I found this '95 online and bought it spring of 2010 for backup vehicle & weekend rides. Limited use from previous owner ("for hunt'n/fish'n"). With only 65k miles on it, most issues are from sitting in a barn (headliner dry/falling, etc.) and some frame rust (drop'n boat in & out). More than enough truck 4 my needs. Great reliability so far. Got one small patch of the usually paint peel, some oxidizing too. My 17yr old son loves the truck as well; cant wait to get something else for him so I can have my truck back! Good, strong, simple truck; w/minor restoration, minimal winter exposure, this truck could definitely last me through retirement (another 15 years yet)!
It's a Dodge; Red Color Scheme; Simple truck, yet w/a few bells & whistles; rugged-time-tested 318c.i. engine.
The Infamous Cup holder (I've stain my carpet more than once >> stuff napkins in w/cup helps, and "2010 Dunkin Donuts White & Brown Travel Mug, 16 oz is the only cup/mug I found that fits and stays put).
Peeling Paint, rusting doors, and it is
not even 10 years old. Has been
undercoated and paint protected every
year since new. Cruise control works
when if feels like. Last 22000 miles
it has been missing,bucking and kicking
at 45 to 65 MPH despite three sets of
plug wires and distributer caps. Oil
has been changed every 3K. Trans every
60K. Seat has torn around the
adjustment for lumbar support. I see
10 year old GM/Ford Products with less
care looking better.
It has a lot of room in the cab. The
behind the seat storage is tremendous
Better paint, transmission, ignition,
rustproofing. Needs to last longer
before looking seedy. Bottoms of doors
should not rust out in 10 years. Paint
should not peel off at all.
Excellent truck mechanically, very
reliable, but very poor cosmetically.
By age 5, headliner had started to
fall, external clearcoat was wearing
away, and vinyl top of dashboard was
developing major cracks.
Very roomy, comfortable cab. I'm a big
guy, and this truck has more room for
me than any other standard-cab truck
I've driven. Instrument panel is very
well laid out and easy to read. Love
the design of the seat.
Cup holder is atrocious, spills its
contents in turns. Improve cosmetic
problems noted above.
I HAVE OWNED THIS TRUCK FOR 7 YEARS AND
17 DAYS AGO WAS INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT-
- 18 YR OLD RAN STOP SIGN WHILE WE WERE
TRAVELING 60 MPH! - TRUCK TOTALLED.
BUT I TRULY BELIEVE THIS TRUCK SAVED
OUR LIVES. HAVE DONE THE BASIC MAINT.
ON IT. NO MAJOR STUFF - STARTER AND
WATER PUMP AND THAT WAS JUST WITHIN THE
LAST YEAR. HAVE 140,989 MI AND IT HAS
PURRED ALL THESE YEARS. EXCEPT FOR THE
PEELING PAINT - WHICH CHRYSLER WOULD
NOT COVER - ANOTHER LONG STORY- I'VE
BEEN VERY PLEASED WITH THE TRUCK. I
ALSO PULL A 20 FT BOAT WITH IT AND HAVE
NOT ONE PROBLEM WITH THAT. I WILL BE
GETTING ANOTHER RAM ! THIS TRUCK IS
RAM TOUGH !!
TRAVEL PACKAGE AND TOW PACKAGE, 6 WAY
POWER SEAT, ROAD HANDLING AND OF COURSE
THE SAFETY ASPECT IS PRICELESS.