I just put a deposit on a 2003 Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab 4X4 with the
It has 33+K miles on it. It looks to be in really good shape and drove
well on the test drive. But it wasn't a real long drive. Are there
things I should look for that might deter me from buying it? Any
Any info would be appreciated.
I like mine better than any vehicle I have ever owned. The only downside
is the gas milage. 11 is about the best I can get around town. The only
problem I've had is that the rear differential broke. It was found when
I had it in for service. Covered under warranty.
Did you get the 4.7 or the Hemi?
Thanks for the reply.
I got the 4.7 Magnum V8. Wanted a Hemi but could not find one used.
Too much $$$$ to buy it new. The gas mileage part doesn't bother me as
much, since I'm not driving that far to and from work.
In all seriousness, early 4xRE transmissions had a bit of a reputation for
premature failure. The '03 Ram you're looking at has a completely
re-designed transmission (the 45RFE or the 545RFE), and in the 5-6 years
it's been out, there have been very few complaints. As with any automatic
transmission, regular fluid/filter changes will let you get the most out of
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