Last year married into a 2001 Dodge 3500 Dually 4x4. I am very impressed with the power and handling of this truck. Has 180k, and is facing its first repair: the steering (est $2800). It has pulled the stock trailer with 8 horses and 3 tons of hay without a murmer. Its fuel economy is poor empty,(14-15.5) but excellent with a full load (10.5-11). Comfortable to drive totally reliable. Have pulled 2 tons of hay through mud up to the axels. Very good brakes. I've had experience with Ford F250s, and Chev 2500, 3500 and 4500, and it beats them all.
Power and comfort; excellent 4wd traction.
Transmission is too "notchy" and wears you out shifting. A little on the noisy side, but not bad.
This truck wanders as much as 2 feet from left to right on a straight road. Dodge has no fix, says its just the way it is. I have not had this truck in operation for over 2 weeks now with no resolution to the problem. Dodge will not rent me a vehicle. I have purchased 5 new dodge vehicles in 10 years, but I now considering other manufacturers due to the lack of concern by Dodge to address this situation.
PURCHASED THIS DODGE DIESEL IN OCT OF
2001. LOVE THE TRUCK ITSELF BUT AT
30,000 MI, REPLACED TRAC BAR, SLOPPY
STEERING. NOW AGAIN AT 68,000 REPLACED
AGAIN. HAD ANOTHER DODGE BEFORE THIS
ONE AND ALSO HAD STEERING PROBLEMS THE
ENTIRE LIFE OF VEHICLE. LOVE THE TRUCK
BUT NOT THE STEERING.
a strong reliable truck, very
functional, though foot space a bit
confinin for long trips, ride and
turnin radius is very good for big
truck. mileage is very good for power
u get, value excellent if u need solid
work truck but not luxury conscious,
well laid storage areas also
looks,ride and excellent turnin radius
more foot room for standard shift
trucks slightly wider front seat
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