2008 Dodge Ram 1500 4WD Quad Cab 160.5" SLT
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|Model :||Ram 1500|
|Engine :||5.7L 335.0hp|
|Drivetrain :||Four Wheel Drive|
|Exterior color :||Brilliant Black Crystal Pearlcoat|
|Interior color :||Brilliant Black Crystal Pearlcoat|
|Doors :||4 Doors|
|Title :||Clean (most titles)|
If you want capacious rear-cabin room for people and cargo, this is your truck. With a limo-like 44.2 inches of rear-seat legroom and 71 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats folded, the 2008 Dodge Ram Mega Cab is the King of the Hill.
How big is too big? At Dodge, the question seems not to have crossed anyone’s mind. How else can one explain the massive 2008 Dodge Ram Mega Cab pickup? As if the Ram Quad Cab isn’t more truck than most folks need, the Mega Cab stretches its interior by replacing the standard eight-foot box with a six-foot bed and filling the remaining gap with an additional 20 inches of cab. The Mega Cab now boasts the largest interior of any full-size pickup and features so much rear-seat legroom it’s only a matter of time before someone starts using it as an off-road limo! The true beauty of the Mega Cab’s design is that its stem-to-stern dimensions remain identical to the eight-foot bed Ram Quad Cab pickup, meaning it will still fit in your garage — but just barely.
Driving the Used 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Regular Cab
Despite their bulk, these Mega Cabs steer, ride, handle and brake at least as well as competitive long-wheelbase heavy-duty pickups. The HEMI V8 delivers its 375 pound-feet of peak torque at 4200 rpm and its 345 maximum horsepower at 5400 rpm, and the five-speed automatic provides smooth power at any reasonable speed. The Cummins Turbo Diesel, by contrast, unleashes its monster 610 pound-feet of max torque at just 1600 rpm and its 325 peak horsepower at 2900 rpm. This is great for launching with heavy loads and for off-road creeping, but on-road, if you start in first gear, you’ll need to shift to second almost immediately and to third before reaching 20 miles per hour. The available automatic upshifts smoothly and quickly enough to mask this musclebound diesel’s narrow torque band.
The primary disadvantage of a pickup truck versus a truck-based SUV is the latter’s enclosed, theft-resistant and weather-protected cargo capacity. This truck’s aptly-named Mega Cab goes a long way toward eliminating that disadvantage, yet retains a substantial conventional bed out back for your dirty, heavy stuff. Unlike any other pickup, it will seat an NBA basketball team and its sixth man off the bench in commodious comfort, plus a fair amount of gear behind the back seat.
HEMI V8 Engine
Ford, Chevrolet, Toyota and Nissan all offer strong, reliable V8 power in full-size pickups, but none beats this Dodge powerhouse for its balance of smoothness, muscle and efficiency. Partnered with the robust five-speed automatic, it’s simply the most powerfully pleasing big-pickup powerplant available.
Used 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Regular Cab Interior
The spacious six-passenger cabin has a wide front-center console, with generous storage bins and cup holders and an optional "business console" under the middle front cushion for a laptop and other mobile office needs. The gauges and controls have a precise look and feel, and the fittings and materials are good even in mid-level SLT models. Besides prodigious room and reclining seats, rear-seat riders get their own HVAC outlets, reading lamps, stowable center armrest with cupholders and (available) DVD with integrated game ports and wireless headsets. Behind the 60/40 fold-flat rear seats is a unique and useful 7.6 cubic feet of cargo space, plus another 1.8 cubic feet in covered bins.
Used 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Regular Cab Exterior
Dodge has distinguished its pickups from competitors with aggressive "big-rig" styling featuring lowered front fenders and big, bold cross-bar grilles. The 2008 Dodge Ram Mega Cab SLT builds on that theme with chrome grille bars inside a thick chrome collar, contemporary new headlamps and a massive front bumper. Uplevel Laramie models also wear chrome on their front bumpers and side sills. The front-hinged rear doors swing out nearly perpendicular (85 degrees) to the body, opening a cavernous 34.5 by 35.5-inch portal to the rear compartment for easy entry and exit, and for loading and unloading large, bulky items.
Used 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Regular Cab Standard Features
Base SXTs come well-equipped with a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine (6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel on 3500), air
Ice cold A/C.
Looks & runs great.
Perfect first car.
Runs & drives great.
Very clean interior.
Upgraded sound system.
Driver Air Bag
Passenger Air Bag
Power Door Locks
Vehicle Anti-Theft System
Tire Pressure Monitoring
Electronic Stability Control
Dual Zone AC
Power Driver Mirror
Steering wheel controls
Rear Window Defroster
Cloth Bucket Seats Original Cost: $300
Power Driver Seat
5.7L V8 HEMI multi-displacement engine
Engine block heater
Electronic shift-on-the-fly part-time transfer case
9.25" rear axle ring gear diameter
Four wheel drive
600-amp maintenance-free battery
Trailer tow wiring-inc: 4-pin connector
Front/rear HD shock absorbers
Front stabilizer bar
Full-size spare tire w/steel wheel & winch-type carrier
Pwr rack & pinion steering
Front license plate bracket
Front air dam
Variable-speed intermittent windshield wipers
Removable tailgate w/caliper latches
Floor tunnel insulation
Tilt steering column
Sentry Key theft-deterrent system
Instrument cluster-inc: 200-KPH primary speedometer, tachometer
Tire pressure monitor system
Pwr accessory delay
Fixed long mast antenna
12V auxiliary pwr outlet
Passenger assist handle
Rear underseat storage compartment
Driver/passenger multi-stage frontal airbags
Front shoulder belt height adjusters