This is a real truck that is built for a purpose. The Cummins Engine is legendary for heavy towing and high reliability. I needed a truck for towing a trailer in excess of 8,000 lbs. and this truck is made for that task. Even the owner's manual indicates that the best performance that this truck can achieve is when it is towing a heavy load. The truck does have creature comforts, however, satellite radio, all of the power aminities, etc and it is very comfortable. If you need a real truck with a high towing capacity, Dodge has your vehicle. Buying a low milage used vehicle also makes it possible to own a truck like this without paying the high sticker price of a new one. I'm very pleased with my purchase and believe that I got a lot of value for my dollar.
One of the best 3/4 ton truck out there. Don't buy a Duramax, buy a Dodge with a Cummins if you want a truck that will last you a long time and if you want a truck for towing. Still one of the few with a solid front axle, and one of the best diesel engines available. The only complaint I would actually have with this truck, is the cracks in the dashboard, however that's something Dodge should have addressed since a lot of people get cracks in the dashboard on these truck, and they're not all small little cracks either. Other then that little problem, this engine has never failed me, it's gone through deep mud to pull other trucks out, it's towed many trailers, and never complained about it. The diesel mileage is great too, I drive it to work everyday, and I average 18mpg, I do have a programer (Edge Juice w/Attitude) and it really makes this engine come alive, I'd recommend getting one of those too. Buy one of these trucks, and you won't regret it, at least Dodge chose to use a Cummins engine, a brand that's been around for a long while, unlike Duramax.
A good truck for the money; a tough vehicle with a strong diesel engine that performs very well on and off the highway. I am getting an average of 19 MPG on the highway, which is very good, however, the cost of fuel remains high due to the price of diesel fuel. Everything works on the truck as it should, except that the RPM drops when the vehicle is shifted from D to R; not sure why but I am told by the dealer that this is normal. Overall, I like the truck.