2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Reviews & Problems
Reviews For Dodge Ram 2500
2003 Dodge RAM 2500 24v Cummins.
After many years of owning a truck, I decided to buy my first 3/4 ton pickup. I use it for multiple thing, work, camping, home projects and also just daily driving. I thought very carefully about buying a truck before settling on the Dodge RAM, with a 24 valve Cummins engine. It gives me the most bang for my buck when it comes to horsepower and pulling ability while also pulling whatever it is behind it at a affordable rate. Features I like power, ease of use, power seats and windows. Some issues I have had the front end sometimes floats and is not straight as could be, it does take 3 gallons of oil every oil change, but does run between 5 and 7 thousand miles. Overall I think my choice for my truck was a good one and have been pleased with the overall experience of it.
Dodge Ram 2500 gets it done with towing
I find my truck to be very reliable, but it does have too much torque when starting out and that can be a problem in low traction situations. It is very comfortable to drive/ride in. A few features that I wish it had are navigation and backup camera. One feature I don't like is it honks when you are backing up with the door open, which I sometimes need to do when towing. It has plenty of power for towing my thirty foot toy hauler through mountain ranges and is much better in fuel economy than other trucks I have owned.
Rugged truck, handles any light duty truck duties with ease.
Rides like a typical truck, somewhat rough, but bearable for sure for your average buyer. Mileage is not great but power and reliability is good. Tows and hauls well. Many experience similar problems with the transmission, but overall drive train is very dependable once the transmission kinks are worked out. As far as the interior goes, it has enough space, but back lacks a bit for the passengers if driving a quad cab. Dash will crack, but the rest holds up fine.
That it has plenty of powerful performance for any job.
Our truck is very spacious and comfortable. We easily pull our travel trailer around the country even in the Rocky Mountains. The only problem we've had is with the cruise control. It's a double cab with a full bed so we have plenty of room for hulling even large items.
Great old pickup! Sounds like a country song!
Just wish that it was a four door truck. Not enough room for a family of 6, with teens and tweens. I love the truck otherwise. The dash has cracked significantly, but it is old and it was not garage kept. No problems other than normal wear and tear for a 2003.
Don't buy one. Very cheap product
The dashboard cracked and fell apart 4 years after I bought it new. Has a squeak I can't get rid of. Fan motor and the defrost box were defective within 2 years. This all happened with less that 10,000 miles on it. No issues with the drivetrain
The perks of owning a Dodge Ram 2500
I've never had any problems out of my vehicle. It runs great, gas mileage isn't too well but that is expected with this size truck. The 2500 is made for towing/hauling and it does a great job of that while keeping you comfortable
We added a cold air intake to make the truck perform better. It is very good on gasoline now, for a large truck. It is really sporty.
I love our truck because we can purchase items and haul them home with us instead of paying someone to deliver them. I love the color of our truck. It is iridescent and shines differently during the daytime vs the night light.
Diesel-good mileage-good towing ability and hauling ability.
Have had maintenance problems with it since I have owned it. Have spent 600-1000 in repairs each year since I bought it. It does get good mileage for a truck and a lot of the newer diesels don't get as good mileage.
It's a big vehicle. Has a blind spot in the rear and can easily damage tailgate and bumper.
I enjoy driving the truck. It handles well. I have had very few issues with the engine. Down side is the gas mileage. Besides using the truck for main transportation we haul a 22 foot trailer for camping.