$8,418 - $10,741
Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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SLT Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$8,418 - $10,741
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
12-14 City / 16-19 HWY

Mechanical Features

  • 4.7L V8 "MAGNUM" engine
  • HD 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • 3.55 axle ratio
  • 3.92 axle ratio
  • 9.25" rear axle ring gear diameter
  • 8.0" front axle ring gear diameter
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Four wheel drive
  • 600-amp maintenance-free battery
  • 136-amp alternator
  • 6.25' cargo box
  • 8' cargo box
  • 6350# GVWR
  • 6550# GVWR
  • 6650# GVWR
  • 6800# GVWR
  • HD front/rear shock absorbers
  • Front stabilizer bar
  • P245/70R17 all-season SBR BSW tires
  • Full-size spare tire w/winch-type carrier
  • 17" x 8" chromed steel wheels
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr 4-wheel disc brakes-inc: rear-wheel anti-lock
  • 26 gallon fuel tank
  • 35 gallon fuel tank

Exterior Features

  • Bright front bumper
  • Bright rear bumper w/step pads
  • Front air dam
  • Bright grille
  • Body-color upper front fascia
  • Pwr heated fold-away exterior mirrors
  • Variable speed intermittent windshield wipers
  • Cargo lamp
  • Trailer tow wiring-inc: 4-pin connector
  • Removable tailgate

Interior Features

  • Cloth 40/20/40 split bench seat
  • Folding rear seat
  • Floor carpeting
  • Front floor mats
  • Floor tunnel insulation
  • Instrument cluster-inc: 120 MPH primary speedometer, tachometer
  • Air conditioning
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD player/CD changer control-inc: (4) speakers
  • Day/night rearview mirror
  • Overhead console w/trip computer
  • Speed control
  • Pwr windows w/driver one-touch
  • Pwr locks
  • Tilt steering column
  • Cigar lighter/pwr outlet
  • Glove box lamp
  • Passenger assist handle
  • Passenger side visor vanity mirror
  • Cab back panel storage
  • Rear underseat storage compartment

Safety Features

  • Rear-wheel anti-lock brakes
  • Driver/passenger "Next Generation" airbags w/passenger on/off switch
  • Driver/front passenger "Next Generation" airbags w/passenger on/off switch
  • Shoulder belt height adjusters
  • Front shoulder belt height adjusters
  • Dual note horn

2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Reviews

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Dodge ram: reliable, comfortable, and stylish.

2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT

I really love my dodge ram pickup. It's the first truck I have ever owned and I always loved the style of the dodge trucks compared to others on the market. The gas mileage isn't all that great but I love all the capabilities I have with my truck, it has excellent 4 wheel drive, a large truck bed for storage and carrying items, the interior is nice and spacious for holding 6 passengers comfortably. It doesn't have many features because it is a 2003 model but I added my own aftermarket radio to give me more capabilities with my stereo system. It's also a smooth driving truck, it doesn't feel rough or makes you feel like you bounce around. The engine is amazing and it has nice acceleration speed because it's a v8 engine, not at all like a sports car but it helps for passing vehicles when needing to be. This truck basically fits my style and I love the red exterior color of it.

- Michael F

5.7 Hemi Dodge Ram 1500 made in America! 2003

2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT

My 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck has had its share of problems because it is after all 16 going on 17 years old. During the time that I have had the truck (since 2005) it has ran like a beast. The interior on the Dodge ram is second to none, there is so much room and since I'm 6 foot tall I can appreciate all the extra leg room. The spray in bed liner doesn't look like new but it also hasn't worn away either. I feel safe while driving and I also have a great view of the road. The only thing I would have done differently is go for a 4x4 version but since I have a Hemi engine I'm fine without the extra towing capacity. What can I say? It's fun to go fast!

- Chris M

We like the way the back seats adjust to what you are carrying.

2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT

We bought the truck used but have had no problems with it . We love the truck it's very dependable . I would say that if you are interested in a truck like this be aware because of its size gas Mileage is not that great but it's not a deal breaker for us . We love the truck. It's very comfortable to drive . I'm shorter and my husband is tall . It is easy to adjust to whoever is driving . The back seats are very roomy. You do not feel cramped up on long drives . it also has lots of storage space.

