Been a dodge boy my whole life. the hemi is nice the truck rides smooth. but
interiors in the 2006 dodge ram are shit. you have to upgrade to the
expensive truck to get a decent seat (Leather) the mds works like shit and
the gas mileage gain doesn't exist. I know because i had the non mds hemi
then the 2006 junk. the mileage on the mds version was actually worse. went
to dodge with it and they basically said sorry. If your interested the new
dodge has a great fabric protection guarantee. oh yeah my other complaint
when rain hit the seat it stained the fabric what a bunch of shit not to
mention the seat cushion had to be replaced after 18 months and 13000 miles.
barely used the truck and kept it nice but seat still fell apart. It killed
me so i tried to trade up to the laramie but dodge didn't want give me shit
for the shit they sold me. so guess what. Chevy did, gave me more for the
dodge than dodge did and I got a lot more options in the Chevy . sorry to
say I still love the look of the dodge but they have to stop screwing their
customers with inferior interiors.
It appears brand loyalty isn't what it used to be. Hopefully the auto makers
will see this trend and give the consumers a better product. I have two
Fords, a Dodge, a Chevy, and an Oldsmobile. They each have their own little
problems but nothing significant enough to make me avoid ever buying another
one. Enjoy your new Chevy.
I think it has to do with the declining number of men who are faithful
to their wives.
I am a die hard ford man, and ended up in a chevrolet. i haven't
completely severed my ties with ford yet. I think this was just a
little "experimenting" :)
I will keep all my dodge opinions to myself.
The only time I had leather seats was on my 1978 Chrysler New Yorker and
also on my 1983 Cadiallac Seville. My 1979 Dodge SnowCommander was so
stark compared with today's vehicles.
I guess it's time you move to a Chevy NG. buh-bye.
I had a similar problem with Chev it was not the vehicle but it was the
finance side of them got so ticked off I stormed out went across a street
and bought a new 2006 Dodge Ram Laramie 2500 Diesel, Only thing I don't like
about the Dodge I bought is the seat, the comfort of the Chevy seat is
awesome, but I was hooked on the Cummins and the dodge truck once I drove
it, the vehicle is awesome and now after a year and half with my Ram only
issues I have had with it was a shake in the front end and it ended up being
the drive shaft they replaced it at no cost..
Looking at buying a new Ram not am not sure on the new engine yet.. but
still love my truck..
I feel your pain.
I had a chevy sub diesel for 17 years and 185k miles that was still
running great and getting 18mpg before I gave it to a friend and bought
an 04 hemi ram quadcab. All that time and repairs consisted of 1 injector
pump and a few sets of brakes.
My Ram? 38k miles right now. Both front door gaskets had to be replaced
due to a design flaw that resulted in the door closing tearing them up.
Paid to replace and fought Dodge for 3 months before they admitted it was
a design flaw and reimbursed. hard not to since the rubbers were
Then the heater refused to blow to the floor vents - it all went to the
defroster vents. Diagnosis - defective HVAC switches. Cost to repair?
$1600. Remove entire dash and complete HVAC unit to replace a $23.00
part. At 36,800 miles - just off warrantee. They refuse to reconsider a
deal. Even half. Currently looking for a way to do it myself.
At 26k miles it needed new front brake pads. Absurd - I am very easy on
brakes. All four shocks need replacement.
Investigated a new Ram. No dice. Like you - cannot get leather in except
the Laramie, then I'd get a few graned worth of crap I neither want nor
need. Glovebox light? Please. Can't get all chrome bumpers unless i
upgrade to the Thunder Road - and again get crap I DON'T want. Same with
chrome wheels - Thunder Road ot Laramie. can't get the fold flat rear
floor in the SLT anymore either. And - it's now plastic - not steel.
Then they put that ass ugly "tailgate protector" bullshit on it. Not an
option - you get it. So you can't put a hard tonneau on it like I now
have unless you UNBOLT the friggin thing and get left with 4 damned holes
in the tailgate. Consider making it an OPTION for those guys who use
their trucks for work, maybe? Some genius in marketing says "no - you
need it". I don't need it.
So what do you do - you try Chevy or Ford. Chevy updated their body so it
looks passably nice compared to the last few years. However - no leather
interior, and like Dodge all options are in "packages" most people don't
want or need. Scratch Chevy.
How about Ford? Take a guess. No leather.
Bah. No wonder so many guys are buying jap trucks. Better made, no
problems, good options. And no union goons screwing up vehicles because
they didn't get that 20 dollar an hour raise for putting lugnuts on a
vehicle. So you get missing parts, unfastened parts, SHIT parts ....
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