The 4.7 in the Dak isn't bad either. It's a 2000, so my hp is nowhere near 300, more like 230 hp. Moderately fun to drive unloaded, especially w/ the manual gearbox. Fully loaded, up a hill, highway speed ... more like work. Wasn't a bad choice, the 5.9 only offered 20 more horses, and probably would have ruled out the 5-spd and I don't want to think about the mileage. I did test drive a 6 bolted to an auto before I spec'ed out the order. Not sure if it was the 2.5 or 3.9 probably the 2.5, but absolutely zero regrets not choosing either 6-cylinder. Keep in mind those were all y2k engines.Doug D said:The 4.7 in the Ram was not bad. Especially the last version which had over 300 hp (310?). Had a '10 Ram SLT as a loaner (the black one in my avatar) that had the more powerful 4.7L. While it was no Hemi, it still had decent adequate power. Know of several 4.7L Ram's used for towing - they all did fine. The Hemi has the advantage though - more hp/torque and slightly better fuel mileage. I actually liked the exhaust note of the 4.7 over the Hemi - seemed to be more mellow and smoother. Hemi is more brash.
With the diesel in the works, the new Pentastar V6 and Hemi available, it does not surprise me to see the 4.7 cease production.