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User currently offlineDelta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 11
Posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1818 times:



Sup all? The Camaro is getting a lot of miles on it and its getting about time to get a new vehicle. Lately I have been interested in an 04+ Dodge Ram SRT-10 Regular cab 6-Speed. Has anyone had one of had experiences with them? My biggest questions are how reliable they are and how they handle in the rain. I know they have the 8.3 Liter V-10 Viper Engine which will do over 150 MPH and will go 0-60 in 5 seconds. IMO its the baddest looking truck on the market. I realize its a truck your not going to tow stuff with or go mudding in. Seems basically a sports truck that hauls ass.

All help is appreciated!

Thanks!

-Delta767300ER

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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26626 posts, RR: 75
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1807 times:

Quoting Delta767300ER (Thread starter):
My biggest questions are how reliable they are and how they handle in the rain.

That 8 and now 8.3 liter 10 has been a pretty decent engine, much better than Ford's pile of crap 6.8 V10. The only major short fall is the fuel mileage, but you already knew that. With a 6-speed, you won't have to worry at all about transmission issues. Wet handling will be fine, as the tires are built for good wet performance. In general these days, performance tires are excellent in the wet and dry, the only issue being snow.



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User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1795 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 1):
Wet handling will be fine, as the tires are built for good wet performance.

My buddy works for a dealership and he set up a little test drive for me. Very nice truck, didn't go very far, but it was raining and the handling was fine.

If you've got the money for it, get it, it is the best looking truck on the market in my opinion, although ANC might have a thing or two to say about that.


User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8508 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1783 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 1):
the only issue being snow.

Which is something he'll only have to worry about for one day every other year or so.

That's a truck with some serious presence on the road. I'd ditch the ugly spoiler, though, unless it's genuinely necessary at high speeds. I think it's a pretty cool truck. Just done get one painted Pumpkin Orange like I've seen around here...yuck.


User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3402 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1765 times:

I'm sorry, but this thing makes no sense to me. If you want a sports car, why not buy a real sports car; and not one that drives like a Lazy-boy with 20" alloy wheels. It even exceeds the Escalade pickup in it's ridiculous quotient.

User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1753 times:

Quoting Flight152 (Reply 4):
I'm sorry, but this thing makes no sense to me. If you want a sports car, why not buy a real sports car; and not one that drives like a Lazy-boy with 20" alloy wheels. It even exceeds the Escalade pickup in it's ridiculous quotient.

Power.

Obviously you wouldnt know about it since youve never owned a car that has above 300 horsepower.

Why drive a BMW 3 series thats not an M3? It doesnt make any sense to pretend you have a sports sedan when your ass is handed to you by a pickup.


User currently offlineDelta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1750 times:

Quote:
Which is something he'll only have to worry about for one day every other year or so.



LOL, It hasnt snowed down here in Orlando since I moved here in the 90's. So I dont think I will have to worry about the snow.

Quote:
I'm sorry, but this thing makes no sense to me. If you want a sports car, why not buy a real sports car; and not one that drives like a Lazy-boy with 20" alloy wheels. It even exceeds the Escalade pickup in it's ridiculous quotient.

WOW, Thanks for the update.

Quote:
Obviously you wouldnt know about it since youve never owned a car that has above 300 horsepower.

LMAO, Thats a classic.

Quote:
I'd ditch the ugly spoiler, though, unless it's genuinely necessary at high speeds. I think it's a pretty cool truck. Just done get one painted Pumpkin Orange like I've seen around here...yuck.

LOL, I actually like the spoiler. I'm not sure if it is necessary at high speeds or not though. You wont have to worry about me getting a Pumpkin Orange one, I prefer black.

-Delta767300ER


User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3402 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1750 times:

Quoting Delta767300ER (Reply 6):
WOW, Thanks for the update.

No problem.

Quoting Delta767300ER (Reply 6):
LMAO, Thats a classic.

Yeah, histerical. I guess you need to own a car with certian power specifications to be in the 'know'.

[Edited 2006-12-08 05:21:33]

User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3402 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1740 times:

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 5):
Why drive a BMW 3 series thats not an M3?

Why not? They are excellent cars for everyday driving. Not to mention, I don't have the money, garage space for another $30,000 car, like you do.

