by cooper817 on Mar 24, 2008 Vehicle: 1990 Dodge RAM 150
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.
by hpleese on Feb 17, 2007 Vehicle: 1990 Dodge RAM 150
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.
by HMS Juggernaut on Jul 20, 2005 Vehicle: 1990 Dodge RAM 150
I'll get this off my chest first: Teh braking system on this model stinks! I had to have numerous repairs before it was fixed. Replaced the clutch once. Everything else has been very reliable, and it's a tough truck. Mileage has been surprisingly good on the highway and downtown. The 318 V8 motor is a real mule! Steering is a little loose, but driver friendly once you learn to not overcompensate. This truck works hard for me and is a tough hauler. The dogs love the extended cab but it's not very big for adult usage. I rarely engage the Granny-gear, even when hauling heavy loads. It's a memorable occasion when I do! That may be why other reviewers had tranny probs if they habitually used 1st gear.
by Ruben on Apr 3, 2003 Vehicle: 1990 Dodge RAM 150
This truck is a real man's truck. The
design is made for people who actually
use a truck, the bed is low enough to
throw a bail of hay onto, and the motor
is easy to maintain. The interior is
made for a real man, No carpet, no
headliner to fall down. A simple
straight bench seat, gobs of room for
whatever you can find. I think this
truck also has the best ride of any
truck i've ever been in.
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