this truck has been in the family since it was new been past around and worked hard. this is a real truck takes a beating and keeps tickin', I've never got stuck anywhere even where dune buggies can't go i crawl her in. a bit slow on take off but easy to fix. the truck sat for a year w/o being run and cranked on the first try. simply strong running truck simple interior. i learned to drive in this truck and now it's mine so I'm always gonna be partial to a dodge ram.
Have driven the older Rams for years. Being a Dodge Parts Manager since 1994, I have seen likes and dislikes for this truck. Transmissons where garbage but now aftermarket rebuilding packages make this a very good work truck. I have a diesel with 365,000 miles on it. and the owner before me had the transmission rebuilt with heavy duty torque converter and hard parts. He did disconnect the locking torque convertor.
Diesel engine. Loads of torque. Decent on MPG. Roomy interior. Load this truck up with wood and it will pull for ever. 12 Valve diesel not the most peppy engine but will get you from point A-Z in a reasonable time
Have the trans done right and you will have years of hauling
When I drained my transmission, alot
of metal came out with the oil. The
truck only has 88.000 easy miles on
it. There is no excuse for this crap.
I think the truck is ok, but as usual
chrysler motors screws over the
consumer some way.
power windows, easy power stearing,
lots of room
The shifer is too much in the way for
the manual transmissions. The np435
transmission is total scrap. I also
think the paint job sucks.