I bought my truck when I was 19. I put 75,000 miles on it. I sold it at 175,000 miles driving her from Phoenix, az. To San Diego, ca. To Austin, tx to Houston, tx. & to Kansas City, mo. I hauled cars on trailers around az. & tx. I also hauled my stuff in the bed from Phoenix to Austin. I drove the hell out of that truck going 100 mph+ from Phoenix to San Diego. Of course I took it off road and raced some cars & trucks on occasion. I did the work on it myself & she had all the power, towing capability, & even drove her while I delivered pizzas at domino's. I could pull 16-18 mpg in town. I can't own another truck now, since she was easy to work on, had enough power and towing, & I could scare little cars too.
Easy to drive. Plenty of power with the 5.9 360 V-8.
Just the gas maybe, but I made it work driving 1000 miles a month, and some of that time gas was at $3.60 a gallon.
My dad bought this truck in 2001 and we haven't had to replace anything but the water pump, and we had to fix the AC. Other than that, the truck has run great. The clear coat on the paint is chipping off but what do you expect it's been a while. Fuel economy is better than our newer 2005 Ram. It hauls a full load of roofing waste material almost every weekend easily. The truck is great.
i have a 1998 ex cab 2x4 1500 sport with a 318 and auto trans the truck rides good and looks good but that were it stops the wiring had been trouble since day 1 in and out of the shop about ever 2-3 mths or so the trans is pure junk the motor is strong but the cooling sys. ant very good and the miles per gallon stink
I bought this dodge private party from the original owner at 213,000 miles the original clutch lasted until 205,000 miles before it got replaced. I owned it for 2 months it now has 221,000 miles on it since I owned it I had to replace a headlight switch (push pull type)replaced the upper and lower intake gaskets, valley pan plenum gasket, power steering pump after i replaced the askets myself there is absolutely no oil consumption. the truck starts great in cold weather, never overheated in hot weather, climbs hills great and blows by other trucks. truck has performance mods but runs like new for the original miles on everything. I will never buy another ford again, dodge 4 ever!! great truc
5 speed manual transmission, heated side mirrors, all power options. powerful 318 5.2L, exterior styling, cup holders, roomy interior, center console, aftermarket intake, superchip, mud tires, lift, projector halo headlights, flowmaster exhaust makes it rumble nicely, engine easy to work on by self
better clear coat, left fender started peeling, better seat design, drivers ripped on outer edge, better brakes, blind spot from front pillars better fuel economy. not too much to complainabout, ford and chevy i owned I had more complaints