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2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn reviews

by , Posted to on 02/23/2012 10:58 PM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/03/2005
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I'm looking at a 2011 dodge ram bighorn right now and just wondering if any of you own one and would/ would not suggest buying it. Let me know if anyone has any input on the truck. Thanks!
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Re: 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn reviews
by on 02/24/2012 09:09 AM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/08/2003
Location: ND
Mom always said "if you aint got nothing nice to say, keep your trap shut!" So, I will keep my trap shut and wish you the best of luck with a Dodge truck!
 

Good Luck and Good Fishin'

Eric T


Re: 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn reviews
by on 02/24/2012 10:02 AM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 05/09/2008
Location: ND
i have a 2007 that has had no issuse. i have owned them all( chev ford dodge) this is my third dodge and would buy another but lifetime warranty says i will keep it for awhile longer hemi is a good engine but hard on gas with 392 gears just my 2 cents
Re: 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn reviews
by on 02/24/2012 10:28 AM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/03/2009
Location: ND
My fiance has a 2011 big horn and have put 20,000 miles on it and it is a piece of junk. Has 4 wheel drive issues, rear end issues, and gets 8 mpg pulling a 18 foot boat. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Without any load behind it best I've had is 14 mpg
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Re: 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn reviews
by on 02/24/2012 10:33 AM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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HJchamp Said:
My fiance has a 2011 big horn and have put 20,000 miles on it and it is a piece of junk. Has 4 wheel drive issues, rear end issues, and gets 8 mpg pulling a 18 foot boat. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Without any load behind it best I've had is 14 mpg

Just wait, the transmission is not far behind. Concur however with EVERYTHING you already said.
 

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Eric T


Re: 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn reviews
by on 02/24/2012 10:33 AM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
walynut Said:
Mom always said "if you aint got nothing nice to say, keep your trap shut!" So, I will keep my trap shut and wish you the best of luck with a Dodge truck!
Same boat walynut, I had a durango for about 4 months once. Enough said.


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Re: 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn reviews
by on 02/24/2012 10:34 AM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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 Go get an ecoboost from Ford and enjoy it!  Never been a dodge fan because of it being a cheaper made pickup. Door panels falling apart, rear end issues, and my biggest concern, Transmissions, ALTHOUGH, the 100K warranty is nice. If you can get a good buy on it,  go for it, and if you love it, keep it, hate it, send it down the road.
 
Re: 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn reviews
by on 02/24/2012 10:39 AM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Re: 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn reviews
by on 02/24/2012 10:56 AM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: SD
I have a 2009 Dodge Ram Big Horn. Almost 40K miles. Zero issues. I have the lifetime powertrain warranty. Best truck I have owned, and I have owned Chevy's and Ford's. Will not go near a Ford again. Too many bad memories.

And yes the Durango's were crap. But the Ram's are a much better truck. 

And you Ford lovers, you can blast me all you want, I don't really care and will not change my opinion. 

Re: 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn reviews
by on 02/24/2012 11:01 AM | Reply #9 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
my 2004 dodge has held up pretty good.  a few minor hiccups.  but, those were problems caused from something other than it being built crappy.  i'd recommend one to anyone.  they beefed up their drivetrain and solved tranny issues more than a decade ago.  the hemi engine is pretty much bullet proof.  mine is closing in on 200K and i hope to get about 750K more out of her. 
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Re: 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn reviews
by on 02/24/2012 11:11 AM | Reply #10 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
I have a 2010 Laramie and have 45000 miles on it now with absolutely zero problems.  The 5.7 Hemi is for my money the best combination of power and economy you can get in a half ton pickup.  I pull 17-19 on the highway no problem going 72-75mph and probably about 16-18 during the cold months.  I average 15 miles to the gallon when you factor in city driving and again about 14 during the winter. As far as ride goes it is about as good as you'll get in a truck.  The new Ram truck is a whole different animal than the ones from 5 or 10 plus years ago.  I have owned all three brands at one time or another and even own a 2010 Tahoe right now that my wife drives and there have been multiple problems with that and it has 44000 miles on it.  You can get an occasional melon no matter what brand ya go with, but I will tell you these new Rams are solid.  I know five other people who own one or more of these trucks and have very little bad to say about them.  You have a hell of a warranty as well, which would serve as a safety net if ya did have problems, but it is highly unlikely that you would. 
Re: 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn reviews
by on 02/24/2012 11:13 AM | Reply #11 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/19/2010
Location: ND
i have a 2011 ram 1500 outdoorsman with 14,000 miles on it. have nothing but good things to say about it. has an awesome ride with the independent coil suspension front and back. drove it to texas for the bison championship and was very comfortable and averaged 17mph for the trip.
Re: 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn reviews
by on 02/24/2012 11:17 AM | Reply #12 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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The tranny issues on the Ram was solved over a ten years ago and it wasn't a problem with the actual tranny, but the tranny cooler...which would cause the trannys to fail.  Those issues continue to be brought up though any time you see a thread like this....its kind of laughable actually.
Re: 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn reviews
by on 02/24/2012 11:19 AM | Reply #13 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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 I agree, that warranty is nice.  I am seriously contemplating getting rid of my 04 F150 and getting a new Dodge.  You can get a brand new Big Horn crew cab down in Aberdeen, SD for 30K.  Get an SLT and it drops down to about 28K.  Can't beat that when the same Ford or Chevy would run you 35-40K.

