by Smokin Joe on Mar 28, 2007 Vehicle: 2000 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500
I have put over 170,000 miles on this truck since buying it in Sept '05. It's a true working man freind. I make my living hauling boats( loaded on a 53ft trailer) and this ol truck does an awesome job. Pulling power is good (I've just now decided to turn it up) and the fuel mileage is excellent. I went for a 4 wheel drive model because of towing (I run the 48 states plus all of Canada), it has excellant road manners in bad weather.
by glilley on Nov 7, 2006 Vehicle: 2000 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500
The 24 valve diesel is underpowered and prone to very costly repairs due to the fuel pump problems. I have had to replace 5 lift pumps and two injector pumps. At both times Dodge stated that this was fixed. Only after I did some aftermarket add ons did the dead pump syndrone stop. The truck needs several improvements to be reliable. Lift pump repacement, bigger fuel lines, etc. And why is it so loud with so little power?
by sniklefritz on Mar 23, 2004 Vehicle: 2000 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500
I will never spend that much money and
time on another dodge car,truck or
anything that says dodge,etc.I have
replaced injectors 6 times and the
factory kept sending bad ones to the
shop I spent 2500.00 on a new
transmission and the turbo has gone out
again all of the little gadgets(seat
handles,etc)have fallin off or broke
and now I cant trade it cause I will be
6,000 dollars upside down.
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.