2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Reviews & Problems
Reviews For Dodge Ram 1500
3rd time buyer and very happy!
We have a 4-door 4x4 truck with hemi. We first purchased Dodge`s in 1991 and will never purchase any other brand. They are the most reliable, well built trucks we have ever owned. We've had zero problems and we use it for hauling tractors, trailers, mudding, going to our cabin in the Sierra Nevada mountains, and everyday use. A shopping trip is a minimum of 15 miles one way...we live in the country. The interior is still like new with a few dog hairs, we rescue animals. We couldn't be happier with our truck!
Reliable, comfortable truck.
The truck has been fairly reliable over the past several years that I have owned it. I bought it used at 60, 000 miles and it now has around 120, 000 miles. The only real major expense that I have had with it was replacing the rear end. I am not sure if this is common or not. Other than that it has just been regular maintenance. I have a basic model, but it is comfortable on the inside with a lot of room and a smooth ride.
Dodge is better than everything!
I love my truck. It drives good, has lots of power very roomy on the inside. It's getting some age on it so a few problems have come up like some sensors going out, nothing more that a couple bucks to fix. There was a recall on the airbags, which my local dealership messed up and now I have a warning light that won't go off, and they refuse to fix b/c it'll cost them like $500. But other than that it's all good.
2004 Dodge RAM 1500 rides really smooth.
2004 RAM 1500 has pretty good gas mileage. It comfortably fits 5 people but if going on a long trip then 4 people will fit comfortably. It drives really smooth but sometimes will have some really bad squeaking noises coming from the bed. The sound system is pretty good, it has an alright bass system in it and the sound gets pretty loud for those people who like to listen to their music loudly.
My truck is a 2004 Dodge 1500 5. 7 hemi. It has cloth seating and carpeted floors.
Performance is great I drive the 5. 7 hemi and it pulls my horse trailer great. Reliability wise, my truck is very reliable. Comfort wise it is very comfortable and a very smooth ride. Features I do not have a lot I have the carpet floors and the cloth seating and a/c and heat and that is a big deal to me because my first vehicle didn't have air so I love it. All in all I love my truck.
Beautiful silver beast of a truck.
My truck ran perfectly for the first 10 years before we had to do anything more than general maintenance. Now we have had to replace the fuel pump, shocks and done some suspension work, as well as power steering, but the engine and most everything else still works great. Best truck I have ever purchased and it is still getting about the same gas mileage as when I bought it.
My 2004 Dodge RAM 1500 quad cab is a great pickup truck to own.
Plenty of room in the cab for up to 6 people. The motor, 5. 7l hemi, and transmission, heavy duty, are great for towing and helping all our friends move. The trade off is the gas mileage is around 13. 5mpg overall. It is comfortable enough for long trips. Our cost to own this truck has been mostly fuel, we've had to make very little repairs other than normal maintenance.
My 2004 Dodge RAM 1500 4x4 quad cab pickup.
I have 265000 miles drive it everyday it has the 5. 7 hemi and 4x4. Only real issue is the electrical system. The truck still gets 17 miles to the gallon of regular. I have also hit 4 deer with it and it has survived every one. I have replaced the alternator, steering rack the radiator and the water pump. Put on 3 sets of brake pads. Oil changed every 5000 miles.
That is comfortable but a bit small and cannot fit too many passengers.
I got truck after hurricane Katrina and it was used, but I bought it because of the low miles. It has a great stereo system, runs great and I have never had a problem with it. Dodge is my favorite brand of vehicle and I have always had a Dodge. Dodge vehicles have a great reputation and stands for quality. There is really nothing I dislike about my truck.
I try to take good care of my vehicles.
Overall I like the truck but there are a few things I wish were different. First I wish it was a quad cab instead of a regular cab. Second I wish it had a different drive train set up. It is not very energy efficient does not get great gas mileage and it is not good at going up hills. Third it is a very rough riding truck and bounces around a lot.