by JLH on Aug 12, 2009 Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 4dr Quad Cab ST 4WD SB (5.2L 8cyl 5M)
I post this review mainly to warn anyone thinking of purchasing a used 1994-2001 Ram 1500 4x4. Purchased new in 08/01. The first sign of things to come was when a stranger approached me and started a conversation with "So, have you ever had any trouble with your transmission?" The list of problems are water pump(bearing), transmission(rebuild at 70k and 95k after all req. service and no off road and towing 2x), "death wobble" (very nasty, do internet search), int. map light, and "Humpty Dumpty" dash. I call it that 'cause Dodge couldn't or wouldn't put it together again. Some of these complaints are highly reported on the internet. It is my first and last Dodge.
by Cooter on Mar 23, 2009 Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 4dr Quad Cab ST 4WD SB (5.2L 8cyl 5M)
The Ram is a overall good truck, its reliable, gets me were i need to go and gets me unstuck through lots of places. The only problem is The dash cracks really really bad and the trim around the gauges.. other than that its a nice truck.
by John on Feb 4, 2009 Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 4dr Quad Cab ST 4WD SB (5.2L 8cyl 5M)
Bought it at 72500 miles for a dependable move from WA to Anchorage AK. It was dependable even with the - 20 temperatures of living there. 14MPG at utmost best towing a 6x12 U-haul all 2400 miles to AK was about 9.5MPG. Replaced a couple u-joints and both front wheel bearings at 105000 miles after we moved back.
Electronic cruise control is now offered for the Cummings turbodiesel models with a manual transmission, improved braking systems with standard ABS come on all 2500 and 3500 Rams, two new exterior colors debut, and child seat anchors are mounted on the rear of the cab. A high-output Cummings turbodiesel model, with a six-speed transmission, 245 horsepower and 505 ft-lbs. of torque, is offered in addition to a slightly improved 235-horsepower/460 ft-lbs. version, available with a manual or automatic tranny.