http://www.aberdeenchrysler.com/New/2012-RAM-1500-BIGHORN-Aberdeen-South-Dakota-57401-1936011 

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Re: 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn reviews
by on 02/24/2012 11:20 AM | Reply #14 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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I have a buddy that owns the same truck and loves it and he switched from Ford.  In fact he liked the Ram so much he bought one for his wife too.
Re: 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn reviews
by on 02/24/2012 11:21 AM | Reply #15 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Ok well do some checking first and make sure it does NOT have this transmission in the 2011 you are looking at;

"here is the number for the star case # s1121000005 dated 6/30/2011 have your dealerships service dept. Pull it up. It is for noise and vibration at certain speeds "

Very common problem with very little fix as of now.
 

Good Luck and Good Fishin'

Eric T


Re: 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn reviews
by on 02/24/2012 11:26 AM | Reply #16 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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cumminsguy Said:
The tranny issues on the Ram was solved over a ten years ago and it wasn't a problem with the actual tranny, but the tranny cooler...which would cause the trannys to fail.  Those issues continue to be brought up though any time you see a thread like this....its kind of laughable actually.
Actually for me from 1995-2000 it was the torque converters shelling out and sending all the metal back through the transmissions, at least that is what happened to me THREE times. But I suppose they could have had cooler problems too, wouldn't surprise me.

 

Good Luck and Good Fishin'

Eric T


Re: 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn reviews
by on 02/24/2012 11:39 AM | Reply #17 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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walynut Said:
cumminsguy Said:
The tranny issues on the Ram was solved over a ten years ago and it wasn't a problem with the actual tranny, but the tranny cooler...which would cause the trannys to fail.  Those issues continue to be brought up though any time you see a thread like this....its kind of laughable actually.
Actually for me from 1995-2000 it was the torque converters shelling out and sending all the metal back through the transmissions, at least that is what happened to me THREE times. But I suppose they could have had cooler problems too, wouldn't surprise me.


This is what happened to my 2001 1500 Ram 5.9L as well, with only 40,000 miles and having never pulled anything more than a 16' aluminum boat. I now have 75,000 miles and am hoping to make it to 100,000 without another failure, but am not crossing my fingers. Also, ive never seen more than 12mpg, even driving 65 on interstate. My combined fuel ilage after 75,000 miles is just under 10

Re: 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn reviews
by on 02/24/2012 11:48 AM | Reply #18 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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http://www.ramforumz.com/printthread.php?t=97838

Heres the read on it, more torque converter problems it looks on more than just the 2011's too........

Sorry if I am coming off as a prick here but I have got so screwed over by Dodge Trucks, it pains me to see others take the chance even understanding ALL manufactures have their problems.
 

Good Luck and Good Fishin'

Eric T


Re: 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn reviews
by on 02/24/2012 12:12 PM | Reply #19 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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I was a Ford guy all my life.  Traded in my F-150 and leased a 2006 Dodge Ram SLT.  When the lease was up I bought a 2009 TRX4.  Best truck I've ever had.  The Hemi gets great gas mileage since it cuts out cylinders when cruising.  This summer I drove down to southern SD to pick up a dog and averaged 20/21 MPG.  I also tow an 18 foot boat and have not been even close to the bad gas mileage HJchamp is getting.
Re: 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn reviews
by on 02/24/2012 12:56 PM | Reply #20 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
Very please with my 08 ram. had for 2 years now and like truck overall, ride could be a little smoother, but its not a chevy ;)
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