I got my 2000 dodge ram when i was 16. It was my first truck i had ever had. It is a short bed 1500 ram with a 5.9L. The truck now has upgrades,lke new flowmaster 40's on it. It make a kickass sound now. A few days ago i got in my first accident with it. I made a improper right turn and i did not see the car coming at me. It hit me at 45mph and bounced off my truck with little damage to me and for the car that hit me was a new BMW 335i and it got messed up. It is my fault but the truck did save my life because the car hit the drivers door. I would recommend these trucks for new drives for first cars because it saved my life. Even tho i'm 17 now i'm going to keep my truck.
The engine it a 5.9L. Safety of it. the speed
trans are a little weak on them but they still go.
This was my first Dodge. It is a sharp
looking vehicle and is extremely
roomy. However, this is the extent of
their good features. V8 Engine
sluggish between 1500 - 2800 rpms.
Warped Rotors or drums at 6700 miles,
at 12000 miles, at 18000 and again at
32000. Second issue, at 13500 loud
hammering sound from transmission.
Dodge solution-pack grease between
incorrectly sized bushings. Since
28000 loud grinding transmission
noises when shifting. 4x in shop,
problem persists. valve body replaced
2x. Dodge claims don't need to fix bc
still moves and shifts. Service
advisors and Dept. Mgr at TX Chrysler
Dodge in Georgetown, TX no power to
fix. District Mgr no help.
Roomy, nice looking.
Build a quality vehicle. Evaluate GM
to understand what performance V8
really means. Give your service teams
the power to correct problems when they
occur. Don't take your customers for
granted, remember the 70's when poor
quality almost put you out of