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2000 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500

Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.2 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 230 hp @ 4400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 12/16 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2000 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500

  • The versatile Ram can handle everything from off-road bashing to towing an Airstream with ease, and still look good doing it.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    User-friendly cab, distinctive sheetmetal.

  • Cons

    Underpowered base V6, quad cab lacks rear seat room when compared to GM full-size trucks.

  • What's New for 2000

    The Ram 1500 Pickup Club Cab models with the 8-foot bed have been discontinued; also eliminated for 2000 are the 2500 Club Cabs. All Ram Pickups receive a new front suspension and steering system to improve ride quality and steering precision, and 2500s and 3500s have a revised rear suspension for a better ride when loaded. An off-road package is now available for the short-wheelbase four-wheel-drive 1500.

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Customer Reviews

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Awesome truck!

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Vehicle: 2000 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 SLT 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

It's easy to say this is THE best truck ive ever driven. I'm at almost 123,000 miles and there has been no major fixes on the truck. The only things i've had to replace is the power steering pump and the brake cylinder. Only bad parts about it are the gas mileage (about 12 for me) and the fact that the paint doesn't hold up in the desert!




2000 ram 1500

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Vehicle: 2000 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 SLT 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

We've had this truck for 1.5 yr, have been very happy. Enjoy the highway ride and quiteness. Fuel economy about average for this class, 13-17 on the highway. The 5.2 liter performs well. I can see if you did heavy towing that you might want the 5.9. Interior is nice and solid, not as refined as other brands. Enjoy the ground clearance and the overall stoutness of the truck. Would definitely buy again.




Mpg only real fault with

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Vehicle: 2000 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 SLT 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

I love my truck. It has power to spare from the 5.9L V-8, pulls our 4 horse trailer well, and rides nicer than my brothers new Chevy 1500 HD with bells n whistles out the ying yang ( i just dont like how his rides, really, bounces the hell out of you, very glitchy gas pedal). MPG is the only really bad pt on this truck. It lags way behind other comparable trucks. 13- 15mpg is about it, and that doesnt seem to change too much towing loads, drops to 10-13 or so. Other than that, I love my truck. It is reliable, drives nice, comfortable, lots of room, and nice layout. Would still by Dodge truck again, despite bad MPG, if I could leave fuel costs out of picture.




A fine truck, but has

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Vehicle: 2000 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 SLT 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

Bought the truck used from dealer with 21K on the clock over 3 years ago. It has given excellent service. It gives a decent ride, has very good power, is quite maneuverable for its size, and has all of the creature comforts (my wife loves the heated seats). It pulls our 19' camper trailer with little strain. Upkeep and maintenance has been very reasonable - BUT - Gas mileage is horrible! Best I've ever gotten with it is 14.1 on a long, fairly flat trip. Driving back and forth to work, I get about 10.5. Towing the trailer (no faster than 60 mph) I get 8.7 mpg. Next truck I get HAS to get better mileage. I hope that Dodge can fill the bill, 'cause I've been a Mopar fan for 35+ years!




Run away

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Vehicle: 2000 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 SLT 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

I purchased this vehicle with 58,000 miles on it. I have had it for 7 months and have had to replace the transmission, rear end, rebuild the front end and spend $1,500 on the air conditioning. My advice is to steer clear. I have never owned a bigger lemon.




One transmission after another.

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Vehicle: 2000 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 SLT 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

OK, Here it goes. I bought the truck from a dealer used (6-months old). Two days after taking deliverly, the transmission lost all the gears leaving me stranded. It took two weeks to fix it then about 1 week later it was back at the dealer for more transmission related problems ,,things like torque converter, pumps etc... This truck has been the worst vehicle of my life. I've have lost any respect that I had for the DODGE. They have not been helpful at all. Now three years later...the tranny is slippy again and I will again return it back to dodge and see what they have to say.and yes I have fought with lemon laws and suprisingly lost :(



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What's New for 2000

The Ram 1500 Pickup Club Cab models with the 8-foot bed have been discontinued; also eliminated for 2000 are the 2500 Club Cabs. All Ram Pickups receive a new front suspension and steering system to improve ride quality and steering precision, and 2500s and 3500s have a revised rear suspension for a better ride when loaded. An off-road package is now available for the short-wheelbase four-wheel-drive 1500.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 12
  • cty
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  • 16
  • highway
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