.)
  • Turning radius: 8.0m (26.2')
  • Front shoulder room: 1,702mm (67.0")
  • Wheelbase: 4,077mm (160.5")
  • Rear hiproom: 1,641mm (64.6")
  • Rear headroom: 1,016mm (40.0")
  • Interior cargo volume: 1,161 L (41 cu.ft.)
  • Rear shoulder room: 1,694mm (66.7")
Body Exterior
  • Right rear passenger: conventional
  • Power door mirrors
  • Bumpers: chrome
  • Rear step bumper
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Left rear passenger door: conventional
Powertrain
  • Mode select transmission
  • Fuel economy city: 13mpg
  • Fuel economy highway: 17mpg
  • Transmission: multi-speed automatic
  • Sequential multi-point fuel injection
  • Fuel tank capacity: 35.0gal.
  • Cylinder configuration: V-8
  • Engine location: front
  • Drive type: four-wheel
  • Number of valves: 16
Safety and Security
  • ABS brakes
  • 4 wheel disc brakes
  • Panic alarm
  • Ignition disable
  • Dual front impact airbags
Suspension/Handling
  • Front tires: 265/70SR17.0
  • Rear tires: 265/70SR17.0
  • Wheel size: 17"
  • Front wheel independent suspension
  • Front anti-roll bar
  • Power steering
  • Alloy wheels
Lighting, Visibility and Instrumentation
  • Outside temperature display
  • Tachometer
  • Oil pressure gauge
  • Front reading lights
  • Delay-off headlights
  • Trip computer
  • Compass
  • Variably intermittent wipers
  • Low tire pressure warning
  • Voltmeter
  • Speed sensitive wipers
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