I purchased this R/T on Ebay almost one year ago. Replaced the idler pulley,v-belt, and water pump. Overall, the truck turns heads everywhere I go. Sounds excellent through factory single exhaust (not sure what genius put single exhaust on a performance truck). The truck is fun to drive. Fuel economy is about 14 in the city and 17 on the highway. Truck has a 5.9 v-8 and only produces 250hp. Most hondas with a couple of mods can beat me on any given day. Looks mean, sounds mean, feels mean. Stock with k&n filter runs high 14's in quarter mile.
Looks,Sound,Torque. Handles like a dream car(can take 30 mph curves at 50 with little effort). Does not like bumpy roads.
Eliminate rev limiter on trans(wont shift from 1 to 2 umless you back off of gas pedal). Add dual exhaust/headers. More exclusive r/t items. Club cab should have third door for easy access.
Dodge far and away builds the poorest
vehicle I have ever owned. This truck
not only depreciates the fastest of
any American vehicle but the milage
rating was overstated by almost twice
what it got. Also when the dealership
was questioned about the poor milage
and the engine miss I was told "yes I
can hear it but Dodge won't authorize
us to fix it" For having as large of
an engine as it did it was not fast.
For a 2000 the idea that Dodge uses
the same undercarrige as a 1970 car
pretty much tell the story on the
funding they put into research and
development. Never will I look at a
Dodge\Chrysler vehicle again.
The one redeiming feature was the
color, Intense Blue.
four doors on the extended cab, seats
that would allow the driver to set for
more than 20/25 min. An engine that
would make decent horsepower/torque
300/300 and still get decent milage
17/23 mpg city/hiway. Suspension from
this era, drum brakes and stamped
steel A-arms NAH!
Like the looks of the vehicle but the
poor quality qickly caught my attention.
Tires were an issue from the test
drive, dealer replaced 2 before I
replaced the whole set, engine pulled
at 18k and new seals installed,
electrical problem, brake caliper and
brakes completely replaced at 24K,
dealer said was normal, dealer says
control arms needed replacing about the
same time. Rattles developed in the
dash (which drove us crazy) never got
them quited down) along with the bed
which I later found was not fasten on
straight. Plastic fastners came loose
around windshield and on firewall. I
understand why the dealership high
pressured the extended warranty.
Looks, engine ran good and sounded
good, rode like a car, plenty of rear
seat room and car like entry.
There would have to be a lot of
mechanical improvement before I would
buy another. I was afraid the payments
would outlast the longevity of the