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dodgeram7dodgeram7 Posts: 55
edited March 2014 in Dodge
Dodge makes the best trucks on the road today.


  • dodge7 for pointing this out. i'm gonna trade my
    rado in on a new dodge right now. as it is, i'm
    not concerned with enough power for towing
    anyway. also, i could careless about a truck that
    has a reliable tranny too. so i'm going to do the
    smart thing and get me a dodge that will at least
    get 3-5 trannys replaced before my warranty is
    up. that way when the warranty is through i'll at
    least have a brand new tranny to work on. another
    good thing about dodge is that they'll never go
    out of style cause dodge doesn't change the look
    of the trucks right?

    well dodge7, i just want to say thanks again for
    showing me the light and "keep on truckin".
  • I have a 79 Dodge looking to buy a new Ford and would like to find out what fuel mileage the drivers are getting. I'm looking at the 250 4x4 est. cab, dis. engine.I'm looking at the 00 or 01 Fords.
  • dah1dah1 Posts: 8
    Dodge sells nothing but headaches!!
  • I have a dodge and really like it a lot,I'd rather have a dodge than a ferd or a chebby desperado.
  • davids1davids1 Posts: 411
    I like my Dodge. This Dodgeram7 kid really gets on my nerves. I thought his parents grounded him. Maybe they will take his allowance away. Maybe his lunch money too. They should make him hand-wash all their dishes. Then his fingers will be too sore to use his keyboard and his pea-brain will be too weak to think up these intilectually stimulating discussion topics.
  • If you own a Dodge then why are you making comments like this. I own a Dodge & if someone was tring to say something good about Dodge trucks you put them down. I think you must on a Toyota Tundra but you really want a Ram. So next time you try to put a Dodge owner down when you a Dodge yourself remember you must be a very poor Dodge owner.
  • Its good to see that I have some support for Dodge trucks in this room. Some owners like Davids1 who say they own a Dodge truck like to put other Dodge owners down. Davids1 must hate Dodge truck owners almost as much as he hates Dodge trucks.
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    I think davids1 just doesn't like you. Doesn't matter what kind of truck you own. I didn't know that Tonka made Dodge trucks for kids...LMAO!
  • lariat1lariat1 Posts: 461
    I have a 98 Ram with the 24v and the lowest mpg I have evr gotten is 21 and that was a 500 mile trip through the mountains up here in Alaska in the winter averaging around 60 mph. In the summer I get right around 23 on the same trip running @75mph.From what I have seen from the Power stroke you can expect just under 20MPG for the same trip (friend has one.
  • That sounds great. I wish the dealer will price me a Dodge for about the same. He is doing a sells promotion and that is why the price is $ 27080 for the 2001 4x4 250 XLT SuperDuty.I think I really like the Dodge a little better.That is great MPH, I just hope that I can get that. Thanks for the response.
  • I put in MPH instead of MPG. Was your pickup a Auto or a manual?
  • z71billz71bill Posts: 2,000
    With a Dodge MPT is more important than MPG.

    In case you have never owned a Dodge before - and therefore don't know what MPT is - it is Miles Per Tranny!!
  • davids1davids1 Posts: 411
    OBY said it right, you just annoy me dodgeram7. Doesn't matter what kind of truck you drive. I welcome USEFUL discussion on trucks, no matter what brand is being discussed. You obviously wouldn't understand that. Maybe you'll figure it out when you get through puberty.

    You also might consider proof-reading your responses before you post, or have you gotten to that part of third grade english class.
  • lariat1lariat1 Posts: 461
    My Ram is an automatic and I have not had a bit of trouble with it.

    Z71bill, I have heard the same thing about dodge transmissions but do you know anyone who has problems? Up here in Alaska there is dodges everywhere and I dont know of any of them that have a tranny problem.I am not saying that none of them do I just don't know of any from the 20 or so rams people I know have.
  • three of our installers have the rams w/cummins
    and all three have had trannys replaced before
    they reached 40k. not sure why they put such a
    good engine in those trucks and then put trannys
    that can't handle the torque. other than that
    though the're trucks have performed flawlessly.

    we have a sub-contracter that has the gas version

    and has now gone 60k and he pulls a trailer day
    in and day out. go figure.
  • that's their, not the're. duhh
  • z71billz71bill Posts: 2,000
    I think it is the heat that kills the Dodge tranny - Maybe not a problem in Alaska - but the high temp today in Houston was 105.

    I have also heard - not confirmed - that Dodge engines run like sh-t in hot temps.

    No power above 100 degrees. I think it has something to do with the 1970 style air intake. When is Dodge going to bring its designs into the 1980's?
  • Sounds like there is more Ford owners than Dodge owners on this site. The Dodge owners in this area that I know has had good service from Dodge.
  • lariat1lariat1 Posts: 461
    I would think the cold weather would kill a tranny first,but I dont know I am not a mechanic I dont know what transmission fluid looks like at -60f but 30 weight oil flows like molasses at that temp.Who knows maybe Dodge made a bunch of trannys on monday.
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    the Dodge is really number one!...I better run out and get one!

    and to think that a company that has sold trucks for 6 years based on looks alone (and the only period in history they have ever sold) can be number one already!...even though the sales and reliability are the pits..

    wow...geee golly wizz...this is the most amazing thing I have ever heard Wally...

    where can I get one?

    - Tim
  • jcmdiejcmdie Posts: 595
    You may purchase your new dodge at your local neighborhood dodge dealer. Just don't expect much in the line of trade in on your chebby shakerado. Good luck on this one now!
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    Should be an even trade...Depreciated shakerado = new Dodge truck...drove a Dodge ram 1500 with 700 miles on it. The way it handled and rode, I had to look twice cause I could have sworn it felt like 70, there was no legroom in the extended cab.
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    ...too bad 2500's aren't shakers...

    ..and trade ins are not for me....I sell mine..

    .They are building a new dodge dealer near my Chevy dealer though?.....hmmmmmmmm..I gotta get one now!

    - Tim
  • fordtuffordtuf Posts: 101
    DODGERAM7's other car is a FORD!!!! What???? A FORD!!!!! You gotta be kidding. Oh I know, it's sitting in the back yard on blocks, right?

    As for reliabilty, my best friend (and he still is) bought a Dodge. In 2 years he has had 2 tranny jobs and then they gave him a new one on the 3rd trip to the dealer. He said the best thing about his Dodge was the extended warranty!!!

    By the way,
    I own the truck that's like,...well,...its like a truck. I didn't want a rock.
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    you didn't want a rock solid truck.... you got??.....the one that looks like a bad cartoon going down the road?

    - Tim
  • jcmdiejcmdie Posts: 595
    You must be sittin in the back if you are complainin' about legroom in the dodge. Chevy has a better backseat but I drive up front and the dodge cab is far superior to chevys from the drivers position- my opinion. 40,000 on my quad cab and not even a hint of a squeak or rattle.
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    hear the squeaks and rattle above the noise caused by the transmission grinding? ;)
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    The backseat can be used for other things too. Trust me on this one. The silverado has the biggest ext cab.

  • not only the biggest but the best in comfort too.
    boy this goofy topic is gettin worse by the post.

    "Good luck on this one now"
  • dah1dah1 Posts: 8
    TONKA builds better trucks than Dodge. Don't assoiate Tonka with Dodge.
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