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Dodge Ram MEGA CAB

truckghtruckgh Posts: 2
edited July 11 in Dodge
Want to see the quad cab resale fall? Check out the new Mega-Cab. I am saving my money. They say pricing may be mid 30k.
http://www.dodge.com/autoshow/mega_cab/gallery.html
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  • cowboycadicowboycadi Posts: 5
    Are they saying how much for a 2500?

    04 2500 4x4QC hemi
    02 1500 4x4 QC
    03 Durango 5.9 4x4
  • dustykdustyk Posts: 2,926
    I don't think Quad Cab resale vales will be affected much. Most RAM owners realized from the beginning that the RAM Quad was an extended cab with four doors. I have found that most people who bought one wanted the extra cargo box capacity more than capacity in the rear seat area. The ones that wanted more rear seating bought the F150 or the Silverado.

    RAM Quad resale will only be affected if the density of used Quads increases significantly.

    Regards,
    Dusty
  • howser51howser51 Posts: 1
    I have a friend that works for chrysler finance he told me that the mega cab would be out In august or begining of september. He also told me that they were only going to put an 1000.00 on the price of any other truck for the mega cab.
  • striddystriddy Posts: 2
    Please can you explain to me what you mean by 1000.00 on the price of any other truck. I am saving my money too for the mega cab
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,663
    I don't think the Mega-Cab can be had with the 8' bed. Anyone know for sure?

    Bob
  • KCRamKCRam Mt. Arlington NJPosts: 3,516
    That is correct. It is only available with the short (6-1/4 foot) bed.

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  • bart5bart5 Posts: 1
    Does anyone know when the Mega Cab will debut?
  • tex10tex10 Posts: 27
    it needs a long bed
  • jaco1jaco1 Posts: 1
    IT is out. We jsut drove the beauty on Sat and will be buying it on Tue. We actuall went to look at Quad cabs, but after driving this and riding front seat and back well this is the ONE. With the back seats foldes down you could sleep in the thing--- not aht we paln to. Lots of cargo space if ya need to tote things around or travel alot. Hope it will get decent gas mileage. Does anyone have one yet? I am told it only weighs a little over 300 more tahn quad cab. If anyone gets one please correspond b ecause WE are getting one and it is inferno red,. LOL kath
  • polcarpolcar Posts: 1
    I own a 02 SLT Quad 4.7 4x2 and got to drive a loaded 4x4 2500 mega with a diesel yesterday and I was truly impressed. The ride is very smooth and quiet (almost as quiet as my truck)! The rear space is totally amazing, my wife even enjoyed the short ride in it. I was thinking about getting just the quad diesel, but I'm seriously thinking about the mega. I'm going to wait and see what people say about it before I really start to consider trading in my truck.
  • I just received my 3500 4x4 Mega Cab and what a truck!! It is extremely quiet, nice ride and I love the exhaust brake. Great investment - anxious to get the ball in the bed to start hauling!!
  • chuck1959chuck1959 Posts: 654
    No it doesn't. The main point of the mega cab, is a very roomy cab. IMO the target buyer is looking for space in the cab not in the bed..
  • shadow16shadow16 Posts: 3
    I need a no B.S. assessment from anyone that has hauled with the 6.0 Power stroke and the latest Dodge Cummings. I would like to know if you were able to tow with power and speed or just power. If so, advise which provided, what? I've owned the 7.3 and I know what it could do. I currently have the latest edition 6.0 Power stroke and was thoroughly disappointed with it's stock performance. The last Cummings I owned was 97-12 valve that was very slow and under powered. I was left in the rear by a Ford PS 7.3 carrying a similar load.
  • shadow16shadow16 Posts: 3
    Can anyone advise on the pros and cons of installing the Gear Vender. I would like to hear from someone that have experienced this product 1st hand.
  • rbdodgerbdodge Posts: 1
    I have owned a 2500 2004.5 HO Dodge and a 2005 F250 6.0 and I just traded the F250 in for a 2500 2006 Dodge, For me the Dodge will out pull the Ford and my Ford was in the shop 5 times with less than 18,000 miles for turbo problems the 2004 Dodge has never been to the shop for problems and have 60,000 on it.
  • shadow16shadow16 Posts: 3
    What's your towing weight and average speed while in tow? Without?
  • I currently own a 2006 Charger R/T and a 2006 Jeep Commander with the 5.7 4x4. I am looking to buy the 2006 Ram 2500 Megacab with the 5.7(which I love so far in the two vehicles I have) or the 5.9 cummins. Both I know are good motors. My only debate is the wife will make me sale one of the others. So I guess my question is should I trade in one and if so which one or should I Keep what I have and why? Thanks
  • shellrehmshellrehm Posts: 15
    Ok we just purchased a Mega Cab 2500 can't wait to take it for a ride to see how much we like it. Any comments on the Mega Cab let me know.