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 5):
Obviously you wouldnt know about it since youve never owned a car that has above 300 horsepower.

Vote for most intelligent comment of the year? Anyone? Lay off the Polish beer, peter


User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1738 times:

Quoting Flight152 (Reply 7):
The fact that some stupid pick-up has enough power to beat a 3-series in a drag race does not diminish the fact that it's a sport sedan. Lay off the Polish beer, Peter.

Polish beer. What shall I do? Be a yuppie go to Starbucks and get myself a $25 coffee in my BMW 3 series while wearing my $70 AF shorts Made in Malaysia. Let me get on that right away.

Quoting Flight152 (Reply 7):
Why not? They are excellent cars for everyday driving.

Since youre obviously not going fast in a 3 series why not just get something more comfortable, like a town car. Both not fast, but certainly the Town Car more comfortable for everyday driving. Just proving a point. Why pay for a 3 series (excluding M3) if its neither fast nor that comfortable. You can get much more comfortable cars for well below that price, and much faster ones. At least with the Ram SRT10 you cant get any faster truck. So you win somewhere.


User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1734 times:

Quoting Flight152 (Reply 7):
Yeah, histerical. I guess you need to own a car with certian power specifications to be in the 'know'.

You need to own a car that has certain power specifications to not ask such an obvious question why get a car like an Ram SRT10. The answer is god damn obvious, you get it for power not for how many cupholders it has for your Grande Frappuccino.

Obviously it does not make any sense, enjoyment doesnt make any sense...half the cars on the road dont make sense.


User currently offlineRichPhitzwell From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1734 times:

Engine is reliable and has been for many years. Transmission during the first few years couldn't handle what the truck could do... I believe they have worked out all these issues.

You can pass anything but a gas station in this...Ok seriously the mileage isn't as bad as most think...as long as you keep your foot off the pedal. My friend gets about the same as my Hemi but he drives conservatively while I do not. He uses his strictly for work.

If you buy an 07 Ill trade you mine! Big grin


User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3402 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1731 times:

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 9):
Since youre obviously not going fast in a 3 series

The new 335i has a 0-60 time of 4.8 which is quick enough for me.

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 9):
why not just get something more comfortable

It's plenty comfortable.

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 9):
Just proving a point

You didn't prove anything.


User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1726 times:

Quoting Flight152 (Reply 12):
The new 335i has a 0-60 time of 4.8 which is quick enough for me.

You dont have a 2007 335i. What does the 335i have to do with this thread?

Quoting Flight152 (Reply 12):
You didn't prove anything.

Im proving that you shouldnt be in this thread because you have nothing positive to say about this car.


User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3402 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1725 times:

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 13):
What does the 335i have to do with this thread?

What does MY CAR have to do with this thread, you brought it up??


User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1722 times:

Quoting Flight152 (Reply 14):
What does MY CAR have to do with this thread, you brought it up??

I seem to recall that you brought up me and my $30k car first so I had to turn to what you drive (which I got for 2/3rds the price in the begining and for the record no longer own)


User currently offlineAerorobNZ From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7275 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1715 times:

It's not my kind of vehicle, realistically on non US roads it is too big to be much use but it is certainly a vehicle that has a lot of presence and performance. And practicality is not the be all and end all of a car.

User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3402 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1715 times:

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 15):
I seem to recall that you brought up me and my $30k car first so I had to turn to what you drive

I seem to recall it was after you brought up my car. (Post number 5 comes before Post number 8, if I have to spell everything out)


User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1713 times:

I brought it up because you were asking a idiotic question that was rhetorical. More so that this car is in a class that you probably have little experience with (and perhaps that is good, we wouldnt want to lose you to a telephone pole...and neither would your local Starbucks)

Next time when someone launches a thread on the Lamborghini Gallardo make sure to tell them it makes no sense to get it and why get it.


User currently offlineMrChips From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 936 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1681 times:

Quoting Flight152 (Reply 12):

The new 335i has a 0-60 time of 4.8 which is quick enough for me

5.3 with the manual (5.5 with an autotragic), according to the manufacturer.

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 5):
Why drive a BMW 3 series thats not an M3? It doesnt make any sense to pretend you have a sports sedan when your ass is handed to you by a pickup.

