Was in the shop twice for tranny
problems. The first time was the day
after I bought it - O-ring installed
improperly. The second time a spool
valve needed replaced (made tranny
noisy in reverse). Also, the FM section
of the Infinity stereo comes and goes.
Actually, no major problems. I plan on
keeping it for many years.
Looks and handling. Drives like a car,
although ride is much harsher - which
is to be expected. Also the 360 V8
gives over 18 mpg on the highway at
freeway speeds (and above).
If you're 6' or over, the truck has
plenty of room, so you don't have to
spend extra for an extended cab.
More low-end torque for the 360 engine.
Accelerates great above 35 mph, but
below that it's a dog. Truck has 3.55:1
posi differential. 3.90:1 would be
better for around town.
I liked the "new" style Dodge trucks since they came out in '94. When my
Blazer crapped out leaving me stranded on the highway, I decided it was
time for a change. This truck has been very reliable so far. Maintenance is a
must, . I don't drive my stuff into the ground then complain about it. Part of
the cost of ownership is regular maintenance and abusive treatment will ruin
any vehicle be it Ford Chevy or Dodge. If you want to own one of the coolest
trucks ever made, get one of these models. If you want "me to" or boring
then F & C are there for you.
Unique styling. Four wheel drive. Room for larger wheels and tires. Simple
solid front axle design allows for easier suspension lifts. Tons of room in the
cab and useful storage in the center console seat back.
Well, seeing as Dodge changed the initial design, some aftermarket
improvements are: Better shocks, Geno's Garage drink holder, side steps or
bars. For performance, a K&N Gen2 intake and freeflow exhaust. These
trucks are cheap enough now that you can really fix 'em up to your liking.