- Lisa W

Most reliable vehicle ever

2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT

It's a very reliable vehicle the only things I've had to replace so far is going to be routine maintenance tune up oil change and a tail light. So far it has started every morning when I got in it and went out to drive it. There was some corrosion on the battery cables so I replace the cables and the battery I would definitely recommend this your truck to anyone who is interested

- Jennifer T

Fast and easy ride the hemi is great to get you fast where you want to go.

2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT

Runs great if like going fast and passing other cars are easy as 1-2-3. Has a good ride can fit 6 adults lots of room radio sounds great speakers are in the right places got plenty of room in the bed of the truck to haul most of the stuff. Doing regular work on truck not to bad for do it yourself like oil changes, brakes, and hoses but tune up on the hemi is a real pain.

- david C

Dodge Ram, power and beauty

2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT

Great power and acceleration, comfortable interior. Convenience package on par with other manufacturers. I have owned my truck since new and other than regular maintenance and wear and tear items I have had no mechanical issues. Lots of pulling power whether it be pulling a stump out of the ground or our pull behind camper.

- Sean C

03 dodge ram 1500 slt 4x4 review, a workhorse.

2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT

73k. New ball joints at 72k(typical of dodge) . Just replaced factory tires . Just replaced rear wheel speed sensors . Drives like a dream. 4x4 works splendidly. No rust yet on my particular machine. . Hauls my 10x6 single axle trailer easily. 4.7 v8 is a little unfriendly with the gas usage, but that is expected.

- Franklin B

Great truck, I recommend this truck any time

2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT

It's a great truck, haven't had any major problems, besides replacing common parts like Batteries, alternators starters and fuel pumps, Been through 2 sets of tires. They say you might start having trouble with your transmission at 175,000 miles. I would definitely recommend buying a truck like this.

- Steve C

2003 dodge ram 1500, built tough and very dependable.

2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT

The vehicle is nice and dependable, has some issues with the heating/cooling system that dodge needs to address but for the most part I am very pleased with the vehicle. The truck has 230, 000 miles and has had no major repairs done to it, the truck drives nice and is fairly good on fuel economy.

- James G

2003 Dodge Ram 1500 4.7 4x4 SLT. Vehicle runs great has nearly 200k miles

2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT

Vehicle is extremely reliable. Only problem I have had in the last 3 years was a fuel pump which is expected after 16 years. Vehicle starts every time. The interior is simple and spacious. Only problem with interior is that the stick to engage 4x4 is in awkward location compared to newer vehicles

- isaac J

dodge ram 1500 one of the best trucks you can buy

2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT

One of the best trucks you can own, has power, beautiful interior. Does everything I need it to do in a truck. Decent on gas for a v8 hemi. Looks good has plenty of room for kids tools or whatever other stuff you're into. Has a long bed on it if you use it for work

- joseph S

I love this truck's dependably in all weather and situations

2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT

I love this truck. It is reliable. I always love driving it. It's 4x4 so we get in and out in all weather. It is 4 door, crew cab. There is room for everyone. Including our dog. It's our go to truck for everything. Camping, beach trips and just driving around town.

- Carrie K

2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Review

2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT

For being an older truck with higher miles it runs great! It has sick seats that everyone can fit in comfortably. The bed is roomy and easy to move stuff. Gas mileage isn't too bad for being a truck. Runs great. Sounds great! Parts to fix it are not overly priced.

- Tyler J

It's A nice truck with a powerful engine. Though problems with heads

2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT

Lit provides too low of an mpg. Runs good and it's a fun way to pass time. Engine is strong. Body is clean. I wish ride was smoother but it's ok. Only problem I want to let people know us that heads on this engine are known to have issues with overheating

- Jose Z

My Ram is always reliable and it's look is timeless so it never looks dated.

2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT

It is a good truck. Uses a lot of gas but that is to be expected after driving a small car for so long. It's been a great truck for my family and I love how it looks good no matter how much dirt I get on it. Always helpful to have a truck handy. I love it.

- Angela B

Love my truck. Want another

2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT

Have no problems. It works great. Very roomy and very comfy. Got get air fixed but all in all I love it. Want to get another one. Easy to keep clean. Can store a lot in back seat. The cover on back could be a little easier to take off and put back on.

- Colleen C

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