    Thanks.
  • mercer3mercer3 Posts: 3
    I am about to purchase a mega cab diesel anyone have feedback on the truck ? I have been very impressed with a couple of test drives and i really like the extra cab space. The diesel seems very smooth and everything I have read about the engine has been good.
    John
  • KCRamKCRam Mt. Arlington NJPosts: 3,516
    I can't speak for the cab itself, as I have an 05 Quad Cab, but since the engine is the same, I can tell you that the Cummins will not let you down. Unless you need to drag a small house, you should not need any performance upgrades.

    kcram - Pickups Host
  • mearsmears Posts: 4
    I was told by Dodge that they wouldn't put an 8 foot box on them because they would be to long. but in the line of work that i was in that would have been great. But since i no longer do hot shot work and stay out for a week at a time i no longer need all the extra room that i was wishing for in the mega cab. It's because of the short box that i decided that it wouldnt be right for me, sometimes you just need the extra room for tighter turns.
  • stubsstubs Posts: 4
    I'm planning on buying a Dodge Mega cab, but am having difficulty deciding between the 1500 and the 2500, hemi vs. cummins. I have always driven 3/4 ton trucks even my suburban is a 2500 454. I'm replacing the Suburban with the Dodge mega cab. Won't be daily driver, used on trips to the city , lake etc. Will only pull boat trailer several times /year. Too many decisions. I've always had the 3/4's for the bigger brakes, tires shocks and trailering capabilities. Is there such a difference between the 1500's and 2500's? Any advice will be useful.
  • KCRamKCRam Mt. Arlington NJPosts: 3,516
    The 1500 and 2500 Mega Cabs are essentially identical - the 2500 offers the option of the Cummins. The 1500 has a GVWR of 8510; the 2500 is 8800 with the Hemi, 9000 with the Cummins. The 1500 MC 4x4 even has the same solid front axle as the 2500. Dodge did this to keep the heavy Mega Cab out of EPA ratings (>8500), while still offering a "1500" to those who really don't know the difference.

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  • stubsstubs Posts: 4
    Is the extra expense of the cummins vs. the hemi justifiable if one isn't going to do alot of heavy pulling.
    I understand that the mileage of the cummins (20mpg) is better than the hemi (13-15 mpg) performance about equal but cost of diesel 40 cents more than gas. I also realize that trade in value of the cummins is greater than the hemi. Will be driving mostly hyw. miles. Any suggestion

    Thanks
  • stubsstubs Posts: 4
    Did you go thru with your purchase of the Mega Cab? If so what motor did you get? Would you buy another one? Pro's and cons.

    Thanks
  • jnealjneal Posts: 247
    Don't forget to factor in the increased maintenance costs of the diesel....that can be significant.
  • KCRamKCRam Mt. Arlington NJPosts: 3,516
    I have to disagree with this. The Cummins never needs a tune-up (spark plugs, wires, etc), the oil-change intervals are longer, and everything else is the same as far as changing filters. I spend a whole lot less keeping my Cummins happy than I ever did with gasoline trucks.

    kcram - Pickups Host
  • GET THE DIESEL! i JUST BOUGHT A MEGA CAB HEMI AND DROVE IT TO COLORADO FROM KENTUCKY PULLING A 3750 LB TRAILER, AND GOT MEGA LAUGHED AT BY MY BUDDIES, MEGA PASSED ON ALL THE GRADES BY DIESELS PULLING BIGGER TRAILERS, AND AVERAGED A MEGA 7.3 MPG OVER THE COURSE OF 3000 MILES. THE HEMI IS NOT ENOUGH ENGINE FOR THE MEGA CAB- I WANT TO CRY, BECAUSE I LOVE IT OTHERWISE, BUT HERE COMES THE BATH WHEN I PUT IT ON EBAY- I WAS TOTALLY EMBARRASED ABOUT THE ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUSLY SORRY [non-permissible content removed] PERFORMANCE OF THE ENGINE- MEGA HEMI'S ARE A MEGA MISTAKE. THE TRUCK IS AWESOME, OTHERWISE! BUY DIESEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • THE ONLY TIME MY MEGA TRIP COMPUTER SHOWED 15 MPG WAS ROLLING DOWN A GRADE WITH MY FOOT OFF THE GAS COMPLETELY- AROUND TOWN IN KY WITH NO LOAD IT AVERAGES 10.2 MPG. THANK GOD I HAVE A COMPANY GAS CARD!!
  • stubsstubs Posts: 4
    I finally bought the MegaCab 2500 with the hemi. Pulled my boat and trailer home from the lake this weekend. Rarely saw more than 10 mpg on the trip computer. My chevy 454 with 410 gears was a much better puller. Love the truck otherwise. I was made an offer on the hemi that I couldn't pass up. May have to trade up to the Cummins. I reasoned that for $5500.00 difference ,that I could by a lot gasoline, especially with diesel $.50 more per gallon around here. Hopefully the truck will loosen up with more miles! My son keeps telling me "I told you so"
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