I've disagreed with everything you've ever said about cars...until this statement. I own a 2002 M3, and I got it for a LOT less than a new 335i. And I go faster. And I corner better. And I look 100% less stupid in my unmolested (read: untouched by Chris Bangle's demon hands) BMW.

However - I would say that if you want lots of power and comfort in an American vehicle, don't buy this truck; go buy yourself one of the last Pontiac GTOs - you cannot go wrong with it, and you'll probably be able to get a good deal too. Hell, if they were available in Canada I would probably own one instead of my M3.



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User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3085 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1681 times:

Alright so aside from LOT767-300ER's and Flight152's wimpy internet war, which should be deleted in its entirety, I have one question for the thread starter.

What makes you want this vehicle?

I personally do not see a reason to own this vehicle. I understand some do, but I do not. I look at it as, what is the purpose of a truck doing 0-60 in 5 seconds? The purpose of a truck is not to be a race car, but to haul things that other vehicles can not. A truck does not need a spoiler, 20" wheels, and a Viper engine to haul things around. If you are in the market for a fast performance vehicle, you should seriously be focusing more on a sedan or coupe. Even an SUV more so than a truck - but than again, I have the same opinion on SUV's trying to be race cars.

Frankly, there is no point in trying to make a vehicle something it is not. A truck is a truck, not a race car. A race car is a race car, not a truck. Both suite their own niches just fine, but when combined, they leave many people wondering what the point of it is.


Chris



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User currently offlineDelta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1644 times:

Quote:
However - I would say that if you want lots of power and comfort in an American vehicle, don't buy this truck; go buy yourself one of the last Pontiac GTOs - you cannot go wrong with it, and you'll probably be able to get a good deal too. Hell, if they were available in Canada I would probably own one instead of my M3.

I am all for the power and appearance and dont care about comfort/space. I've always been a GM man but I am disappointed in the GTO. While the power is great, I cant stand the body style, it looks too "Pontiac" for me. IMO it shouldnt have the GTO badge on it.

I also cant stand the new ugly 4-door Dodge Charger. If your gonna make a new musclecar, make it look good.

What year is your M3? I actually looked at an M3 a few years ago and they are nice cars but wasnt my style.

-Delta767300ER


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26626 posts, RR: 75
Reply 22, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1625 times:

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 5):
Obviously you wouldnt know about it since youve never owned a car that has above 300 horsepower.

I would take a 200 bhp Boxster over a 302 bhp S500 any day. Power is no big deal if you can't apply it.

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 5):
Why drive a BMW 3 series thats not an M3? It doesnt make any sense to pretend you have a sports sedan when your ass is handed to you by a pickup.

Because you can park a 3 series, you don't look like you are overcompensating for shortcomings and you can actually take the car around corners.

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 9):
Since youre obviously not going fast in a 3 series why not just get something more comfortable, like a town car.

What is more comfortable about a Town Car? The cushy seats that have your back screaming after 30 minutes?

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 9):
Why pay for a 3 series (excluding M3) if its neither fast nor that comfortable.

My M3 is fast, but it is also extremely comfortable. Comfortable enough to have driven over 1000 miles in a day and still be able to walk.

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 13):
What does the 335i have to do with this thread?

You excluded only the M3 from your asinine "3's don't go fast" rantings. The 335 is obviously a fast car.



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User currently offlineRichPhitzwell From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1603 times:

Quoting JetsGo (Reply 20):
What makes you want this vehicle?

It really comes down to if your a truck guy or a car guy. I'm a truck guy and hate cars.

It is fun pulling up next to some punk ass kid in his little wanna be rice rocket (scion with a big 3 inch pipe) and blowing him off the road, still sucks being smoked by a true sports car.

On a practical note, unless I go with a diesel, more power is usefull when hauling the 2.5 ton ass as well as .5, 3/4, or 1 tons of stuff...very few people actually use the truck for work...but some actually do use it to work.


User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7643 posts, RR: 35
Reply 24, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1598 times:

Quoting RichPhitzwell (Reply 23):
It really comes down to if your a truck guy or a car guy. I'm a truck guy and hate cars.

I am by far a car guy, I despise pick-ups, and unless you own a 5th wheel or a contracting company, I find them useless....  duck  .... but I have to admit, that the Dodge Ram SRT-10 is one fine looking vehicle!



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