2000 4X4 reg./cab/sb: I've always
owned full size trucks and this one was
the best. Mine had the 5.2l V8 and the
5spd tranny. I can personally attest
that it would do a 17.1sec quarter mile
and break traction into 3rd gear (not
bad for a 4X4). Extremely rugged
truck, Ford and chevy couldn't match.
I used this truck hard for 2 years (30k
mi). I would drop the clutch at 3000
rpm locked up in 4hi with the truck
sitting in a foot of sand...I guarantee
a Ford or Chevy would've popped. The
only probs with mine were a leaky brake
proportioning valve and a bent steering
stabilizer that I rebounded off a huge
rock... Both were fixed free under
the high ground clearance, 5 speed
tranny, and decent fuel economy (17mpg
that this got is better than the 12mpg
others have.). You gotta love the
super rugged running gear. Dana-44
front axle, NP-231 transfer case, and
NV-3500 manual tranny. Sweet!
Thicker sheetmetal. I would dent the
hood every time I tried to clean the
windshield and I'm 6'2". Also the
interior was BASIC (seat, stick, and
steering wheel). Identical to my 1975
Ford F-100 except the Dodge had airbags.
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