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What would Lee Iacoca say?
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By Rammed
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1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 LT 2dr Regular Cab SB


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Returned it the day after purchase because the security system was installed improperly. Two weeks later it went back in because the transmission failed. A week after that it went back because the vehicle would lunge when cold - supposedly because of modification made by Chrylser to the program on the engine's chip. Anti- lock brakes locked up when stopping. 1,000 miles out of warranty, third gear "disappeared". Chrylser's engineer said the valve was designed to wear out at about that point (I have his testimony on tape) and said it would happen again.


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The end of the lease.


Suggested Improvements

If Chrylser were to go under tomorrow and the world was robbed of this company's shoddy workmanship, planned obsolesence, and arrogance, would we miss them?


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Last dance with Dodge
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By dodged
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1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 LT 2dr Regular Cab LB


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I bought my Dodge 1500 with 82000 miles about 3 years ago. Since then I have replaced the rear end, replaced most of the front end, water pump,air conditioner and turn signal master switch and valve job. Where's the quality? I have always tried to buy American trucks but this is the last straw. I will never buy another American made car or truck.


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None


Suggested Improvements

Improve quality. Lower your price! Quit ripping off your customers.


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A good work truck with power.
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By joel
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1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Laramie SLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB


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The truck has never left me stranded. I use it to move fire wood, shingles, wood, and rock a lot of times weighing about 1 ton and I really don't notice it. Engine wise it has the power to move anything I need it to.


Favorite Features

4x4. Hard to ever get stuck even when fully loaded with supplies


Suggested Improvements

Could have used a better transmission and a stronger steering box.


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Won't buy anything but a Dodge again
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By curtis
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1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Laramie SLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB


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Have owned a 1996 Dodge Ram 4x4 since it came off the mfr floor. It's sort of like the energizer bunny. 179,000 miles and counting. And I run it hard, haul stuff, get it stuck and pull people out with my winch. I won't sell it because I am emotionally attached.


Favorite Features

It keeps going and going and going


Suggested Improvements

Make a new model of same truck with little better mileage.


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Good Truck
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By Paul
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1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Laramie SLT 2dr Regular Cab SB


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I've had this truck a little more than 4 years, and the only major work I've done has been the fuel pump. The truck now has 98000 miles, rides and drives like new


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