Used Dodge Ram V8 Laramie 4x4 (2005 - 2007) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 09 Dec 2008
1.5
The Ram is a brute of a pick-up truck that's really too big for UK roads. It's huge dimensions and boxy shape make it difficult to drive along country roads while multi-storey car parks are a no-go area.

Dodge Ram V8 Laramie 4x4 (05-07)
Characterful V8 engine, masses of road presence
Uneconomical engine, sky high running costs, too big for UK roads, woeful handling

New price range:

£30,835

Summary

Parkers Rating:

1.5 out of 5

The Ram is a brute of a pick-up truck that's really too big for UK roads. It's huge dimensions and boxy shape make it difficult to drive along country roads while multi-storey car parks are a no-go area. It does come with a 5.7-litre V8 that produces a great sound and delivers potent performance, but there's little else positive about the Ram. It stands out thanks to the aggressive styling, but it has high running costs, an awful automatic gearbox and lacks any sophistication in the way it rides and handles.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

1.5 out of 5

Performance

2.5 out of 5

Handling

1 out of 5

Comfort

3 out of 5

Practicality

2.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

1 out of 5

Safety

3 out of 5

Reliability

3 out of 5

Running costs

1.5 out of 5

Green credentials

1.5 out of 5

Buying used

2 out of 5

Selling

2 out of 5

Equipment

3.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 Loads of room in the truck bed for camping gear, loads of room in the front for mates. Masses of power, never struggles on hills etc even when fully loaded.  

5 out of 5

Duck Snatcher ,   04 Jan 2012    ... read more

 As you can imagin its rather large but the engine and build quality is very pratical when towing large heavy loads or working as a working truck.  

5 out of 5

John Sheridan ,   02 Aug 2008    ... read more

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